As I was avoiding tackling my infinite to-do list this morning, I came across two websites dedicated to providing information about the ins and outs of the fashion industry. In just a few minutes on each site, I managed to fall in love with a swim suit line, have a peek at some stunning Fashion Week photos, see a listing for a job I’m interested in and read an account of what it is like to start up a boutique. Who said good things can’t come out of procrastination?
Have a look at Apparel Search, which offers a tremendous wealth of resources to anyone who is interested in the many dimensions of the fashion industry. Just a few examples of what you will find include a search engine for fashion jobs, a guide to textiles, a directory of model agencies and fashion news. Whatever aspect of the fashion world you are interested in, you’re bound to find information on it at Apparel Search.
Because networking is quickly becoming an increasingly indispensable business tool, I also encourage you to check out the Fashion Industry Network. Here you will find fellow users constantly posting updates about things such as product launches and openings–great opportunity to get the word out about your own projects!
At Fashion Industry Network, you can also join various forums and engage in discussions with other ‘fashion people’ who share your interests. Whether you are trying to break into the industry or already have plenty of experience under your belt, this is your chance to learn more and benefit from the knowledge and experience of others. Think of it as Facebook for the fashion world.