Guide to the Fashion Design Profession
The fundamentals of art, design, as well as the fashion industry, are the same for aspiring fashion designers regardless of whether they want to work in the fast fashion, ready-to-wear, or haute couture sectors.
Find motivation in the things that truly interest you, whether that’s song, art, literature, architecture, or people. While creative juices are flowing, utilize mood boards to compile and refine your ideas. Visual inspiration can come from everywhere; your boards can feature anything from journalistic images to street style to photographs.
Research Current Styles
A formal education in fashion design is not required, but a familiarity with the creative process, fabric construction, and the fashion industry will help you get started. If you don’t know how to make clothes by hand, take some sewing or pattern-making classes.
Draw What you Mean
The primary purpose of every sketch is to help the designer form a mental image of the finished product. The second purpose of a drawing is to serve as a pattern for your initial muslin or prototype, which will be created by a pattern maker. The technical aspects of your proposal, like darts & seams, sleeve lengths, length, fit, form, and more, can be communicated using these simple, flat drawings.