Fashion Designer for Formal Dresses

~~~Cassidy Bell~~~6th Period~~~2-4-16~~~

Education Requirements

In fashion design, employers usually seek individuals with a 2-year or 4-year degree who are knowledgeable about textiles, fabrics, ornamentation, and fashion trends. Fashion designers typically need an associate or a bachelor's degree in fashion design.

Training Required

Fashion designers are not only trained in a classroom setting, but through internships and other professional environments. Most undergraduate programs in fashion design will include opportunities for students to complete course credits by working at design firms, manufacturing firms, retail stores or alongside stylists and tailors. These opportunities allow students to see first-hand how their work affects the marketplace and to gain sales and marketing experience.

Work Experience Required

Companies may be reluctant to consider candidates without previous experience in the industry. Work experience of any kind in a design studio is highly desirable. Experience in retail can be useful too. New graduates could look at possible work experience in Europe or the USA before starting work in the UK.


The median annual wage for fashion designers was $64,030 in May 2014. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $33,260, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $129,380.