Originally Posted by Shirtmaven
I work in the apparel business. i would not consider what i do to be the fashion business.
I need to be on top of trends to advise and assist my customers.
Thanks Carl for the clarification. My personal opinion is 75% of the so-called fashion designers today are fashion stylists ( putting unique looks together) or apparel designers ( copy other designers originality). I believe to be considered a "fashion designer" an individual needs to have a vision and a distinctive look along with introducing a new design or product. Innovation is what makes the fashion business better. Just simply calling up a manufacturer and making 100 thousand neckties or a thousand shirts and placing a label on them and calling themself a fashion designer is crazy.
The fashion business is the sales force promoting a brand and a lifestyle to sell a garment.
The apparel business is the sewing machines and the hands making a garment.
So Style Junkie! Are you a fashion designer , a fashion stylist, or an apparel designer?