Jobs in the fashion industry?

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  1. Naturally Baked

    Naturally Baked Active Member

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    Well, im contemplating what I want to do with my life, and was wondering what jobs in the fashion industry pay upwards of 50-60k? I am good at photography (yes, I have a canon DSLR) i've shot a lot of models but not sure how to actually get into the industry....also im decently good with design/art on the computer (I cant really draw freehand)....ideas? Just trying to get a feel for it
     
  2. monkeymunzey

    monkeymunzey Guest

    put a resume together and start sending them out?
     
  3. w00tah

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    go to bostonu/nyu
    major in photography
    intern/sidejobs while in school
    ???
    profit
     
  4. Jacy

    Jacy red lipstick brigade

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    I'm hoping to work doing fashion editorial stuff, but right now the only fashion related work that I'm doing as a freelance graphic designer is designing a line of t-shirts for a company in Japan. Although I think this is obvious, it's really about who you know ... so start networking. I got this freelance job from my guy friend who passed the job to me, since he is friends with the owner and designers of Beams and Frees.
     
  5. monkeymunzey

    monkeymunzey Guest

    oh yeah, and get out of motor city
     
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    whoa jacy's a mod now? :eek3: when did this happen?
     
  7. Naturally Baked

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    I hear that....I really wanna just pack up and move to NYC. My mom told me to move to manhattan this summer to see if I like it...kinda scared about it though and dont wanna leave my best friend :hs:
     
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    all about who you know. no lie, no homo

    moving to new york and doing photo school while networking your dick off would be one way.. be friends with models too so you can shoot them and eventually do agency tests and shit
     
  9. Problematique

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    You're just going to have to man up and take the risk.
     
  10. KindlyCuddly

    KindlyCuddly Irina Lazareanu

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    It's hard as hell to crack into the fashion industry...it's even harder to crack into it and make decent money, especially if you aren't the child of someone rich/famous/blueblooded. Network network network network. I'm in fashion school right now and my professors come from working in cush positions in nyc, london, paris and are constantly pounding into us that

    A. You will start at the bottom and stay there for a long fucking time
    B. You will be paid in dirt
    C. You will be treated like dirt
    D. Get those lips prepared to kiss as many cheeks/asses as possible.

    Look into fashion buying/corporate retail if you want to make money and stay away from anything pr/writing/editorial based because like a billion girls rush to this field after college to live out some sex and the city dream.

    I'd recommend going to a fashion program because you get contacts and oppurtunities. Some girl in my class got a Vogue internship through one of the professors.
     
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  11. charel

    charel : explorer

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    you want to work in fashion or photography?
     
  12. Naturally Baked

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    ever heard of fashion photography?
     
  13. Problematique

    Problematique New Member

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    you just don't seem sure what you want.
     
  14. charel

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    whole different kettle of fish my friend, hit up A+P.

    same rules apply really,

    don't expect to get big or make money
    be very good
    get noticed
    whore yourself
    whore some more
    get in with a major fashion photographer
    take the drugs
    death


    Joy division did it, but he's still on a self imposed ban, so all i can do it point you towards A+P again.:coolugh:
     

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