The glamour… The fame… The art of creative details… Becoming a fashion designer promises all that and more. But is the love for designing clothes enough to become a good designer?
Who is a fashion designer?
A fashion designer is someone who loves to study fashion trends, sketch designs, select materials, and have a part in all the production aspects of their designs. They contribute to the creation of millions, if not billions of pieces of clothing and accessories purchased by consumers on a yearly basis.
Fashion designers attempt to design clothes which are functional as well as aesthetically pleasing. They consider who is likely to wear a garment and the situations in which it will be worn, they have a wide range and combinations of materials to work with and a wide range of colors, patterns and styles to choose from.
While becoming a fashion designer may sound like a dream job, the role is demanding and the industry is competitive. As a fashion designer you will have to work on the design of clothing and fashion ranges.
what qualifications does a fashion designer need to obtain?
It’s always good to be prepared ahead of time to meet university admission requirements for a fashion Bachelor’s degree. Here are some key steps you can take:
- Take a home economics classes to learn how to sew fast;
- Draw and paint on your own to exercise your eye for colour and patterns;
- Learn visual design software like Photoshop, CorelDraw, Xara, Serif DrawPlus
- Read about art and fashion design from blogs, books, magazines.
Nowadays, graphics is everywhere, even in fashion. A pair of scissors and papers won’t do the trick. While it’s not necessary to pursue a three-year long Bachelor’s in Design or Graphic Design, you should get some of the insights these study areas have to offer.
With all these above lessons, you will agree with us that we have more tailors in Cameroon than real fashion designers.