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How I Got Into The Top Fashion Schools! | My Fashion Design Portfolio!

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Isha Patil (8 days ago)
I am from india. Can i get in fashion school without SAT exam?
Leslie Fernandez (17 days ago)
Omg I have two years to learn how to sew😣
Claire Woods (1 month ago)
Could you please tell your age and did you apply for all these schools after high school or went to some kind of training centre? Please replyyyy
Natalia Trevino Amaro (1 month ago)
I’m 19 but I was 18 when I applied and I applied during my senior year of high school.
Kisha Mills (1 month ago)
Love your video! Very helpful. Look forward to seeing more.
Underground Shit (2 months ago)
She says she’s not smart and has a 4.0 wtf
ImOnABearMotherf***** (2 months ago)
I know I’m a bit late, but is this really it? this is all that’s required for a portfolio for an application? I’m from Denmark, so I don’t know a lot about these schools. In Denmark, If you apply for the royal academy of design, you are given a theme (ex: change, focus or some other buzzword), and from there they want you to make a 20 page (A3) paper on your creative design process. They’re barely care if you can draw or sew. They want to see a documented creative process. That means mind maps, reference fotos, moodboards, colour stories, narrowing down ideas and so on. For this reason, a lot of good “artists” who can sew and draw are rejected by the school. I’m not seeing any of that here. Have I missed something? or is the application process just that different
Diamond Dime (2 months ago)
One thing I will tell new designers, coming from me, I have been in the industry for 10 years plus without attending any of the schools listed above. You do not need to, in order to become successful, it all about who you know, keep your options opens, sign up with head hunters, and if you want to always have a job go into “computer aided design” this is where you create prints for garments, in illustrator, photoshop, etc... the pay is great. This is a cut throat industry and good luck!
Clara Müller (3 months ago)
Wait... How old are you ?!
Clara Müller (3 months ago)
Natalia Trevino Amaro I love your dresses ❤️
Natalia Trevino Amaro (3 months ago)
I’m 19!
Lila's Star (4 months ago)
For all the schools, do you have to have sewn pieces and know how to sew well? Or can you just do sketches?
Natalia Trevino Amaro (4 months ago)
You have to knew how to sew and have sewn pieces
Lauren Covert (4 months ago)
Did you ever consider FIDM in California for fashion design? It seems that a lot of design students gravitate more towards the east coast schools and I'm just curious why.
Natalia Trevino Amaro (4 months ago)
No I didn’t! Their program isn’t as good as the east coast ones and I’m just not a California type of person hahaha definitely more of a New York girl
Carmen Mazariegos (4 months ago)
Thanks so much this helped a lot !!!! Very useful video ❤️❤️❤️
Line L (4 months ago)
Did you sew these pieces yourself? (the pictures for parsons). Your video is awesome!
Natalia Trevino Amaro (4 months ago)
Yes I sewed everything in all my portfolio
Appi Green (5 months ago)
That African chic (5 months ago)
Hi, what software did u use for you portfolio? , also how did u get the portfolio requirements?
Parneet Kaur (5 months ago)
Hi loved the video ♡ I’m from india I am doing fashion designing my sketching good and I don’t enjoy sewing that much I’ll be graduate in 2020 I wanna apply in FIT which courses should I get in since you are in college you might help me ♡ xx
Tina Sprout (5 months ago)
How could you learn to sew all this before getting into fashion school?
Natalia Trevino Amaro (5 months ago)
Lots of practice!
Diana Adisheva (5 months ago)
guys, give me pls information about schools, which can give full scholarship for international student in fashion design
cody hughes (5 months ago)
ayy!!! i go to parsons we should collab one day:,))
Angel S (5 months ago)
I love your videos I have a question did you do everything in high school to get you into fashion and did they show you how to use things like the sewing machine and other things . I go to high school and I have a class that taught you how to use a sewing machine but they show use how but not much I was wondering if I go to college as a fashion designer would they teach you from the basic things from a fashion designer
Angel S (5 months ago)
Thank you 😊
Natalia Trevino Amaro (5 months ago)
They do teach you the basics but very quickly because they expect you to know it already!
Olivia Griffin (5 months ago)
I am commercial too but I believe I am more advanced in designing than in sewing.
Anastasia W X Shaifudin (5 months ago)
thankyou so much
Richa Rabha (6 months ago)
Hi, this video was very useful to me as i was applying in parsons. I just had one inquiry that they have mentioned to upload the process work along with collection images. So, will i have to upload the art work images along with this images in slide room itself ?
Serena Almirall (6 months ago)
Omg so helpful ! I’m making a portfolio and it makes me so much less worried to see a student’s portfolio
Seojin Park (6 months ago)
Thank you! Very helpful!
Molly (7 months ago)
i’m a sophomore in high school now and i really love fashion and want to do that as a career and i just need to work on a portfolio and i want to start doing it soon so i was just wondering what website did you use to create your portfolio because i thought yours looked great!!
Princee Kevinn (4 months ago)
Molly you should probably put all your stuff in a google drive folder ; and then when its time to apply to college you have everything somewhere already ; thankfully I go to a fashion design high school so I was taught to do this since my freshman year so that’s what I’d suggest you do ; and when it’s time to apply for college ; like she said you’ll get a email from them showing you where to go or for Parsons and a lot of other design schools ; the link will be on the common app
risty ridwan (5 months ago)
@Natalia Trevino Amaro???
Andrew Muthotho (6 months ago)
Natalia Trevino Amaro (7 months ago)
All portfolios are submitted through slideroom! Each college sends you a link to their own slide room page where you submit!
Mandrell Daniel (7 months ago)
I have never designed a single piece in my life but want to, I have styled over a thousand looks though and still have the visuals I put together for those stylings. I'm able to construct my own ideas for fashion based on those stylings and fairly easily (at least in my mind, but I'm down for the tussle with production) so I'm wondering can I send in some of those looks to the school in Paris I'm applying for. The looks embody soul from low-end to high-end streetwear, couture, trends both followed and broken. Im just not sure if that would be enough to be considered for such a school, if you have any feedback on how I can improve my portfolio that would be a great help.
A (7 months ago)
Did you actually sew all of those dresses ?
Natalia Trevino Amaro (7 months ago)
Hahah yes, 100%
Hello Honestly (8 months ago)
hello yall, I just want some advice. I'm in Pre-Med{Medical Academy} but I'm still confused between Medical Academy and Fashion Designer. I don't like Medical im just in it because my parents want me to be a Pharmacist but they don't notice that love Fashion and so creative I want to tell them but I don't know how to come out with this because I know they gonna be so mad.
Diamond Dime (2 months ago)
Hello Honestly I’m telling you this right now ( 33 yr old woman with my BFA in fashion) do not go into this field unless you plan on working for yourself later down the road. I have designed for Walmart, Macy’s, Victoria Secret, the list goes on, 10 years plus in the industry, it’s hell and all about who know who. I am currently going into the medical field and still work in the fashion industry working for myself, but I will say this again, do not go in this field, it’s nuts!!!! Going to FIT does not hold a job for you, I know many who have went there and changed careers.
Spongebob Lover (4 months ago)
You definitely do NOT want to spend the rest of your life doing something you do not like doing. You will regret not coming out and saying you love fashion because in the long run, it won't make you happy.
Natalia Trevino Amaro (8 months ago)
Going to a good fashion college like FIT can guarantee you a job after graduating. It’s not a “starving artist” kind of deal. Just do your research and present it like that! Best of luck!!
Valerie Neary (8 months ago)
so so helpful
Anayka Medrano (8 months ago)
Hello, really like your video, such a helpfull one I have questions Sweetie, 1- based on the date of this one you probably now are taking classes there So, how is the thing I mean the teachers, the classes what about knowing your grades, can you choose your teachers??? also, I know you said they are not known for giving scholarchips but it's possible anyways??? talking about FIT. I wanna go there and I dont live in the U.S. just trying to get everything done. Hope you can help.
Natalia Trevino Amaro (8 months ago)
I’ll be making a Q&A video soon! Send me some questions on my Instagram! It’ll be up soon❤️
Anayka Medrano (8 months ago)
ALSO THE MOST IMPORTAT... how much time you had to wait for the answer of all the schools since you sent your portfolios
Melina M (9 months ago)
I got in SCAD too but I can't pay for it XD
ur mom (9 months ago)
3:54 this is where it begins
Eva Hall (2 months ago)
Thank you
Fatihma Hudson (7 months ago)
Unicorn Squad lmao 🤣 thanks
catail chan (9 months ago)
So helpful, so detailed, thank you for the vid!
Halle Maskery (10 months ago)
Keara B (10 months ago)
F. I. T. is my dream school
xloveeislouderr (10 months ago)
Hi! I'm applying for Fashion Design and I was just wondering if you feel it's necessary to have a portfolio consisting of pieces of clothing? I'm not the best at sewing so I was planning to submit more art-based pieces (drawings, paintings, etc) rather than clothing I created. Would really appreciate a response! Thanks
Natalia Trevino Amaro (10 months ago)
Most schools require both sewing and drawings, it just depends! Read the requirements on their websites
ZZZ (10 months ago)
I'm about to be a senior ('19) and no way I can fix my GPA
MRSMINYOONGI (3 months ago)
I am a 13 year old watcing this😂😂😂
Indearah paris (10 months ago)
Go to community college, it is a great start ! You can make it look like highschool never happened.
LovelyHope (10 months ago)
Did you make your own patterns or did you use commercial ones?
Nikki Mirhosseyni (2 months ago)
emmi m it is a pattern produced by a major (commercial) company. So these would be Simplicity, Maccall, Vogue, Burda, etc.
emmi m (2 months ago)
what's a commercial pattern
Nikki Mirhosseyni (5 months ago)
LovelyHope i am still in the application process, but I find the best combo (for me) is modifying and mixing commercial patterns. It shows creative thinking and some technical skill without having to master a totally new skill just for your portfolio.
LovelyHope (10 months ago)
Natalia Trevino Amaro Thank you so much! Do you think only using commercial is okay? You mentioned Parsons is more 'art' what would you describe FIT and Pratt as? I'm planning on applying to those schools, SAIC and CCC this year and I'm stressing out. This was so much help!
Natalia Trevino Amaro (10 months ago)
Mostly commercial but I did make my own for some of my work!!
Janisty Luna (10 months ago)
When applying for Parsons did you apply for fashion design in BFA or AAS ?? I am wonder because they aren't very explicit on whether you can apply for BFA going in a freshman. And thank you so much for this vid it is very helpful.
Natalia Trevino Amaro (10 months ago)
I think I applied BFA for parsons, but for FIT you apply AAS!
Akhil Lover (10 months ago)
Could you please clarify my doubt, I'm an Indian , I just wanted to know how international students should send their portfolios. Like a digital one or the binded one(physical one) is to be mailed.
Dreamers Corner (4 months ago)
Hey hello... Even i was searching for someone frm same country☺️... Well i hav got lotz f questions 1-am a graduate in engineering can i apply for FIT and parsons 2-can i have the tution fee informations if u know 3-do we need to have basic stitchinv ideas for applying these unis? Will be glad to see ur response
Natalia Trevino Amaro (10 months ago)
All portfolios are sent in digitally! They don’t accept physical ones anymore!
李祖瑄 (10 months ago)
I really want go to the parsons and your video is very helpful .Thank you very much.❤️
Cyanne Clarno (11 months ago)
What plat form do you use to upload your portfolios?
Pilar (11 months ago)
This was extremely helpful, thank you so much for showing so much detail :)
Csoul L (11 months ago)
Hey Natalia, how's the experience so far studying fashion design and what are the materials needed for classes? Any advices as well? How's the school culture like? Are your classmates nice?
Divaliciousbeauty123 (11 months ago)
this was incredibly helpful thank you so much
Romo (11 months ago)
Thank you so so much for this video! It is actually so much more helpful than a lot of the content I've seen. I was super stressed about this before but you've really calmed me down and now I'm actually looking forward to applying to my art schools! Thanks again! :D
Andrew Muthotho (6 months ago)
Relax CreatorM (11 months ago)
At least you sew all these garments,I am kinda broke,so no fabrics and no real life for my scetches ;(
Kayla Simone (11 months ago)
i have been waiting for a video like this for the longest time ever!!!! thank you so much! fit is my dream school and i am so so happy for you! can’t wait to see more college videos. you came up on my recommendations and now i’m 100% subscribing i love your content. THANK YOU!!!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Anca Perta (11 months ago)
Nice :p
Jennifer Anderson (11 months ago)
Flamenco dress is AWESOME!
Jennifer Anderson (11 months ago)
Christian girls have a hard time dealing with the industry. I hope you will be successful, but please be careful. You have great talent, just don't let the people around you to persuade you to do the wrong things to be accepted.
theworldaccordingtovivian (11 months ago)
thanks for showing how slideroom works a bit, it was really helpful, congrats!
Pinkpanda4 (11 months ago)
Where did you get the fabric swatches for your drawings? Was there a specific website you went on?
Diamond Dime (2 months ago)
Pinkpanda4 you can get it from any fabric store.
fatou.j (11 months ago)
So I don’t to put need heads on the sketches
Jonathan Chang (11 months ago)
love your video, I was wondering if in the portfolio for fashion design, do actually need to have an end product in the portfolio (such as a dress, or a piece of clothing that you have created?) thank you so much for the video it was super helpful!
Aisha Sanyang (11 months ago)
Hi I'm am aisha from Gambia I really want to go to fashion design school, in the Gambia here we don't have unless if I go out and I don't have such a money please help me how can I get a Sponsor to follow my dream
Luis 1117 (11 months ago)
No shade or anything but constructive criticism but in this vid in the beginning you take a long time to get to the part
Alexis Askea (1 year ago)
I love all of the items you showed in your portfolios! You really have a talent for sewing and I admire that! Have you decided where you're going to attend? Last year I was accepted to SCAD and I was waitlisted for PRATT, but I haven't decided on a fashion school yet. I thinking about LIM college so I can focus on the business side of fashion but I'm not sure what I want to do.
Bookiechan (9 months ago)
Cool so I’m like 13 but I already know that fashion is Walmart I want to do stories like this are inspireing
Natalia Trevino Amaro (1 year ago)
Thank you! I’m going to FIT this fall!
María Celeste (1 year ago)
when you send your portfolio to parsons, dia u apply for Fashion Design(BFA) or Fashion Design(AAS)? cause I’m really confused in which to apply. And i love your designs ❤️
Natalia Trevino Amaro (1 year ago)
I don’t actually remember but I think BFA
Alissa Svoboda (1 year ago)
This was very helpful! I am applying to these schools, but I was wondering if you need to sew your projects to get into these schools? I know FIT requires you to make/sew your sketches but do the other schools?
Alex Lavertue (9 months ago)
Alex Lavertue (9 months ago)
Nah I got into parsons and I did not sew anything it was all fashion illustrations you are goof
Natalia Trevino Amaro (1 year ago)
Usually yes! If you’re trying to get into the top schools, it’s important to already have a background in sewing
DANABALKAY (1 year ago)
what website did you use to make & send the portfolio??
Natalia Trevino Amaro (1 year ago)
Each school has their way of sending in portfolios, but most are on slideroom!
Gosh I admire you so much
AJ Slay (1 year ago)
When did you know you wanted to major in this?
Natalia Trevino Amaro (1 year ago)
It’s been a life-long dream of mine ever since I was 5! I just wasn’t confident about it until sophomore year in high school when I got more into sewing and whatnot!
D'Arcy Guichon (1 year ago)
Love this video, it is way more detailed than others you can find. By the way, your designs are amazing and I admire deeply where your inspiration comes from. I am planning to apply to pretty much all of the schools you mentioned and I have a few questions! As far as I have seen, no one really showcases Men's Fashion, are you allowed to, would you personally recommend it? You see to be truly knowledgeable about sewing, is your knowledge self-taught, or are you taking Fashion Design classes? Will the schools care about other forms of art if you are applying for a specific major? (if you go undecided, can you pretty much submit all you have art-wise) I hope all these comment get to you and you can tell me what you think :) Congrats on all of your acceptances!
Zainab Haji (17 days ago)
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Zainab Haji (17 days ago)
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Spongebob Lover (2 months ago)
Menswear is a separate major
Natalia Trevino Amaro (1 year ago)
Thank you!!! I think showcasing men’s fashion would be SO good. Nobody ever thinks of doing so, therefore you’d stand out A LOT. Granted, you should also show regular women’s fashion too but I don’t see how men’s could be a bad idea! As far as my sewing skills and whatnot, I take sewing classes at my school so I was definitely not self-taught, just lots of years of practice! As far as other forms of art, go for it! Most art schools prefer that! Except for FIT, their requirements are a lot more strict, but I know that when I met with Parsons, Pratt, and SCAD, they recommended showing off multiple art mediums to show a range. Hope this helped! And good luck!!
Grace Koompun (1 year ago)
Your video is super helpful thank you!
Iris Melendez (1 year ago)
so helpful thank uuu!!

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