Fashion Design VS Interior Design

Hi Lovlies~ As you know I am starting to take my first fashion class. Of course in the beginning is not going to be as exciting since we’re learning all the fundamentals. Though I was expecting the class to go a bit faster. The only good thing about the slow pace is that I feel no pressure what so ever taking this class. However I also feel like I am wasting time because it is going so slowly. 



Last night, my hubby mention if I should study interior design instead of fashion design. Omgish, it totally got my head going. This was the question that I been debating for a long time. At the end I choose fashion because... well I couldn’t choose! I know for a long period I always think fashion design is my dream. However, I am actually very interested in all things related to design. After already earning a B.A. ( that i don’t find very useful...) I really feel like whatever I am going to study better be of good use!!! Going to school again meaning spending $ again, on all the materials and textbooks. Every penny I spent I ask myself: if this is going to be worth it? 


Since I just started going back to school, I think pondering about the path that I’m going is a must. Did I make a right decision about fashion ? Or should I go with Interior Design instead? 



My goal is to able to have a career of my own. I plan to have children so I am hoping my career is something useful either in a company or self-employed. I am also hoping it’s not going to be too crazy of a job. I think design will definitely fascinate me but in general I am not a work-aholic. 



I don’t personally know any fashion designers. Although I do know an interior designer. As far as I know she doesn’t earn that much money but her work hours seems to be ok normal. From what I see online, it seems that fashion designers’s career can be more crazy?! Also the money factor is also important. Since I love design either way, I need to choice the path that makes more money. Or easier to make money. I have a feeling either one doesn’t make that much, unless I become the lucky few who becomes someone great in it. 



Lately I also been occupied with learning computer design related softwares. So I thought about Graphic design or Web design. But the thought of solely working with computers makes me feel mentally tired. I think it’s so much fun to work on something hands on. 

So what is your suggestion for me? Do you know anyone in design field and their feeling and experience with it? Any suggestion will help! thanks! =) 

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xoxo hitomineko xoxo

6 comments

  1. Hi Hitomi! Oh my, that's quite the dilemma... Especially since you like both of them!
    But I guess, if you're thinking about having a family, "normal" hours of work, and a steady job, I honestly think interior design might be the better choice here...
    To me, the world of fashion is a lot more hectic, weird hours, lots of travelling, a lot of competion and not much job certainty. Maybe I've got it all wrong, since I don't know any fashion designers, but that's my opinion.

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  2. @bibi: hi dear, thx for the comment & suggestion~ it’s really a tough choice for me. What u said makes sense~though my other fd also made some good points about choosing fashion instead. = = about how it have more opportunities~ I also think it might b easier to self-employe as a fashion designer vs interior designer. but still difficult either way i think. ehhh I think i will go crazy! haha.

    xoxo hitomineko xoxo

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  3. Aww hun, don't go crazy!! You should try to inform yourself as much as possible, see if you can maybe talk to someone who's in the fashion industry? The more info the better!
    And the most important thing is still that you should love what you're studying, else you might end up with a job you'll eventually hate to bits. Choices like these always take a lot of time (see how long it took me to find out what I really wanted to do with my life!) but in the end, I'm sure you'll find what's right for you... Good luck!!

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  4. Wah what a decision to make! Especially when time and money is on the line! I personally like interior design more LOL but that's just a personal preference, it's probably because I have horrible fashion sense =P But do agree with looking at things with hard cold facts: etc. money!!!! like they say, it's what makes the world go around!

    I think the only difference b/w the cali universal and florida may just be the harry potter world lol BUT I think the great thing about a condensed park is that all the good rides are all together (etc. mummy and jurassic!) When I went to florida's park i almost had to pick b/w riding the mummy or jurassic! Impossible! lol Oh and Im glad someone is enjoying my stuffed animal photos LOL I didn't put a lot up since I didn't think they'd be that interesting =P

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  5. That's such a hard decision to make.

    I don't know what is more lucrative between the two since I think that varies from country to country. In my country it would seem that interior designers make more money. Hmmm....

    Just go for what you really want to pursue and work really hard when you're studying. You are a talented lady so I think you will excel in whatever you choose.

    hugs! ^0^

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  6. do what you like hunny, go for it, I'm sure things will work out eventually

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