What are the things if a Fashion Designer learns, will be helpful in long run?

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Aparna M Venkatesan
Aparna M Venkatesan
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PhD Management And Organizational Psychologist
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Thank you for choosing Mera career guide and writing to us. I understand you are asking about the sustainability of your career as a fashion designer in the long run. First of all to become a fashion designer one needs to have studied the required basic qualification in fashion designing. Studying a BSc Fashion designing degree will not only help you to get a job as a fashion designer, it will also help to understand the subject well which may reflect in the career on a longer run. Say for example, if you are planning to innovate something in your career after five years, you are sure to bring the innovative creative designs only from your knowledge that you gained from the subject you studied long back. So, a basic qualification in BSc degree level fashion designing is must for a fashion designer in the long run. Even, a Masters degree level will lay sound knowledge in designing theories that will help you in a career long way.

Next, apart form your basic BSc degree in fashion designing, one could supplement career with reading some extra Diploma courses in specific subjects. For example if you want to turn your career to a specific segment like fabric designing, accessories, traditional designing, contemporary designing, or western designing; you may choose to study related Diploma courses to further your knowledge and bring it in your designing works.

Third, you may think of creating your own designing studio. This may require some investment to put in for the studio set up but it will certainly reward you on a longer term. You may also try employing a few designers and expanding your business.

Fourth, you can create a portfolio for yourself. Not all people can afford to start up an own studio. So you could create a portfolio book to put in the designs that you had created since college. You can also show the book to your prospective employers or clients to display some of your works.

Lastly, consider working as a trainee under some industry designer expert. Completing the trainee-ship you will be awarded a certificate and it will be very rewarding to you personally and professionally. Also try to network with leading experts and constantly engage with them. Take their advices and also show them your portfolio whenever possible. This will increase your chance of potential opportunities in your designing career.

Hope this helps.

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Rahul Shinde
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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 royalty of the ancient world to the haute couture proucts of the present.

Fashion designing is one of the mostlucrative, appealing, glamorous, and exciting career options in today's world. If you havea penchant for creativity, style and originality, a career in fashion designing is one of the tailor made for you. On one hand, the fashion industry satisfies bothe the creative fancies and the materialistic needs of the people. On the other hand, it promises glamour, fame, success and high pay package to the talented people.

However, it is also a demanding career, as fashion designers needs to combine theire 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.

Skills and Personal Qualities which helps in long run:
Fashion designer needs to have following skills which will be helpful in long run:
1. To be creative
2. An eye for colour, texture and pattern
3. The ability to visualize things in three dimesions
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 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 in 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 offers plenty of opportunities for talentedhard 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 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.

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