Work at London Fashion Week is often seen as the pinnacle of a freelance fashionista's career so it's no wonder that thousands of creative freelancers aim to find work at LFW every season. This year, it's a little different. London Fashion Week will be run as a hybrid event between the 18th and 22nd of February. The is means some shows will take place digitally (online) whilst other will occur physically at a range of venues. The benefits of working at London Fashion Week include the experience gained, the prestige of work at an elite fashion show, the credit and the pay, but landing those coveted London Fashion Week jobs is no easy feat. In this article, we will guide you through how to find the best London Fashion Week opportunities. Here are our top 5 ways of vastly improving your chances of finding work at London Fashion Week.
WHY PAYING A FREELANCER UPFRONT, JUST LIKE WE DO FOR CONSUMABLE GOODS, IS BETTER FOR BOTH PARTIES
Okay, I’ll admit it, my onion analogy in my previous article was rather absurd—and I use this word strongly, not loosely. Yes, it’s ludicrous to believe that a client sees a freelancer as a physical consumer good and not an “intangible service” which can’t be detected by any of the human senses. Or is it…? (in your best gruff movie trailer voice)
IS FREELANCING THE SOLUTION TO THE GREAT RESIGNATION?
As the pandemic changes how we feel about life, work and what we want out of both, more and more people are taking that step back to rethink their lives. Companies that don’t provide the better working conditions they’re being asked for are quickly finding their workers leaving for greener pastures in record breaking numbers. As more people come to love the freedom that remote working provides, many are turning to freelancing to open up previously closed doors.
SABRINA SKYE FEARON-MELVILLE: USING COURSES & COLLABS TO PROGRESS HER FREELANCE CAREER
The joy that Sabrina exudes when she talks about her craft is absolutely infectious. With a voracious desire to constantly up-skill and collaborate with other freelancers, it’s no surprise that this London based photographer has built such a solid portfolio to date.
HOW TO GET EMERGENCY FUNDING FOR CREATIVE FREELANCERS
Thanks to the newest upgrade to Covid-19’s asset pack, Omicron, rumours of yet another lockdown are starting to circle. In response to this, the chancellor is teaming up with Arts Council England to offer an additional £1.5 million in grants for creative freelancers in England. Not to be outdone, the Scottish government also announced a whopping £8m to support creative freelancers in the coming months. So - who is this money for and how can you apply?
INSTAGRAM IS FINALLY BRINGING BACK CHRONOLOGICAL FEEDS IN 2022!
Instagram Head Adam Mosseri confirmed during a senate hearing last week, Weds 8th, that Instagram are working on bringing back the chronological feed for early 2022!
6 ACTIONABLE STEPS TO EARN MORE THIS YEAR
We don’t need to tell you, but being freelance is great: the freedom it gives you, the control you have over your time and – hopefully – the money it brings in. But for those times when the cash isn’t forthcoming and you’re wondering how on earth you’re going to pay next month’s bills, here are some ways you can earn more in 2022.
AWARD WINNING FILM MAKER KHURUM KHAN: USING COMMUNICATION AND CREATIVITY TO CREATE STANDOUT WORK
Are you an aspiring videographer or photographer looking for a blueprint on how to develop and progress your freelance career?