This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
jump to last post 1-8 of 8 discussions (10 posts)

What's more valuable in the fashion industry; a degree or experience?

  1. anjaycrossroad profile image67
    anjaycrossroadposted 5 years ago

    What's more valuable in the fashion industry; a degree or experience?

    I would like a career in fashion, preferably in the journalism, media or PR realms.

  2. profile image0
    JThomp42posted 5 years ago

    I would think as in any career, hands on experience is better by far.

  3. MickS profile image70
    MickSposted 5 years ago

    I would say that in any industry, experience holds the day; however, there are a lot of moronic bosses who, for some obscure reason, believe a degree, no matter how different from the career in question, will believe that a degree is all that is needed.

  4. livelifeworryfree profile image78
    livelifeworryfreeposted 5 years ago

    As a business person, I think you need the both.  Fashion is a business. Experience has limitations, education teaches you how to think.  You can be experienced in a certain genre, but not have the wherewithal to expand beyond that genre.  An educated person has a tool bag of resources to choose.  Perhaps he went to school to study high fashion, however high fashion isn't the only thing he would learn.  He'd learn an array of things in fashion, business and even general education.  Education gives you a powerful skill set, experience is limited because generally there is no breadth.

    1. cat on a soapbox profile image97
      cat on a soapboxposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      a very good point!

  5. cat on a soapbox profile image97
    cat on a soapboxposted 5 years ago

    I think experience is always more valuable than any degree. Real application of knowledge is often quite different from that in textbooks and dissertations.

    1. cat on a soapbox profile image97
      cat on a soapboxposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      livelifeworryfree makes an excellent point though about a degree giving greater resources to draw from in order to expand beyond a particular genre.

  6. ketage profile image83
    ketageposted 5 years ago

    Experience is what really counts, book learning is an invaluable tool to learn the foundations of any field, but experience is where you hone your skills.

  7. Rosana Modugno profile image84
    Rosana Modugnoposted 5 years ago

    It's really both but I think the bottom line is you have to sell yourself and for that a network or friend in the industry can make the difference between you getting a job and not getting one.  Who you know is still a major player.

  8. gmwilliams profile image85
    gmwilliamsposted 4 years ago

    https://usercontent2.hubstatic.com/8515307_f260.jpg

    In order to go far in the fashion industry, get a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in marketing and merchandising.  A business degree will get you further in the fashion industry than journalism. If you want to pursue journalism, take some elective courses in it, don't make it a major area of study.  It is also advisable to also take some core courses in the area of fashion.   

    In order to gain experience if you have no relatable fashion experience, do an internship at a department store or a fashion design house. If you are photogenic, you can also be a model.  Modelling is a way to get a foot in the world of fashion.  It is also a way to gain creditibility in the fashion industry.

 
working