To become a successful Apparel Designer, you must work extremely hard. How do you feel about cutting, sewing, and measuring? Before you can even begin to think about "The Runway" and all the glamour that comes with it, you must learn the basic fundamentals of garment construction. Nothing comes free, cheap or easy to those would become the top designers who are featured on the world’s stages. Apparel Designers make clothing for all sizes, ages, genders, and situations. Apparel Designers must become familiar with all types of fabrics, dyes, manufacturing methods and forms of distribution. If you're ready, so are the schools who teach it!
Why is this Important?
- When students read what the industry reads, you better understand the ACTUAL major
- Magazines, Blogs and Newspapers in the industry provide a wealth of information
- Industry publications help you research the major in the way it’s used in the profession
|California Apparel News||Includes news, classifieds, and a trade show calendar.||Visit|
|Dress||Nonprofit organization seeking to advance global understanding of all aspects of dress and appearance. Also publishes the journal Dress.||Visit|
|Women's Wear Daily (WWD) Online and print daily news source for retailers and manufacturers of women's apparel, accessories, fibers, and textiles.||Visit|
|FashionTribes.com||Publishes six insider fashion magazines: Fashion Flirt, Technoid Subculture, Rock Punk, Downtown Doll, Global Chic, and Afro Love.||Visit|
|Footwear News (FN)Weekly magazine for the footwear industry, offering extensive coverage of the women's, men's, and children's footwear.||Visit|
|Fashion Projects||Biannual publication about fashion and its relation to other visual disciplines||Visit|
|Embroidery/Monogram Business Magazine||Information and product resource for embroidery professionals.||Visit|
|Textile WorldServes textile executives with articles on processing fiber into yarn, fabric and finished products and about new products, technology and on-site plant applications.||Visit|
|Coutorture||Integrating fashion blogs, online magazines, and exclusive media content to give fashion lovers news and commentary.||Visit|
|Hint||Online fashion magazine for men and women. Hint Magazine includes columns on collections, designers, shopping, and supermodels.||Visit|