Becoming a Fashion Designer

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Steve Mergarten
Mrs. Malaspino
English 12 A
November 28, 2009
Becoming a Fashion Designer
Cynthia Nellis, in her column “Day in the Life of a Fashion Couture Designer”, says, “... nothing is ever typical in the world of day is ever 'routine', although we begin and end each day more or less the same: in early, out late.” Working as a Fashion Designer is a very busy, hard and challenging job. You have to provide a lot of strengths in creativity, marketing and determination; to be successful. The purpose of this paper is to give information on the subject on fashion design, and to intend to show how fashion design works.

Several questions will be addressed in this research paper. What is a usual work day look like? How will it be to work in this occupation? What education and training is required? Where is the best place to receive the education? What are the outlooks to work as a fashion designer?

Fashion designers are responsible to create new clothes and accessories for costumers. They are also informed about the actual fashion trends that inspire the clothes; they have to put colors into perfect matching combinations and choose the right fabrics for their creations. Fashion designers specialize in different categories of design, for example Footwear designers or Accessory designers, but there are others who are specialized in all fashion categories. Designers’ responsibilities include: going to fashion shows; performing business administration tasks; marketing products; and supervising or working with design team members (“Occupational Outlook Handbook” 2008-09)To work in this occupation field has many benefits. Some of these are the feeling of exhilaration and accomplishment they will experience when a client is presented with a completed outfit. Furthermore, it is really good for the fashion designer to have the feeling that the clients’ expectations are exceeded. Some fashion designers become very successful with huge creations. Other...
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