Fashion Design

Columbus College of Art & Design
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Fashion illustrations

The simple definition of fashion design is that it is the invention of the clothes we all wear all the time. However, that does little justice to the complexity and creativity involved in bringing clothes to the marketplace. Fashion design involve a sensitivity to tastes and trends, to construction techniques and fabric characteristics, and to shape and color. It is the process of drawing these various components together to create something new and exciting for people to wear. This work can be done on a relatively small and personal scale, where the designer can be responsive to the individual customer. Or it can range up to the sophisticated and large-scale activities of Seventh Avenue, where life can be hectic and competitive. Good drawing and color skills, plus a knowledge of fabric and form, are essential.



California College of the Arts

San Francisco, CA

College for Creative Studies

Detroit, MI

Columbus College of Art and Design

Columbus , OH

Cornish College of the Arts

Seattle, WA

Maine College of Art & Design

Portland, ME

Maryland Institute College of Art

Baltimore, MD

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Boston, MA

Moore College of Art and Design

Philadelphia, PA

NSCAD University (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design)

Halifax, NS

Otis College of Art and Design

Los Angeles, CA

Parsons School of Design

New York, NY

Pratt Institute

Brooklyn, NY

Rhode Island School of Design

Providence, RI

Woodbury University

Burbank, CA


California Institute of the Arts

Valencia, CA

Parsons School of Design

New York, NY

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Chicago, IL

Photo of Charlize Theron as the Queen in Snow White and the Huntsman

Colleen Atwood | Hollywood Costume Designer