125 episodios

The fashion industry is brutally competitive...and we're all trying to get ahead. The problem is that everyone's so tight lipped with their strategies and resources. The Successful Fashion Designer is an "all secrets revealed" show by industry expert designer and educator Sew Heidi to help you gain the confidence, skills and insights to make it in a cutthroat market. The show covers topics such as breaking into the industry, getting promotions and raises, launching your own label and becoming a successful freelancer. Every episode is packed full of actionable steps you can implement right away to get ahead. Now.

The Successful Fashion Designer Helping You Get Ahead in Fashion by Sew Heidi

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The fashion industry is brutally competitive...and we're all trying to get ahead. The problem is that everyone's so tight lipped with their strategies and resources. The Successful Fashion Designer is an "all secrets revealed" show by industry expert designer and educator Sew Heidi to help you gain the confidence, skills and insights to make it in a cutthroat market. The show covers topics such as breaking into the industry, getting promotions and raises, launching your own label and becoming a successful freelancer. Every episode is packed full of actionable steps you can implement right away to get ahead. Now.

    SFD110 How to break into fashion design without going to fashion school

    SFD110 How to break into fashion design without going to fashion school

    Selena Leong has worked her way up from production associate, to product development, to technical design, to apparel design. Along the way she’s worked with brands on both coasts including Aeropostale, Forever 21, and even Ralph Lauren. And she did it all without ever going to fashion school. 

    For the complete show notes, including links to the resources mentioned, head over to Successful Fashion Designer!

    • 1h 10 min
    SFD109 How to Get Your Designs into Production with The Chicago Patternmaker

    SFD109 How to Get Your Designs into Production with The Chicago Patternmaker

    If you want to see your garments and accessories in the hands of more than just a few customers, you need to understand how to get your fashion designs into production. On this episode of the Successful Fashion Designer podcast, patternmaker and designer Xochil Herrera Scheer of The Chicago Patternmaker draws on over a decade of experience to share what she’s learned about factories, production, and bringing your designs to life!

    For the complete show notes, including links to the resources mentioned, head over to Successful Fashion Designer!

    • 1h 5 min
    SFD108 How to Become a Senior Fashion Designer by Age 27

    SFD108 How to Become a Senior Fashion Designer by Age 27

    Note: This episode was recorded several months ago, before the influx of major current events took over our collective awareness. While we know how seriously these issues are affecting the fashion industry and our individual listeners, we hope that you enjoy this break for a bit of normalcy.
    From internship to senior designer by the time she was 27? Outdoor and motorcyle apparel designer Kelsey Runge did it, and in this episode of the SFD podcast, she shares exactly what she’s done to design her perfect career. She says she’s had a lot of luck, but it took a ton of work and smart moves to get her where she is today.
     
    For the complete show notes, including links to the resources mentioned, head over to Successful Fashion Designer!

    • 1h 4 min
    SFD107 What to include in a freelance fashion designer contract

    SFD107 What to include in a freelance fashion designer contract

    Do you really need a contract as a freelance fashion designer? What should your contract include? On this episode of the SFD Podcast, you’ll hear from small business attorney Andrea Sager on contracts, design ownership, payment disputes, and the best ways to protect yourself and your assets as a freelance fashion designer. For the complete show notes, head to Successful Fashion Designer!

    • 1h 6 min
    SFD106 How This Designer Launched a Bespoke Dress Brand (while in college)

    SFD106 How This Designer Launched a Bespoke Dress Brand (while in college)

    Noemie Jouas is a self-taught designer who runs a bespoke dress brand that keeps her steadily busy with several clients a month. She describes her business as “a dream come true!” The incredible part? She’s still in college! Learn how she got started, where she finds her clients, and the one thing she says has made everything she’s accomplished possible. 

    For the complete show notes, including links to the resources mentioned, head over to Successful Fashion Designer!

    • 49 min
    SFD105 How to Predict Fashion Trends (and work as a trend forecaster)

    SFD105 How to Predict Fashion Trends (and work as a trend forecaster)

    Note: This episode was recorded a few months ago, before the world got turned upside down. While we don't discuss how Covid-19 is affecting the industry, we hope you enjoy taking a break from the constant coverage for some fashion and normalcy.
    Understanding trends is so important when you work in fashion. If you want your designs to stand out and capture your market, you can’t just know what’s big now; you have to know what’s going to be big next. That’s where trend forecasters like Wendy Bendoni come in. 
     
    From her two+ decades of experience in trend analysis and fashion marketing, including working at WGSN, Wendy shares why trends are the lifeblood of fashion, how trend forecasting has evolved over the past 20+ years, what to do if trend analysis sounds like work you want to pursue, and how as a designer you can sharpen your eye to spot what’s next in YOUR niche.

    For the complete show notes, including links to the resources mentioned, head over to Successful Fashion Designer!

    • 1h 22 min

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