How to build your fashion portfolio and website

How to make a fashion Portfolio and what you need to include.

I learned how to build my portfolio from my friend Jessica. I really appreciate her for believing in and taking out the time from her busy schedule to guide me in creating a portfolio.

She’s worked for Marc Jacbos, Victoria’s Secret, Urban Oufitters/Free People, Ralph Lauren, and Eddie Bauer. It isn’t easy to land those kind of companies, I have first hand experience since I’ve been rejected by corporate companies frequently. What’s also amazing is not only did she attend Parsons for design school, she also an architecture degree.

I have never met a designer that has accomplished what she has done in larger companies. I’ve always been curious on how a designer approaches things in a structured setting since I didn’t attend fashion school and have the experience she’s had.

Below is her portfolio of things she worked on in the past that she shared with me to reference as far as creating my portfolio. It was really overwhelming when I first started to compile and organize content because it’s a lot of work. She hand sketches and uses Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. If you missed my blog, you can check out my Adidas Originals, Kanye West, North Face portfolios.

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This is her Free People/Urban Outfitters Portfolio.

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I’ve included an email of what companies are looking for and things to keep in mind when you create a portfolio that will apply with different organizations.

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After I finished my portfolio, I needed to create a website to showcase my portfolio. I use WordPress to host my website for free by selecting a theme and I use Godaddy to purchase my domain name www.alfredlape.com. It cost me only $11.84 for 2 years using Godaddy. Here’s a video I watched to learn from start to finish to create a Godaddy WordPress site from scratch.

I get a lot of questions and it’s hard for me to get back each and every person back through my emails, Instagram, Linkedin. So, I decided to blog my experience and hope it helps. You can see my complete portfolio here.

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