Just walking around New York city, all I can see are the outfits. In a city with over 15 Million people, with most parading around on foot, people tend to express themselves not in the cars they drive, but in the clothes and shoes they wear. And that’s why for me, New York is the world’s biggest fashion show.
Just yesterday I went into NineWest on 5th avenue, and it was a buying frenzy as the store offered discounts of as much as 35% off bags and shoes. And if you don’t find your size but just have to have a particular style, NineWest is happy to ship you out what you need free of charge. I bore the unfortunate task of assisting my girlfriend carry a multicolored sequins bag stuffed with a heavy laptop, but it was all worth it when a store clerk complimented me on what she thought was a nuveau chique male accessory.
We left NineWest bags in hand, and taking in the attire of everyday New Yorkers as we headed downtown along 5th avenue. You could see beautiful young maidens clad in simple, yet elegant spring/summer dresses. Some of them actually need help as we observed more than one flawlessly skinned scantily summer dressed beauty with shoes that don’t quite match the dress. Men are still suckers for business suits, although some are beginning to radicalize traditional business attire with more Euro variations.
Looking down at the grimy city streets is a feast for the eyes for those with a foot fetish. The latest open toe shoes some with the most wonderfully pedicured toes known to man are everywhere you look. And there’s an abundance of comfy and trendy urban kicks of every conceivable color scheme and design you can imagine adorning hipster men’s feet.
So if you want to check out fashion, you have to check out New York.
Fashion Designing Courses
In these days, the fashion designing courses are in most craze. Most of people desire to get qualifications & degrees of fashion designing courses. Like other countries, In India also, the students prefer to do the Fashion Designing Courses. (more…)
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“This job is very challenging, but I love it!,” says 1996 Fashion Design graduate Carlos Toro who is the General Manager and Head Designer for Your Choice Inc., located in Palm Beach, Florida. He is in charge of designing and production that includes marking, cutting, sewing and final touches of all the garments the company markets. “In this job I really have been able to apply all the skills I learned at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale.” On October 21, 2001, Carlos debuted his own collection of swimwear, activewear, clubwear, sportswear, betterwear, and eveningwear.at the Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce’s annual fashion show.
There are numerous fashion degree programs available for someone interested in pursuing a fashion career. Whether you are interested in fashion design, fashion merchandising, or the business side of fashion, there are many degrees that provide the building blocks you need to succeed in your fashion career. Specialization and additional education are options fashion professionals should always consider.
An associate’s or bachelor’s degree in Fashion Design is a great stepping stone to a number of careers in fashion. Fashion design students complete coursework in a variety of subjects including the following :
- fashion and textile vocabulary and terminology
- consumer trends and behavior
- hand drawing
- computer-aided design (CAD)
- pattern drafting and manufacturing
- fashion show production and promotion
- sewing and tailoring
- human anatomy
- fashion and art history and trends
- balancing of colors, proportions, textiles, and moods
Cutting it in the Field of Fashion Design
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There aren’t many careers that can stand nose to nose with the glamour and glitz of fashion design. In this bustling industry, individuals need passion, innovation, and drive. They need to have natural talent–an eye for visual balance, design, texture, and color–but that isn’t usually enough. To break into this exciting industry, individuals need to set themselves apart with something more than talent; employers seek two and four year degree holders who have a solid understanding of fashion trends, ornamentation, fabrics, and textiles. - Find Online Fashion Design Schools
Online Fashion Design Education Makes an Impression
Online degree programs in fashion design can prepare students for a career in design, fashion merchandising, and fashion marketing. These online programs help students develop sketching abilities and teach the use of vital, industry-current computer-aided design software (CAD). Programs with merchandising and marketing concentrations teach students about the business aspects of the fashion design industry, and all programs emphasize the importance of strong communication skills. Students can earn an online diploma, degree, or certificate, and in doing so, they can prepare a portfolio of design work that will help convince employers that they’ve got the fashion design mettle to hack it in this competitive industry.
Employment and Earnings Statistics for Fashion Designers
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in May 2004, the median annual income of all fashion designers was $55,840. In the same year, there were 17,000 fashion designer positions held, and many more positions in merchandising and marketing. And while there will be employment growth in the industry, the highest demand for fashion designers will come from companies designing mass-market products for retail chains and department stores.
The Australian Institute of Fashion Design has a Fashion Illustration and Portfolio Development course to help you realize your dream. It is designed to improve your fashion drawing and illustration skills, using various rendering mediums (graphite, char cal, paint, etc.). Students will also learn how to professionally layout a portfolio, using techniques to enhance the design’s impact, communicate a design theme or story and create a flow through.
The following is a list of some of the topics that will be covered in this short course:
* Creating Fashion Stories
* Colour Schemes
* Using fashion figure templates/croqui
* Understanding the fashion figure proportions
* Using Various Rendering Techniques and Materials
* Mixed Media Techniques to Create Visually Stunning Presentations
* Using Watercolor Pencils, Gouache and Watercolor Paints, Pantone Marker Pens, Graphite and More
* Creating Different Illustration Styles
* Shading Garments on the Body
* Rendering Fabrics
* Portfolio Layout and Presentation
Your successful career as a fashion designer awaits you!
It´s amazing how some people can just whip out incredible illustrations in only a few minutes. Contestants on the show Project Runway for example, get just 30 minutes or less to think about and sketch out their designs. It must take a lot of practice and skill to be able to do that. Apart from sketching for hours on end, is there a faster way to become the next big illustrator for Vogue magazine? It turns out that there is.