A blend of creativity, style, originality and aesthetic sensibilities is what a career in Fashion demands, and if you possess just the right mix, this highly glamorous industry is awaiting for you. Not only that, a passion for following fashion trends and being updated with the latest in clothing, accessories and brands is also important to make it big.
So If you are a young fashion enthusiast looking for career options in the fashion industry, here is a spectacular list of fashion and style related careers that are surely going to make you go WOW! Let’s explore them one by one:
- Fashion Design
From legendary pioneers like Ritu Kumar, Manish Malhotra, Sabyasachi to emerging talents like Kanika Goyal and Priyanka Ella, Lorena Lama, there are many extremely talented fashion designers out there. Many girls have melted their hearts for the clothes designed by them. What if you could be one too?
Fashion designers understand the needs of their clients and create attractive garments, apparel and accessories according to the current fashion trends and market conditions. To be a successful designer, you must possess exceptional creative talent, artistic skills and a flair for designing.
Some designers work with or under popular fashion designers while others manage their own fashion labels. You can also work in export houses, manufacturing units, branded fashion showrooms, boutiques, and studios.
- Textile & Apparel Design
Textiles are different types of cloths or woven fabrics used to make clothes, including materials like tie-and-dye fabrics, wool, phulkari, khadi, etc. Textile and Apparel designers create patterns and designs for such knit, woven and printed fabrics. Along with this, they are also involved in other processes like yarn-making, weaving, knitting, dyeing, finishing processes, etc.
There is a fine difference between Fashion and Textile Designers. Textile Designers develop fabrics whereas Fashion Designers use these fabrics to create new designs for clothes. Successful textile designers have a creative vision of what a finished textile will look like and know the technical aspects of production and properties of fibre, yarn and dyes.
As a part of your work, you can be employed in textile companies, textile mills, boutiques, garment manufacturing companies, fashion houses and textile studios. After a degree in this field, you can also work in the industry as a colour specialist, and pay attention to the differentiation of colours and dyes, used in designing.
All the top-notch jewellery brands like Tanishq, Kalyan Jewellers, Malabar Gold and Diamonds etc. have breathtaking jewellery pieces and diamonds in their showrooms. Whatever be the occasion, jewellery reflects a sense of opulent beauty that is unmatched and timeless. Jewellery designers are the ones behind such exquisite designs. They design different jewellery pieces like necklace sets, chokers, rings, bangles, Maang Tikkas, etc. by understanding the current trends and working according to customers’ tastes.
- Fashion Technology
This field requires you put together your technological skills with your creative bent of mind. This is an especially suitable field for students from a science background. Fashion Technologists work on the development of garments, their production, and quality management. While fashion designers deal in the creation of new clothes from available fabrics, Fashion Technologists deal with the production process behind creation of the fabrics and cloths. They ensure that the clothing is made using the most cost-effective and efficient methods while maintaining quality standards.
Fashion technologists work with garment manufacturing units, fashion houses and film and TV production units. They give consultation their consultation to brands and fashion designers. Experienced
fashion technologists can join as fashion institutes as faculty members.