To this day, many interns in the fashion industry have to choose between unpaid internships, which they may spend every waking hour at, or face not getting into dream positions. Apart from lack of engagement and lost productivity, why are unpaid internships no catwalk for the fashion industry?
Few things are simultaneously as tight-lipped and wildly ostentatious as the world of fashion. But if you're anything like us, one glimpse sends your voyeuristic tendencies spiraling. This month, the plebeians can peek into the beautiful madness through three new tomes.
We have a responsibility as publicists, journalists, fashion designers. Promote things that matter. Write about things that will make someone else feel good. Think about what you are making, creating, designing, selling, wearing.
Fashion is not an easy industry. Competitive, cut-throat and nonstop? Yes, yes and yes. Whether it be modeling, blogging, social media, magazines, sales... most likely, you're going to be underpaid, overworked, and in way above your head.
What seems to be an impenetrable and immutable industry actually isn't. Granted that changing mindsets might be hard -- and you might have to strip down to your bra and panties for the occasion -- but character, confidence and fortitude always shine through.
When looking at pricing sheets from factories abroad, the numbers always look much better than the numbers you get from U.S.-based factories. But when you look at in the long run -- it's often more economical to produce in New York rather than abroad. Why, you ask?