In the present day education system there are plenty of professionals courses which have larger opportunities to showcase your talent and where employability earning prospects are higher. A Designer needs no introduction in the fashion market.
The Designer has to be a creative person so that put their minds in any length and venture to be successful. In the current fashion conscious world there is a huge arena for careers for fashion. These include traditional costumes, footwear, wardrobe, jewellery, designing accessories etc. The career in this designing industry is very demanding and rewarding and yet glamorous.
After completion of 10+2 one has to go for an entrance test conducted by NIFT or NID for a 4 year bachelor’s degree in the respective career in fashion designing or textile fabrics, ornamentation and fashion trend education and training for becoming a Designer to make a career in domestic as well as international forum. Or after competing graduation in any discipline, one can go for entrance test by NID for a PG Diploma in Apparel Designing.
After going through an extensive 8 weeks foundation studies, learners will be given specific range of activities in accordance with the industry needs. While studying students can learn latest international trends and also can interact with global experts through exchange programme. Students can opt for courses on fashion designing, fashion styling and image designing, interior designing in the PG programme.
Skills required for becoming a perfect Designer
- Good communication
- Interest in sketching
- Understanding of lifestyle
- Has to be inventive and artistic
- Creative and original
- Business acumen
- Prioritizing comfort
- Goal oriented
- Sense of colour and design
- Ability to think
Following duties normally has to be discharged
- Design a theme for new creation
- Watch fashion trends in accordance with the choices of customers
- Select fabrics, colours and style for garments
- Present the design ideas in trade shows
- Use computerized programme to create new design
As a Retailer
As a fashion designer one has to be expert and gain insight in choosing and designing keeping in view of Indian, global or western fashion markets. The trend and change in colours and design has to be predicted in the coming fashion season or a little bit of innovativeness to push something new in the market. It’s a huge market in India or in the world perspective and anything new can just be included in the latest trend of showpieces. Ready made garments industry is a huge hit in international market and a very lucrative if properly managed.
As a graphic designer or stylist
The job profile includes the toughest one. As a designer it is the duty to pick and choose the collection according to the choice of the customer and its suitability. The designer can advise the type of accessories and makeup to change the entire look of the design. A Designers or a stylist is in great demand even in parties, wedding ceremonies or any red carpet events.
As a Retail Manager
A managerial job is very satisfactory particularly in a boutique or a departmental store or in any big brand showroom like lifestyle etc. A Manager is responsible for setting targets, keeping records of activities in terms of market activities and its upheavals and customer satisfaction. Sometimes he is assigned to job of finance or personnel departments in different enterprises.
Jewellery or footwear designer
Present trend shows that as a designer in these fields one has to be very busy in the job. It’s entirely a whole new market and thus definitely a lucrative one. The designs of jewellery or shoes are a never ending one and a designer in these fields has plenty of opportunity to showcase his talent and can earn handsomely.
Sometimes the designers themselves are pressed to become models to show their own creations. This can lend you some break in your daily routine job and freshness. Of course it is a fun and has some attractive bucks to add to your adventurous assignment.
There are several such job opportunities related to garments and textiles or handlooms in export houses. Other opportunities might be fashion publishers, haute couture and so on.
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