Eng: Fashion design, my dream. I wanted to make this post for people like me, wanting to be fashion designers but having no clue about it. I kind of know bits and bobs about it, but when I type 'What fashion designer does' or 'What is a fashion designer?' in google, it never gives me the answer to it. So I decided to do it here. So I will help you, but I will learn few things myself. Before doing research for this post, I didn't really know what 'Haute Couture' was, or 'Pret-a-Porter', embarrassing to say (._. ) . But I know now, and hopefully after reading this you will know too.

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Well, What is Fashion Design? What does it involve? WHAT is it?
As auntie Wikipedia says:
Fashion Design is the art of the application of design and aesthetics or natural beauty to clothing and accessories.
( Umm, I don't think I will try to make it into something simple, I hope you get something from this.

Types of Fashion.
Haute Couture: A Couture garment is made to order for an individual customer, and is usually made from high-quality, expensive fabric, sewn with extreme attention to detail and finish, often using time consuming, hand executing techniques. Look and fit, take over priority over the cost of materials and the time it takes to make. ( In my words, a piece of clothing made specially for one person. It takes loads of time to make, costs terrible amount of money, because of the expensive materials and is made with extreme caution. The quality matters more than the time and the money that was required to make the garment.  And only one copy of it is made, which is the actual dress, or maybe they are so expensive and only one piece is made cause they are so crazy and abstract looking that not much people would wear them? Hmm.. Example: Making a dress for a Queen or a tux for a Prince or King.)



Ready-to-Wear (Pret-a-Porter): Ready-to-Wear clothes are a cross between haute couture and mass market. They are not made for individual customers but great care is taken in the choice and cut of the fabric. Clothes are made in small quantities to guarantee exclusivity, so they are rather expensive. Ready-to-Wear collections are usually presented by fashion houses each season during a period known as Fashion Week. ( In my words, it is a collection that is available for only a limited time, they are made for anyone with a lot of money cause this is rather expensive. This is beacause the clothes are made in small numbers, Example: in a collection there is a jacket, well. There was only 5 or 2 made of those, so there is only two of those in the world. This gives you a feeling of being unique cause you have one of those two jackets. Those collections are shown by fashion houses like Dolce and Gabbana on Fashion Week. Example Dolce and Gabbana S/S 2013 Milano Fashion Week.)



Mass Market: The Mass Market caters for a wide range of customers, producing ready-to-wear garments using the trends set by the famous names in fashion. They often wait around a season to make sure a style is going to catch on before producing their own versions of the original look. In order to save time and money, they use cheaper fabrics and simpler production techniques which can be easily done by the machine. The end product therefore can be sold for a cheaper price. 
( In my words, the collection is targeted at a much bigger audience, thousands of people. This collection is based on the trends that are made by bigger designers like Michael Kors. But they wait a season with the production of the collection to see if people like the trend. If they do then the clothers are made. To save money and time, cheaper materials are used and work is done quickly. Those can then be sold a lot cheaper. Example, the spikes, skulls, crucifix, browns, black leather trend that is being used everywhere now, like Primark. Primark/ H&M  is an example of mass market. Although I like that trend.)



So the three main types of fashion are covered.
I will go into detail in other posts :)
Love,
Weronica