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Pursue Your Passion In Fashion Design

Team StoryWeavers|June 17, 2020| 152

When thinking about pursuing your further studies, you will most probably find yourself picking from science, commerce or arts courses, the three major streams of our education system. But can career options be put into the same categories as the courses?

While you may need to study a certain course to pursue a career in a particular field, being successful in what you do, needs traits from science, commerce and arts together.

For example, an aerospace engineer needs a scientist’s aptitude to know if an aircraft will fly, an artist’s eye to design a beautiful machine and the mind of an economist to know if they can sell what they have built!

On that note, this month in Careerscope, we are going to explore how to become a fashion designer. Throughout this article we want you to keep an eye out on what traits from science, commerce and arts will you need to be a great designer!

Are you ready? Let’s get started!

What is fashion design?

Fashion design involves making clothes and wearable accessories (shoes, belts, jewellery, etc.) that appeal to people. Most fashion designers specialise in a particular type of clothing. For example, men’s wear, evening wear, sportswear, etc.

Fashion designers make clothes and wearable accessories

What does a fashion designer do?

A fashion designer’s job can be put into three main buckets. 

1. Research – Designers need to research current fashion trends and identify what appeals to people by understanding consumer behaviour.

Simplified: A consumer or customer is someone who buys a product.

2. Designing – This involves the actual designing of clothes and accessories. Designers sketch their designs either on paper or on digital programs.

3. Merchandising – This is when designers promote their work so that the right customers can get to know about their designs.

What skills does a fashion designer need?
At a glance, here are the major skills needed to be a successful fashion designer.

Technical artistic skills: Designers need technical artistic skills like drawing, sketching and sewing to make their designs. They also need to have a strong sense of colour and texture and know how different types of fabric or raw material will look when they become clothes.

Visualisation skills: Designers need to visualise how a product will look even before it is made. They should have a strong understanding of space and geometry to visualise how the clothes they design will come to life. For example, they can visualise how different fabrics drape and how the shape of the clothes will look on people before they are even made.

Research and data analytics: Fashion designers rely heavily on strong research skills because they need to understand what styles are in trend. They also analyse data and make sense of what consumers want. Using data analytics while making great designs is the secret weapon most successful fashion designers have.

Strong business acumen: To make sure their designs are brought to life properly and reach the right customer, designers have a strong understanding of how business works. This includes buying the fabrics from the right place, marketing the finished designs to the right audience, and making the right decisions from data on what customers want.

India’s long tryst with fashion
A common perception is that fashion design is an up and coming profession. However, you only have to peek at India’s rich cultural heritage to see that that’s not true. Be it the Indian cotton in the wardrobes of ancient Egyptian kings or the unique textile patterns and weaves of every single Indian state – the ability to make beautiful clothes is a part of Indian culture and history. 

Where will you work as a fashion designer?
As a fashion designer you can work in the following places:

  • Apparel manufacturing firms: These are companies that manufacture clothes on a large scale
  • Fashion retailers: These are companies who sell clothes made by apparel manufacturers
  • Design firms: These are firms that specialise in fashion designing and take orders from specific consumers
  • Own venture: You can also start your own business and sell your designs directly to consumers.

What should you study to become a fashion designer?
In India, you have bachelors, diploma and certificate courses in fashion designing. The most popular option is a B.Des (Bachelors in design) course, which is a four-year undergraduate program.

What are the top colleges in India for fashion design?
One of the most popular colleges to study fashion design are the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) chain of colleges. NIFT has colleges in most Indian cities. Some of the top-ranking NIFT and other colleges for fashion design are: 

  • NIFT, Delhi
  • NIFT, Mumbai
  • NIFT, Bangalore
  • NIFT, Chennai
  • NIFT, Hyderabad
  • NIFT, Patna
  • NIFT, Kolkata
  • NID, Ahmedabad
  • Pearl Academy, Delhi
  • Pearl Academy, Jaipur

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Nandini

June 17, 2020

It might not be the easiest job…but still I would love to be a fashion designer someday???????


Pooja .v

June 17, 2020

Fashion designing is a very interesting job??.


Oviya A

June 17, 2020

Please publish an article about how to establish a career as a writer (novels)


PREET

June 17, 2020

This was a great job I am also trying to make designs and also give a new look to the old clothes


Krishna periwal

June 17, 2020

It is really great to be fashion designer


Krishna periwal

June 17, 2020

It is really great to be faishon
designer


Divyanshu

June 17, 2020

Please suggest career about Veterinary Doctor.
What to do to become animal or bird Doctor.


Sparsh

June 17, 2020

I will become fashion designer
And plz also publish an article on marvel superheroes


Advaith

June 17, 2020

Superb


Srija

June 17, 2020

I know that fashion designing is an interesting job, afterall we also have to study for doing this job. It’s not easy to take the job, but still it will help us to find some new sketches on the dress.


Manashvi Singh

June 17, 2020

It was a very nice article ??


Adrija

June 17, 2020

This is very interesting!! But I want to become an astronaut . Can anyone tell me how to become an astronaut?


JAY 31

June 17, 2020

It’s not easy job, but those who want to become a fashion designer should have a great talent
Keep it up those who want to become a fashion designer ????????????????


Rudra

June 17, 2020

Please add an article on how to pursue your career in HipHop music.


Varshaa Manikandan

June 17, 2020

Can you also publish an article about law and genetic engineering


Sachin d2ivedi

June 17, 2020

Can you please tell about medical


Palak

June 17, 2020

I don’t know what I’ll be in the future , but I want to be an actor since childhood??


G Devi Priya

June 17, 2020

Please publish an article about being or going to be a doctor


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June 17, 2020

Please give more information in how to appear in architecture…. please


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June 17, 2020

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Janvi

June 17, 2020

It’s my dream to become a fashion designer… it’s very good information! Thanks ?


Ishita Singh

June 17, 2020

Pls publish that how to become a successful scientist that discovers something new?


Ishita Singh

June 17, 2020

Pls publish that how to become a successful scientist
that discovers something new?


Keerthi priya

June 17, 2020

Hopefully one day I like the fashion designing!??


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June 17, 2020

Please tell about these in career scope:
Bsc Agriculture, Bsc Botany, Msc Marine Biology


Akhil Rajat Patel

June 17, 2020

Please publish an article about how to make career in aviation


Vedika singh

June 17, 2020

For science course


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June 17, 2020

Please publish an article about how much hard work should be done or how we can become
a pilot.. please publish an article of pilot job .


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June 17, 2020

I like such information and I will be glad if such knowledge is provided for a stream of an entrepreneur.


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June 17, 2020

Really it’s a amazing job that a man can do.I think in future by the help of byjus some students can do like fashion designer.


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June 17, 2020

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June 17, 2020

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June 17, 2020

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and I would love to work in this field


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June 17, 2020

Can you pls publish an article regarding business employer or a business head.


Suhani

June 17, 2020

Amazing!!!?☺️??
Very interesting job.


Khushi Anchalia

June 17, 2020

I would love to be a fashion designer and makeup artist someday and would love to work with famous celebrities ????❤️


Khushi Anchalia

June 17, 2020

Are there any other course for fashion designer ???


DVV.satyanarayana

June 17, 2020

Good information


Akshini

June 17, 2020

Some people think that to design clothes is very easy , but I don’t think that ??


Akshini

June 17, 2020

Some people think that to design clothes is very easy but I don’t think that ??


Libna

June 17, 2020

Now I understood the hard-work of a fashion designers ✨


Libna

June 17, 2020

Now I understood the hard-work of a fashion designer ✨


Prachi

June 17, 2020

I also like to do designing from old clothes ????. Really Fashion designing is a very interesting job ?


Nishtha Khandelwal

June 17, 2020

I want to become fashion designer from my 10 class i am making sketch of dress and fashion


Arpan

June 17, 2020

Everyone will not be interested in fashion designing
I want to be Army officer


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June 17, 2020

Good one to be maintained well


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June 17, 2020

Interesting job


Ankita Jana

June 17, 2020

This is so fun…..please keep on sending such valuable information


Prachi

June 17, 2020

Thanks for providing this info about fashion designing….
Looking forward to become one…?✨?


Swati Kumari

June 17, 2020

I think that you want to bea a fashion designer!Am I right???


Nishant Raj

June 17, 2020

Fashion designing is a charming career but very very competitive.


Iqra Aiman

June 17, 2020

This is not so easy peasy like studies ,
playing ,watching TV,not at all!!???????????


loaba

June 17, 2020

Can you please publish an article about how to become an astronaut


loaba

June 17, 2020

Can u plz say that What are the subjects that I should give importance to become an astronaut


Abel

June 17, 2020

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June 17, 2020

I really liked it and it is amazing ?


Disha

June 17, 2020

Great! Keep it up coming fasion designers ????


Asiya

June 18, 2020

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June 18, 2020

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Interesting job


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June 18, 2020

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very very competitive…

It’s an interesting job…
✨?????


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June 18, 2020

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June 18, 2020

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June 18, 2020

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June 18, 2020

Super information Y don’t u send about a career scope of doctor


Riya

June 18, 2020

I loved this article it’s
very helpful thanks bijus for giving such a great information about fashion designing.??


Samruddhi

June 18, 2020

I love drawing, it is my hobby . I got many suggestions to go for fashion designing but I also want to go for cardiology .I love both let’s see what I choose in future . Thank you so much for such great information it is very helpful


Jayani

June 18, 2020

That seems to be really cool. Gotta try this. Though whatever ill surely become a scientist too.


Jayani

June 18, 2020

Cool. Gotta try this


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June 18, 2020

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June 18, 2020

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June 18, 2020

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June 18, 2020

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Sona

June 18, 2020

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Rachita Class - VI ?

June 18, 2020

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June 18, 2020

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June 18, 2020

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MAHIKA SWAMI

June 18, 2020

pls make a carrerscope for economics field for eg a lawyer or an IAS maybe ,because i love economics !! and will pursue it in my future

thanks


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June 18, 2020

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June 18, 2020

I think I’m too making my interest towards fashion designer


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June 18, 2020

Yeah it’s true… ???


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June 18, 2020

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June 18, 2020

It is amazing to be a fashion designer!??????


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June 18, 2020

Hi


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June 18, 2020

It is helpful for us


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June 18, 2020

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Ridhim verma

June 18, 2020

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Do this job and one more thing I like to
Do draw a fashion designs clothes


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June 18, 2020

Wow good thank you Byju’s


Rishikesh

June 18, 2020

Anything is not so easy we think so by practice it is.
Every knowledge is required in every field.
I think fashion designer is not so easy.????????


ÀNAND

June 18, 2020

Hii everyone!my aim is to become a doctor and help the poor and needy.


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June 18, 2020

My ambition is to become a singer or astronaut ☺️? pls vote singer or astronaut


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June 18, 2020

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June 19, 2020

Fashion designing is my favourite


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June 19, 2020

This information is really interesting and oosmmm.???


Aparna Mishra

June 19, 2020

Nice article I would also like to have fashion designing as a passion of mine in my future


Dheeban

June 19, 2020

I also done like this ?


Mohammad aquil

June 19, 2020

Fashion designing is connected to because of measurement of the cloth but how fashion designing is connected to the science?


Sushmitha.G

June 19, 2020

It’s my dream to be a fashion designer and it is also very interesting job.???


Aparna Bhattacharjee

June 19, 2020

Not so easy?but once started it will be interesting ☺️


RIDA HIFZA

June 19, 2020

I GUESS THIS IS NOT THE EASIET JOB AS NANDINI SAID BUT I LIKE DESIGNING


Harini

June 19, 2020

It’s really awesome!
I think,It will be easier for those who are much interested
and for those who having a creative mind!?


Harini.p

June 19, 2020

It’s fabulous!?
I think,It will be easier for those who are much interested
and for those who having a creative mind!?


L.prithika

June 19, 2020

Fasion is very enjoying thing


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June 20, 2020

It is really a decent job.


Daniyaal quadri

June 20, 2020

Thank byjus for giving learning tree with careescope


Kshitiz Vishwakarma

June 20, 2020

Iam soooo fashion designing ? clothes ???


Rani

June 20, 2020

Thank you so much byjus for this?. It’s is my dream to become a fashion designer…..


Rani Mistry

June 20, 2020

Thank you so much byjus for this ?. It’s my dream to became a fashion designer….


Jyoti kumari

June 20, 2020

I find it Really helpful. Thank you Byjus


Jayee Bora

June 21, 2020

Thank you so much. It was really helpful. I want to persue my career in the field of cell biology. Please guide me to persue my dream and help me know about the institutes where I can study this subject. Thank you for your help


Harshita Singh

June 21, 2020

Amazing ?? but many people think it’s not so easiest job who think it is very hard they cannot archive anything in their life. but i think it is not so hard i can do it


Harshita Singh

June 21, 2020

I want to become a I.P.S officer but I cannot know how to become IPS officer can you please tell me


Shraddha

June 21, 2020

Same here


Jyothi.C.S

June 21, 2020

What are the career scopes for Maths+ Computer science interested person?


Yash Verma

June 22, 2020

Feeling the same


Anushka

June 22, 2020

I would Love to be a fashion designer


Paayal

June 22, 2020

I wanted to be a fashion designer . Thanks for this document


Vishnupriya

June 23, 2020

I also like fashion designing but I am more interested in teaching (lecture) so what should I do? ??????


Siddhi

June 23, 2020

Being creatively and productively unique is what the fashion designing…
and I would like to be a fashion designer for some days


Ratina

June 27, 2020

Its my dream to pursue this job..its my aim..i think my words are less to show how much i want to be one..??


Kusum

June 29, 2020

I knows fashion designer’s job is not easy but I likes to do research on weared topics like how all people behave.


Nahida

July 2, 2020

Fashion designing is a good job


Rashid

July 2, 2020

That’s so nice to be a fashionable designer
Quite nice work


रानू

July 4, 2020

पहले हमें 10,12मे अच्छे अंक लाने होगे


Nayana p suvarnakar

July 6, 2020

Fashion designing is something interesting job
While my mom is fashion designer it’s not too easy


Kshiti

July 6, 2020

I will love to be a fashion designer ??


Maanasvi

July 8, 2020

Should we write entrance examination to study in NIFT colleges?


Shubham Verma

July 12, 2020

Sir I want to become a software developer
What subject I can take for becoming a
Software developer


Lakshay Verma

July 16, 2020

Hi please suggest a good career for pcb lover


Hrishika

July 23, 2020

It’s a nice job but it’s complicated and focusing ?
Well I don’t want to be a fashion designer☺️
My aim is to be an IAS Officer????
And I don’t give up on my dream??


Bikramdeep kaur

July 30, 2020

Yes I love it I love to be a fashion designer and thanks for giving some information about fashion designer


Stalin

August 3, 2020

Byjus please post some information on graphic designing .
Please


Gulnaaz khaja Khan pathan.

August 6, 2020

Thanks for giving information.. ?
But. I don’t have any interest in fashion designing. ?
Because I’m curious about science and wanna become a scientist..


Ritu gupta

August 6, 2020

I love fashion designers ???


Aarushi Srivastava

August 20, 2020

I also want my name in the list of top and successful fashion designers??????????????????✂


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