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

"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." (Credit: Max Gengos )

Danica Zheng, Pamplemousse

"Make friends, be nice, work smart and have fun!" (Credit: Hiu Zhi Wei)

Piotrek Panszczyk and Beckett Fogg, AREA

"Don't try and do it by yourself, you really need a strong team and community behind you." (Credit: Getty Images / Noam Galai / Charlotte Wales )



Dan Moskovenko and Khristine Catacutan, Moskov

"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." (Credit: Steve Lawton)

Alex Gilbert, M. Martin

"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." (Credit: Getty Images / Mireya Acierto)

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." (Credit: Romeo Hunte)