Do you have a passion for styling? Do you mentally style random people in your head all the time? If your head nods in affirmation, then the fashion Industry maybe the right place for you! At the moment, fashion media industry is booming. It is one of the biggest and rewarding new opportunities in India with so many fashion magazines around.
Being a billion dollar industry, it is till stereotyped as a profession which is limited to glamorous women, clothes, and parties. Just like any other profession, however, entrance exams need to be cleared, degrees acquired and interviews cracked if you want to enter here. And like any other course, studying fashion involves discipline, high-stress levels, assignment submissions and spending nights with a cup of coffee and books for company.
It is as demanding as any other course and if you have got enough motivation, we have a list of courses that you can pursue!
- FASHION DESIGN
Fashion design is the art of application of design and aesthetics to clothing and accessories. Many of those who study fashion dream of pursuing a career in fashion design. Fashion designers must study their craft well in order to be successful.
Alternatively, if you have an entrepreneurial side and leadership skills, there’s also the option of starting your own fashion design business. This should not be taken on lightly, as many graduates choose to work within an established company to gain valuable hands-on experience before flying solo.
- TEXTILE DESIGN
Textile design is essentially the process of creating designs for woven, knitted or printed fabrics or surface ornamented fabrics. In other words, textile design is a process from the raw material into finished product.
Fiber, yarn, and finishes are the key elements to be considered during the textile design procedure. It combines artistic aesthetics with technical know-how. The courses blend theory with hands-on practices in traditional and contemporary techniques of print design, weave design and surface ornamentation.
- FASHION MARKETING AND PR
Fashion trends come and go quicker than you can say ‘double denim’; meaning fashion marketing and public relations (PR) departments are constantly challenged to spread the word about the latest styles.
Taught as a separate specialization at many fashion schools and universities, fashion marketing involves creating advertising campaigns and strategies in order to sell your company’s products to clients. Those who work in fashion marketing and merchandising are responsible for choosing which apparel items appear on the racks at retail stores.
- ACCESSORY DESIGN
To complete the perfect outfit, many people often rely on accessories. These can include items such as jewelry, belts, shoes, scarves, hats, and handbags. An accessory designer is a type of fashion designer who plans the aesthetics and functionality of different accessories.
In the fashion industry, accessory design refers to the act of designing and creating these accessories. Like other individuals in the fashion industry, an accessory designer must be very knowledgeable about past, current, and future fashion trends.
5. FASHION COMMUNICATION
Fashion Communication is one of the newest and upcoming fields in the fashion industry. Today, the fastest growing field is fashion and many Indian brands are competing with international brands. This has opened up tremendous possibilities for a designer of fashion communication, who will work on design strategies, brands, portfolios etc.
He/she will also work on areas such as visual merchandising, styling, graphic design, display and exhibit design, advertising, public relations, and creative writing. Students with a degree in fashion communication will have a high level of skill and domain knowledge and will emerge as professionals who offer extremely effective communication solutions for the fashion and lifestyle industry.
- LEATHER DESIGN
Leather designing caters to the various needs of the leather industry, be it goods or apparel. A variety of leather products ranging from footwear to belts, upholstery to bags etc. is available.
The leather industry now requires trained designers, merchandisers etc. to meet international standards. Due to an enormous increase in demand for Indian leather in and outside the country, more and more qualified designers in this particular field are required.
Leather designing is attractive and a degree/diploma in leather production will sure shot help you get a job in the leather manufacturing companies and tanneries.
- FASHION JOURNALISM AND PUBLISHING
Fashion journalism is an incredibly popular career area for those who study fashion, spurred on by the boom in fashion blogging from the early days of the internet through to the current day. Fashion journalists write about clothing and accessories for newspapers, magazines, and websites. They might attend fashion shows and study designer and celebrity fashions to pinpoint trends.
They also might be required to get information by conducting interviews with designers or researching the industry. If you lack the writing experience but still wish to pursue a fashion career in publishing and journalism, you may consider undertaking a graduate degree in journalism, where you can often also specialize in fashion journalism, magazine journalism or celebrity journalism.
- KNITWEAR DESIGN
Knitwear Designers design and create knitted clothing and other products. They combine an innovative approach to textiles with a practical view of the end-products as usable products. Knitwear Designers are employed in a variety of different fields and specialize in product areas such as fully-fashioned knitwear, hand-knitwear, technical jersey sportswear, socks, and hosiery.
They also source, select and buy yarns. With the right skills, training, and experience, you may be promoted into a Senior or Head Designer position. There are also opportunities to become a Design Director or Senior Manager. You could also set up your own company or start your own label.
- PROFESSIONAL STYLIST
Fashion stylists coordinate outfits from an array of clothing and accessories. They may dress mannequins for retail store displays or photo shoots and assist store customers with choosing clothing and accessories to complement their body type and lifestyle.
He or She is a consultant who selects the clothing for published editorial features, print or television advertising campaigns, music videos, concert performances, and any public appearances made by celebrities, models or other public figures. Stylists are often part of a larger creative team assembled by the client, collaborating with the fashion designer, photographer/director, hair stylist and makeup artist to put together a particular look or theme for the specific project.
The work environment is often fast-paced with travel possibly required or even relocation to major cities for work opportunities.
- FASHION TECHNOLOGY
Fashion Technology comprises various aspects of designing, which includes designing, printing, quality control, marketing, merchandising of various textiles, apparels, garments, and accessories. This course also equips a student to conduct market research and analyze trends and also understand products with respect to quality, cost, and standard.
Some institutes also offer specializations in garments, accessories, footwear, bags and so on. As a graduate in fashion technology, one can expect to work as executives, fashion designers and illustrators in industries oriented to textiles and also export houses, textile mills, boutiques, and jewelry houses.
With all these alluring options in the list, we have surely tickled the high-end designer in you and now you need to spread the word to break the myths and let the world know your pick. Hurry up and get enrolled!
Thank us later.