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The Successful Fashion Designer

Helping You Get Ahead in Fashion by Sew Heidi

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The Successful Fashion Designer

The Successful Fashion Designer

Helping You Get Ahead in Fashion by Sew Heidi

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38
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The fashion industry is brutally competitive...and we're all trying to get ahead. The problem is that everyone's so tight lipped with their strategies and resources. The Successful Fashion Designer is an "all secrets revealed" show by industry expert designer and educator Sew Heidi to help you gain the confidence, skills and insights to make it in a cutthroat market. The show covers topics such as breaking into the industry, getting promotions and raises, launching your own label and becoming a successful freelancer. Every episode is packed full of actionable steps you can implement right away to get ahead. Now.

Latest Episodes

SFD107 What to include in a freelance fashion designer contract

Do you really need a contract as a freelance fashion designer? What should your contract include? On this episode of the SFD Podcast, you’ll hear from small business attorney Andrea Sager on contracts, design ownership, payment disputes, and the best ways to protect yourself and your assets as a freelance fashion designer. For the complete show notes, head to Successful Fashion Designer!

66 MIN1 d ago
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SFD107 What to include in a freelance fashion designer contract

SFD106 How This Designer Launched a Bespoke Dress Brand (while in college)

Noemie Jouas is a self-taught designer who runs a bespoke dress brand that keeps her steadily busy with several clients a month. She describes her business as “a dream come true!” The incredible part? She’s still in college! Learn how she got started, where she finds her clients, and the one thing she says has made everything she’s accomplished possible. For the complete show notes, including links to the resources mentioned, head over to Successful Fashion Designer!

49 MIN2 w ago
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SFD106 How This Designer Launched a Bespoke Dress Brand (while in college)

SFD105 How to Predict Fashion Trends (and work as a trend forecaster)

Note: This episode was recorded a few months ago, before the world got turned upside down. While we don't discuss how Covid-19 is affecting the industry, we hope you enjoy taking a break from the constant coverage for some fashion and normalcy. Understanding trends is so important when you work in fashion. If you want your designs to stand out and capture your market, you can’t just know what’s big now; you have to know what’s going to be big next. That’s where trend forecasters like Wendy Bendoni come in. From her two+ decades of experience in trend analysis and fashion marketing, including working at WGSN, Wendy shares why trends are the lifeblood of fashion, how trend forecasting has evolved over the past 20+ years, what to do if trend analysis sounds like work you want to pursue, and how as a designer you can sharpen your eye to spot what’s next in YOUR niche. For the complete show notes, including links to the resources mentioned, head over to Successful Fashion Designer!

82 MINAPR 27
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SFD105 How to Predict Fashion Trends (and work as a trend forecaster)

SFD104 What Is a Fashion Tech Pack (and do you really need one)?

ENote: This episode was recorded several months ago, before the Covid-19 pandemic took over all of our lives. While we know your world may be turned upside down right now, we hope you’ll enjoy a break from the 24/7 coverage of current events for a little bit of fashion talk and simple normalcy! In this episode of the Successful Fashion Designer Podcast, you’ll hear from Belinda Jacobs of Tech Packs Co on what a tech pack REALLY needs, why they are SO important, and how you can be sure yours gets the job done RIGHT! For the complete show notes, including links to the resources mentioned, head over to Successful Fashion Designer!

53 MINAPR 13
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SFD104 What Is a Fashion Tech Pack (and do you really need one)?

SFD103 How to Make More Money as a Fashion Freelancer (than in a full-time job)

EFreelance pattern maker and product development specialist Alison Hoenes left her full-time job after just 3½ years in the industry to pursue a freelance career. Since then, she has perfected her niche, gone from zero customers to a steady clientele, and she now makes more than her full-time job working just 40 mostly-remote hours per week! Want to know how she got from fashion school to a freelancing dream life in just 5 years? Listen to this episode of the Successful Fashion Designer podcast! For the complete show notes, including links to the resources mentioned, head over to Successful Fashion Designer!

70 MINMAR 30
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SFD103 How to Make More Money as a Fashion Freelancer (than in a full-time job)

SFD102 How to Copyright Your Fashion Designs and Protect Your Brand

How do you prevent your fashion designs from being stolen and safeguard your brand? And as a business owner, how do you legally protect yourself and your assets? On this episode of the SFD Podcast, you’ll hear from fashion industry attorney Andrea Sager on copyrights, trademarks, and other ways to be smart and protect your fashion designs, business name, and more. For the complete show notes, including links to the resources mentioned, head over to Successful Fashion Designer!

63 MINMAR 16
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SFD102 How to Copyright Your Fashion Designs and Protect Your Brand

SFD101 How to Build a Sustainable Direct to Consumer Fashion Brand

When you’re launching a label, there are so many options and details that it can overwhelm even the most savvy designer. One of the questions you may be asking is, “Should I sell my fashion brand wholesale or direct-to-consumer?” On this episode of the Successful Fashion Designer podcast, you’ll hear from Ellie Mae Waters, founder and creative director of slow fashion brand Ellie Mae Studios. Through trial and error, Ellie Mae found that direct-to-consumer, small-batch, slow fashion was the best model to get her designs into the hands of both celebrities like Mila Kunis and everyday women who want modern staples made to last a lifetime. In the interview (which you’ll love), we will cover: How Ellie Mae got started in fashion (even after she decided university wasn’t for her!); The ways the fashion industry has broken her heart, and why she stuck it out; The ups and downs of the first year of her brand; How one person almost destroyed Ellie Mae Studios from within!; The winding path she took to perfect her business model; The creative and practical reasons she decided to shift away from wholesale; Who’s on her team and how they share the workload; Why Ellie Mae Studios uses unusual pricing for their pieces; And more! For the complete show notes, including links to the resources mentioned, head over to Successful Fashion Designer!

59 MINMAR 2
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SFD101 How to Build a Sustainable Direct to Consumer Fashion Brand

SFD100 To Reach Your Goals in Fashion (and Life), Just Do ANYTHING

EIn this special episode, Heidi chats with her husband Marc about her journey in fashion. Heidi talks about the one thing that has contributed to her success more than anything else, and how you can do the same for yourself! In this episode, Heidi and Marc talk about: How the history of the SFD podcast mirror’s Heidi’s overall journey in fashion; How Heidi broke into fashion with NO experience; Her journey from that first step to the pinnacles of her career (so far!); The most important factor Heidi credits with achieving her biggest goals; Some of the “wrong” steps she took, and how they still played a role in her success; How you can apply what she’s learned to your own career; And more! For the complete show notes, including links to the resources mentioned, head over to Successful Fashion Designer!

36 MINFEB 17
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SFD100 To Reach Your Goals in Fashion (and Life), Just Do ANYTHING

SFD099 Why this Startup Fashion Brand Makes Clothes for Short Men Only

Steve Villanueva is an entrepreneur with a history of success in multiple industries. And, like at least 40% of men, he’s also less than 5 foot 9 inches tall. Frustrated with clothes that just weren’t made to fit short men, Steve set out to find a better way to design clothing for this underserved market. The things he discovered in his research and the unique approach he’s taken with his brand, Otero Menswear, may surprise you. In the interview (which you’ll love), we will cover: Why not studying fashion in school may have given Steve an advantage; One reason even the most talented designers can fail when they launch their brand; One of the most important steps Steve took FIRST; The cultural issue that drove their design concept; Why it’s not just about making things shorter; What Steve discovered about over 90% of men that helped his brand take shape--Literally! Why Otero’s business model is difficult for retail… And why they forged ahead with it anyway; The marketing challenges Steve wasn’t expecting; What he credits for Otero’s miniscule number of returns; Steve’s new strategy to change the retail game; And more! For the full show notes, including links to the people and resources mentioned, head to the Successful Fashion Designer website!

69 MINFEB 3
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SFD099 Why this Startup Fashion Brand Makes Clothes for Short Men Only

SFD098 How to Get a Better Job in Fashion

Michele Mavi is a recruiter and Strengths Coach who’s worked with fashion job seekers for over 15 years. On this episode of the SFD podcast, she shares what she’s learned about landing the best fashion job for YOUR unique set of skills and strengths. In the interview (which you’ll love), you’ll learn: Why understanding your strengths is so important Ideas you can use today to start identifying your strengths How to search for the RIGHT job (not just A job) The common résumé mistake that’s holding you back--and how to fix it What employers want to hear from a candidate for any kind of role Tips for how to make the most of your strengths even with your least favorite tasks A super important way to stand out when you apply for a fashion job Tips for working in a team with different personality types And more! For the full show notes, including links to all the resources mentioned in the episode, head over to Successful Fashion Designer!

66 MINJAN 20
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SFD098 How to Get a Better Job in Fashion

Latest Episodes

SFD107 What to include in a freelance fashion designer contract

Do you really need a contract as a freelance fashion designer? What should your contract include? On this episode of the SFD Podcast, you’ll hear from small business attorney Andrea Sager on contracts, design ownership, payment disputes, and the best ways to protect yourself and your assets as a freelance fashion designer. For the complete show notes, head to Successful Fashion Designer!

66 MIN1 d ago
Comments
SFD107 What to include in a freelance fashion designer contract

SFD106 How This Designer Launched a Bespoke Dress Brand (while in college)

Noemie Jouas is a self-taught designer who runs a bespoke dress brand that keeps her steadily busy with several clients a month. She describes her business as “a dream come true!” The incredible part? She’s still in college! Learn how she got started, where she finds her clients, and the one thing she says has made everything she’s accomplished possible. For the complete show notes, including links to the resources mentioned, head over to Successful Fashion Designer!

49 MIN2 w ago
Comments
SFD106 How This Designer Launched a Bespoke Dress Brand (while in college)

SFD105 How to Predict Fashion Trends (and work as a trend forecaster)

Note: This episode was recorded a few months ago, before the world got turned upside down. While we don't discuss how Covid-19 is affecting the industry, we hope you enjoy taking a break from the constant coverage for some fashion and normalcy. Understanding trends is so important when you work in fashion. If you want your designs to stand out and capture your market, you can’t just know what’s big now; you have to know what’s going to be big next. That’s where trend forecasters like Wendy Bendoni come in. From her two+ decades of experience in trend analysis and fashion marketing, including working at WGSN, Wendy shares why trends are the lifeblood of fashion, how trend forecasting has evolved over the past 20+ years, what to do if trend analysis sounds like work you want to pursue, and how as a designer you can sharpen your eye to spot what’s next in YOUR niche. For the complete show notes, including links to the resources mentioned, head over to Successful Fashion Designer!

82 MINAPR 27
Comments
SFD105 How to Predict Fashion Trends (and work as a trend forecaster)

SFD104 What Is a Fashion Tech Pack (and do you really need one)?

ENote: This episode was recorded several months ago, before the Covid-19 pandemic took over all of our lives. While we know your world may be turned upside down right now, we hope you’ll enjoy a break from the 24/7 coverage of current events for a little bit of fashion talk and simple normalcy! In this episode of the Successful Fashion Designer Podcast, you’ll hear from Belinda Jacobs of Tech Packs Co on what a tech pack REALLY needs, why they are SO important, and how you can be sure yours gets the job done RIGHT! For the complete show notes, including links to the resources mentioned, head over to Successful Fashion Designer!

53 MINAPR 13
Comments
SFD104 What Is a Fashion Tech Pack (and do you really need one)?

SFD103 How to Make More Money as a Fashion Freelancer (than in a full-time job)

EFreelance pattern maker and product development specialist Alison Hoenes left her full-time job after just 3½ years in the industry to pursue a freelance career. Since then, she has perfected her niche, gone from zero customers to a steady clientele, and she now makes more than her full-time job working just 40 mostly-remote hours per week! Want to know how she got from fashion school to a freelancing dream life in just 5 years? Listen to this episode of the Successful Fashion Designer podcast! For the complete show notes, including links to the resources mentioned, head over to Successful Fashion Designer!

70 MINMAR 30
Comments
SFD103 How to Make More Money as a Fashion Freelancer (than in a full-time job)

SFD102 How to Copyright Your Fashion Designs and Protect Your Brand

How do you prevent your fashion designs from being stolen and safeguard your brand? And as a business owner, how do you legally protect yourself and your assets? On this episode of the SFD Podcast, you’ll hear from fashion industry attorney Andrea Sager on copyrights, trademarks, and other ways to be smart and protect your fashion designs, business name, and more. For the complete show notes, including links to the resources mentioned, head over to Successful Fashion Designer!

63 MINMAR 16
Comments
SFD102 How to Copyright Your Fashion Designs and Protect Your Brand

SFD101 How to Build a Sustainable Direct to Consumer Fashion Brand

When you’re launching a label, there are so many options and details that it can overwhelm even the most savvy designer. One of the questions you may be asking is, “Should I sell my fashion brand wholesale or direct-to-consumer?” On this episode of the Successful Fashion Designer podcast, you’ll hear from Ellie Mae Waters, founder and creative director of slow fashion brand Ellie Mae Studios. Through trial and error, Ellie Mae found that direct-to-consumer, small-batch, slow fashion was the best model to get her designs into the hands of both celebrities like Mila Kunis and everyday women who want modern staples made to last a lifetime. In the interview (which you’ll love), we will cover: How Ellie Mae got started in fashion (even after she decided university wasn’t for her!); The ways the fashion industry has broken her heart, and why she stuck it out; The ups and downs of the first year of her brand; How one person almost destroyed Ellie Mae Studios from within!; The winding path she took to perfect her business model; The creative and practical reasons she decided to shift away from wholesale; Who’s on her team and how they share the workload; Why Ellie Mae Studios uses unusual pricing for their pieces; And more! For the complete show notes, including links to the resources mentioned, head over to Successful Fashion Designer!

59 MINMAR 2
Comments
SFD101 How to Build a Sustainable Direct to Consumer Fashion Brand

SFD100 To Reach Your Goals in Fashion (and Life), Just Do ANYTHING

EIn this special episode, Heidi chats with her husband Marc about her journey in fashion. Heidi talks about the one thing that has contributed to her success more than anything else, and how you can do the same for yourself! In this episode, Heidi and Marc talk about: How the history of the SFD podcast mirror’s Heidi’s overall journey in fashion; How Heidi broke into fashion with NO experience; Her journey from that first step to the pinnacles of her career (so far!); The most important factor Heidi credits with achieving her biggest goals; Some of the “wrong” steps she took, and how they still played a role in her success; How you can apply what she’s learned to your own career; And more! For the complete show notes, including links to the resources mentioned, head over to Successful Fashion Designer!

36 MINFEB 17
Comments
SFD100 To Reach Your Goals in Fashion (and Life), Just Do ANYTHING

SFD099 Why this Startup Fashion Brand Makes Clothes for Short Men Only

Steve Villanueva is an entrepreneur with a history of success in multiple industries. And, like at least 40% of men, he’s also less than 5 foot 9 inches tall. Frustrated with clothes that just weren’t made to fit short men, Steve set out to find a better way to design clothing for this underserved market. The things he discovered in his research and the unique approach he’s taken with his brand, Otero Menswear, may surprise you. In the interview (which you’ll love), we will cover: Why not studying fashion in school may have given Steve an advantage; One reason even the most talented designers can fail when they launch their brand; One of the most important steps Steve took FIRST; The cultural issue that drove their design concept; Why it’s not just about making things shorter; What Steve discovered about over 90% of men that helped his brand take shape--Literally! Why Otero’s business model is difficult for retail… And why they forged ahead with it anyway; The marketing challenges Steve wasn’t expecting; What he credits for Otero’s miniscule number of returns; Steve’s new strategy to change the retail game; And more! For the full show notes, including links to the people and resources mentioned, head to the Successful Fashion Designer website!

69 MINFEB 3
Comments
SFD099 Why this Startup Fashion Brand Makes Clothes for Short Men Only

SFD098 How to Get a Better Job in Fashion

Michele Mavi is a recruiter and Strengths Coach who’s worked with fashion job seekers for over 15 years. On this episode of the SFD podcast, she shares what she’s learned about landing the best fashion job for YOUR unique set of skills and strengths. In the interview (which you’ll love), you’ll learn: Why understanding your strengths is so important Ideas you can use today to start identifying your strengths How to search for the RIGHT job (not just A job) The common résumé mistake that’s holding you back--and how to fix it What employers want to hear from a candidate for any kind of role Tips for how to make the most of your strengths even with your least favorite tasks A super important way to stand out when you apply for a fashion job Tips for working in a team with different personality types And more! For the full show notes, including links to all the resources mentioned in the episode, head over to Successful Fashion Designer!

66 MINJAN 20
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SFD098 How to Get a Better Job in Fashion
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