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Book

 

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

WRITTEN BY THE LAUNCH YOUR COLLECTION FOUNDER & CEO

BECOMING A FASHION DESIGNER (WILEY) IS THE DEFINITIVE

GO-TO BOOK FOR ANY ASPIRING FASHION DESIGNER

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.

Podcast

Listen to our founder's 

interview as a guest author

on the Get Published podcast.

Purchase the Book

 

You may purchase any of the below versions by clicking the link provided.

To purchase the

English version

To purchase a signed and personalized copy of the English version

To purchase the 

Mandarin version

To purchase the

Arabic version

Book Interviews

 

The author interviewed 21 of the top names in fashion, as well as industry insiders who share their invaluable insight and advice to aspiring fashion designers. No other fashion design career book contains this many original interviews with such prominent figures in the fashion industry. You may hover over each image for further details.

Book Testimonials

 

The Becoming a Fashion Designer book received testimonials

from some of the most legendary icons in the fashion industry.

SIMON DOONAN, AUTHOR

AND CREATIVE AMBASSADOR,

BARNEYS NEW YORK

"Lisa Springsteel

has unlocked the

unpenetrable

kingdom of fashion!"

"Finally a book I can recommend to all aspiring fashion designers. Thank you, Lisa Springsteel Dupre for putting all of this amazing and invaluable information

in one place!"

RANDOLPH DUKE,

CELEBRITY FASHION DESIGNER

"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." 

FERN MALLIS, FOUNDER

NEW YORK FASHION WEEK;

PRESIDENT, FERN MALLIS, LLC

Where to Buy the Book

 

The Becoming a Fashion Designer book can be purchased at

any of the fine retailers listed below:

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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