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How creativity is important for a Fashion Designer?

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RE: How creativity is important for a Fashion Designer?

Dr Aparna
Dr Aparna
Verified Career Expert
PhD Organizational Psychology
  • Hosur

Hello


Thank you very much for choosing Mera career guide and writing to us. I am glad you have approached us to seek career guidance and I am happy to help you today, To say a bit about me, I am Aparna, and I am a practicing researcher in the UK in Management. I also have good knowledge and expertise in fashion deisigning and I can certainly advice you on that.

Fashion industry is a glamourous industry with lucrative jobs on offer. Understand this industry produces fashion products, i.e. fashion clothes and designer clothes that requires 'attracting' people to buy their products. Attracting a person requires some thing ideal and nice about the product. Only being 'creative' can bring that ideal, nice and different things in your products. Fashion industry produces a variety of clothing products ranging from Sari, lehenga, skirts, kurta and many more. Almost every one creates all these products but its you, as a fashion designer needs to define what is special about your product. For example, you should make the usual products look different. To be more clear, take sari for an example. You should have seen how sari were designed a few years back. They were usually plain and later they designed with some flower designs. Then came the changing patters of fabric ranging from cotton, silk to satin. And in the late 19th century the introduction of Zari work came into designing practice. All these changes in sari came up with only some innovation and creativity behind the designers. And lately sari has evolved with lot of creativity. One very good example will be the designer Sabyasachi works. This designer marked his niche into sari designing sector by introducing a lot of creative elements in his sari works. This alone made him very popular in the designing industry and gave him a lot of recognition and awards. This example could well explain how creativity is important in designing.

One more example is the work of designer Ritu Kumar. While designers were concentrating on introducing variety of accessories on their clothing, this designer concentrated on using various fabrics and especially bringing back the traditional fabric in present concepts.

Thus, being creative is nothing but either introducing new concepts or making the old stuff look different and yes, fashion designing definitely needs it.

Hope this helps.

Many thanks.

RE: How creativity is important for 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 influneced by cultural and social attitudes and has evolved over time and place. Fashion designing has come a long way from the designers clothes 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 options in today's world. If you have a penchant for creativity, style and orginality, a career in fashion designing is the one tailor made for you. On one hand, fashion industry satisfies both the creative fancies and the materialistic needs of the people. On the other hand, it promises glamour, fame, success and a high pay package to the talented people.

However, it is also a demanding career, as fashion designers needs 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 obtain a professional course to begin a successful career in the alluring world of fashion designing.


Required Skills / Personal Qualities:
Fashion designers must have following skills which will help them in long run:
1. To be creative
2. An eye for colour, texture and pattern
3. The abilty 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 communication 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 you 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 fledling stage. This industry offers plenty of opportunities for talented hardworking and enthisiastic people. Prospects for fashion design graduates are pretty good thanks to the huge and still growing demand for "Designer Wear" and equally outsized quantity of exports.

After 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 professional interested in a career in fashion designing.


Futher doubts or queries feel free to contact.

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Regards,
Rahul.

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