Hello everyone, how is it going?
I know it’s been a long time, but here I am!
Today I wanted to share the topic of: Five best way to keep up with fashion. From the moment I realised that I wanted to be in the fashion industry, I also realised that I didn’t know that much about current fashion trends and what’s going on in the fashion industry. I decided it was time to keep myself up to date with everything that was going on. I started doing some research and these are some of the things that keep me on top of all the news and trends concerning fashion. Keep on reading to find out where I get my information from!
- Business side of fashion
I think that this gets forgotten a lot and that people just focus on the trends, but if you want to get into the fashion industry it’s important to know what is going on behind the scene. My two favourite sites are The Fashion Law and The Business of Fashion, both of them give you a good overview of different companies. They also update their sites on a daily basis and give you a weekly roundup, so you can catch up. Besides that, they also give different links to other sites. I know that there are other sites like Women’s Wear Daily, but these two above are my favourite.
- Vogue Future of Fashion
If you haven’t heard of Vogues mini-YouTube documentary then you should definitely watch it. Alexa Chung is the host and every girl and every mom knows who she is. Just in case you don’t know her, here is a brief summary. She’s a Brittish model/actrice/tv personality and editor of Vogue. Alongside that, she recently started her own clothing brand. The series give answers on different questions. From how to become a fashion designer to how to get a job at vogue. If you want a better picture of the fashion industry, then I would definitely recommend these:
Alexa Chung | Future of Fashion – Series 1
Alexa Chung | Future of Fashion – Series 2
Alexa Chung | Future of Fashion – Vogue Special
- Magazines magazines magazines
People are saying that magazines will have dissapeared in a couple of years because everything is becoming digital. This doesn’t mean that you can’t get a lot of inspiration from them. I still buy magazines because you can’t find everything in the magazines online. And the feeling of holding those magazines in your hands is just amazing! I also know that it can get quite expensive to buy every magazine so I would say: Take advantage of the internet and look through the websites of some magazines as an extra.
There are a lot of documentaries available on Netflix and sometimes also on YouTube. So browse through your Netflix selection and look at what they have available in your country. I’m working on recommendations, so keep your eyes open for that!
Last but not least, books. They can be a great source for research on a specific topic. They’re also easily accessible, you can go to your local library or just go to a bookshop.
Here’s a list of some amazing books for research about fashion:
1) The Little Dictionary of Fashion – Christian Dior
2) The Fashion Book – Phaidon
3) How to be Parisian – A. Berest, A. Diwan, C. De Maigret, S. Mas
4) The Beautiful Fall – Alicia Drake
5) The End of Fashion – Teri Agins
Hope you enjoyed reading this!
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