This weeks Inside View guest is Nav Gill, editor of HYPEBAE, the women-centric arm of streetwear platform HYPEBEAST. After studying both design and communications at university, Nav found that her passion for writing and creating content gave her the most enjoyment and thus, lead her on the path to her current role. Nav has some great advice to share with aspiring writers on how to cut through the noise to create unique and quality stories, as well as discussing the unrelenting speed of the media landscape.
Ever wondered what fashion recruiters — the people who connect the best talent to the biggest fashion houses — get up to on a normal day? This week we speak to Emma Davidson, the Managing Director of fashion recruitment company Denza, specialists in entry-level roles, to understand what her job involves.
Meet Tom Winbow — Managing Director at Ralph — a London-based Digital Creative and Production agency, that specialise in making interactive, personalised and entertaining digital content for the entertainment industry. Having built a career in advertising, Tom has a wealth of knowledge about the industry — what skills you need and how you can break into it.
For a journalist, the process of interviewing a subject one of the most exciting and fascinating aspects of the job. A true skill, your interviewing style comes with lots of practice, but a few wise words from seasoned fashion journalists never hurt. Fashion journalist Andrew Tucker shares his top tips to master one of the most exciting, and sometimes intimidating, parts of a reporters job: interviewing.
We’ve all been there, waiting on a call for a job we really wanted, or checking our email obsessively to see if we got into a course. Inevitably, everyone faces rejection in their career, but how you deal with it is defined by your outlook and attitude. We’ve teamed up with Kate Hogan, a therapist and coach who spent over a decade working in fashion recruitment, who shares her advice on how to handle rejection.
This week we catch up with Alexandra Fullerton, freelance stylist and writer who has been Fashion Director a Large for Glamour Magazine for the past year. Having worked in fashion for 18 years, Fullerton has been Fashion Director at Stylist, as well as contributing to some of the biggest publications in the industry. We spoke with the accomplished fashion multi-hyphenate to get her advice on how to break into fashion and find your voice.
When it comes to sourcing fabric for your final collection, there’s a lot to consider. There’s questions around the cost versus quality, what city you buy your fabrics, whether they’re sustainably made, and if what you can afford is in line with your vision. Is there any truth in the bias that fabric stores in London are better than the rest of the country? GFW contributor Alexandra Hodgson shares her experience, and gets some handy pieces of advice about how to source fabrics for your next collection!
With the rise of Instagram has emerged a new generation of companies, run by young designers, who have shown that it’s possible to go independent from a young age. GFW contributor Amy Reast spoke to Emily Houghton of Em’s The Label, Joel Pereira of Focus Sports Apparel, and Ramona Gohil of Rani & Co., who did just that. They talk about their experiences, and offer their advice to young people considering taking the same approach.
Meet Claire Barrow, a young London based designer who started her label before she had left university. Claire shares her advice for starting a brand out of university, diversifying your skill set for the future of the industry, and staying true to yourself.
Breaking in to the fashion industry has never been easy, but navigating the beginning of your career is made easier by getting advice and tips from those who’ve been there, done that, and are now considered experts in their fields. This week, we get advice on how to start your career from the most exciting and iconic names in fashion — Hamish Bowles, Vanessa Friedman, Sarah Mower, Hilary Alexander OBE and more!
To celebrate Ralph Lauren joining GFW for the second year running, we asked Kim Giangiuli, Senior Director of Talent Acquisition at Ralph Lauren, to share some of her best tips for creating a CV and portfolio: what she looks out for, common mistakes and how to score your first job out of university.
It’s not uncommon to spend the first year or two following university finding the job that’s right for you, or any job at all. We’ve teamed up with Kate Hogan, a therapist and coach who spent over a decade working in fashion recruitment, to share her practical tips on how to stay sane while you’re unemployed and searching for a job.
GFW contributor Faith Richardson was 23 when she started her course. Taking time out following her A-levels to work, pursue her hobbies and discover what she really wanted to do with her life, Faith has no regrets about being a mature age student. She tells GFW about the journey which took her from Olympic-level Equestrian Eventer to Fashion Comms graduate, and the lessons, setbacks and successes she’s had along the way.
GFF contributor Chloe Ford speaks to Caryn Franklin MBE and George Hodgson, founder of brand Maison de Choup, to discuss if fashion is bad for our mental health — or if it attracts those who are vulnerable — and what the industry is doing to fix the deeply rooted issue.
Whether you recently graduated or you’re still a student, you probably know that taking on an internship is a great way of transitioning from university to industry. We got advice from an expert — Alec from Intern — and put the question to our Instagram followers: How do you make the most of an internship?
This week, GFW contributor Faith Richardson speaks with nutritionist and personal trainer, Kayleigh Armstrong, for the ultimate list of tips for students to stay healthy and eat well while at uni.
We spoke to Alec Dudson, founder of Intern, about practical ways that young creatives can overcome Imposter Syndrome and gain the confidence to begin freelancing while they’re studying or fresh from leaving university.
Morgan Lankester is a third year fashion communications and promotion student at Nottingham Trent University, who alongside her studies, is a course representative. She shares with us 5 lesser known facts about studying fashion communications.
GFF contributor Faith Richardson hunts down the best budgeting and money apps, sites and accounts to follow to keep on top of your finances while at university.
To celebrate International Women’s Day, the GFF team has collated a list of our favourite women-led podcasts to inspire and educate.