Making a Career in Fashion Designing

  Fashion Designing is an exciting career option for creative people with interest in stylish garments and accessories. As people have progressively become more conscious of their attires the fashion industry has grown more and more. Fashion Industry today, is a multi-million dollar industry worldwide.

  Fashion Designers are at the heart of the fashion industry as they are the ones who churn out the latest designs every season and guide the trends in world fashion.

Requisite Qualities of a Fashion Designer :
  • Creativity with the medium of fabric, leather, metals and others used for accessories.
  • Eye for detail and style.
  • Ability to create original designs. And, ability to identify original designs.
  • Managerial skills in Human Resource Management and Marketing.
  • Team player attitude as great designs are often efforts of a creative team.
  • Readiness to work hard and long hours.
  • Perseverance as most people have to start at the bottom rung of the ladder.
  • Willingness to work with little or no gratification in the initial years.
  • Strong desire to attain success.
  • Ability to dream and visualize great products all the time.
Career Opportunities as a Fashion Designer :

  A trained Fashion Designer need not just remain restricted to actual designing of fashion wear. There are several other career options available in the Fashion Industry wherein a new person may get a chance of seeing the workings of the industry at close quarters. Some such options are :
  • Planning and Concept Management: This may be in a big or small Fashion House. The job description includes working on new concepts and planning the strategies of changing fashion trends.
  • Production and Management of Fashion Wear: This may be in a big or small Fashion House. The job entails overseeing the production of the garments and managing the men and supplies.
  • Quality Control: This may be in a big or small Fashion House. The job requires monitoring the quality checks and implementing changes as needed while the production is on.
  • Fashion Buyer: This may be in a big or small Fashion House. The job demands development of lines that the company decides to target for a particular market and price range. Fashion Buyers typically work with Merchandising Managers.
  • Promotion of Brands: This is a job in Fashion Marketing. It requires planning publicity and marketing of big or small fashion brand names. .
  • Fashion Media: This job involves reporting and coverage of events and proceedings in the Fashion Industry.
  • Retailing: This job involves actual point of sales representation like a sales showroom manager or a sales representative.
Other Career Options for a Fashion Designer :

  The other career options that a trained Fashion Designer can have are as an outside consultant or freelance designer working on independent designing assignments, costume designer, fashion coordinator working with fashion buyers and suppliers on an assignment basis, fabric buyer, fabric quality control manager, outsourcing agent, illustrator, graphic designer and pattern maker.

  You need to identify the area you wish to work in and then find or create a niche market for your services.

  The biggest benefit behind being a trained Fashion Designer is that you can start your own business. So, this field offers opportunity of entrepreneurship.


© Fashion Is My Drug, All Rights Reserved
Design by Dzignine and Conceptual photography