Defining Fashion Design
Fashion design is an art. An art that revolves around the creation and aesthetic crafting of fashion. Fashion design is inspired by a variety of different factors. Trends, culture, unique ideas of fashion designers. Fashion designers either work for a big name designer “house”, work on a fashion design team or work as freelance fashion designer. Fashion design can be done by drawing the designs on paper. Another approach is to be more hand’s on by using a dress form to place fabric onto.
The Makings of a Fashion Designer
Fashion designers need to be creative and be well aware on how to make durable and good pieces of clothing. However being creative will only take you so far. You also have to have good business sense, competitiveness, great descriptive communication, have a good sense of materials, have excellent visualization, have the ability to work with a team and have an in depth knowledge of all the current and past fashion trends. All of these traits are a must if a fashion designer wants to be successful. Even if some of these traits are not an individual’s strongest suit having at least a basis of each trait is a good thing for success.
Top Fashion Designers in the World
Some of the most prestigious fashion designers and fashion design houses in the world include: Dolce and Gabbana, Calvin Klein, Fendi, Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Givenchy, Armani, Marc Jacobs, Gucci, Guess?, Hermes, Donna Karan, Chanel, Chloe, Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren, Versace, Michael Kors, Anna Sui, Vera Wang, John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Valentino, Tom Ford, Zac Posen, Vivienne and Westwood and Yves Saint Laurent. However just because these designers have name recognition or are a part of a prominent brand that has been around for decades that does not mean that they are the only clothing lines that should deserve high fashion respect. There are many designers in the world who create clothing designs that are just as beautiful, unique, exotic, strange, wonderful and marvelous as any of the top designers in the world. The current hair trends are opted by the reputed designers across the world for a stylish look.
Education for Fashion Designers
Becoming a fashion designer is not always as easy as one, two, and three. Many fashion designers go through training and education. Having a bachelor’s degree in Fashion Design and creating a well put together portfolio is a good education strategy for aspiring fashion designers. Securing an internship that offers hand’s on experience in the fashion design field is also a good idea for would be fashion designers. However some fashion designers did make it into the industry with only great fashion talent and impeccable business savvy without a bachelor’s degree in sewing, such as the famous Coco Chanel. Coco Chanel did receive sewing instruction at the Abasing convent’s orphanage that her father sent her and her sisters to live after their mother’s death.