If I were to conduct a survey asking about people's
favorite industries to work in, I truly believe
that the fashion industry would be in the top three.
Truth be told, I think the industry would place in
the number one spot and it is a rather safe claim to
state that the fashion industry would place higher
then the struggling auto industry. We all know that
you can make decent money in pharmaceuticals, but
the boredom factor must sky rocket in comparison to
working in fashion. Anyway, it may not be clear to
you, but it is very clear to me that the world
simply adores fashion. Due to the worlds love affair
with fashion (and all things relevant) the fashion
industry, as a career choice, is enticing to a large
majority of the worlds population.
Seeing that the fashion industry is extremely
important, there most definitely should be an
article written to help people learn more about
clothing as well as the clothing industry. Hence, I
have decided to write an article titled, Best of
the Fashion Industry. Fortunately for you, you have
actually found the article and are reading it now.
Oh no, don't stop now. The article is just starting
to get exciting.
The fashion industry can be divided into several key
parts, some of which are actually more interesting
then others. For example, manufacturing vs.
marketing. Before a fashion designer can plan their
catwalk events, they must develop a collection. In
order to do so, they will need to research trim
components such as zippers, buttons, threads, etc.
If you are like most, you may find that researching
fashion models is more exciting then researching
thread however, when working in the fashion
industry it is understood that you need to produce
the clothing before you can drape the garment over
the shoulders of a beautiful fashion model.
Now that we can begin to comprehend that although
the fashion industry as a whole is very exciting,
the industry is also faced with daily activities
that may not be so glorious. I certainly remember
the days of counting inventory in a dust filled
warehouse and that was definitely NOT enjoyable.
However, checking inventory levels is an important
aspect of the business (by the way, warehouses may
be dust filled, but the garments are always well
protected and clean).
OK, lets get down to the purpose of this article and
explore some of the best fashion resources on the
internet. It is time to fully explose the Best of
the Fashion Industry.
What would the apparel industry be without,
? Clearly designers are a key
component of the industry. For lack of a better
word, they are the celebrities. The mere fact that
they exist as icons, helps perpetuate the industry.
As new and upcoming fashion designers come onto the
scene, they are driven with ambition to achieve fame
and fortune. Therefore, the fashion designers that
have already reached success naturally provide
inspiration to those that are on the path. Yes, I
fully understand that NOT all fashion designers have
the same goals. Obviously some design simply for
the love of designing... Not for notoriety.
If you care to have discussions with the famous and
not so famous, you are welcome to join in the
discussions at the Fashion Industry Network. The
Fashion Industry Network
is by far one of the Best of the Fashion Industry.
This business networking site was developed on a
popular social networking platform and tweaked to
become a leading business to business network by the
Apparel Search Company.
Speaking of Apparel Search, that leads me to
describe to you one of my favorite websites. When
talking about the best of the fashion industry it
would be impossible to not mention
. The ApparelSearch.com website was one of
the first and continues to be one of the leading
soup to nuts apparel industry resources. The Apparel
Search website was started in the late 1990's during
the boom of the internet. The company took a SLOW,
but determined, approach to development so the site
did not magically become a billion dollar website
during the 90's. It is however continually
developing and the site remains one of the very
best. Anyway, back to the subject, Apparel Search
offers a directory of clothing and textile relevant
issues to help members of the garment industry
conduct daily business activities. The site provides
a directory of clothing factories
, and much more. More
recently, they have developed a
that is simply amazing.
In addition to Apparel Search, there are many other
fabulous websites that cater to the fashion
industry. I am not sure if they are all truly the
best, but they are pretty darn good. So let us move
on so that we can explore a few more resources. I
will list these sites in the form of a directory in
order to breeze thru several important topic areas.
I will call these the best, but they are really my
favorites. It is possible that there may be better
that exist but these are the best I've experienced
thus far. If you find better, please let me know...
You can contact me at the Fashion Industry Network (Apparel1
Best Fashion Industry Calendar
It is important to know what is going on and
when it is going on so it is therefore important
to have a good calendar to turn to. The fact of
the matter is that this may not currently be the
absolutely best fashion industry calendar (it
may not always have all events) but it
certainly has the best name. What could be
better for a fashion industry calendar then the
name Fashion Industry Calendar. Also, it runs
on a great technology.
Freelance Fashion Designers
Here is another site with a terrific domain
name, but can still use a bit of work. Yet the
site is free for freelance designers so I think
it deserves credit as being one of the best. In
summary, the Designer Search website is a
portfolio service for members of the clothing
industry to locate designers that can assist
them with design development.
Videos are clearly an important way to let the
world view fashion. Why attend a fashion show in
Milan when you can simply view the event on your
computer or iphone? Well, to be honest, it would
be way more pleasurable to be watching the live
event in Milan but beggars can't be choosers. If
you do not want to spend all of your time on
YouTube, you can also give the Fashion Week
Videos website a chance. I think that you will
find that the search engine on that site will
help you find all that you wish to find. By the
way, if you have not yet heard about StyleMouse,
make sure to check the
StyleMouse Fashion Video Channel
Are you looking for the best fashion jobs or the
best fashion jobs website? Either way, I think
you will find what you are looking for at the
Fashion Job Search website. This is the best
fashion jobs site because it is free to use and
it also runs on an excellent search technology.
It has unique listings and it searches another
database as well to provide optimum results. If
you want a fashion job, this is a good place to
start your career search.
: OK, I can't believe that I am listing a
category for the best fashion magazines. In all
fairness, their must be a zillion fashion
magazine websites. For goodness sake, is there a
fashion magazine in existence that is not listed
on Amazon. Anyway, the Apparel Magazine site was
developed to help the fashion industry find
magazines of interest. Give it a try if your
really looking for something industry specific.
: The best fashion
newspaper selection is debatable. Many would
argue that the WWD, DNR, Apparel News, Wall
Street Journal, New York Times, or numerous
other newspapers have better fashion news
sections. However, when working with with online
resources and dealing with fashion, how can we
find a better newspaper then a newspaper that is
called the Fashion Newspaper? I have to give
this site at least ten extra points on the
ranking just for the name. The site does have
many good and original news articles. In
addition, the site displays various news that
you may also find on other sites. This site is
actually in its early stages of development. I
see a good future for this online newspaper.
Best Fashion Celebrities : Fashion
and Celebrities go hand in hand. What fashion
event would be a success without a handful of
fashionable celebrities sitting in the front
row? By the way, I wonder if any of the fashion
celebrities ever had a fashion model fall off
the catwalk and land in their lap. I think that
the male celebs would be happy, but the ladies
may be offended as their outfits get wrinkled.
Believe it or not, I could go on and on and point
out several more favorite websites. However, I am
getting rather tired of typing. Therefore, it is
time to wind this article to a close.
If you have interest in further reading about some
of the best fashion websites, you may want to check
Fashion Guide 2009
article at the Fashion
Newspaper. The article, breaks down some of the
important fashion industry categories and guides you
to where you can find more information. Hopefully,
an updated version will appear in the near future.
The internet continues to evolve. Therefore, the
best sites of this year may not be the best next
year. Only time will tell...
If you are eager to learn more about the fashion
industry, you may wish to also read
to stay on top of current event. If you are not
actually in the industry, but want to be, try the
section on Apparel Search. It's a great resource for
starting a career in fashion.
You might also like to know that you can meet the
people that are the
of the fashion industry at the Fashion Industry
Network. The members of that network, are clearly
the best in the industry.
Written by ML12209
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