“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.”

Coco Chanel

Fashion is more than outfits, it is an emotion. It defines you. A career in fashion designing demands passion, empathy and creativity. So, if you think you are the perfect fit then a whole palette of job roles is awaiting you.

Some options that you can choose from when aspiring a career in fashion designing, are:

  1. Branded Showrooms

Designers here, work according to the needs of the showroom, designing collections which are put up, ready for sale.

  1. Export Houses (Garment/Textile)

Designers here, design apparels as per the requirements of the buyers. The apparels generally include accessories like footwear and jewellery.

  1. Television and Film Industry

Costume designers, often take into consideration the theme and plot of the movies and of series’ while designing outfits for actors.

  1. Manufacturing Units (Textile/Fabric)

Designers here, design and oversee the manufacturing of fabrics that are later used in apparels. They work according to the needs of their clients.

  1. Retail chains

Designers often tie-up with retail chains where they design and oversee the manufacture of various garments that suit the buyers.

  1. Boutique Designers

Designers design collections to display in boutiques. 

  1. Freelancer 

Designers may often work as freelancers, designing according to client expectations.

Must- have skills to make way in the industry!

  1. High creativity 

  2. Good communication skills

  3. A keen eye for details

  4. Thorough knowledge of trends

  5. Decent knowledge of fabrics and colours

Post Pandemic Opportunities

The fashion Industry has been flourishing for the past century. However, the current pandemic has considerably affected its growth. As the world is facing an economic meltdown- where people’s focus is only on essential goods- the business is being less thought about. Experts say- the industry is at a standstill and will take some time to bounce back to its former glory.

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