Want to study fashion but unsure how to build your portfolio? Have an interview you want to ace but unsure how to truly nail the presentation side of your work?

We’re here for you.

Now more than ever it’s so important to put your best foot forward when it comes to presenting a fashion portfolio. We’ve done the research and can confirm that we’ve found the best way to digitally display your work. 

Girl on computer

So firstly, what should you include?

There is no clear cut rule on what to include and what not to include in your portfolio. 

One thing to note is that there are different types of fashion portfolios. For example, in a fashion design portfolio, you may include:

-Moodboards

-Fashion Illustrations

-Runway photos of your work

-Lookbooks

A more fashion business focused portfolio may include:

-Published work (articles, imagery, etc.)

-Moodboards

-Social Media page mockup/s

-Images of your work 


How to present it:


For the classics: Website Based Platforms

Website

 

To create a digital portfolio, we recommend developing a simple, easy to navigate website that showcases your work. Some excellent options include Squarespace and Wix, with stunning templates to suit a variety of styles.


Here are some nice template examples:

WIX Template for Fashion Design 

Squarespace Template 'Indigo'

Squarespace Template 'Matsuya'


Have an Adobe subscription? You can also create your own digital portfolio using Adobe Portfolio. Your ability to change visual elements are more limited, but the designs are aesthetic and do an excellent job at displaying a creative’s work.


Here’s an example: https://gionalodigiani.com/



For the social media buffs: Create an Instagram Portfolio

Social Media

More and more, we are seeing creators build Instagram pages of their work. This is an excellent idea if you have a good idea for social media, as it can get you noticed quicker than ever. 

People scroll through their Instagram feeds daily, so why not put yourself out there and get eyes on your page without even having to send a link to anyone? 

It’s also a fantastic way to connect with people you meet on a professional level. Gone are the days of business cards, it’s all over to social media now. So rather than connecting with them on your personal account, having a page of your creative work that you can keep on public view is the way to go.

For this, it is super important to create a visually appealing feed. In the creative industries, first impressions are important, so take the time to plan out your feed and decide what looks cohesive next to each other before posting. Perhaps, decide on a colour palette and see how you can build that through.


For the less tech savvy: CANVA

Okay, we can’t stress this enough. We love Canva.

Firstly, if you haven’t used it before you can sign up for free and access a wide array of templates for not only portfolios, but also CVs, business cards, Instagram posts and more!

The best part is, it is incredibly user friendly. Even if you aren’t the best with tech, once you learn the basics of how the website works, you’ll find it’s relatively easy to navigate. You also can access it from anywhere, with your content stored online. 

This would be a great option for someone who doesn’t necessarily want to have a public display of their work. In this case, you can attach a PDF of your work when networking. 

Here are some of our favourite templates for fashion portfolios:

Fashion Portfolio Template

Fashion Marketing Template

Want to make your work look more pro?

Try out some InDesign Templates & Photoshop Mockups


Want to add another layer of creativity to your web portfolio or Instagram feed? Give some of these photoshop mockups a try. 

They’re a great way to display your creations with a modern, chic aesthetic.

Harmonia Visual Free Mockups 

Frame Mockup

Moodboard Mockup

Want to find out more about our fashion courses? Click here for Fashion Design or here for Fashion Business.