The field of fashion design is popular now with shows like Project Runway. These types of shows give a realistic view of what's expected from a fashion designer. If you are determined to make a career in this business, read on.
If you really want to become a fashion designer you must be able to take rejection. As a fashion designer you will receive more "No's" then you will hear the word "Yes." This cannot stop you. The field of fashion design is very competitive and requires hard work on your part. There are plenty of talented designers out there just like you, but you must know what makes you stand out from the rest.
To become a fashion designer you must first know you have talent. Be honest with yourself. Ask yourself do you really know your craft? If you need to improve your sketching ability or sewing and designing skills then get the help you need. Enroll in a fashion design college or program to improve in your weak areas.
Do your homework and know everything there is to know about how to become a fashion designer and the fashion industry generally. To give yourself a chance of success you must be knowledgeable on all aspects of the fashion world if you want to stand out. Anybody can be taught how to sew a dress but a Versace knows how to create. Read every magazine that has to do with fashion. Keep up with all the fashion trends coming out of New York and Europe since they are the leaders.
Don't be afraid to be different in the world of fashion as this marks a great designer. Know the field you are best in. If it is womens wear that you know best then focus your attention in this area. Put your concentration in the area that you feel most comfortable but don't close your eyes to other areas of fashion that may be appealing. Keep your options open when it comes to being creative. Be open to finding creative ideas in other mediums. This will help you stand out as a fashion designer.