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)
"The apparel, merchandising, and textiles major integrates an understanding of design, textiles, business, and retail merchandising — the necessary components in bringing products from concept to consumer. A set of core courses provide a foundation in principles of aesthetics, business, textiles, global markets, apparel production, and retail environments."
(Provided by: Washington State University)
The Bachelor of Professional Studies in Fashion Merchandising program emphasizes the business functions of promoting and selling fashions in the retail sector and coordinating the design, production and retail processes in the manufacturing sector of the fashion industry. This specialization combines fashion studies, and business/career studies to prepare graduates for entry-level employment in fashion merchandising.
(Provided by: Missouri State 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)
"The Bachelor of Professional Studies in Fashion Merchandising program emphasizes the business functions of promoting and selling fashions in the retail sector and coordinating the design, production and retail processes in the manufacturing sector of the fashion industry. This specialization combines fashion studies, and business/career studies to prepare graduates for entry-level employment in fashion merchandising."
(Provided by: Cazanovia College)
"The Apparel Merchandising and Product Development (AMPD) program opens the door to careers in the fashion industry. Buyer, product development specialist, fashion coordinator, sales consultant, visual display artist, and quality assurance technician are only a few of the possibilities. Classes in business, retailing, apparel production, science, social science, and the liberal arts give students a basic knowledge about the textile and apparel industries."
(Provided by: The University of Arkansas)
"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)