How to Become a Successful Fashion Designer

If you are like me you live and breathe fashion. You are constantly inspired with so many new designs racing through your mind, so many you can’t seem to get them all down quick enough at the pace they arrive. You constantly dream of the day your fashions will be on the fashion runway with the lights beaming brightly overhead, the cameras flashing everywhere and the audience being completely mesmerized by your incredible designs. You can’t stop thinking of the day you will open a magazine or watch the Oscars and see a famous celebrity in one of your breathtaking designs. Your book shelf is stocked with fashion books and magazines, and you absolutely can’t resist visiting textile stores to view all the latest fabrics, decorative beads, rhinestones and trims.

It’s this ever present dream of being a successful fashion designer that has you work day and night on your designs in most cases for many years without pay and working a job to pay the pills which is brutal torture, when all you can think about is living and working in fashion.

Famous fashion designers come from all walks of life there is no one system to follow that will have you become the next famous fashion designer. Some have graduated from elite fashion schools and some have never attended fashion school. Some have undertaken a fashion internship with a fashion house and others have made their own designs in their basement. The only elements all these fashion designers have in common is they had an intense passion for fashion, were able to design fashions highly sought after and connected with someone who gave them the opportunity to break into the fashion industry. It is essential in becoming a successful fashion designer you get you and your designs out there as much as possible, as how will anyone know about your fashions if they can’t see them?

In getting your fashions out there here are a few things you can do:

1. We are not usually good at everything some of us are great at designing clothes but lack the sewing and pattern making skills. It is here you can partner with someone who shares your passion for fashion and has the skills you lack. It is in the bringing together of different skills you can create a real product that can be showcased.
2. In having a fashion line of 14 outfits you can apply to your local fashion week. In the USA: New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco all have fashion weeks. These fashion weeks attract many editors, journalists and local socialites who will see your fashions and potentially give you the exposure you need to get known.
3. Many city night clubs hold fashion shows, find out what night clubs hold fashion shows and contact them as to how you can be apart of an up and coming show.

4. Locate fashion boutiques that cater to the fashions you design, first make a trip to the stores to look around, if you can see your clothes fitting in well with the store, find out who the owner is and ask if they would be willing to have some of your fashions offered for sale in their store. You will be amazed at how many store owners are willing to work with you. I walked around San Francisco in the Nob Hill district and had my fashions placed after visiting and discussing my product with four boutiques. In having your fashions displayed you will receive valuable insights as to whether or not your designs are in demand and if you need to change your designs to increase sales. It will also give you free exposure to the public. When your fashions do sell you can present this to investors who are more than willing to invest in your line, when you prove the existence of a strong demand for your fashions.

How to Become a Fashion Designer

If you are interested in learning how to become a fashion designer, there are a few things that you are going to want to do. Becoming a fashion designer is certainly not easy, but it will be more than worth it if you take your time, and keep the right tips and advice in mind.

If you are a creative person who loves fashion and wants to design beautiful clothes that people can buy and wear, learning to become a fashion designer is the best thing you will ever do.

Set Realistic Goals

If you want to become a fashion designer, it is important that you set realistic goals for yourself. Of course you always have people telling you to reach for the stars and you definitely should believe in yourself, but at the same time you need to set goals for yourself that you know you can actually reach within a reasonable time, so that you do not feel as though you have failed and give up on yourself.

Don’t necessarily start thinking about how to become a famous fashion designer, but instead, at least at first, you should focus on how to become a fashion designer so that you can have a creative outlet, or so that you can see others wearing clothes that you have created.

Go to School

Once you have decided that you do in fact want to become a fashion designer, you are going to need to make sure that you get the proper schooling. There are various different classes, courses and seminars out there that you can attend, but if you are really serious about it you are going to want to head to college or university to get a top notch degree for yourself.

Build a Portfolio

You don’t even have to wait until you are actually finished school to start building your portfolio. You just want to make sure that you include a variety of your work in here, so that when you are showing it off to people they are going to be getting the best and widest view of your body of work and what you have to offer.

Becoming a fashion designer can be a great idea, a wonderful option that offers many benefits. Not only will you be receiving a lucrative salary, but as well you will be the envy of all your friends because you are always going to know what the hottest trends are.

Famous Fashion Weeks

The Fashion Weeks last a whole year only the venues of the show change. Somewhere in the world there is a fashion show going on almost all the time. The Fashion Weeks are major shows where the designers and the fashion houses have the chance to present their latest collections. One of the biggest honors that a fashion designer can receive is to be invited to a fashion show in London, New York, Paris or Milan.

These four are considered the most important fashion capitals of the worlds alongside Sao Paolo (which occupies the number one position in Latin America) and Tokyo (fashion leader of the Asia/Pacific region). At fashion shows fashionistas, the media and the whole general public find out what is in and what is out in fashion. The collections that are presented at fashion weeks are actually the trends that will be in vogue several months later.

The city that kicks off the Fashion Week season is New York and then all the other shows follow. The first American Fashion Week was held in New York back in 1943. At the beginning it was called the Press Week and it was destined exclusively to the media. This happened because the World War II made it impossible to travel to Paris and as such the American designers where stuck on home land. After the press realized that their co-national designers where not copying the French as they previously though, they started to receive more and more attention.

The people that attend these fashion shows come in all shapes and sizes from potential buyers, to journalists, models, celebrities and actors. All of them dress to impress and the front row seats at the major fashion shows prove it. Fashion photographers have their hands full with all the models on the catwalk and off the catwalk.

Fashion is constant and only the trends change. When you are choosing your outfits or when you are going shopping you should keep in mind that you have to choose only the clothes that best fit your personality.