Monday 11 November 2013

Career in Fashion Designing

A Fashion Designer is a person who sketches, designs and supplies garments, clothing footwear and accessories. He/she creatively visualizes and tries out garment combinations of line, proportion, color and texture.   

Fashion Designer’s Motto:
  • Research Trends
  • Be Imaginative
  • Design Creatively

A Day in a Fashion Designer’s Life:
  • Sketch designs for garments and accessories
  • Examine garments and modify designs to achieve desired effects
  • Attend fashion shows and review magazines for latest trends
  • Work with sales executives and clients to discuss design ideas
  • Estimate cost of production for garments and other products
  • Maintain relationship with suppliers and manufacturers
  • Basic tailoring abilities like cutting, sewing and draping
  • Working and experiment ing with different shades, tones and colors
  • Research and keep up-to-date with latest trends and tastes
  • Identify target markets according to age, gender, economic status

Skills Required:
  • Good hand at sketching
  • Creative, original and innovative ideas
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong designing talent and business acumen
  • Proper understanding of market/customer lifestyle
  • Detail oriented and thorough in completing tasks
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team
  • Strong visual imagination and photographic 3D memory
  • Possess manual dexterity, visual imagination and eye for detail
  • Working with strict deadlines and under pressure situations

Job Avenues:
  • Fashion Show Organizers
  • Retail Chain Outlets
  • Wholesale Garment Businesses
  • Handloom Manufacturers
  • Export Houses
  • Garment Store Chains
  • Boutiques
  • Leather Products Companies
  • Fashion Consultants
  • Own Independent Practice

  • Marketing
  • Merchandising
  • Accessories
  • Jewelry
  • Footwear
  • Bridal Outfit
  • Men’s Clothing
  • Handbags and Luggage
  • Haute Couture
  • Bespoke

 Other Related Careers:
  • Fashion Merchandiser & Coordinator
  • Fashion Stylist
  • Cosmetologist & Hair-Stylist
  • Accessory & Footwear Designer
  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Textile Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Costume Designer
  • Fashion Journalist

Career Path:

Entrance Exams:
  • NIFT: National Institute of Fashion Technology Entrance Exam
  • NID: National Institute for Design Entrance Examination
  • SOFT: The School of Fashion Technology Entrance Exam
  • PAF: Pearl Academy of Fashion Entrance Exam

 Courses in Fashion Design
  • Diploma in Fashion Merchandising
  • Diploma in Fashion & Boutique Management
  • Diploma in Fashion & Media Make-up
  • Diploma in Fashion Technology
  • Diploma in Textile Design
  • Diploma in Costume & Fashion Designing
  • Diploma in Fashion Business Management
  • B.Des (Fashion Design)
  • B.Des (Accessory Design)
  • B.Des (Knitwear Design)
  • B.Des (Leather Design)
  • B.Des (Textile Design)
  • B.A (Apparel Design & Merchandising)
  • B.A (Fashion Communication)
  • B.Sc (Fashion Merchandising & Retail)
  • B.FTech (Fashion Technology)
  • GDP (Fashion Design)
  • PGDP (Textile Design)
  • PGDP (Fashion Merchandising)
  • PGDP (Fashion & Retail Mgmt)
  • PGDP (Fashion Designing)
  • PGDP (Garment Manufacturing)
  • PGDP (Fashion Entrepreneurship)
  • M.Des (Fashion Design)
  • M.F.M (Fashion Management)
  • M.FTech (Fashion Technology)
  • M.A (Production Management)
  • M.A (Fashion Retail Management)
  • M.Sc (Fashion Merchandising)
  • M.Sc (Visual Merchandising)
  • M.FTech (Apparel Production)

Salary Expectation:
  • Remuneration depends on skills and personal ability
  • Apprentice can earn around Rs. 3000 to Rs. 5000 per month
  • Junior designer can earn Rs. 8000 to Rs. 10000 per month
  • Senior designer can earn Rs. 10000 to Rs.50000 per month

Best Regards,
Farzad Minoo Damania
Career Counsellor & Corporate Trainer 
Career Nurturer
Mob: 9833971773

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