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What is going on in the world of fashion design?  Let's see what the fashion designers are up to by reading news reports, social media, articles, and blog posts.

The goal of many fashion designers is to design clothes which are functional as well as aesthetically pleasing.  However, people see clothing in a similar way as they see beauty.  What is pleasing is in the eye of the beholder.  Each person may have a different opinion in regard to what style, color, or fabric, should be in style this season.  The fashion designers must 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.  Their is much to consider when designing a collection.

Fashion design is generally considered to have started in the 19th century with Charles Frederick Worth who was the first designer to have his label sewn into the garments that he created.  In todays world we know of thousands of popular fashion designers and brands across the globe.  Let's learn about some of them by reading fashion designer news from the resources listed below.

Glamour

Harper Bazaar Fashion Designer News

Huffington Post Fashion Designer News

Los Angeles Times

News.com.au Designer News

The Cut (New York Magazine) - find fashion designer news from a list of popular names you will know.

Some clothes are made specifically for an individual, as in the case of haute couture or bespoke tailoring. Today, most clothing is designed for the mass market, especially casual and every-day wear are called ready to wear. Fashion designers work in different ways. Some sketch their ideas on paper, while others drape fabric on a dress form. But they all have generally similar goals.  That is to create clothes, shoes, or fashion accessories that will be enjoyed by consumers.

Below are a few resources that you may find to be of interest.

Fashion Designers

Designers by Name

Designer News

Fashion Designers USA

Fashion Week

Fashion Shows

What is fashion design? Fashion design is the art of application of design and aesthetics or natural beauty to clothing and accessories. Fashion design is influenced by cultural and social attitudes, and has varied over time and place.

Women's Fashion News

Men's Fashion News

Children's Fashion News

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Here are a few terms that are important to understand when reading some fashion designer news articles.

Ready-to-wear clothes are a cross between haute couture and mass market. They are not made for individual customers, but great care is taken in the choice and cut of the fabric. Clothes are made in small quantities to guarantee exclusivity, so they are rather expensive. Ready-to-wear collections are usually presented by fashion houses each season during a period known as Fashion Week.

Made to measure (MTM or M2M) typically refers to clothing that is sewn from a standard-sized base pattern. A tailored suit is a common example of a made-to-measure garment. The fit of a made-to-measure garment is expected to be superior to that of a ready-to-wear garment, because ready-to-wear garments are constructed to fit the manufacturer's definition of an average customer, while made-to-measure garments are constructed to fit each customer individually. However, made-to-measure items are seen by many to involve less workmanship than bespoke or "custom made" garments, as made-to-measure garments always involve some form of standardization in the patterning and manufacturing processes, whereas a bespoke garment is made entirely from scratch based on a customer's specifications.

Mass Market: Currently the fashion industry relies more on mass market sales. The mass market caters for a wide range of customers, producing ready-to-wear garments using trends set by the famous names in fashion. They often wait around a season to make sure a style is going to catch on before producing their own versions of the original look. In order to save money and time, they use cheaper fabrics and simpler production techniques which can easily be done by machine.

Haute Couture: Until the 1950s, fashion clothing was predominately designed and manufactured on a made-to-measure or haute couture basis (French for high-sewing), with each garment being created for a specific client. A couture garment is made to order for an individual customer, and is usually made from high-quality, expensive fabric, sewn with extreme attention to detail and finish, often using time-consuming, hand-executed techniques.

Fashion Week: A fashion week is a fashion industry event, lasting approximately one week, wherein fashion designers, brands or "houses" display their latest collections in runway shows to buyers and the media. These events influence trends for the current and upcoming seasons.

Luxury Goods: luxury good is a good for which demand increases more than proportionally as income rises, and is a contrast to a "necessity good", for which demand increases proportionally less than income.  Luxury goods are often synonymous with superior goods.

Fashion Show: A fashion show (French défilé de mode) is an event put on by a fashion designer to showcase his or her upcoming line of clothing during Fashion Week. Fashion shows debut every season, particularly the Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter seasons. This is where the latest fashion trends are made.

View more fashion terms from our apparel glossary section.

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