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COOL...being a FASHION DESIGNER
are people with a desire to create. Fashion designers
design clothing and accessories. Some high-fashion designers are
self-employed and design for individual clients. Other high fashion
designers cater to specialty stores or high fashion department stores.
These designers create original garments, as well as those that follow
established fashion trends. Most fashion designers, however, work for
apparel manufacturers, creating designs of men's, women's, and children's
fashions for the mass market. While other's manage their own little
boutique and create clothing for their store.
Fashion Designers take their
artistic ability and turn their ideas into clothing and accessories that
we read about, live in, buy, and wear. When creating a design, the
designer first considers things like: size, use, fit, color, cost, etc...
Then they prepare sketches, and consult their client or art team or
director. Usually the garment is made of muslin first, then made out of
the desired fabric and trim.
Whether you want a career as a
designer or just want to learn to make your own clothes here is how to get
Your first step...Take
a sewing class!
Take some drawing courses.
Get a fashion degree. For more
information check out search engines on the web under schools with fashion
A fashion institute can teach
basic skills and marketing.
Fashion design can be
as simple as changing around a top you already have. This story is a
"Cinderella" story in the fashion design industry. This is a true story...
A girl (let's call her
Jamie) takes a sewing class in school, she loved it, and began sewing all
the time at home as a hobby. She even made her own prom dresses. One
day she walked into a store wearing a top she made. The store owner loved it and
placed an order. The tops sold quickly so the owner placed another order.
Jamie begins to think, "Maybe I'm onto something here." So she took it
more serious, and began making pants, skirts, tank tops, and hats. Jamie now has
her own "line", and her success grew from there. What made Jamie's
clothes so special? There are so many mass produced clothes out there, that
finding something unique is a great thing. (Mass produced means -things made in
great quantities, like a pink t-shirt you bought at a department store and you
find that 3 of your friends have the same one, and so do 8,000 other girls in
YOU HAVE TO SET YOURSELF
APART AND MAKE IT SPECIAL!
Take the time to be
creative. Always be sketching and writing down ideas. Buy a top at a store, cut
it up, and add things to it! If you make it, you got to wear it and live
it, you never know who is going to see it!
JOB IS FOR YOU IF...
you love to sew, and if
you are creative, open minded, and you can take criticism well.
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