How to Become a Teen Fashion Designer

Fashion design is the art of applying design, artistic and natural beauty to clothing and its accessories.

What is a fashion designer?

Fashion Designers sketch out, create, and merchandise clothing items and accessories, such as jewelry and handbags. They  share their beautiful creations with the public and coordinate runway shows. Some take advantage of social media and increase their brand’s reputation and gain exposure.

A teen or teenager, is a person who falls within the ages of 13 to 19 years old. The word “teenager” is another word for an adolescent. When a teenager turns 20, they are no longer a teenager. A fashion designer can start at any age. As long as you are careful (sometimes sewing machines and needles can hurt you). Here’s how to become a teen fashion designer.

You can do something as a teen to prepare for a career in fashion design. It’s not as hard as it seems and there are lots of ways that you can set yourself up for real success as a fashion designer. Just remember to be dedicated and just go for it!

The teen fashion designer process

Have extreme passion, and drive to become a fashion designer.

Come up with your own style

Write down your ideas, or draw sketches on paper, so that you have a better picture of it. If you have an idea for a design, sketch it! Modification is the biggest step.

Carry a sketchbook around with you at all times. Pin in fabrics you like, label colors and fabrics you will want to use. Note down anything you find inspirational.

Make a folder to hold your designs. You might need them later on.

Learn about fashion!

Keep up to date with the latest fashions by checking out books, subscribing to fashion magazines, checking fashion sites and learning how the business works.

Look at sewing patterns and clothing catalogues.

See if you can take some lessons in your spare time about fashion, sewing or drawing. Search for fashion courses for 13 to 17 year olds at reputable fashion colleges and schools.

Learn how to use a sewing machine.

To be a fashion designer you will need to have some experience in actually making clothes.

Purchase fabric

Go to  fabric shops  and get a fabric that you love that is not too expensive.

Practice sewing and making clothes

Try altering clothes you already have, and even making your own! Wearing your own designs will be one of the best ways for you to advertise your clothes.

Design a label for your clothing.

Create a  logo that appeals to your target market.

Advertise your clothing!

Make sure that people know and offer to design outfits for your friends. So do things like wear your creations to school every day. Partner up with a school club when they do a fund-raising sale and offer to donate some of your outfits to be sold.

Start soliciting feedback from friends, family, and online fashion communities.

Maybe even start your own website  and open an online shop for your fashions, start a YouTube channel to show off your latest clothes!

Ask the teachers and administrators at your school to consider doing a fashion show to raise money.

Finally. If you want to be a teen fashion designer.

Ask your friends what they think of your designs. Ask them if you should add anything or remove anything to make your designs better. Teens can do more than keep secrets using apps. They can design. Fashion.