Dear Fashion Girl:
My church camp is hosting a what-you-want-to-be-when-you-grow-up themed party. I want to be a fashion designer, but I'm not quite sure how to dress like one. Have any idea of how to help?
First of all, that's awesome that you want to be a fashion designer. What a rewarding career! But, to answer your question about how to dress like one? I think you have a lot of choices.
Some fashion designers like to wear clothing that isn't too showy. They're not in competition with the models on the runway. Other fashion designers like to show off their style, like Anna Sui. Still others seem to wear a costume, like Karl Lagerfeld who wears the exact same style everywhere he goes. So, what I'm saying is that they isn't really a "right" way to dress like a fashion designer. Most importantly, designers dress to express themselves—they wear "their" style of clothing.
If you want to, one suggestion I have is to carry fashion designer props with you on the day you dress up. Maybe carry a pencil and sketchbook filled with fashion sketches. (Just do a Google search and you'll find plenty.) You could also create a fashion designer's kit with a tape measure, fabric swatches, and some images that inspired your latest collection.
Check out the images below to get an idea of how some of the most famous fashion designers in the world dressed at their Spring 2014 runway shows!
On right: Fashion Designers Laura and Kate Mulleavy of Rodarte
On right: Fashion Designer Scott Sternberg of Band of Outsiders
On right: Fashion Designer Anna Sui of Anna Sui
On right: Fashion Designer Miuccia Prada of Prada
On right: Fashion Designer Karl Lagerfeld of Chanel