Are you obsessed with fashion? Do you spend more time designing clothes than watching television or hanging out with your friends? Do you enjoy reading and looking at fashion magazines more than you enjoy reading best seller books? If you answer yes to one or more of this question then you are destined to become a fashion designer. If you want to be like the famous Yves Saint Laurent, then this training guide will get you started.
Before you start reading the training guide, it is important to keep in mind that there are various professions in the fashion world. Some of the professions include supervising a design team or producing a label under your own name. Whatever the profession you decide to take as a fashion designer you can be sure of two things, you need a lot of dedication, time, and you need to be prepare to earn a low income in the first years of your career as a fashion designer. Now that you know this information, let’s take a look at that fashion designer training guide.
• Getting Started
The first things you need to do to become a fashion designer is search for good and if possible, prestigious fashion school. Once you have taken this first step, you need to think on how you want to start your life as a fashion designer. Do you want to join a fashion company, open your own store, of test your luck and make your own clothing brand?
• Applying to a School
There are a lot of colleges you can attend to become a fashion designer, but the trick is applying to a prestigious college that will push start your career. However, getting into a college with a reputation can be quite hard because they are very picky and selective. Therefore you need to work on your drawing abilities and create a portfolio that is not only impressive but also shows your passion and dedication to fashion.
• Entering School
Once you are in school you will study drawing, color composition and form, pattern making, draping and cutting techniques. To become a fashion designer you will attend school for three/four years. During this time you will be able to win awards/grants, and at the end of each semester you will have an opportunity to show your growth by attending a fashion show held in school. (It will be a good idea to add business classes to your school curriculum as well.)
• Understanding the Fashion World
In order for you to be a successful individual in the fashion world you need to know more than just designing and making clothes. You also need to have a basic knowledge in business, which means you need to know how to negotiate a contract and how to choose a business partner. The fashion world is always changing, hence, you need to keep yourself inform of everything involving fashion and business.
Now that you have taken a look at this fashion designer training guide you are ready to take the fist steps to becoming a famous designer like Hussein Chalayan, Donna Karan, or Michael Kors.