Shubham Bhatnagar

I am currently working as a Fashion Designer. What are the other options for me to diversify my career?

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RE: I am currently working as a Fashion Designer. What are the other options for me to diversify my career?

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


Thank you very much for contacting Mera career guide and writing to us. I am glad you have contacted us to seek guidance on your career. First of all, I wanted to tell you what really means diversifying a career. Diversifying a career means expanding current opportunities and expanding the network of work. Expanding current opportunities could mean seeking more assignments either within the company or from outside of the company. It is to do challenging job roles that match your skill that comes your way from anywhere. The more jobs you do to expand your skill, the more you could develop and sharpen you work skills. So try accepting jobs that comes from various departments within the company. Companies also post internal day jobs, meaning any one who has expertise in a particular job from other department could give a try and do the job. This way, they are getting recognised more by other departments in the company and also developing their skills. So try accepting roles internally that matches your fashion designing skills.

Now, external opportunities! This is where you get to meet lots and lots of people to network and expose your designing work. You are seeking opportunities outside your company. So you are getting to post your requirement and do jobs for others and earn money, recognition and also professionally develop yourself.Some of these ways could help you diversify your career externally.

1. Teaching: If you achieved a great level of expertise in your work, you could probably leave your current corporate career and go into teaching. You could approach design schools to either work as a teacher full time or part time.
2. Freelance: You can accept freelance jobs that comes your way. You can also try approaching certain companies or design schools who post short term job assignments now and then. You can also do short term jobs for some designers who post their requirement.
3. Part time designer: Try seeking opportunities from other reputed companies for part time roles.
4. Work for a clothing studio: Try working for a designer shop or clothing studio and put your designs on their display to earn some extra money.

Hope these ideas help you.

Many thanks. Good luck.

RE: I am currently working as a Fashion Designer. What are the other options for me to diversify my career?

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


Greeting's for the day!!!

Fashion design is the applied art devoted to the designing of clothing and lifestye 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 clothes worn by the royalty of the ancient world to the haute couture products of the present.

Fashion designing is one of the most lucrative, appealing, glamorous, and exciting career options in today's world. If you have a penchant for creativity, style and orignality, 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 materialsitic 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 ofopportunities for talented hard working and enthusiastic people. Prospects for fashion design graduates are pretty good thanks to the huge and still growing demand for "Designer Wear" and the equally outsized quantity of 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, or a fashion coordinator.

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

Further doubts or queries feel free to contact..


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