Shivani Arya

Do I need to be good at my interpersonal skills to be a Fashion Designer?

What role does this skill play


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RE: Do I need to be good at my interpersonal skills to be a Fashion Designer?

Deepak Rana
Deepak Rana
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Author: Sky Beyond the Clouds
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You definitely need to be very good at your interpersonal skills in order to become a fashion designer. The below mentioned points will help you understand how they are important.


1. So often they need to meet their clients in order to understand the requirements. They have to do lengthy discussions with the clients. They get engaged in the brain storming sessions in order to finalize the design. A number of times the final conclusion is made after a number of meetings and discussions. Therefore the fashion designers need to have that patience to deal with their clients and the skills to convince them with polite and warm attitude, The importance of interpersonal skills therefore arises.

2. The fashion designers need to work with the tailors and other persons involved in the industry who would be helping them in creating the physical form of their design. They have to coordinate with them at all times and provide their feedback to them. In case any changes are required they have to work with the other professionals and fix the issue. Once again the role of interpersonal skills is very much important to increase the productivity.

3. The fashion designers need to work with the suppliers and the distributors as well. They need to figure out the right market for their designs and where to sell it. Once again it requires great deal of people skills to figure out the right way for doing this.

4. They have to arrange and attend a number of fashion events that require constant interactions with the event management teams, sponsors and other officials involved. They also need to coordinate with other fashion designers to ensure the success of the show. Equally important is their comfort and coordination with the models. Therefore the value of interpersonal skills is really high.

Therefore it is clear that the value of the interpersonal skills cannot be under estimated for the role of a fashion designer. They have to work on it to sharpen their skills and provide the value as a professional in the fashion designing world.

RE: Do I need to be good at my interpersonal skills to be a Fashion Designer?

Rahul Shinde
Rahul Shinde
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Career Consultant at Pinnacle School of Business Management
  • Thane

Hi,


Greeting's for the day!!!

Fashion design is the applied art devoted to the designing of clothing and lifestyle accessories. this art is influenced by cultural and social attitudes and has evolved over time and place. Fashion designing has come a long way from the designer clothers worn by the royalty of the ancient world to the haute couture products of the present.

Fashion designing is on of the most lucrative, appealing, glamorous and exciting career option is today's world. If you have a penchant for creativity, style and originality, a career in fashion designing is the one tailor made for you. On one hand, the fashion industry satsfies both the creative fancies and the materialistic needs of the people. On the other hand, if promises glamour, fame, success and high pay packge to the talented people.

However, it is also a demanding career, as fashion designers need to combine their creativity with managerial skills to sustain in this industry. Thus if you can create magic with colours, shapes and designs, then just obtaina professional course to begin a successful career in the alluring world of fashion designing.


Required skills / Personal Qualities:
Fashion designer needs to have following skills which will help them in long run:
1. To be creative
2. An eye for colour, texture and pattern
3. the ability to visualize things in three dimensions
4. Technical skills in areas such as pattern cutting, grading, and garment construction
5. To be able to draw, either by hand or on the computer
6. Good communications and Interpersonal skills to explain their ideas clearly and persuasively.
7. the ability to meet deadlines and work within a budget
8. Business skills and commercial awareness, particularly, if they are self-employed.
9. Good negotiation skills when selling their own designs.
10. To keep ahead of trends in colour, fabric and style.
11. Strong organizational skills.


Job Prospects:
In India, the fashion industry has just begun to come of age, as it is still in its fledgling stage. This industry offeres plenty of opportunities for talented hard working and enthusiastic people. Prospects for fashion design graduates are pretty goo thanks to the huge and still growing demand for "Designer Wear" and the equally outsized quaantity of exports.

After a successful completion of course, you can remain self employed. Alternatively, several export houses, garment store chains, textile mills, leather companies, boutiques, fashion show organizers, jewellery houses, and media houses recruit professionals interested in a career in fashion designing.

Further doubts or queries feel free to contact.

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Regards,
Rahul.

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