Fashion CV: Examples & How to Write [+25 Expert Tips]

Great taste isn’t easy to put across on paper. Your fashion CV’s role is to get you to interview. To do that, it needs to list the most important information clearly and legibly. A simplistic, toned-down look. 

 

Your artistic flair will be for nothing if the information is lost, or the CV is distracting. People as expressive and creative as your ilk often have an issue with producing something organised and formal, which will be to your advantage.

 

In this article, you will see a professional fashion CV template that will make the front cover. 

 

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Fashion CV sample

 

Hannah Harding

84 Prestwick Road

INGLEBY

DE73 9WX

070 4309 6633

hannahharding@gmail.com

 

Examples of work:

hannahspicks.com

Instagram: @hannahspicks

 

Personal Statement

 

Courteous fashion stylist with a sharp eye for detail, trained through 4+ years of experience in high-traffic fashion outlets. A wide base of experience, from assisting in choosing, styling and altering wedding dresses, to providing fast makeovers in a high-traffic location. Regularly publishing content on my own blog and Instagram, which is followed by over 40,000 people. Looking to leverage skills in dealing with high-ticket customers and managing social media buzz to make a worthwhile addition to Couture Fashion House. 

 

Work Experience

 

Fashion Stylist

Stardust Department Store, Ingleby

January 2018—Present

  • Assisted 120+ high-ticket customers monthly, supplying them with personalized stylizations.
  • Exceeded monthly sales target by a minimum of 15% for 10 months in a row.
  • Reduced the number of non-purchasing visitors to less than 10%, compared to year 2017.
  • Established long-term relationships with 12 local celebrities, providing them with 30+ stylizations monthly. 
  • Completed 900+ “1 Hour Makeovers”, the company’s premium service, which led to influencer and local media coverage, as well as 6 letters of thanks from customers. 
  • Personally made tailoring alterations, meeting 99% of deadlines.

 

Bride Stylist

Busy Bride Boutique, Ingleby

May 2016—December 2017

  • Regularly assisted 4+ customers a day choosing wedding dresses. 
  • Prepared stylisations for 30+ photoshoots that appeared in “Dream Wedding” magazine and yourwedding.com.
  • Extended the boutique’s assortment by introducing florist’s and jewellery stands.

 

Education

 

2.2 BA Fashion Design, June 2017

London Metropolitan University, London, UK

 

Skills

 

  • Luxury fashion merchandising
  • Colour combinations
  • Alterations
  • Time management
  • Social media management

 

Awards

 

2019 Fashion Influencer Awards — Best Budget Fashion Blog

 

Languages

 

  • Spanish (intermediate)
  • Basque (intermediate)
  • Italian (fluent)

 

Volunteering

 

  • Volunteer Cook — Scranton Homeless Shelter (2014-2017) 

 

That’s how you strut your stuff. Here're the measurements for your own fashion CV:

 

1. Write a fashion CV personal statement

 

In fashion, making a statement is easier than on a CV. The personal statement summarises the most relevant points of your fashion CV to let the hiring person know who they’re dealing with right away (that's why it's also called a CV summary). Therefore, you should avoid the trivial, and focus on special achievements you may have.

 

Sum up your years of experience, and the most crucial 2 or 3 achievements that will get you hired. Scour every job ad to see what’s most important to this employer, and personalise each CV for each job. Composing your personal statement comes easiest at the very end.

 

Fashion CV sample personal statement

 

Courteous fashion stylist with a sharp eye for detail, trained through 4+ years of experience in high-traffic fashion outlets. A wide base of experience, from assisting in choosing, styling and altering wedding dresses, to providing fast makeovers in a high-traffic location. Regularly publishing content on my own blog and Instagram, which is followed by over 40,000 people. Looking to leverage skills in dealing with high-ticket customers and managing social media buzz to make a worthwhile addition to Couture Fashion House. 

 

A strong CV summary will convince the recruiter you’re the perfect candidate. Save time and choose a ready-made personal statement written by career experts and adjust it to your needs in the LiveCareer CV builder.

 

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2. Write your fashion CV job description

 

Any fashion CV is not a place to discuss taste or preferences, it should illustrate your versatility, usefulness, and ability to deal with volume and intensity of work. List 5 to 7 bullet points for your most recent position, and 3 for the older ones.

 

Record your positions in the work experience section like this:

 

[Job Title]

[Employer Name, Location]

[Dates of Employment]

 

Make sure around 75% of your bullet points have numbers to back you up, and so that the employer can imagine how you will perform with your new responsibilities. For everything subjective, you will have a portfolio and fashion cover letter, so keep it concise and factual.

 

Fashion CV sample—work experience section 

 

Work Experience

 

Fashion Stylist

Stardust Department Store, Ingleby

January 2018—Present

  • Assisted 120+ high-ticket customers monthly, supplying them with personalized stylizations.
  • Exceeded monthly sales target by a minimum of 15% for 10 months in a row.
  • Reduced the number of non-purchasing visitors to less than 10%, compared to year 2017.
  • Established long-term relationships with 12 local celebrities, providing them with 30+ stylizations monthly. 
  • Completed 900+ “1 Hour Makeovers”, the company’s premium service, which led to influencer and local media coverage, as well as 6 letters of thanks from customers. 
  • Personally made tailoring alterations, meeting 99% of deadlines.

 

3. Stitch an education section onto your fashion CV

 

One thing never goes out of fashion—formal qualifications. You should record your highest level of education by listing your degree, grade (if beneficial), date of graduation, school and location. 

 

If you only have A-Levels or other secondary qualifications, you can sum up your grades as “5 A*-C grades” for example. Singling them all out will take far too much space. Leave off grades below a C.

 

Once you have some work experience, you can stop listing the grades, but they can be very beneficial when looking for your first fashion job. 

 

Fashion CV example—education section

 

Education

 

2.2 BA Fashion Design, June 2017

London Metropolitan University, London, UK

 

4. List your relevant fashion skills

 

Whether you’re handy with the hem tape or pick iconic colour combinations out effortlessly, these skills are worth listing on your CV. You can use this section to reiterate your strongest sides, or to list skills that did not warrant a full bullet point elsewhere.

 

Avoid the trivial. “Teamwork” is not a sought-after skill, it is a basic requirement of most jobs on planet Earth. If you are scarce in experience, you can expand on each skill by describing how you acquired it in 1-2 sentences, for example through private projects, etc.

 

Fashion CV—skills template

 

  • Luxury fashion merchandising
  • Colour combinations
  • Fast alterations
  • Time management
  • Social media management

 

5. Sew additional sections onto your fashion CV

 

A well-picked accessory can make all the difference. Stitching a few additional sections on can increase your chances of getting to interview, but only if they’re relevant to the position.

 

List your awards, certifications, languages, or volunteering experience under appropriate headings, and order them by what you think is the most relevant first. 

 

Fashion CV template—additional sections

 

Awards

 

2019 Fashion Influencer Awards — Best Budget Fashion Blog

 

Languages

 

  • Spanish (intermediate)
  • Basque (intermediate)
  • Italian (fluent)

 

Volunteering

 

  • Volunteer Cook — Scranton Homeless Shelter (2014-2017) 

 

6. Compose an unforgettable fashion cover letter

 

Jeans and a turtleneck. Florals and dots. Fashion CV and cover letter. They are inseparable. They are two halves of the same document, and the cover letter allows you a little more discussion and persuasion. Your CV proves your experience, your cover letter explains it and puts into context.

 

The first paragraph should read similar to the personal statement, but with a single most important achievement to hook them in. The body of the cover letter should discuss 2 to 3 aspects of the job at which you excel. 

 

The last paragraph of your cover letter should tie it all together, tell them exactly what results they can expect should they hire you, and it ought to ask for an interview.

 

What else to remember about when writing a fashion CV?

 

To make sure you get consistent interviews, you need consistent CVs. Use these measurements for your own design:

 

Keep track of all your applications in an Excel file and call them back if you don’t hear within a couple of weeks.

 

You don’t have to be a CV writing expert. In the LiveCareer CV builder you’ll find ready-made content for every industry and position, which you can then add with a single click.

 

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Do you have more questions on how to write a fashion CV? Anything you want to suggest to make our article better? Did you find our fashion CV examples useful? Use the comments section below to let us know.

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