If you are a person who embraces style in everything and loves to be in style always or a person who possesses creativity and can extend his/her ideas and imagination to originality and something really remarkable, or wanna your creations to be showcased by models on the ramps of big fashion shows in Paris, New York and Milan, then making a career in Fashion Designing is the best option for you.
After weighing pros and cons associated with fashion industry, if you have taken a firm decision to make your passion your profession, you could explore many exciting avenues in this field, some of which could be;
Fashion consultants are supposed to offer ideas and ways on how a product should be developed so that it is readily absorbed in the market. They need to be aware towards emerging trends in fashion industry and must have vast knowledge of every aspect related to it.
Illustrator & Sketching Assistant
An illustrator's job is to visualize the designer's imagination and sketch it on a sheet. He/she should have excellent communication skill. Whereas a sketching assistant has to make the technical sketches of the garments and drawings for presentation. Once the idea is presented well on a slide, it can be decided well how the garment is going to be fabricated.
His job is to cut samples, make and alter patterns to analyze the design visualized and suggested by the designer and whether its transformation into a real attire is possible.
A colourist plays an important role in the selection of colours and combination of different shades which is given to the outfit. He is supposed to work on textile-printers and follow instructions precisely.
A Fashion stylist takes responsibility of entire wardrobe during a fashion show, right from coordinating dresses, accessories, make up, hairstyle, including the colour of the nail polish as per the theme to promoting the sales of the products.
It is not that the work of textile designer is restricted to designing and styling of textiles for apparel-related industries but they can also be involved in trading of fabrics. If their possession to technical skills let them serve textile industry well. People who specialize in this field can work as textile, embroidery and print designers or woven and embroidery stylists.
Since accessory has so much to offer to enhance the look of an outfit, accessory designer has a lot of scope in fashion world. They are mainly into designing or possibly into manufacturing of millinery, hair ornaments headgear, handbags, shoes, jewelery, belts, hosiery, etc.
The role played by a quality controller is to maintain the quality of design, fabrics and manufacturing and production unit. The quality controllers are responsible to look after making, construction, treatments and finishing of textiles and designed apparels among other things.
Since media is on continual growth, fashion journalism is an important area of this growing sector. The fashion journalists are responsible to disseminate latest fashion information to common public. He/she should possess good fashion sense and needs to keep themselves abreast with every current and future fashion related information.
A creative and highly paid profession, Fashion photography is one of the most happening profession among others. Apart from having technical knowledge of camera, Fashion photographer needs to be familiar with aesthetic detail of things, should able to communicate his/her ideas through photography and must be able to deal with the moods of models well.
India is on the verge of transforming into a dream hub for every designer across the world and the prospects for fashion design graduates are pretty good. Today names like Manish Malhotra, Ritu Kumar, Ritu Beri, Sunit Verma, Rohit Bal, Tarun Tahiliani, JJ Vallaya and Sabyasachi Mukherjee have virtually transformed Indian Fashion Industry and have taken it to the international level by showcasing their talent across the world.
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