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RE: career in fashion design

Deepali Tandon
Deepali Tandon
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Dear Career Aspirant

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Career in Fashion Designing

That teddy bear you made in art class in school or that puppet show you put up in kindergarten could well be signs of your interest and aptitude for an exciting career in the fashion industry! A fashion designer uses textiles and fabrics as his/her medium of expression. Just as a paintbrush is an artist’s biggest tool, the needle is a fashion designer’s best friend. Creativity and glamour rule the roost, and so can your designs if you ensure you are in the right place at the right time!

What with Indian designers carving their own niche abroad, international buyers are marking India as a potentially viable fashion destination of the near future. If you feel ready to take up the challenge of constantly rediscovering the world around you and bringing out your creativity on fabric in new and unique ways, you are sure to make a brilliant career out of fashion. It can land you big bucks, name, fame and oodles of glamour along with it !!!!

Skills required for a Fashion Designer

To pursue a career in fashion one needs to possess the following personality traits:

  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Ability to think beyond the ordinary
  • Ability of adjustment to pressures of competition
  • Ability to adjust to erratic working schedules
  • Flexibility and openness to different ideas
  • Fashion offers numerous career avenues.

Job opportunity

Fashion graduates can find employment in:

  • Fashion studios
  • Under established designers
  • Established brands (designing new clothe lines for them)
  • Media (Entertainment channels)
  • Independent designer owning a Boutique.

Educational Requirement.

The career chronology for this highly creative and challenging career is :

  • Relevant Senior Secondary school degree from the CBSE, ISC, equivalent board from any stream.
  • Clearance of the aptitude test that is conducted by leading fashion schools of the country. It is generally divided into 2 rounds written and situation.
  • A degree in Fashion design or fashion technology, preferably, from a leading institute for better job prospects.
  • A basic degree in arts or science, followed by a Diploma in fashion designing offered by a few design schools in the country.
  • This can be followed by direct absorption into one of the fashion design companies or working under an established designer to gain experience.
  • Participation in fashion weeks provide the maximum amount of exposure, from the point of view of both, the designer and the prospective buyers of his collection

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