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Clothes On

When embarking on a career in fashion, there is much pressure to represent oneself and prove just how perfect one is for the job. To “fit in” and to “stand out”, finding a balance between wearing a “uniform” as a way of visually belonging and celebrating one’s uniqueness: the daily balancing act of managing an affiliation without losing identity and authenticity. Clothes On is a visual “guide” on how to steer this middle course and survive when beginning in fashion in NYC. A fun mixture of useful advice, lessons learned, and absolute no-goes, it features the experiences of seven insiders. This collection of personal experiences addresses some of the common assumptions related to the fashion industry and offers a realistic take on the subject by peering into the closets and lives of these women.