Outfit details over the knee boots from River Island, Blazer dress from Missguided and Sunnies from Prada.
10 Things I Learned Interning in Fashion
- No one will pat you on the back. You may get a ‘thanks’ when you really, really save the day.
- You’ll be the first in the office, every morning
- You will learn a lot about things you never expected to
- You’ll learn that ordering a same day courier via bike in London is ridiculously expensive
- That physical power actually gets you really far when you’re left moving samples on your own
- Never go anywhere without your phone or laptop. You may mind yourself in a cupboard doing nothing for a while as you wait for someone to leave
- No one gets their one coffee, you get it. Don’t forget to get one for yourself on the company card though.
- That founder of brands and CEO’s have very, very nice houses and you’ll feel scared to touch or breathe near anything
- People cannot do the most basic things. Such as, sew a whole in a garment
- That people will question your goals (‘You want to be a fashion designer/photographer/model?’ – *scoffs*), you just have to prove them different.
Interning in fashion is definitely the best way to get your foot in the door in the industry. So, even if you have to work unpaid for a little while (like I did). It really does open your eyes to what it takes to be successful in the industry. You’ll network and make connections that you will probably rely on in the future (which is why it’s always important to be nice). I’d highly encourage interning in fashion, but in different sectors within the industry so that you gain different skills.
I’d love to create a post detailing how you get work in fashion. If you have any questions about the industry, let me know down below!
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