How long does a fashion designer stay a fashion desighner?
For as long as there career lasts.... Which means as long as people buy their clothes and they can afford to make more clothes.
It helps if you have a degree in fine arts, especially if it's from a prestigious school, and if you have some experience working or interning in the industry. Read fashion publications and stay informed about current fashion and styles. You can find further information at this website : http://www.fashion.net/how-to/fashion designer/
The price on becoming a designer isn't really a set price. Some designers go to school to obtain a BFA(bachelor of fine arts) (4yrs) or AA(associates of arts) (2yrs) and others can just pick it up. Fashion schools can be expensive but it all depends on where you go. The school I applied for is $35,085 a year and that's in L.A so it depends on where you go and how long you stay.
Students that are in beauty schools may find that their skills are not enough to land them a job. It is vital that beauty school students study and keep track of current fashion trends from fashion magazines, celebrities and fashion shows if they want to be competitive. They can then use this knowledge to guide clients towards the right styles and impress potential employers with their industry knowledge and ability to stay current.