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What are the main work and responsibilities of a Fashion Designer?

As a fashion designer what am i responsible for

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RE: What are the main work and responsibilities of a Fashion Designer?

Deepak Rana
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Please watch the below video to see the main work and responsibilities of a Fashion Designer.

It's an interesting and exciting profession as it involves variety of creative work and pays well too. They get frequent opportunities to travel and explore the new avenues. One of the big motivations in youth for becoming a fashion designer is to enter the fashion industry and become a part of this community. The style, the looks, the fashion - they appeal a lot to the young generation and thus they have great curiosity about this field.

Fashion Designers have to be regularly updated about the latest fashion trends and how the fashion industry is expanding so that they can come up with innovative designs and provide a valuable contribution.

It's a great career choice. I wish you all the best for your career journey in Fashion Designing.

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Preeti Taneja
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Head Guidance & Counselling at Project Wisdom, CSR initiative of Canam Consultants Limited, Chandigarh
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Fashion designers know how to design garments and are aware of the all the processes which go into the assembling of a garment. They are required to visualize the design and style of garment keeping in mind the material or fabric to be used, the occasion when it will be worn, the technique which will be used for its construction and the scale in which it is to be produced. However not all designers create original models or launch a new line which gives something new to the glamour industry.

The designer job always involves a variety of tasks but it varies according to size and type of organization he or she is working with. Many designers spend most of their time in creating and sketching brand new ideas, styles and trends. Some fashion designers do pattern cutting. Other duties may involve making detailed working drawings of one's own or someone else designs , cutting sample cclothes, drapiing and pinning them on a dress stand or model and making required adjustments to improvise apoearence and faciltating manufacturing process. Fashion coordination , fashion forecasting and marketing of apparels and accessories are the ot6her important job roles available to people in this field.

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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 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 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 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 peopl. 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.

Tasks (Work) and Responsibilites of Fashion Designer:
Tasks depends on the market the designer is working for, but core responsibilities include:

1. Creating / visualizing an idea of producing a design by hand or using Computer Aided Design (CAD)
2. Keeping up to date with emerging fashion trends as well as general trends relating to fabrics, colours and shapes.
3. Planning and Developing ranges
4. Working with others in design team, such as buyers and forecasters, to develop product ta meet a brief.
5. Liasing closely with sales, buying and production teams on an ongoing basis to ensure the item suits the customer, market and price point
6. Understanding design from a technical perspective, i.e. producing patterns, toiles and technical specifications for designs.
7. Sourcing, selecting and buying fabrics, trims, fastenings, and embellishments.
8. Adpating existing designs for mass production
9. Developing a pattern that is cut and sewn into sample garments and supervising the making up of these, including fitting, detailing and adpatations.
10. Overseeing production
11. Negotiating with customers and suppliers.
12. Managing marketing, finances and other business activities, if working on a self-employed basis.

Experienced designers with larger companies may focus more on the design aspect, with pattern cutters and machinists preparing sample garments. In smaller companies, these, and other tasks, may be part of the designer's role.

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