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Scope and career in fashion designing course

Fashion Designing

Conceptualization and creating of customized lifestyle accessories as well as apparels is termed as fashion designing. This professional discipline requires understanding of customer requirements, their preferences, cultural and social fabric, market conditions, researching and analyzing of fashion trends, production techniques and material being used etc. Basis these parameters, the fashion designer fashions a theme, designs adornments as well as attires.   

Scope:

  • By 2020-21, Indian Textiles and Garments industry was at $103.4 bn and by 2025-26, it is anticipated to reach $190 bn.
  • India is the world’s second largest exporter of textiles and clothing.
  • By 2029, The Indian textiles market is predicted to reach over US$ 209 billion.
  • By FY 21, Cotton production in India reached 37.10 million bales. By 2030, it is estimated to reach 7.2 million tonnes (~43 million bales of 170 kg each) 
  • Between January and July 2021, India exported approx. Rs. 1.77 lakh crore (US$ 23.84 billion) textile product
  • Between April 2000 and March 2021, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) worth US$ 3.75 billion was attracted by Textile industry.  
  • Furthermore, in order to expand its production capacity, Indo Count Industries Ltd. (ICIL) announced an investment of Rs. 200 crore (US$ 26.9 million) in May 2021.
  • By 2020-21, Indian imports of textiles and apparels were at US$ 5.6 billion. It is anticipated to rise at CAGR of 10% and reach US$ 15.2 billion.

Carriers with Fashion Designing:

A soaring industry offers huge career opportunities. On completion of post graduation in design courses in India, you can apply in varied job profiles. Following are few of the career profiles that students can take up:

  • Fashion Designer: Using their creativity and visualization skills, Fashion Designers come up with design concepts for new collection. Usually they specialize in one area of design- accessories or clothing (sportswear, children wear, Haute Couture Fashion etc.) or footwear etc.
  • Textile Designer: Fashion designers, with their design acumen, are responsible for designing patterns for woven, knitted or printed fabrics in textile and fabric manufacturing units. They can either specialize in fabrics for fashion or fabrics for interiors- such as upholstery, soft furnishings and carpets. In order to be a Textile designer, you must have a good eye for patterns, colours & textures, besides being a brilliant creative visualizer and a sketch artist.
  • Retail Buyer: For the success of retail business, Retail Buyers plan and ensure sourcing of apt products at appropriate prices basis customer demands and taste, the market trends, quality, price and availability.
  • Stylist: Fashion Stylist usually work with celebrities and their profile entails selection of not only the appropriate wardrobe for the fashion shows and photo shoots etc. but also to identify the right fabric, hair style, accessories and even nail polish.

Top Fashion Designing Colleges:

The top Fashion Designing colleges not only inspire the students to be courageous but also responsible design thinkers besides combining the material collation procedure with the technical proficiency of garment manufacturing. Furthermore the colleges must ensure exposure to students through industry visits, live projects as well as international exchange. 

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