Fashion designers are becoming increasingly creative as they seek to capitalize on trends like millennials’ interest in fashion and a lack of formal education, according to a new study from research firm Zelman Research.
The findings highlight a trend that’s been observed for decades.
The study, released Tuesday, found that the number of fashion designers in the U.S. rose by nearly 40 percent between 2012 and 2016, with nearly half of the growth occurring in the fashion industry.
That trend was most pronounced in the apparel and footwear industry, where almost half of all the designers are women.
The shift is happening for different reasons, said Mary Ann Robinson, a senior associate at Zelman who led the study.
For example, there are more people than ever who are learning how to design for them.
There are also more brands that are looking for designers, she said.
“It’s not just the fashion-world that is growing.
It’s the global fashion community, and the fashion community is a big part of it.”
Robinson said the findings also show a growing number of young people want to get involved in fashion design, which has a big impact on both the design industry and the people who make it.
In addition, she added, the millennial generation is increasingly demanding better quality of life and has an increased desire to spend time outdoors.
“The trends of the millennial audience, it’s like the end of the world.
They want to have a great time, they want to go places and have a lot of fun, but the trends in the world are changing, too,” she said, noting that the study also showed that millennials are becoming more fashion conscious.”
It’s about the consumer, not the designer.
They’re seeing a lot more of what they want.
They are looking more closely at what is out there and finding something that they like.”
For instance, the trend of using fabrics that are eco-friendly has become more common.
But Robinson said the trend can also have a negative impact on fashion.
The study showed that, as millennials grow up, they are more likely to be interested in the more costly and less fashionable fabrics, such as nylon and cotton.
Robinson also noted that millennials also tend to gravitate toward styles that are more trendy.
For instance, she noted that a lot in the recent fashion world was focused on the “new trend” of men’s shirts.
“But for the designer, what we’re really trying to do is build a product that’s more contemporary and contemporary and modern and fashionable, which is really what we are really looking for,” she explained.
The trend toward design in fashion is a trend not only for millennials, but also for older generations, Robinson noted.
For millennials, she explained, it means looking at design in a way that is more meaningful and that is reflective of their lives.
The results also show that the market for fashion designers is changing.
In fact, she pointed out, the number who are designers rose from 12 percent in 2013 to 17 percent in 2016, and it’s likely that the industry will continue to grow.
The market for designers also is changing for a number of reasons.
For one, more designers are entering the marketplace as more people are entering retail and the economy, Robinson said.
And for designers themselves, Robinson points out that the “fashion industry is now a much more competitive business, with a very competitive consumer base.”
The study also shows that the millennial consumers who want to design are not necessarily buying into the traditional fashion industry, Robinson added.
That may be a good thing, but she also pointed out that there are also younger people who are not buying into traditional fashion because they don’t want to buy into the business model.
She noted that the growing trend of designers who are women is part of what is creating the demand for designers.
“In general, people are buying into more of the traditional form of design, so that’s something that we’re seeing more of in the future,” she added.
“We’re seeing it with our industry as well.
The trends are changing and more and more people want a brand that is authentic, and authentic design is going to be a very important thing in the marketplace going forward.”
Robison said she’s been working with fashion designers and brands in the past year to figure out what their goals are for the industry, and how they want their brands to evolve.
The goal, she believes, is to be more creative, and they’re starting to take ownership of that.
“Design is the foundation of this business.
We’re trying to figure that out, and I think we’re going to see more of that in the next year or two, and that’s why we’re so excited about the trend that we’ve seen,” she told ABC News.”
I think we need to make sure that we have a product and we need a design and that we create the perfect brand and it will resonate with our customers, and then we can build the perfect collection.”