A Passion for Fashion: Achieving Your Fashion Dreams One Thread at a Time by Nick Verreos
Becoming a notable figure in the ever-changing and exclusive world of modern fashion has become more difficult than ever before. Each year, thousands of new designer labels are launched, and tens of thousands of fashion students and recent graduates vie for internships and jobs. Simply put, competition is stronger than ever before. For modern fashion professionals trying to find their place and differentiate themselves from the pack, standing out from their peers is paramount.
As a way to help aspiring fashion designers and other hopefuls launch their careers and navigate the industry effectively, former Project Runway contestant (turned guest judge), red carpet correspondent, and celebrity fashion designer Nick Verreos – along with partner and colleague David Paul – wrote the forthcoming book, A Passion for Fashion: Achieving Your Fashion Dreams One Thread at a Time (foreword written by pop icon and Project Runway host Tim Gunn, available August 23, 2016, Post Hill Press).
Written in straightforward language and broken down into 10 easy-to-read chapters, Verreos debunks common myths and ultimately reveal the harsh realities of the industry.
This book is a must-read for anyone considering a career as a fashion designer, merchandiser, publicist, blogger, or any other position in the fashion industry.
In this insightful and educational book, Verreos also reveals:
€ The best ways prospective students can prepare for fashion school
€ Fashion sketching essentials
€ Tips to create a portfolio that lands your dream job
€ How to know if fashion is the right career path for you
€ How to launch your new startup label successfully
€ Ways to deal with the press and get your designs on the red carpet
€ Project Runway: The Good, Bad, & Ugly
€ And so much more!
Verreos received worldwide attention after appearing on the television show Project Runway and later became the winning mentor on Under the Gunn. Since then, he has dressed celebrities including Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Heidi Klum, Carrie Underwood, and Academy Award-winning actress Marlee Matlin under his label NIKOLAKI. He has also enjoyed impressive success with his NV Nick Verreos sportswear line on major TV shopping networks in the U.S. and Europe.
As a renowned red carpet fashion expert and correspondent, he has reported for E! Entertainment, TV Guide, Style Network, NBC, and CNN International. Verreos is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM), and is a guest lecturer and official spokesperson for the college.
Paul is an American fashion designer and co-founder of the high-end fashion line, NIKOLAKI. He built an extensive resume in the world of entertainment and fashion styling, working with André Leon Talley for Vogue magazine and photographers such as Arthur Elgort, and Amanda DeCadanet.
Additionally, he has styled celebrities such as Kate Hudson, Heidi Klum, Vanessa Paradis, and Twiggy. His television credits include costume design and wardrobe for MTV, ABC, FOX, and The WB. Paul is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where he received his B.A. in theater arts, and a master¹s degree in costume design.
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