Re-thinking Weddings: Vera Wang's Fabulous Fashion Design Career


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by Marianne Salina
Fashion School Review Columnist

October 25, 2006


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Breaking into fashion design isn't easy--any designer will tell you this much--but for Vera Wang, finding success involved creating one item women were altogether frustrated in finding: wedding dresses. Following her own stressful dress hunt, Wang set out to craft gowns with her signature simplicity and sophistication. This bold move has placed Wang among the top names in fashion design and turned her into a household name when the topic of weddings surfaces.

Fashion and Apparel Design: Ready-to-Wear
Wang's real passion surprisingly has nothing to do with wedding dresses. Her love for fashion design boils down to luxurious fabrics and simple, perfect lines. In other words, what she herself would wear. Part of navigating her fashion design career was figuring out how to afford the production costs of a ready-to-wear line--fashion and apparel design comprised of women's basics. The solution was found filling the industry's niche as an upscale designer of bridal gowns.

Fashion Design School: Where Focus Meets Fruition
Wang's successful fashion design career was realized after years of following her love for clothes--first as fashion editor at Vogue and then, eventually, as a fine retailer of gowns and women's apparel. While no fashion career is uniform, there is a way to begin molding your path with a background in design, esthetics, and business courses. Fashion design school provides the tools you will need to develop your passion into a thriving career.

Getting started in fashion design may take time, as Vera Wang's career illustrates, but design training can move closer to your goals with relevant classes, instruction, and hands on experience doing what you love! Whether wedding attire or ready-to-wear, fashion school is the place to develop your passion for apparel design.



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

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