I completely understand your frustration. I'm still paying back student loans and I've been out of school for almost 10yrs.
They first thing I would do is focus on getting your school paid for so you can get back in. Research some loan options, other aid options so you can breathe easy!
After that, see if you can find a company to either work for or volunteer for in the industry. If you're in Washington state, Goodwill on lane st. has an event every year called "The Glittet sale." They have a dinner, auction, fashion show and sale that they are always looking or volunteers. That could be a step in the right direction. You also may want to start a fashion organization at your school. I started a fashion organization at my college, where I primarily focused on finding fashion shows and events for us to volunteer at so we could get school credit. I met a ton of awesome people and networked like crazy!
You're young and lively so you have tons of options. You may have a few sleepless nights but it will all be worth it in the long run! Good luck!