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How To Succeed At Designing Fashion


There are a lot of men and women who want to venture into the world of fashion designing. Being an influential person in the fashion business is tough. It requires a ton of hard work and you have to compete with the best designers before getting to the top.

Step 1

For you to be successful in fashion designing, you first have to be passionate about your craft. You cannot be successful in something that you do not believe in. You must love fashion the extent that you cannot live without it. Remember that you will be competing against hundreds, even thousands of young designers out there. Your skills will not matter if it does not game to the level of passion you have for fashion designing. 

Step 2

In order to be more passionate about fashion designing, you have to be inspired. Draw inspiration from anything from your significant other to your pet cat. Watch a lot of movies and television shows that has something to do with fashion. Look for fashion magazines and study each subject being discussed. Also, try reading biographies of successful fashion designers and see if you can learn a few tricks from them.

Step 3

Of course, you need to be skillful if you want to succeed in fashion designing. It is not enough that you just know how to sketch your designs and you have knowledge about the latest trends. you also have to be an efficient dressmaker and tailor. You need to be versatile and show people that you can do almost everything. If you think that your fashion designing skills are still lacking, do not hesitate in undergoing a crash course in fashion designing. Always make room for improvement. You may be great but you also have to be humble.

Step 4

In case you are the type of person who took a college course which relates to fashion designing, you need to upgrade your resume by applying for a summer internship in a fashion-related company. During summer, you can find tons of companies that entertain students who want to be interns. You can be an assistant at a fashion magazine or you can be a clerk at a fashion house. Check with the career center in your college or university and see if there are openings.

Step 5

Make a portfolio that showcases your best fashion designing skills. Take pictures and raw sketches of your designs and arrange them in a certain collection to make it look professional and polished.

Step 6

Of course, you need to walk the talk if you want to make it big in the world of fashion designing. This means that you also have to be fashionable. At work or when meeting with other designers and potential clients, wear something that games your style preference. This way, people will see where you draw your inspiration in every design that you make.

Step 7

A harsh reality you have to deal with is that you cannot make it big in the fashion designing business if you don't know anyone. So it is extremely important that you build strong and credible connections. Make as many acquaintances as you can and build a mutual trust. Referral is the key if you want to succeed in fashion designing.

As said earlier, fashion designing is a tough job. In order to make it big, you have to face a lot of competition. So it is important that you find your most unique element and make it an advantage. Don't be afraid to express your personality. It may take a long time to succeed. so you need to be patient.

Tips and comments

  • Believe in good karma. Do not try to pull anyone down if you want to be at the top.
  • Fashion designing is a tough business so you have to be strong and confident. Be open to criticisms and believe in yourself.
By Daria Kristina, published at 03/23/2012
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