To become a successful Apparel Designer, you must work extremely hard. How do you feel about cutting, sewing, and measuring? Before you can even begin to think about "The Runway" and all the glamour that comes with it, you must learn the basic fundamentals of garment construction. Nothing comes free, cheap or easy to those would become the top designers who are featured on the world’s stages. Apparel Designers make clothing for all sizes, ages, genders, and situations. Apparel Designers must become familiar with all types of fabrics, dyes, manufacturing methods and forms of distribution. If you're ready, so are the schools who teach it!
"The Apparel Design curriculum focus is to help students develop into professionals that will be successful in both the domestic and international market place. Fashion design is the development of apparel and textile products that meet the needs of specific consumer markets. Students develop an understanding of these needs through the study of consumer behavior, demographics and psychographics."
(Provided by Baylor University)
"Apparel Design and Apparel Merchandising graduates must understand the social, ethical, cultural, economic, and political factors that influence clothing selection. For this reason, the Apparel Design and Merchandising specialization has a strong interdisciplinary base integrating knowledge from arts, psychology, sociology, economics, business, history, physics, and chemistry."
(Provided By: Seattle Pacific University)
"The Fashion Design program prepares students for the world of fashion design and its related industries. Fashion designers communicate ideas by fashion sketching, fashion illustration, and through the creation of three-dimensional finished garments that may appear on the runways or in retail stores. In the program, students learn to ideate, sketch, pattern, sew, and produce garments at quality levels."
(Provided by: The University of Cincinnati)
"SCAD fashion students collaborate with global brands such as Delta Air Lines, Reese Witherspoon's Draper James clothing line, and Hilary Swank's Mission Statement leisure brand to create showstopping looks through SCADpro, the university's in-house design studio. Career-making opportunities like these partnerships are commonplace at SCAD, where graduates enjoy rewarding careers at Elle, Kate Spade, Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren, Teen Vogue, Tory Burch, and many more."
(Provided By: Savannah College of Art and Design)
"You'll learn the fundamentals of professional draping, patternmaking, and sewing techniques. You'll master computer-aided design (CAD), and learn how to take a design from concept to finished garment. This singular program guides you to become not only a designer with your own creative vision, but a professional prepared to take your place in this challenging industry."
(Provided by: Fashion Institute of Technology - New York)
"The objectives of the concentration are to prepare graduates to enter a career in the fashion industry with a focus on design, pattern making/technical design, illustration, product development, sourcing and production. Students will focus primarily on design and development and garment construction, and the integration of computer aided design and product management. Thus making graduates in this area more marketable and in demand."
(Provided By: Bowie State University)
"UW-Stout's Bachelor of Science in Fashion and Retail program (formerly Apparel Design and Development) emphasizes current industry practices, internship opportunities, and career placement. You'll explore real-world aspects of the fashion and retail industries including market researching, planning, designing, developing, buying, and marketing."
(Provided By: The University of Wisconsin-Stout)
"Graduates from our program enter into a range of fashion and related careers, including knitwear design, product design innovation, sustainable fabric development, children’s wear design, menswear design, technical design, and concept development."
(Provided By: California College of The Arts)