The simple definition of fashion design is that it is the invention of the clothes we all wear all the time. However, that does little justice to the complexity and creativity involved in bringing clothes to the marketplace. Fashion design involve a sensitivity to tastes and trends, to construction techniques and fabric characteristics, and to shape and color. It is the process of drawing these various components together to create something new and exciting for people to wear. This work can be done on a relatively small and personal scale, where the designer can be responsive to the individual customer. Or it can range up to the sophisticated and large-scale activities of Seventh Avenue, where life can be hectic and competitive. Good drawing and color skills, plus a knowledge of fabric and form, are essential.