Jul 29, 2014
Fashion design can be a lucrative career if you’re passionate and skilled at your job. After interviewing several noted designers in the area, we composed a short guide for all of you thinking of taking the plunge!
Develop Your Skills
Designing and creating apparel requires many skills, of the most obvious, the necessity to be able to sew or at least be able to work a sewing machine. I actually purchased a machine and some fabric online, then watched online tutorials during a random DIY phase.
You’ll also need to understand fabrics and how they move when worn.
Research existing designers and learn from them. How did they make it in the industry? You should also be good at researching current trends and creating storyboards/moodboards. This will take hours of practice but it’ll be worth it!
There is nothing I love more than an thick, luxurious mane to whip around
while pretending I am starring in a L'oreal commercial.
However, not everyone was blessed with this kind of hair. Many (including myself at times) were given very thin, fine hair that wouldn’t whip around even if we tried.
I have spent forever trying to find ways to get my hair to thicken up.
I find that the following techniques help most effectively:
Live an Active Lifestyle
Getting active stimulates your entire body. Running, walking, swimming - it’s all great. Exercise helps to get new nutrients to our muscles while increasing the blood flow (incredibly necessary for growth! Find an exercise you enjoy for the best results. Mix things up a bit when you get bored!