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What kind of aptitude is required if someone were to become a Fashion Designer?

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RE: What kind of aptitude is required if someone were to become a Fashion Designer?

Preeti Taneja
Preeti Taneja
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Head Guidance & Counselling at Confidential
  • Chandigarh
India is entering the field of haute couture on the international scene and Indian designers are getting to display their creations in international stores. Indian fashion designers are being approached by global chains to create separate lines of clothing and accessories. The garment export industry and the fashion outlets in the country are growing. There is growing demand not just for haute couture but also for sports wear, leisure wear and the ready to wear segment of the industry. To be a successful fashion designer one needs to natural flair for anticipating new trends and exceptional business flair , self confidence, adaptability, an eye for detail, manual dexterity, visual imagination, sense of color, a photographic memory for details, sufficent technical ability to grasp the intricacies of cutting and willingness to do routine boring work during thetrainingperiod. Ability to draw beautifully is not necessary but basic aptitude for visual expression- drawing , painting, exploring color and texture is important for fashion designing.

RE: What kind of aptitude is required if someone were to become a Fashion Designer?

Rahul Shinde
Rahul Shinde
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  • Thane


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 royaltyof 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 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 desingers needs 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 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, garent store chains, textile mills, lather companies, boutiques, fashion show organizers, jewellery houses and media houses recruit professionals interested in a career in fashion designing.

Required Aptitude or Professional Skills and qualities:
Fashion designer needs:
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 patter 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 of trends in colour, fabric and style.
11. Strong organizational skills

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