Sand, Sea, and Fashion Design Schools in Los Angeles

by Lynsey Hemstreet
Fashion School Review Columnist

June 5, 2006

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Los Angeles, host to the West Coast's Fashion Week, offers endless opportunities in styling, costume design, and fashion design. Celebrities have "pet" fashion designers, everyone knows someone in the industry, and fashion design is alive and well on the streets. Finding fashion design schools in Los Angeles is a big step towards starting your career.

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Whether your interest lies in runway fashion, costume design, or independent labels, Los Angeles has a fashion design scene for you. The fashion district of LA even has its own publication, The Fashion Files! Located in downtown Los Angeles, the fashion district offers 90 blocks of retail shops, textiles, fabrics, flowers, and wholesalers. Any fashion student could easily get lost in the fashion district exploring the new or used shops, and cheap and pricey wares. Also unique to LA is the Gerry Building in the heart of the fashion district, home to Calvin Klein Jeans, Fornarina, On Gossamer, and other showrooms for buyers and sellers.

As a fashion design student in LA you will have unique opportunities to network with makeup artists, models, and others in "the industry." Attending fashion design schools in Los Angeles gives you access to celebrity culture, film and video shoots, runway shows, and more.

What LA Has to Offer

Fashion design schools in Los Angeles turn out students who are ready to work in the design industry immediately upon graduation. You can take basic fashion design classes like fashion merchandising, promotion, and technology at any fashion design school. But fashion design schools in Los Angeles offer specialized programs also. As a student you can take courses in footwear design, beauty industry merchandising and marketing, and textile design, to tailor your education to your personal interests and talents.


About the Author
Lynsey Hemstreet has two passions in life: writing and makeup. A journalism grad from San Francisco State University, she is a cosmetics consultant by day, freelance writer and editor by night. Lynsey's written work ranges from independent music reviews t

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