4 Rules To Follow If You’re Starting A Fashion Career

by The Zoe Report

Whether you’re looking to launch a brand, blog or styling career, chances are you have a plethora of questions. Brand Assembly, a company that seeks to guide emerging brands through the turbulent waters of launching a small business, is a great resource. Offering support with everything from infrastructure to mentors, they recently coordinated a panel in LA during their seasonal trade show. The panelists were LA fashion leaders including Clare Vivier, stylist Penny Lovell, lifestyle brand founder Jen Gotch of Ban.do and influencer Jacey Duprie of Damsel in Dior who sat down with our editorial director to share their tips for people starting out on their own. Here, our favorite takeaways.

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The Panelists

Clockwise from top left:

Jacey Duprie, blogger Damsel in Dior

Penny Lovell, celebrity and editorial stylist

Jen Gotch, creative director of Ban.do

Clare Vivier, designer of Clare V.

"When building your own brand you should wake up excited to get to work." - Jacey Duprie, blogger.

"Authenticity is key, you'll build an engaged following if your voice is true to yourself." - Clare Vivier, designer.

"You'll learn something from every job, no matter how junior your role. You should be willing to put in the groundwork and learn from people who have established themselves within the industry." - Penny Lovell, celebrity and editorial stylist.

"Success doesn't come overnight, you have to consistently work towards your goals, even when it seems exhausting or impossible." - Jen Gotch, creative director.