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    I can't draw or sew but could I still be able to become a fashion designer?

    to design anything you're going to have to be able to draw it

    and I'm pretty sure sewing is quite important in fashion as well...

    No and no, as a designer it is about finding processes and conditions to draw out your creativity.

    Sketching is a method to visualise ideas but it is not an imperative. There are many designers who choose to drape like Vionnet draping over tiny mannequins or designers doing collage as a form sketch. At the end, what matters is what your produce and how you get there is largely dependent on you.

    Secondly, knowing how to sew is not a must. Most designers work with factories or in-house technicians to create garments, whilst they focus on the pattern, fitting, etc. However, to get to this point you would require money to pay these people. Further, to communicate with these technicians, you would need the basic, so it is best you learn how to, though not necessarily. Designers like Rei Kawakubo of Comme Des Garcon work with various factories, in-house designer, etc. to create garments throw conversations or trying to get them to encapsulate a feeling in the garment.

    If you feel these skills are necessary for you to become a fashion designer, it is never too late to pick it up, but alway remember there is no one correct procedure.
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