Study on Fashion and Fashion Designer
Lecturer, Dept. of Fashion Design
KCC Women’s College (Affiliated by Khulna University)
Fashion comes from a Latin word ‘Facere’ which means ‘to make’. It carries the idea craftsmanship obedience to the law of technique. Fashion is a part of style that takes place on a body or face or an appearance that varies from person to person, day to day, time to time.
Fashion is a natural instinct in people. Men and women are fond of adorning themselves to look more than attractive, to look different, to set an image or style of their own, to be basically an individual and look different. Variety is spice of life.
Fashion design is a form of art. To work as a designer, you should have an artistic and creative personality. You also have to be good at drawing and able to express your ideas in sketches. You don’t necessarily have to be a great artist, but you must have special skills for combining colors,tones and shades. You also have to be able to work with fabric and use textiles in a creative and original manner. Fashion designers have a good visual imagination and are able to think in three dimensions and put their ideas into garments.
Fashion designers have to be aware of the fashion market requirements. They have to be very interested in learning new things and read magazines, journals and books for fashion design history and new trends. They also have to be interested in art, visit art galleries and interact with all kinds of artist whenever they have the opportunity. A designer should also have some knowledge and experience of tailor ( cutting, draping, sewing etc.) and be able to tell the difference between different fabric quality levels.
Fashion Designing career is an interesting and creative work option where you can show your eye for detail. Plus it is glamorous too.
A good understanding of the audience’s lifestyle and customer needs and requirements is also needed in fashion design. Designer’s should have good communication skill and be able to express their ideas clearly. But most important, they have to be very original and have fresh, innovative ideas.
To be a successful fashion designer, you should know about the latest trends tastes in this field. This field is highly competitive and you need to be not just talented, but also very determined, ambitious and hard working with a good business sense. Communication skills are important to be able to put across ideas and concepts clearly for the workers as well as the clients. A good hand at sketching can be helpful. In the long run, to make it on your own, you should have knowledge of colors, styles, shapes and the various types of fabrics. A well-groomed and attractive personality is important.
Fashion designers keep a important role in our society. They use their knowledge, skills,thoughts and create new type of product which always has a great appeal in peoples mind. Now I am going to provide some information about the important fashion designers and their famous labels.
- functions of a fashion designer;