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01-09-2006
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the sisters at Rodarte (a new Wintour fav) started totally last minute. They majored in like...idk English or something non-fashion related, and one of them was waitressing to pay for the materials up until the second collection! They hand sew everything and are incredibly young and talented however. It's a bit of inspiration for you starting out though!

that's interesting. you know where i can read more about them? i ran a search on google but only got pictures of their collection. Thanks!

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02-09-2006
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yeah, the september W has a long story on them...also...hehe i'm interning for them so you can ask me about them if you want!

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hahah TELL ME EVERYTHING! :p


you're so lucky!

i find them to be an insipiration. Did they take a fashion degree or just started sewing? and they actually hand sew everything and sold their collections?

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I wonder how important is education in fashion. I understand that one needs to be proficient in all aspects of fashion, and subjects like garment construction,pattern making and sewing need to be learnt but what exactly is the point of “studying” things like color theory or elements of design.. because if everything would be taught and feeded like these are the rules, where does your input/creativity/individual touch go? I have studied fashion myself but could not complete my course coz I found it way too technical for my liking coz for me fashion design is an art which is your creative expression in the form of clothes, at the end of the day it could be just a profession for a few but do u really think fashion design needs to be studied (considering I do not have to take any job), if yes what are the subjects/knowledge that you think can only be learnt when u study and not what u can learn by experience or u possess? Am really curious to know what do people who have studied fashion design think about the education they get, like what is it they could have never known if they did not go to a fashion school.
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and i know P.diddy Sean Combs didnt go to fashion school.he went to school to study business and dropped out and got into music and know is a known designer i wonder if he even sketched an outfit.

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I know Vivienne Westwood doesn't have one. She became interested in fashion through Malcolm McLaren. However, her parents were involved in the textiles industry so she had a fair bit of knowledge in putting pieces together.

You definitely need education in designing. People think it's so easy but it really isn't. I've only did half of my foundation in fashion (didn't decide to go on with it, too stressful) and I barely touched on the amount there is to learn. No, not everyone can do it. No, you're not a designer just because you draw a few sketches. Sure, design for fun, but don't think you are a designer because you draw a few pictures in a notebook and stick some sequins on a top. So, not to say you NEED degree, but you definitely need training. Lots of it. A degree is like a pass that takes you another step up a very long and ardous ladder.

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I wonder how important is education in fashion. I understand that one needs to be proficient in all aspects of fashion, and subjects like garment construction,pattern making and sewing need to be learnt but what exactly is the point of “studying” things like color theory or elements of design.. because if everything would be taught and feeded like these are the rules, where does your input/creativity/individual touch go? I have studied fashion myself but could not complete my course coz I found it way too technical for my liking coz for me fashion design is an art which is your creative expression in the form of clothes, at the end of the day it could be just a profession for a few but do u really think fashion design needs to be studied (considering I do not have to take any job), if yes what are the subjects/knowledge that you think can only be learnt when u study and not what u can learn by experience or u possess? Am really curious to know what do people who have studied fashion design think about the education they get, like what is it they could have never known if they did not go to a fashion school.
Thanks in advance

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As a student studying fashion design, I can agree with you for part of the technical aspect of learning, as it isn't everyone's favorite part, but I've learned that it is vital to at least knowing how a garment is properly constructed. While talent is what will keep you in a position, knowledge is power (despite how cheesy that sounds). In today's world, going to school can be great for making connections, that would be hard to make otherwise. I'm not saying that you have to go to school to do well in this industry, but doing so helps.

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As a student studying fashion design, I can agree with you for part of the technical aspect of learning, as it isn't everyone's favorite part, but I've learned that it is vital to at least knowing how a garment is properly constructed. While talent is what will keep you in a position, knowledge is power (despite how cheesy that sounds). In today's world, going to school can be great for making connections, that would be hard to make otherwise. I'm not saying that you have to go to school to do well in this industry, but doing so helps.
I get your point there, thnx

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I believe Vera Wang worked in another field (I want to saw law, but I don't think that's right) for many years until she decided that she's rather do fahsion.

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^ Vera Wang also grew up filthy rich, and was a fashion director at Vogue before she started, so she didn't really need an education to be successfull...

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I don't think you definitively need a degree te become a FD. Maybe if you just want to work for a firm, why not, it will prouve you're level of knowledge. But if you want to work by yourself, only the finished product you'll show at the end will make you success or not.

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Thread bump. I've recently started looking into certificate programs. I know Parsons in NYC has a certificate program for FD for adults (I'm 32) like me without doing through the rigors of a degree program, which they also offer.

But the certificate programs don't offer job assistance and connections with industry professionals like the degree program does.

What are the chances of finding a job with a certificate in fashion design vs an actual degree?

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Dunno, I have no experience in that matter but common sense tells me it probbably mostly depends on what you want at the end of it, what kind of job are you hoping for. As far as connections go, i guess that with a certificate a fashion house would take your internship /job experience/whatever exploitative unpaid position they offer application more seriously and thats a way to form connections...

On topic: Does anybody know of any designers that werent born with a silver spoon in their mouth and dont have a degree?


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Thread bump. I've recently started looking into certificate programs. I know Parsons in NYC has a certificate program for FD for adults (I'm 32) like me without doing through the rigors of a degree program, which they also offer.

But the certificate programs don't offer job assistance and connections with industry professionals like the degree program does.

What are the chances of finding a job with a certificate in fashion design vs an actual degree?
Here is a thread which is more about schooling options for various fashion careers .... you might find some good information in here: Education for a Career in Fashion? And on the first page is a list of various other related threads if you are just exploring career options in fashion.

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