How is it different to work in corporate world or a freelancer as a Fashion Designer?

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RE: How is it different to work in corporate world or a freelancer as a Fashion Designer?

Aparna M Venkatesan
Aparna M Venkatesan
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PhD Management And Organizational Psychologist
  • Hosur


Thank you for choosing Mera career guide and writing to us. I am glad to guide you through fashion designing careers today. I hope my perspective will serve you with better understanding of the fashion industry functions.

Fashion designers market majorly in two areas. One is focused on high quality piece work mainly targeting the bollywood. The products produced for this sector are of very high quality and accordingly the price also reflects. The other segment is focused to serve people from all ranges of the society and here you can find designers targeting middle range to higher societies. They fix prices that reflect the quality and ranges as well.

There are two options to work in fashion designing industry. One is a designer attached to a specific garment company or designing studio and the other is being a freelancer. I can brief on these two areas.

1. Working for a garment company: Working for a garment company requires you to follow up the instructions given by your authorities in designing a particular garment. Very few companies let their employees to explore their taste and creativity in fashion designing. You are mostly expected to follow the rules and regulations that your supervisors put on you for processing bulk orders. It could be a daily routine work with less creativity to play. But this is the place where most fashion designers start initially. They initially work for a company to be trained in handling various garments and also to earn some money. They prefer earning good money for a period of few years and after they gain considerable expertise and money, they go on to start their own designing studio and be a freelancer.

2. Being a freelancer: A freelancer in fashion designing could be a happiest soul I would say. As a freelancer he could explore his creativity on his garments. He is free to use his own techniques, fabric and designs. He has no bosses to force him to change the designs he made. A freelancer could produce his own products with his degree of expertise and interest. He could also set up his own studio or sell his products to other designing studios. In my opinion, being a freelancer is more enjoyable compared to working in specific company. The only disadvantage of being a freelancer is, they dont have fixed income every month. They cannot expect a fixed salary month on month as one month they could do well in sales and the next month they could be pretty less in sales.

Hope this helps.

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Rahul Shinde
Rahul Shinde
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Career Consultant at Pinnacle School of Business Management
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Greeting's for the day!!!

Fashion Design is the applied art devoted to the designing of clothing and lifestyle accessories. This art is influnced by cultural and social attitudes and hasevolved over time and place. Fashion designing has come a long way from the designer clothes worn by the royalty of the ancient world to the haute coutureproducts of the present.

Fashion designing is one of the most lucrative, appealing, glamorous, and exciting career options's in 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 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 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 obtain a professional course to begin a successful career in the alluring world of fashion designing.

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

After successful completion of the 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.

Job Roles:
As a professional fashion designer, you can work in areas like designer wear production, fashion marketing, planning and concept management. Then there is fashion media, design production management, fashion accessory design, quality control and promotion of brands.

You can also work as a designated costume designer, fashion consultant, personal stylist, technical designer, graphic designer, production pattern maker, ora fashion coordinator.

Other roles include: apparel production manager, fabric buyer, fabric quality control manager, show room sales representatve, illustrator, cutting assistance, and outside sales representative. Those interested in a career in fashion designing can also become entrepreneurs and form their own companies.

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