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How to Become a Successful Fashion Designer

If you’re like me, you live and breathe fashion. You’re constantly inspired by so many new designs running through your mind, so many that you can’t figure them all out fast enough at the rate they’re coming in. You constantly dream of the day your clothes will be on the fashion runway with lights shining overhead, cameras flashing everywhere, and the audience completely mesmerized by your incredible creations. You can’t stop thinking about the day you’ll open a magazine or see the Oscars and see a famous celebrity wearing one of your amazing designs. Her bookshelf is full of fashion books and magazines, and she can’t resist visiting the textile stores to see the latest fabrics, decorative beads, rhinestones and embellishments.

It’s that ever-present dream of being a successful fashion designer that makes you work day and night on your designs, in most cases for many years without pay and working your way through pills, which is brutal torture, when everything what you can think of is living and working in fashion.

Famous fashion designers come from all walks of life, there is no system to follow that will make you the next famous fashion designer. Some are graduates of elite fashion schools and others have never attended a fashion school. Some have completed a fashion internship at a fashion house and others have made their own creations in their basement. The one thing all of these fashion designers had in common was that they had an intense passion for fashion, could design highly sought after clothes, and were in contact with someone who gave them the opportunity to break into fashion. industry. To become a successful fashion designer, it is essential to make yourself and your creations known as much as possible, because how will anyone know your fashions if they cannot see them?

To spread out your clothes, here are some things you can do:

1. Usually we are not good at everything, some of us are good at designing clothes, but we lack sewing and pattern making skills. This is where you can partner with someone who shares your passion for fashion and has the skills you lack. It is in the meeting of different skills that we can create a real product that can stand out.
2. By having a fashion line of 14 outfits, you can apply to your local fashion week. In the United States: New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco have fashion weeks. These fashion weeks attract many local editors, journalists and socialites who will see your fashions and potentially give you the exposure you need to get your name out there.
3. Many nightclubs in the city hold fashion shows, find out which nightclubs hold fashion shows and contact them to find out how you can participate in an upcoming show.
4. Locate fashion stores that cater to the fashion you design, walk through the stores first to look around, if you can see your clothes fit in the store, find out who owns them and ask them if they would agree to having some of her fashions for sale in her store. You’ll be surprised how many store owners are willing to work with you. I walked around San Francisco in the Nob Hill neighborhood and had my clothes fitted after visiting and discussing my product with four boutiques. By posting your clothes, you will receive valuable information on whether or not your designs are in demand and if you need to change your designs to increase sales. It will also give you free exposure to the public. When your clothes sell, you can introduce them to investors who are more than willing to invest in your line, when you demonstrate that there is a strong demand for your clothes.



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