122 episodes

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

    • Fashion & Beauty
    • 5.0, 3 Ratings

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.

    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!

    • 1 hr 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!

    • 1 hr 22 min
    SFD104 What Is a Fashion Tech Pack (and do you really need one)?

    SFD104 What Is a Fashion Tech Pack (and do you really need one)?

    Note: This episode was recorded several months ago, before the Covid-19 pandemic took over all of our lives. While we know your world may be turned upside down right now, we hope you’ll enjoy a break from the 24/7 coverage of current events for a little bit of fashion talk and simple normalcy!
     
    In this episode of the Successful Fashion Designer Podcast, you’ll hear from Belinda Jacobs of Tech Packs Co on what a tech pack REALLY needs, why they are SO important, and how you can be sure yours gets the job done RIGHT!
     
    For the complete show notes, including links to the resources mentioned, head over to Successful Fashion Designer!

    • 53 min
    SFD103 How to Make More Money as a Fashion Freelancer (than in a full-time job)

    SFD103 How to Make More Money as a Fashion Freelancer (than in a full-time job)

    Freelance pattern maker and product development specialist Alison Hoenes left her full-time job after just 3½ years in the industry to pursue a freelance career. Since then, she has perfected her niche, gone from zero customers to a steady clientele, and she now makes more than her full-time job working just 40 mostly-remote hours per week! Want to know how she got from fashion school to a freelancing dream life in just 5 years? Listen to this episode of the Successful Fashion Designer podcast!
     
    For the complete show notes, including links to the resources mentioned, head over to Successful Fashion Designer!

    • 1 hr 10 min
    SFD102 How to Copyright Your Fashion Designs and Protect Your Brand

    SFD102 How to Copyright Your Fashion Designs and Protect Your Brand

    How do you prevent your fashion designs from being stolen and safeguard your brand? And as a business owner, how do you legally protect yourself and your assets? On this episode of the SFD Podcast, you’ll hear from fashion industry attorney Andrea Sager on copyrights, trademarks, and other ways to be smart and protect your fashion designs, business name, and more. 

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

    • 1 hr 3 min

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agirlwithnomams ,

A very helpful podcast

This is a very unique helpful and fashion designer focused podcast which deals with intel not parted in colleges but can only be earned from experience

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