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What Do Fashion Designers Do?

If you dream of watching a model striding down the runway in your original designs, becoming a fashion designer may be the path for you.

Careers in fashion design never go out of style. Fresh ideas are constantly emerging from seasoned industry veterans and creative new designers. Inspiration comes from many sources, but the best designers do their research when developing a new line. Fashion designers who truly understand past trends can forge a new stylistic path.

Abilities and Traits of Successful Fashion Designers

Fashion designers are determined, focused and passionate individuals with exceptional talent for sketching and designing clothes. An aptitude for graphic art, design and color is essential to succeed in the world of fashion.

Companies rely on technology to maintain a competitive edge and create fresh designs for the runway. The ability to convey your designs via sketches on paper is still important, and employers consider these classical skills along with your ability to use computer graphic and design tools.

Getting Started as a Fashion Designer

To get a foot in the door in the fashion industry, you will need a compelling design portfolio. An internship is a great way to gain valuable experience and to build your body of work by learning from professionals. Advanced design skills and a degree in fashion or a related field are also vital for a fashion design career.

As a fashion designer, you shape the styles and trends worn by millions. This career path enables you to put your design skills and passion to good, and wearable, use!

Academy of Art University Fashion Design Programs

As the only school to show at New York Fashion Week, Academy of Art University is renowned for the high quality work produced by students. Led by industry professionals, students develop their unique style and vision.

Students in the School of Fashion study Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising & Marketing, Textile Design, Knitwear Design and Fashion Journalism. With classes online and in San Francisco, Academy of Art University equips aspiring fashion students for professional futures.

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