Are you thinking of becoming a fashion designer? Like Halston, Lagerfeld, and de la Renta, you’ll be creating way more than just art – you’ll be creating art people live their lives in.
And while some may think fashion and appearance are superficial, you know that what you do helps people present themselves to the world, get hired, impress a first date and feel great about themselves. In reality, there are a ton of different positions within fashion design itself. From workout wear to haute couture, someone somewhere had vision and designed it.
But it’s not all schmoozing at runway shows in Paris and New York — it’s also a lot of hard work and you’ll most definitely have to pay your dues before you show under the big tents. Fashion designers and prospective fashion designers must excel in creativity, style, knowledge of fashion history, business sense, and the ability to perform under pressure and in high stress environments.
So, other than winning Project Runway, how do you become a fashion designer? We’ve assembled a list of necessary steps to get you started in the fashion world.