A fashion designer outlines, designs, and creates clothing garments. Fashion designers, however, don’t just make clothes. They often apply cultural attitudes, aesthetics, and inspirations to their designs. Designers also work in tandem with other individuals in the fashion business, like stylists, merchandisers, patternmakers, seamsters, costume designers, modeling agencies, design firms, magazine editors, and more.
The fashion industry is an international multi-billion dollar business with many sectors and career paths beyond traditional, prêt-à-porter design, including fashion merchandising, eyewear, outerwear, sportswear, accessory design, footwear, outerwear, handbags, and more.