A few years ago I read this quote on www.allartschools.com and I wanted to share it with everyone else;
"Fashion designers understand that clothes are much more then protection from the elements. Clothes can make people feel confident or powerful. Or they can be comforting. Clothing can be an artistic expression – a projection of the image people want the world to see. While good fashion will probably never be equated with a cure for disease or a solution for world hunger, fashion can make a person feel better. Though some say fashion is purely superficial, appearance can have profound effects personally and to the world at large. Whether you think of royalty or rock stars, you visualize their appearance and presentation. What people wear projects who they are. The elegant and often eccentric styles found on the runways of Paris and New York do not represent the full scope of a fashion designers’ work. In reality, there are a multitude of opportunities in fashion design, from sportswear, to children’s clothes, to haute couture. If you can wear it, someone has designed it!"