There are many fashion design career paths for you to choose from. Some fashion designers work for top houses such as Tommy Hilfiger and Chanel. Others are employed by mass-market manufacturers of men's, women's and children's apparel.
Or you could start your own fashion design business, establishing a distinctive style and overseeing fashion creation from initial concept to manufacturing and distribution.
In this field, there is a long history of people rising from humble beginnings to become fashion designer stars.
* Laura Ashley got her start as a secretary.
* Vera Wang began designing when she became engaged at age 39 and couldn't find a suitable wedding gown for the mature first bride.
* Ralph Lauren was born into a middle-class family who lived in the Bronx, and used to buy suits with his pocket money at age 12. He is now one of the richest and most famous fashion designers in the world.
Of course, it takes hard work, creativity, and a true passion for fabulous designs to achieve success as a fashion designer, but you can break into this career much more quickly and easily with the FabJob Guide to Become a Fashion Designer. In this guide you will discover how you can get started and succeed as a fashion designer.