We scoured the crowd at Teen Vogue's Fashion U for some of the most promising students. They intern for the greats, they design their own lines, and they do it all while in school. They are fashion's future stars, and here's their advice on how to break into the industry at a young age.
This Saturday, I found myself among the hordes of well-dressed 16-24 year-olds at Teen Vogue's annual Fashion University event in Midtown Manhattan, where industry VIPS like as Grace Coddington, BryanBoy, Amy Astley and more, dropped their infinite fashion knowledge on us. Competition for seats was fierce. Girls and boys from all over the world rushed and crushed into seats like their careers depended on it. And after everything I learned this weekend, maybe our careers did depend on it. From working a part-time job at Starbucks, to online etiquette, to taking the time to enjoy just being a kid, here are the top 10 lessons I learned about how to land my fashion dream job.
Being Grace Coddington's assistant is a fashion dream job. Seriously, who wouldn't kill for that gig? Well, it just so happens that Coddington was one of the featured speakers at this past weekend's Teen Vogue Fashion University and she told us exactly what she looks for in assistant. Hint: A college degree is not required but being a cat person is.