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DOORS ARE OPEN!

Backstage Fashion Week Academy is officially open for enrollment for the 2022 season.

Sign up today and change the course of your fashion career!

LOOKING TO START OR FURTHER YOUR FASHION CAREER?

LET ME HELP YOU REACH YOUR

CAREER GOALS WITH CONFIDENCE.

LOOKING TO START OR FURTHER YOUR FASHION CAREER?

LET ME HELP YOU REACH YOUR CAREER GOALS WITH CONFIDENCE.

I'M MARIA HEDIAN

Former corporate professional turned fashion career educator and CEO with over two decades of experience within the industry.

I've worked with students from around the world, guest lectured at Michigan University, Kentucky's The Black Fashion Exchange program and am currently an adjunct educator for FIT's Fashion Business Essentials Program, teaching students The Principles of Networking.

Over twenty years in this industry working with students, grads, interns and fashion enthusiasts have given me the tools needed to help you on your career path. Let's work together so I can show you the fundamentals needed in order to start or further your career in the fashion industry successfully and with confidence.

I'M MARIA HEDIAN.

Former corporate professional turned fashion career educator and CEO with over two decades of experience within the industry.


I've worked with students from around the world, guest lectured at Michigan University, Kentucky's The Black Fashion Exchange program and am currently an adjunct educator for FIT's Fashion Business Essentials Program, teaching students The Principles of Networking.


Twenty years in this industry working with students, grads, interns and fashion enthusiasts have given me the tools needed to help you on your career path. Stick with me and I'll show you the fundamentals you need in order to start or further your career in the fashion industry successfully and with confidence.

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Launch, Further and Advance Your Career

KNOW EXACTLY WHAT TO ASK

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GET STARTED WITH COLD EMAILING

The Ultimate Cold Email Contact Checklist

THE GUIDE TO BE IN THE KNOW

100+ Fashion Professionals to Follow Right Now

Download One of My Essential Guides to Launch, Further and Advance Your Career

KNOW EXACTLY WHAT TO ASK

Your Informational Interview Cheat Sheet

GET STARTED WITH COLD EMAILING

The Ultimate Cold Email Contact Checklist

THE GUIDE TO BE IN THE KNOW

100+ Fashion Professionals to Follow Right Now

COMPANIES, BRANDS AND STUDENTS

WHAT CAN I HELP YOU WITH?

Freelance Services

Simplify your life by hiring me to take care of whatever you need - whether it's event planning, wardrobe + closet organization, visual merchandising, fashion show production or styling. Years of experience have given me ALL the tools to help you!

Resources for Students

Take your fashion career to the next level using our free resource library, The Fashion Vault. Whether you need guidance on what to ask during interviews or how to use social media to grow your career, this resource area has you covered.

Courses & Memberships

My biggest goal is to ensure all of my students and members achieve their fashion career goals. With my courses and membership, we work together to make that a reality for you. Learn more about them to see which suits you best.

COMPANIES, BRANDS AND STUDENTS

WHAT CAN I HELP YOU WITH?

Freelance Services

Simplify your life by hiring me to take care of whatever you need - whether it's event planning, wardrobe + closet organization, visual merchandising, fashion show production or styling. Years of experience have given me ALL the tools to help you!

FREE Resources for Students

Take your fashion career to the next level using our free resource library, The Fashion Vault. Whether you need guidance on what to ask during interviews or how to use social media to grow your career, this resource area has you covered.

Courses &

Memberships

My biggest goal is to ensure all of my students and members achieve their fashion career goals. With my courses and membership, we work together to make that a reality for you. Learn more about them to see which suits you best.

THE FREELANCE ARCHIVES

Fashion Events I've Worked

Dion Lee | Batsheva | Rebecca Minkoff | Jason Wu | Kith | N. Hoolywood
Vivienne Westwood | Giorgio Armani | Zadig & Voltaire | Misha Collection | Creatures of Comfort
Prabal Gurung | Victoria's Secret | Noon By Noor | Pronovias | Brooks Brothers | Peter Pilotto
Brooks Brothers | Celine |Oscar de la Renta | Rachel Zoe | Marchesa | Charlotte Ronson
The Blonds | Erin Fetherston | Stella McCartney | Monique Lhuillier | Vera Wang | Zac Posen

Mango x JCP Launch Show | Mara Hoffman | Jeremy Scott | Rodarte | Thakoon

Dillard's Kentucky Derby Fashion Show | Lauren Ralph Lauren | Bill Blass

THE FREELANCE ARCHIVES

Fashion Shows

I've Worked

Dion Lee | Batsheva | Rebecca Minkoff | Jason Wu | Kith | N. Hoolywood | Vivienne Westwood | Giorgio Armani | Zadig & Voltaire | Misha Collection | Creatures of Comfort | Prabal Gurung | Victoria's Secret | Noon By Noor | Pronovias | Brooks Brothers | Peter Pilotto | Brooks Brothers | Celine | Oscar de la Renta | Rachel Zoe | Marchesa | Charlotte Ronson | The Blonds | Erin Fetherston | Stella McCartney | Monique Lhuillier | Vera Wang | Zac Posen | Mango x JCP Launch Show | Mara Hoffman | Jeremy Scott | Rodarte | Thakoon | Dillard's Kentucky Derby Fashion Show | Lauren Ralph Lauren | Bill Blass

IT TRULY IS THAT SIMPLE

YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO

IT ALL YOURSELF

The truth of the matter is: there is an easier way.

No more wondering what you are going to wear, how you're going to plan your next event/fashion show or how to break down the logistics of merchandising your store.

I've got your covered.

Even though human nature instinctively convinces us we can do it all on our own, why not just partner with someone who has been in the industry for over two decades and has worked with hundreds of companies?

Yes, it can be that simple. By working side by side, my mission is to ensure that your voice is heard loud and clear so that the result is as thorough as if you did it yourself.


WORK WITH ME →

IT TRULY IS THAT SIMPLE

YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO IT ALL YOURSELF

The truth of the matter is: there is an easier way.

No more wondering what you are going to wear, how you're going to plan your next event/fashion show or how to break down the logistics of merchandising your store.

I've got your covered.

Even though human nature instinctively convinces us we can do it all on our own, why not just partner with someone who has been in the industry for over two decades and has worked with hundreds of companies?

Yes, it can be that simple. By working side by side, my mission is to ensure that your voice is heard loud and clear so that the result is as thorough as if you did it yourself.

WORK WITH ME →

CAREER SERVICES

We understand and know how difficult looking for new opportunities can be. Writing resume after resume can get frustrating, not to mention when you add in cover letters and cold emails. Well, feel free to officially consider us your personal virtual mentor.


Our personalized Career Services are here to guide you along in your career, no matter where you are in the process. We work with you to answer any questions you have and edit what you're currently submitting to companies. Using your experience and information, we can assure you, you will stand out among the rest with professionalism and creativity.

CAREER SERVICES

We understand and know how difficult looking for new opportunities can be. Writing resume after resume can get frustrating, not to mention when you add in cover letters and cold emails. Well, feel free to officially consider us your personal virtual mentor.


Our personalized Career Services are here to guide you along in your career, no matter where you are in the process. We work with you to answer any questions you have and edit what you're currently submitting to companies. Using your experience and information, we can assure you, you will stand out among the rest with professionalism and creativity.

FURTHER YOUR

Whether you're an experienced professional who wants to advance your career or you're just starting out and looking to get that first job in the industry, I can work with you to make your career goals a reality. This is where the magic happens. Personalized services that take you to the level you're trying to reach and you'll have me by your side!

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The podcast for serious fashion professionals.


Have you ever wished you had a mentor to help you achieve all of your fashion career goals or found yourself wondering what steps you need to take in order to pursue a career in the fashion industry? This podcast is for you.


The Into the Fashion Industry Career Podcast features real life industry examples, expert interviews & over 20 years of knowledge and experience.

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