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Careers opportunity in the Fashion Industry in India

Vijay Garg *



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 awaits. 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! Letís explore them one by one:

1. Fashion Design

From legendary pioneers like Ritu Kumar, Manish Malhotra, Sabyasachi to emerging talents like Kanika Goyal and Priyanka Ella Lorena Lama, there are 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.

Career Opportunities in Fashion Design: 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.

2. 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.

Career Opportunities in Textile & Apparel Design: 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.

3. Jewellery Design

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 customersí tastes.

4. 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 the 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.

Career Opportunities in Fashion Technology: 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.

6. Fashion Business Management

This is the perfect field for those with a love for fashion and a flair for business and marketing. Managers for fashion businesses and brands conduct in-depth research and analysis of the latest fashion and market trends to predict the success of products among consumers.

As a Fashion Business Manager, you have to maintain the brand value of the product through media and advertisements, develop innovative marketing strategies, promote products through visual marketing campaigns, manage the placement of products and merchandise in stores to market products, etc. With the boom of social mediaís use in business, you can also work to market fashion products globally using social media platforms.

Career Opportunities in Fashion Business Management: You can work with apparel/fashion brands, designer boutiques and retail chain outlets. Some of the leading work profiles are Fashion Product Manager, Fashion Brand Manager, Fashion Marketing Manager, Public Relations Manager, Visual Merchandiser, Fashion Advertising Agent, Fashion Promotion Specialist, etc.

7. Fashion Photography

If you have a passion for photography, you can blend it with your interest towards fashion and work as a Fashion Photographer. Fashion Photographers showcase clothing, accessories, jewellery, and other fashion items in an appealing manner through photographs. Their role is to capture the essence of the clothing and so that people get attracted into trying/buying them.

Career Opportunities in Fashion Photography: Fashion photographers are often employed by fashion magazines (like Vogue India, Femina, etc.), fashion houses (like Manish Malhotra, Ritu Kumar, etc.), catalogues, and advertising agencies. All major brands require fashion photographers to make portfolios of their product lines and display them in an appealing manner.

Fashion designers also hire fashion photographers to capture models on the runway wearing their latest collection. As a fashion photographer, you can also get a chance to work with many Bollywood and Hollywood celebrities. Fashion Industry is highly lucrative because people today are conscious about their looks and are ready to spend money to look good.


* Vijay Garg wrote this article for Imphal Times
This article was webcasted on Januart 06 2021 .



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