Fashion Design Resource Center
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Fashion Design and Beyond
While fashion design jobs get a lot of attention for being the creative driver of the industry, the fashion world is actually a complex ecosystem with a large community performing a wide variety of essential functions. Designing is only one part of the whole. So whether you have the creativity and vision to launch your own clothing line, or the business and marketing know-how to sell the latest trends, there's a place for you in the fashion industry.
Read more about fashion design school and careers in the articles listed on the right. You'll also find information on other fashion careers that may be a better fit for you.
Career Spotlight: Fashion Designer
Fashion designers understand that clothes are much more than protection from the elements. Clothes can make people feel confident or powerful. Or they can be comforting. Clothing can be an artistic expression—a projection of the image people want the world to see.
While good fashion design will probably never be equated with a cure for disease or a solution for world hunger, fashion can make a person feel better. Though some may say fashion is purely superficial, appearance can have profound effects personally and to the world at large. Whether you think of royalty or rock stars, you visualize their appearance and presentation. What people wear projects who they are. Read more about a fashion design job.
Career Spotlight: Fashion Merchandising
Every great boutique or department store needs a Wizard of Oz—someone behind the curtain making everything appear as impressive as possible—someone deciding to stock ruby slippers because they're the next big thing. Fashion merchandising experts accomplish tasks like these on a regular basis. Read more about a fashion merchandising job.
Fashion Design Guide
- Fashion Design Job Description
- Choosing a School
- Prepare for Fashion Design School
- What You'll Study in College
- Career Tips
- Art Institute Graduate Profile
- Interview: Fashion Designer
- Top 10 Fashion Schools: Should You Attend?
- Degrees Online