Becoming a Fashion Designer
Becoming a Fashion Designer (Wiley) is the definitive, go-to book to successfully launch a career in fashion design. Filled with insider advice, interviews and insight from leading fashion designers, such as Manolo Blahnik, Reem Acra, Stuart Weitzman, Anna Sui, Ralph Rucci, Peter Som, Nanette Lepore (who also wrote the foreword), Dennis Basso, and industry insiders, such as Daymond John ("The Shark Tank", ABC), celebrity stylist and t.v. personality Robert Verdi, and more -- it covers everything from educational requirements and design specialties, to landing your dream fashion design job, building a career, and launching your own fashion collection.
It also includes a special section on personal branding, as well as workplace politics, diving into topics that no other fashion design book dares to cover.
About Lisa Springsteel Dupre (Raleigh, North Carolina Author)
Lisa Springsteel Dupre is the author of the book, Becoming a Fashion Designer, which published worldwide by Wiley in English in 2013, in Mandarin in 2015, and will publish in Arabic in 2018.
She is a 20 year New York fashion industry veteran with experience in design, merchandising, product development, production, global fabric/trim sourcing, sales, promotion, and marketing and branding. She served as the first ever Fabric Archives Manager for Ralph Lauren Corporation, in a position created by Mr. Ralph Lauren, consulted for Marc Jacobs, and was the Fabric and Trim Director for J. Mendel, and was responsible for hand selecting the silk crinkle chiffon fabric for the custom gown that was created for actress Terri Hatcher for the 2004 Emmy Awards.
Lisa is the founder and president of Launch Your Collection, a one-stop apparel launch company for emerging and established fashion brands. You can visit the official website at www.launchyourcollection.com.