Is Fashion in Your Future?


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by Karin Evans
Fashion School Review Columnist

April 11, 2005


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A fashion design career begins with a fashion design education. And that's exactly what you'll get from a fashion design course.

Working with What You've Got

Fashion design is a career that requires a combination of creative flair, technical ability, and business acumen. In other words, successful fashion designers are talented people, and a successful fashion design career is something that requires dedication.

Wood Tobé-Coburn School has a reputation for preparing high school graduates for real jobs, in the real world, in no time flat.

If you've got the right stuff - chiefly creativity and determination - fashion schools have got the experience and expertise to help you develop it. Fashion schools foster an atmosphere of innovation and experiment, providing an environment in which students can develop their style and ideas.

The aim of fashion schools is to give students the tools, knowledge and environment to develop their natural talents and enthusiasm. The end result is that you can develop an impressive portfolio of your own work, credentials, and a professional attitude that will open doors for you.

What Will I Learn?

A fashion design course will usually provide you with training in the technical and business aspects of fashion design. The creative aspect is provided by you! Your course will teach you how to turn those ideas into a reality that will work in the fashion marketplace.

You'll learn classroom-based elements such as sewing and draping, flat pattern drafting and computerized pattern-making technology. You'll also learn a great deal from other activities such as putting on your own fashion show and creating your portfolio.

Upon graduation, you'll have the knowledge, skills, and confidence you'll need to gain employment in jobs such as junior designer, patter grader, management trainee, visual merchandiser, and assistant merchandise buyer.

About the Author
Karin Evans works for a government agency researching and writing reports to inform policy. Her previous experience includes teaching, editing, and sales and marketing - all in the field of English Literature and Language. Karin has graduate and doctoral

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