An illuminating guide to a career as a fashion designer written by the Editor-in-Chief of Teen Vogue Lindsay Peoples Wagner, based on the real-life experiences of three acclaimed designers—required reading for anyone considering this competitive profession.
Go behind the scenes and be mentored by the best in the business to find out what it’s really like, and what it really takes, to become a fashion designer. Lindsay Peoples Wagner profiles three influential New York designers—Christopher John Rogers, Becca McCharen-Tran of Chromat, and Rosie Assoulin—to reveal how this dream job becomes reality. Today’s designers must operate as innovative brands and businesses as well as inspired creatives. The designers in this book have built new models of success while addressing issues of identity, race, and inclusivity. Peoples Wagner showcases their paths to prominence, from early days and school to investment rounds and scaling. Becoming a Fashion Designer shows that this profession is about far more than clothes.