Fashion designers design clothing and accessories, creating original clothes according to market demands. Most fashion designers, however, work for apparel manufacturers, creating designs of men’s, women’s, and children’s fashions for the mass market. People in the fashion industry work for magazines, television shows, public relations firms and salons; as stylists, wardrobe consultants, or photographers; for textile, apparel, and pattern manufacturers; for distributors of clothing, furnishings, and accessories; and for department stores and other business that market clothing and accessories. Because style and fashion trends change quickly, fashion designers must work hard to stay in tune and change with the market. Long hours and extensive travel to production sites are considered par for the profession.

Education in the field often requires a two- or four-year degree, including some training in textiles, fabrics, and ornamentation, as well as fashion. Fashion Design students should expect to study creative design and drawing, pattern-making and sewing, management, and commercial realism, to name just a few.

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