The fashion design business is full of talented young designers who are all hoping to catch their big break. In order to make it in the world of fashion design you need much more than just talent and style. You will need the determination to promote and market yourself until you get noticed. This article takes a look at some of the most popular things you can do in order to promote yourself as a fashion designer.
Create a Website
A website is extremely important for promoting yourself, your style and your work. A website will act as your very own 24 hour sales brochure, promoting you to people all over the world. It is essential that your website looks professional and that it reflects your own style. Therefore it is often important to hire a web designer to create the website for you. A shoddy and unprofessional website will often put off potential employers.
You will want your website to be easy to navigate, and you also want to make it clear to visitors how they can contact you. Links to your social networking sites are also recommended. You will also want to display your portfolio of work online. Make sure that all of your images are high quality, and that they upload quickly when a visitor tries to view them.
Social networking platforms allow you to promote yourself, and connect with other people all over the world that are in fashion the industry. Some of the biggest players in the social networking scene include Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
On Facebook you can create your own Facebook fan page. On the fan page you can display some of your fashion design drawings and creations, along with a link to your website or blog. You can then ask friends and family to ‘like’ your page. Once the word gets out you will find that people with an interest in your fashion designs will like your page and you can start to make a name for yourself.
Twitter is a social networking platform where you can share short bursts of information with other users. This can include simple things like what you are doing right now, and photographs or links to websites. You can build up a following of people who are interested in similar things to yourself.
YouTube is a huge platform that is designed to share your own videos. You can make videos sharing your ideas on fashion, or showcasing your latest designs or fashion purchases. You can also link this account to other social networking sites, blogs and websites.
A blog allows you to display your fashion design work and your personal thoughts with others. A blog is a great platform to put yourself out there and get yourself noticed. Many fashion designers have been noticed by creating a quality blog that shares informative content to the world. When it comes to promoting yourself and your work you just need to go for it. Never be afraid to express yourself and who you truly are as this is a big part of finding your way in the fashion industry. Good luck!