Current Date:June 10, 2024

FASHION DESIGNING

Entering the world of fashion is what many young fashion aspirants dream of. The glamour and the fame associated with this field excite many but there is so much more to fashion as it has now become a means of cultural expression.  

A fashion designer creates clothing, accessories, jewellery, footwear, costumes, and more. These can be wearable items for men, women, children, teens, dogs, cats, and even dolls. In a field that is constantly changing and progressing and career options are as competitive as ever. It is a great option for students who are creative and have the right interests!

FUTURE SCOPES FOR CAREERS IN FASHION DESIGNING
  • There has been a huge demand for fashion graduates due to the immense pace at which technology has advanced, benefiting the manufacturing process and apparel production. 
  • A fashion designer can work with a clothing brand or fashion house in various roles according to interests and experience. 
  • Graduates can also be stylists for customers, where celebrity styling brings a lot of fame and revenue. 
  • Formal education in fashion design can help land jobs in retail, textile and other related industries. 
  • Research says that 25% of fashion designers are self-employed. This means that while there are job opportunities for fashion designers in companies or institutions, graduates can also easily earn by being an entrepreneur. 
  • Fashion journalists can work for fashion magazines, which is an area where there has been optimal growth even during the pandemic. 
  • Fashion critics and consultants work for various brands and media to analyse the latest trends and news and guide designers by understanding the changes in trends. 
  • Blogging is also a very creative option for fashion designers, which can pave the way for many career opportunities as it grows and accumulates an audience. 
  • Fashion graduates are also hired by brands and stores as merchandisers who handle stores and product displays used to measure business.     
  • Graduates can also find work in the media and film industry, where costume design is mandatory. 
  • Technology is changing the phase of fashion. Big brands are introducing tech wearables—such technological advancements open doors for many more job opportunities for fashion designers. 
SKILLS REQUIRED TO STUDY FASHION DESIGNING
  • Creativity
  • Visualising skills
  • Colour sense
  • Product Presenting as well as positioning skills
  • Planning and developing skills
  • To be up to date with trends
  • Supervising skills
  • Understanding skills
  • coordinating several fields like production, sales
  • Adapting skills
CAREERS IN FASHION DESIGNING
  •  Fashion designer
  •  Fashion critic
  •  Costume designer
  •  Merchandiser
  •  Brand Manager
  •  Fashion Consultant
  •  Photo Shoot Stylist
  •  Fashion Journalist
ELIGIBILITY TO PURSUE A DEGREE IN FASHION DESIGNING

Students must have passed with 10+2 under a recognized board.

ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS
  • NID-DAT ( National Institute of Design-Design Aptitude Test )

NID Design Aptitude Test (DAT) is a national-level entrance exam through which aspirants are shortlisted for admission to UG and PG Design courses offered by the prestigious National Institute of Design (NID) campuses.

  • NIFT ( National Institute of Fashion Technology )

It is the entrance exam conducted for admission to various fashion technology courses at the National Institute of Fashion Technology.

  • ADYPU (Ajeenkya DY Patil University) COMMON ENTRANCE TEST

This is the mandatory entrance test for all prospective students from India who seek admission to any undergraduate or postgraduate program at any school under the ADYP University umbrella.

TOP UNIVERSITIES IN INDIA AND ABROAD TO STUDY FASHION DESIGNING

▪ LISAA School of Design, France

▪ London College of Contemporary Arts, UK

▪ The Paris School of fashion, France

▪ National Institute of Design, India

▪ Le Mark School of arts, India

▪ NIFT, India

▪ Symbiosis Institute of Design, India

▪ Indian School of Design and Innovation, India

▪ Ajeenkya D Y Patil University, India

▪ MIT Institute of Design, India

FAMOUS PEOPLE CONNECTED WITH FASHION DESIGNING

Sabyasachi Mukherjee

Sabyasachi Mukherjee is one of the most noted Indian designers.  He is famous for his use of classical and ethnic methods of production in modern contexts. 

Coco Chanel

French fashion designer and businesswoman. Founder and namesake of the Chanel brand, Coco Chanel is famous for her timeless designs, trademark suits and little black dresses

TOP INSTITUTIONS THAT EMPLOY PEOPLE IN FASHION DESIGNING
  • Nike
  • Gucci
  • Adidas
  • Chanel
  • Allen Solly
  • Louis Philippe
  • Vogue
  • Elle
  • Cosmopolitan
  • W
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