What is a fashion school?
In my opinion,
Fashion Schools, Fashion
Merchandising Schools, Fashion Design Schools are essentially the same
thing under different names. The bottom line is that a school that
teaches students regarding clothing, textiles, pattern making, sewing etc., we
will consider to be a "fashion school".
The fashion schools have many programs and
courses to assist you with entering the world of fashion. Below I
will list only a few:
Fashion Design Programs are typically
designed to help you acquire the multifaceted skills you will need to
understand and move seamlessly into the fast moving fashion industry. In
general fashion design programs are developed to inspire students to
create and produce innovative designs. Students can explore a variety of
traditional techniques and combine them with computer-aided design to
develop fashion industry relevant design skills.
Fashion Marketing Programs are designed
to assist students with learning the inner workings of the retail and
wholesale fashion industry by studying trends, analyzing the market, and
evaluating production needs. Professors are typically supportive
team of experienced fashion marketing and merchandising professionals.
They will help educate you regarding a comprehensive range of
disciplines including advertising techniques, marketing strategies and
retail management. Successful fashion marketers can identify trends and
adapt them to the marketplace, as well as understand consumer behavior.
At the proper fashion school, you will learn to be an excellent marketer
of fashion. When you graduate, you can hopefully work for a
pr firm or possibly start your own marketing company... The
sky is the limit with a fashion marketing degree. You may want to
also check out our fashion press
release page or join the
fashion public relations group and
fashion marketing group at the
Fashion Industry Network.
Patternmaking & Design Programs are
courses developed to educate students in the art of pattern making.
Many fashion schools have intensive skill building programs to help you
become a proficient pattern maker.
You can also find special courses on garment
fit. You can learn to analyze garments to figure out
irregularities and learn how to make fit corrections to your
spec sheets and patterns.
Sewing & Construction Programs will help
educate you regarding sewing techniques etc. Obviously, the term
construction does not refer to constructing buildings. In these
classes you will learn the construction of garments. You will
learn about buttonholes, bias tape, seams and much more. You will
quickly find that their is an enormous amount of
stitches to learn. If you enjoy
home sewing or dream of
famous fashion designer, the next logical step is to learn about
sewing and garment construction.
Fashion Illustration Programs will help
you learn to get your design concepts onto paper or into a computer.
Learn to draw a fashion figure in correct proportion and use proper
elements to render appropriate fashion.
Obviously, their is way more to learn about
fashion schools. We suggest you visit the
directory and contact the schools directly for more information.
Keep in mind, you do not actually have to attend
a fashion school full time. Many people pick and choose courses
based on their particular interests. Certainly it is best to
obtain a full degree, but if you can not swing fashion school on a full
time basis, you can still take a few courses to round off you knowledge
You will find that fashion schools can be found
in many countries around the world. Excellent fashion schools can
be found in Italy, France, USA, China, India, etc. When
researching a fashion school that is right for you, you may want to at
first stick with a school that is in your region. If you are
living in another part of the work, it may not be a good idea to
register at a
New York fashion school. However, if you are prepared to go to
school away from home a New York fashion school such as
certainly could not hurt your career. If you plan to do your
studies in the United States, you should also review the
Los Angeles fashion schools at well as other educational facilities
around the country.
You can find great educational facilities in
Paris, London, Milan,
Australia and many other locations around the world.
By the way, after you graduate, you should check
out our employment section.
From there you can find employment agencies and many other tools to
assist you with starting your
If you are super smart and want to go beyond a
Bachelor's Degree, you can learn more about a
Master's Degree in Fashion.