A Fashion Portfolio is crucial for any creative looking for a job in fashion. Alongside one’s resumé, the portfolio tells who the designer is, and who they want to become. Specifically, the fashion portfolio will include the best works created when studying or working for brands or on special projects. Creating a successful and accurate Fashion Portfolio, explaining thoroughly the designer’s creative world, is the best way to find a job in fashion and gain visibility with head hunters and fashion houses’ HR depertments.
How to create the perfect fashion portfolio and make it the key to access the job market? How to use it properly to gain the attention of head hunters or brands’ HR selectors?
We addressed all these themes in a special webinar, featuring Valentina Maggi, Global Director of the Design Practice at Floriane de Saint Pierre & Associés.
Valentina Maggi graduated in Architecture at Milan’s Politecnico di Milano, where she started her career. Passionate about design in the wider sense, Valentina Maggi joined the Design Practice department at Floriane de Saint Pierre & Associés in 1999 and became its director shortly after. Valentina Maggi holds lectures at prestigious schools and sits on international design juries in France, Italy, Switzerland, Denmark and the United Kingdom.
With Valentina Maggi we addressed the key features of a fashion portfolio: what are the elements of a successful fashion portfolio? How to integrate a fashion portfolio with one’s résumé? Should we submit a hard copy or digital résumé? Or both? How to submit it, and to whom? Should it be tailored to the recipient? How?
Here the video with all the answers:
This is the second in a series of meetings with head hunters and talent scouts conceived by Vogue Talents to help young hopefuls who want to get a job in fashion to find their way. After we examined what makes a perfect resume with Lory Yedid, partner of Value Search, last week, we will now focus with Valentina Maggi on the fashion portfolio, while for our third installment we shall talk of how to ace a job interview – also online – and how to choose the best educational path to find a job in fashion.
In addition, the Portfolio Review initiative with Vogue Talents’ team goes on. Throughout the years, Vogue Talents has created countless opportunities for school and university students and for under-40 clothing and accessories designers, illustrators and creatives from all over the world to showcase their work to Sara Sozzani Maino, Deputy Editor of Vogue Italia and Head of Vogue Talents and to the Vogue Talents editors. In times of coronavirus, the scouting of talents has never stopped, as we have continued to e-meet creatives from all over the world through the Portfolio Review digital sessions. Besides their portfolios, we have also examined and commented on their résumés.
The Portfolio Review and Vogue Talents’ support to the new generations of talents will go on: we are working on additional Portfolio Review digital sessions to help you meet Sara Sozzani Maino and the team also from home.