Fashion Design is the craft of utilization of design and feels or common magnificence to apparel and frill. Fashion design is impacted by social and social scopes and has differed over time and cost. Fashion design is characterized by the makers of new footwear, dress, and accessories. Fashion designing includes a lot of abilities that extend from statistical surveying and inventiveness to drawing and texture choice. The fashion designers are the prerequisite part of the fashion industry.
Modern fashion design is divided into two basic categories:
Haute Couture: The haute couture is a French phrase for high fashion garments. These garments are custom made for particular customers. Haute couture garments are generally expensive, fashionable & sewn with rearmost considerations to detail & consummate by most competent sewers. To become Haute couture designer, one should be a part of Syndical Chamber for Haute couture. For this Designer is obligatory to showcase new collection twice a year with at least 35 garments each time.
Ready to wear: These garments aren’t custom made. They are of standard sizes & are made according to the market demand. They are categories into two parts:
The designer collection has a good quality, elegant & unique designs with the ultimate finish. They are made on a specific theme & for different occasions & seasons. They usually designed for statements not for sale.
Confection collection is produced in bulk according to the market demand. These are generally affordable for all classes.
Now let’s get into some history, so the question arises how Fashion designing was originated?
The first fashion designer who was more than a simple tailor was Charles Frederick Worth, in the 19th century. Before he set up his fashion design house in Paris, clothing was made by many unknown dressmakers and fashion standards were obtained from the styles worn by royals. Worth was the first designer to actually direct to his customers what to wear rather than following their choices.
His fashion house became so famous that people were able to attach a face and a name to designs when they knew they were from the House of Worth. This was the introduction to the custom to have a designer of a house who not only creates clothing but also represents the symbol of the brand-name.
Last but not least let me tell you what does it takes to be a Fashion Designer?
Fashion designing is a mix of skill, craft, art, and techniques. To work as a designer, you should be creative, imaginative, inventive, expressive, and artistic personality. You also have to be good at sketching, drawing, illustration, portrayal, presentation, design, composition, and able to covey and demonstrate your ideas in the form of sketches. You don’t necessarily have to be a great artist, but you must have some special skills for combining and making a bond or contrast in colors, tones, and shades. You also have to be able to work with different fabrics and use textile materials in an artistic and original manner. Fashion designers have a good visual imagination a creative power and should able to think in three-dimensions and put their ideas into dresses.
Fashion designers have to be aware of fashion market requirements, demands, and necessity. They have to be very much interested in knowing and learning new things and read magazines, journals, and books on fashion design history and new trends. They also have to be interested in art, visit art galleries, and interact with all kinds of artists whenever they have the chance. A designer should also have some knowledge and experience of tailoring (cutting, draping, sewing, etc.) and be able to tell the difference between different fabric quality levels.
A piece of good knowledge and awareness of the spectator’s lifestyle and customer needs and requirements are also required in fashion design. Designers should have good communication skills and be able to express their ideas with clarity. But most importantly, they have to be very original and have fresh, innovative ideas.