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THE BOOK

Learn more about the book, Becoming a Fashion Designer (Wiley), written by the Launch Your Collection founder & CEO.

ENGLISH VERSION OF

BECOMING A FASHION DESIGNER THAT PUBLISHED WORLDWIDE BY WILEY IN 2013

BACK COVER OF

THE ENGLISH VERSION

OF THE BOOK

MANDARIN VERSION OF

THE BECOMING A FASHION DESIGNER BOOK THAT PUBLISHED IN ASIA IN 2015

ARABIC VERSION OF

THE BECOMING A FASHION DESIGNER BOOK THAT PUBLISHED IN 2015

the book

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Written by the Launch Your Collection founder and CEO, Becoming a Fashion Designer (Wiley) is the definitive, go-to book for any aspiring fashion designer or fashion entrepreneur. 

FOREWORD WRITTEN BY NANETTE LEPORE

PHOTOGRAPHY BY NIGEL BARKER

FRONT COVER BOOK ILLUSTRATION BY IZAK ZENOU

Written by our founder and published worldwide by Wiley in English in 2013, in Mandarin in 2015, and in Arabic in 2019 -- we are pleased to present you with Becoming a Fashion Designer

 

No other fashion career book contains as many original interviews from top designers and industry insiders that you will find inside, including a total of twenty-one interviews with industry leaders including Manolo Blahnik, Reem Acra, Stuart Weitzman, Daymond John from "The Shark Tank" (ABC) Ralph Rucci, Dennis Basso, Anna Sui, celebrity stylist and t.v. personality Robert Verdi, Peter Som, Pamella Roland, Kay Unger, and many more, who impart insider advice, invaluable insight, and lessons-learned.

Anyone who has ever tried to launch a fashion design career knows how grueling it can be. The fashion industry is a highly prominent field, yielding a competitive environment that is greatly guarded, secretive, and difficult to infiltrate. Becoming a Fashion Designer provides all the information, resources, and tools you need to help you navigate these obstacles and successfully launch a career in fashion design.

The foreword for Becoming a Fashion Designer is written by fashion designer Nanette Lepore; front cover, chapter introduction pages, and various illustrations throughout the book are provided by world renowned fashion illustrator Izak Zenou and various photographs found inside the book were provided by fashion photographer and t.v. personality Nigel Barker.

BOOK INTERVIEWS

 

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The author sat down and got personal with twenty-one of the top names in fashion, from fashion designers and industry icons, business moguls and television personalities to discover their biggest failures and lessons-learned, their most exciting career highlights, and to share with readers their firsthand, invaluable insight and advice for any aspiring fashion designer. No other fashion design career book contains this many original interviews with such prominent figures. 

BOOK TESTIMONIALS

The Becoming a Fashion Designer book received testimonials from three icons of the fashion industry.

Simon

"Lisa Springsteel has

unlocked the impenetrable

kingdom of fashion!"

SIMON DOONAN, AUTHOR

AND CREATIVE AMBASSADOR,

BARNEYS NEW YORK

Fern

"Finally -- a book I can recommend to all aspiring fashion designers. Thank you, Lisa Springsteel Dupré for putting all of this amazing and invaluable information in one place!"

FERN MALLIS, FOUNDER

NEW YORK FASHION WEEK;

PRESIDENT, FERN MALLIS, LLC

Randolph

"Future fashion designers owe a nod

of appreciation and gratitude to Lisa Springsteel for providing a 'fashion bible,' and admirable work of passion, which will be revered in perpetuity." 

RANDOLPH DUKE,

LEGENDARY CELEBRITY

FASHION DESIGNER

WHERE TO PURCHASE THE BOOK

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The Becoming a Fashion Designer (Wiley) book can be purchased by

clicking on any of the on the retailer and purchase links found below.

MANDARIN VERSION

Available online at

Amazon Prime

ARABIC VERSION

ENGLISH VERSION

ENGLISH VERSION:

SIGNED & PERSONALIZED

BY THE AUTHOR

The digital

version will be available soon.

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The Becoming a Fashion Designer 

Official Book Launch Party

The Becoming a Fashion Designer official book launch party was hosted by fashion designer Nanette Lepore (who also wrote the foreword for the book) in her Soho boutique in New York on May 6, 2013. Fashion designers Nanette Lepore, Kay Unger, and Pamella Roland were in attendance, along with celebrity stylist and t.v. personality Robert Verdi, and world renowned fashion illustrator

Izak Zenou. Author's dress is courtesy of Nanette Lepore.

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