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What if a Fashion Designer wants to work as a freelancer. What options are there?

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RE: What if a Fashion Designer wants to work as a freelancer. What options are there?

Dr Aparna
Dr Aparna
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PhD Organizational Psychology
  • Hosur

Hello!

Thank you for contacting Mera career guide and writing to us. I am glad you approached us to seek advice. First of all I would like to congratulate you for choosing lucrative ways like freelancing to diversifying your career. Fashion designing is done for every common people around us and trying to approach them and interacting with them will help you better design your works. Freelancing is one of the option to increase your designing portfolio and as well earning some extra money. A fashion designer is better evaluated by his more creative portfolio works. Here are some ways you could take to pursue the freelancing route.

1. Teaching: You could work as a part time teacher for designing schools. Designing schools require people with certain degree of expertise at corporate or company level. They offer short term or evening/ weekend teaching opportunities for people working at companies. You can also try a career in teaching and test if you like it and as well earn some extra bucks for managing your day to day expenses in life.

2. Part time freelance designer for company: You could also work part time for other clothing company. But you need to cehck with your current company if their policy allows their own and current employees to work part time for their competitor companies. Not every company I know encourages this, but you can have a word with the HR of your company and take their permission before you try.

3. Part time freelancer for designing school: You can also work as a part time designer for a designing school. Most of the schools require freelancers to work for them and offer their designs at their display and you can do one too.

4. Freelancer for other clothing designer shops: You could work for clothing studios and be a part time designer for them. Try approaching designer studios if they want to recruit you to work on some particular designing. You can also put your designs on their display and get brand name.

5. Setting up your own shop: If you dont want to work for others, you can very well set up your own designing studio and put your designs on your own display. You can also recruit other local designers to offer their expertise in exchange of money for your studio.

Hope this helps. Good luck.

RE: What if a Fashion Designer wants to work as a freelancer. What options are there?

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

Hi,


Greeting'sfor 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 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 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 designer 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 juts 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 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.


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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Regards,
Rahul.

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