So you love fashion—but fashion design? Not so much. And that has you wondering what kinds of other fashion careers might be right for you. As a fashion-phile with practically zero designing skills myself, I’ve struggled with this very dilemma (I’ve cycled through various fashion internships from styling to PR before finally arriving at fashion writing).
Luckily, we’ve got our first-ever conference, “How to Make It in Fashion,” coming up to help you out. And one of the panels is devoted to alternative careers in fashion.
Here’s what we have in store for you:
Danielle McGrory, who is the Senior Digital Director at leading fashion PR and production agency KCD, will be dishing on fashion PR realness—and who knows, you might find you’ve got the skin for the job after all.
The Moscow-born Valentine Uhovski is Tumblr’s official Fashion Evangelist (yes, that’s his actual title). With his diverse experiences working with brands like Dior and Burberry, and as a former editor for Interview and The Daily Front Row, Uhovski offers a valuable look into the world of fashion publishing and online media.
Ever dream of scenting a fashion show when you were a little girl? Neither did twins Dawn and Samantha Goldworm, but now, as owners of olfactive branding firm 12.29, they are two of fashion’s most prominent olfactory experts, having scented the runways of Rodarte and created Lady Gaga’s signature scent, Fame.
Or maybe you’re a fashion history buff who can easily name the fashion designer behind Judy Garland’s blue gingham pinafore on the 1939 The Wizard of Oz film adaptation. Julie Ann Orsini has turned her love of fashion history into a job as a fashion archivist, founding collection management service The Wardrobe, in which she helps fashion companies like Tom Ford and Jason Wu create or organize their archives, as well as consult them on which of their creations are valuable to keep and which are meant to be worn.
Join us in New York at the Dream Hotel Downtown on Friday, June 21 from 9 AM to 4 PM and learn directly from these speakers about the alternative career paths you can take in fashion.