Fashion Schools Help Make Everyone a Star
by Fran Walker
Fashion School Review Columnist
May 18, 2005
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At the Oscars there will always be winners and losers - and I'm talking about the dresses here. But do you think you could have done better? This year's Oscars saw dresses by fashion designers worldwide, all of which started as graduates of fashion schools. If you think you have the talent for a career in fashion design, and the determination, you need to start by looking online for the right degree.
Is a Career in Fashion Design Right for You?
Not everyone can enjoy a career in fashion design, and still fewer end up designing dresses for movie stars. With only 15,000 fashion designers recorded in the US in 2002 (BLS), it might seem easier to win an Oscar.
The truth is, while many people still view fashion design and fashion shows as elitist, proper fashion design can make anyone look and feel like a million dollars. Look how many expensive fashion designers are bringing out "budget" ranges this season.
A career in fashion design requires all of the following:
If you have all of these qualities, this site is one of many excellent online resources for graduates from fashion schools, and can also help you find your ideal fashion design degree.
- Hard work; and
- A love of fashion.
Online and Traditional Degrees in Fashion Design
Fashion schools offer the best route to a successful career in fashion design. You can choose from online and traditional fashion schools. After graduation, you may need to travel to one of fashion design's centers. In the meantime, look through the fashion schools and online degrees on offer to find what is right for you. After all - that's what fashion design is all about, on or off the red carpet.
About the Author
Fran Walker is a freelance writer, editor and researcher specializing in educational, health, safety and domestic issues. Previously, she spent five years in marketing in the self-help, health and health and safety sectors before leaving to start a family
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