LifestyleFashion Week New York Fashion Week 2016: Advice for aspiring designers By Keira Alexander Updated February 16, 2016 12:46 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Dreamed of your designs hitting the NYFW runway? Up and coming New York City designers have some words of wisdom for you. Here's how to help make your fashion design dreams a reality. Max Gengos Photo Credit: Max Gengos "First, have a solid, definitive, and unique viewpoint and aesthetic. There are so many designers out there right now and if you can't find your niche, it will be very hard for your line to thrive." Danica Zheng, Pamplemousse Photo Credit: Hiu Zhi Wei "Make friends, be nice, work smart and have fun!" Piotrek Panszczyk and Beckett Fogg, AREA Photo Credit: Getty Images / Noam Galai / Charlotte Wales "Don't try and do it by yourself, you really need a strong team and community behind you." Dan Moskovenko and Khristine Catacutan, Moskov Photo Credit: Steve Lawton "Never give up. This industry is tough but always remember that you are in the greatest creative hub in the world where nothing is impossible." Alex Gilbert, M. Martin Photo Credit: Getty Images / Mireya Acierto "It's very important to get real working experience before launching a brand. There is no better way to learn about how to create a successful company then working for one." Romeo Hunte Photo Credit: Romeo Hunte "Stay focused and never give up on your dreams. Learn as much as you can but most importantly network and get connected in the fashion community." By Keira Alexander Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.