The career in which I am most interested in the textile industry is that of the fashion designer. A fashion designer is the person who comes up with the ideas and designs today, for the clothes that we, the consumers, will be wearing tomorrow. This alone, the power to inspire the world of fashion , would be enough to make me want to become a designer, but designing clothes is also a way of expressing yourself. Each designer is unique and thus the clothes that each create are just as unique. Although the job of a fashion designer may seem easy, there are many abilities involved in the job. Some of these abilities, which I posses, include a love for fashion, understanding of color and combinations of color, and the ability to convey design ideas through pictures. Along with the possessed above qualities, taking clothing classes in school has made me realize the many ideas that I have for clothing and becoming a fashion designer would allow me to convey these ideas to those around me.
Life As A Fashion Designer
In essence a fashion designer is a person who develops new styles for clothing or clothing accessories. These new styles can be achieved by creating original designs or by adding personal ideas to old styles to suit popular trends or environmental requirements. The job of a fashion designer involves many different duties. Typically a fashion designer must first develop an idea for a garment and then convey this idea graphically through drawing or computer visuals. Once this is done a pattern must be created and thus the designer must meet with pattern makers. Along with creating the pattern, the designer must choose the fabric type and color for the garment. Cynthia Nellis, in her column “Day in the Life of a Fashion Couture Designer”, says, “… nothing is ever typical in the world of fashion…no day is ever ‘routine’, although we begin and end each day more or less the same: in early, out late.” Working as a Fashion Designer is a very busy, hard and challenging job. You have to provide a lot of strengths in creativity, marketing and determination; to be successful. The purpose of this paper is to give information on the subject on fashion design, and to intend to show how fashion design works.The art of applying design and taste to create fashionable, trendy clothing. Fashion designers are most influenced by their culture. Some fashion designers work individually or in a team. The main goal of a fashion designer is to keep up with the styles and make their clothing appeal to consumers.
Fashion Designers have many duties such as: Researching, sketching, choosing materials, looking at retail samples, and marketing. Before staring the designing process, the designers have to research current and future trends.Students that want to become fashion designers have to complete basic art and design classes before they can enroll in a fashion design program. They usually have to submit a portfolio that shows their artistic ability. Usually they also have to submit their high school transcript and recommendation letters. Classes that should be taken for this career are: Pattern Making, Fashion History, Fashion Merchandising, Color, Fabrics and Textiles, Physiology, Human Anatomy, and Math. Students should learn about sewing, tailoring, and drawing designs.Designers’ responsibilities include: going to fashion shows; performing business administration tasks; marketing products; and supervising or working with design team members