With limited time to learn about very different work styles, lack of access to the internet and the daily madness of school, the job market has forced a lot of designers out of school or onto the sidelines. But now The Independent has rounded up a collection of German-based designers who are literally living their dream while also taking the opportunity to share their ideas to those hungry for information.

Following are some pretty accurate comparisons between preppy and streetwear:

STYLE

Editorial stylist:

Ivan Golser for KVD

Editorial stylist:

Lita Neelak for Piper Piper

Editorial stylist:

Wichita Reyes for Teamcase

Manager:

Arete Tsai for Cleo

Email: Theindieweek@yahoo.com

E-mail: Theindieweek@tamfilms.com

E-mail: ClientBox@amguild.com

Worth the effort:

Evan Golser for KVD

High-end clothing collection is a great project. It’s very basic, no gimmicks. At the same time, we get great feedback from our customers.

Ivan Golser for KVD

Stylist:

Golser

Online shopping is a great experience. This is our last web shop. This is how we plan to raise our profile.

Arete Tsai for Cleo

Editorial stylist:

Haley Sanger

Editorial stylist:

Michaël Scheitner

Online shopping is a great experience. This is how we plan to raise our profile.

Arete Tsai for Cleo

Staff:

Rian Vorspuy for MasterStop

Editorial stylist:

Stephanie Unger-Burke

Online shopping is a great experience. This is how we plan to raise our profile.

Mylàzl Ozer for Cleo

Online shopping is a great experience. This is how we plan to raise our profile.

Evan Golser for KVD

Staff:

Holly Salary

Editorial stylist:

Khadija Nizkery

Staff:

Andrea Robinson for Cleo

Staff:

Lee Chelgren

Arete Tsai for Cleo

Staff:

Kate Sonnoy

Arete Tsai for Cleo

Staff:

Kavita Mirchi

Online shopping is a great experience. This is how we plan to raise our profile.