On Tap for Spring Clothing Design: Flappers & Fringe

by Marianne Salina
Fashion School Review Columnist

December 27, 2006

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We may still be burrowed deep beneath chunky wool sweaters, scarves, and leggings, but designers are always one season ahead of the consumer. So, while we don only our warmest winter clothing and settle into the long months ahead, design labels such as Prada, Zac Posen, and Viktor & Rolf are introducing new Spring fashion themes and fantasies.

After months of drab, bulky layers, Spring 2007's designs return to the light, breezy antiquity of the more refined ages in fashion. Airy fringes, layers of tiers, beads and glamour - what more could you ask for?

Fashion Design Forecasting: Spring's New Horizon
In the world of fashion design, one of the critical jobs for clothing designers is dictating the underlying themes for the season. For Viktor & Rolf, forecasting spring fashion was an opportunity to celebrate the big band era, where ballroom dancing and an air of propriety steered their design direction. "We are die-hard romantics," says Rolf Snoeren of the design duo. "But at the same time we are also conceptualists. So we wanted to do something light and entertaining. That's how we came to think of ballroom dancing."

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Climbing to a place in your fashion design career where you are comfortable developing clothing design motifs requires a careful study in trends and design construction. Such skills are honed with years of practice, starting with fashion design school. It's the best way to learn how the industry works.

In fashion design school, you will find the support and instruction you need to discover your source of inspiration, be it ballroom dancing or otherwise. You will also learn of the wide spectrum of fashion design jobs that exist within the industry, giving you a variety of career options.


About the Author
Marianne Salina is a freelance writer in Spokane, Washington. She writes about pursuits in education and degree opportunities.

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