Friday, April 24, 2009

Musings of a Fashion Student

Did I ever mention exactly how awesome it is studying something you love in college? While some write 10 page papers on difficult subjects.. My final projects have consisted of creating a portfolio covering an Art Movement and this one I've posted here, to create an ad for a product we consider "good design" (structure, function, and aesthetics).

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I truly enjoy my Fashion Merchandising classes and have learned a lot from them. I can imagine that working in fashion would be the same. It would be nice not to dread going to work every day on the contrary be excited for it! I've known this is what I want to do for quite some time and it's really gratifying to know that my major is a perfect fit for me.

It's truly frustrating when someone says that they're "easy" classes or a "stupid" major, because truly I work just as hard as they do in their classes, only it feels like much less work to me because it's "fun"!

Are any of my readers fashion students as well? Or pursuing a degree in a field they are passionate about?

xoxo, lauren
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18 comments:

LML said...

i wish my college offered fashion classes. but i am actually really intested in my major (mass media communications) and minor (drama). i dont start those classes until next year, but am so excited about them. i hated taking gen eds - its like i know 100% i will never do anything related to math!!!!

mom said...

I guess that all those shopping trips with gramma when you were little paid off

Anonymous said...

I just graduated from a fashion merchandising program in Ohio and I felt the same way about my classes. I tried nursing for a while, but hated it and sucked at it! There is nothing like creating a window display or researching a fashion icon's affect on current trends as a final project as opposed to 10 pages on the functions of the hippocampus! Enjoy it and forget the close-minded people who don't know the complexities of the fashion world!

Cafe Fashionista said...

To adore going to work everyday, as opposed to dreading it = love. Ignore everyone who says that they are "easy" classes. I've had people say that to me about journalism classes, as well. They are wrong - plain and simple.

By the way, I am a psychology/marketing double major; with a passion for fashion!

Anonymous said...

A group of mine was just discussing this in the library today as we were working on the Merchandising presentation practicum, The group beside us was discussing the ribosomes of the body as we were discussing how exactly we should display the dresses on the mannequins and boy were we ever getting dirty looks! but Hey! fashion is just important. You wouldn't get that job without looking nice!

Ambs said...

I'm a Fashion Merchandising major at VCU and I love it. There's nothing like being able to discover that Coco Chanel made tanning popular or creating a fashion magazine using core design principles.

A lot of people give me slack about my major (even though I go to the #1 public arts school in the nation), but my classes have taught me that fashion is involved just about every aspect of life. One of my teachers told me "I'm not here to teach you how to fold t-shirts at Old Navy, I'm here to show you how to run Old Navy!"

yiqin; said...

I aam a biz student. I always thought that I can apply what I learn at the biz side to fashion or something. So I guess I am passionate about it1 :D

La Couturier said...

You are so lucky =] Not yet in college yet; but in my high school I'm in specialized program for Civil/Constitutional/Criminal Law. Not exactly the direction I'm going for, but I actually do like international law?

Bisous,
La C.

susie_bubble said...

Didn't even study fashion....but I would never even think for one second that fashion courses are 'easy'...

S.Elisabeth said...

Oh I hate when people brush off fashion like its frivolous. I'm not a fashion student or planning on pursuing it, but I definitely want to be part of the industry in the future, as part of a magazine or PR firm.

And nice ad too!

Chickygirl said...

.. I know! Its sooo gorgeous that it hurts! Its really easy to renew your old shoes and just buy a river belt and put on!

The Fabulous Girl said...

lucky you. i miss the days when I had fun working on my projects. The ad looks amazing. You are so talented.

xoxo
mina
www.thefabulousgirlsguidetofashion.blogspot.com

limelicious said...

My area of study is quite distinct from fashion (I'm a pharmaceutical sciences major with a minor in Spanish), and I know for a fact that most of my science-studying peers think the humanities/arts are simple.

But honestly, I think there are just different "types" of difficulty. Just because someone can ace physiology or completely rape an organic chemistry exam doesn't mean they can succeed in anything they want. In fact, I'd venture to say that most of these people can't produce decent work in the art and humanities.

However, I will say, as much as chemistry sucks right now, I'm looking forward to helping people with their medications one day. Preferably in Spanish.

Jillian said...

I'm in the Fashion Merch program at FIT right now and I love it so so much!

Emz said...

Haha I'm an econ major but I really do wish my school offered some classes in fashion!

Rachael said...

I know exactly what you mean about people thinking Fashion is an "easy" subject. We have so many projects and one of the hardest professors on campus and people still think all we do is shop. It's so frustrating. It's nice though to know that others feel this is actually hard stuff.

eleni said...

next year i'm starting a fashion business course and i can't wait to actually do something in school that i'm interested in!

Sarahahaha said...

I majored for a quarter in fashion merchandising! I love fashion. But I ended up dropping out of that college and when I went back to a different school I studied Visual Art. I hear the same thing about art too, that it's easy. Everything is difficult in its own way!