How to be successful in fashion designer career in India
You may not need a college degree to start as a fashion designer in India. If you have some skills like sewing, drawing, creative thinking, design skills and knowledge of fashion industry, you can make your career as fashion designer in India.
How to start a fashion designer career in India?
Step-1: Develop our own skills:
You should have variety of skills like sewing, drawing, identifying good combination of color and texture, etc. You also should know how a fabric reacts a particular weather or a human in various weathers. You should know where to get specialty material to start as a fashion designer.
Step-2: Learn from other fashion designers:
When you start learning a fashion designing, you would get several doubts. Best way to start is check what other fashion designers are doing. What is their back-ground, style, creative ideas they are using etc. You can borrow their fashion designing ideas to start as a fashion designer.
Step-3: Research trends in fashion world
You should research what is going on in the fashion world. You can subscribe to weekly fashion magazines, regularly visit shopping malls and trade shows and watch how the fashion is turning and various trends in it.
Step-4: Consider taking fashion degree
If you want to be successful in fashion designer, you can consider taking a fashion degree course which would be 2 to 4 years period. Fashion design degree would help you in learning step-by-step process on how you can become fashion designer and how to be successful in this profession.
Step-5: Job or independent business:
You should decide whether you should opt for job as a fashion designer or whether you need to set-up own business to make your career as a fashion designer. Independent business may give you more work satisfaction. You would be successful in fashion designer by having creativity, but to do business, you need to know marketing and business aspects of fashion industry. There are several ways you can enhance your skills. You can keep visiting fashion websites, subscribe to email news letter of fashion, watch fashion Facebook pages and subscribe for famous fashion world magazines.
Step-6: Fashion designer logo:
Create your own fashion designer logo to create your own brand value. Wear your own designed clothes to do self advertising. Use Facebook to do advertising of your fashion designer business with small cost. It would start as low as $ 5 and reaches more than 3,000 visitors.
Step-7: Prepare yourself to make your business successful
You need to stay longer hours while learning as a fashion designer. Fashion world industry is extremely competitive. You should consider all these points before entering into as a fashion designer.
Fashion designing world – Top cities in the world (2012)
- London, UK
- New York, USA
- Barcelona, Spain
- Madrid, Spain
- Rome, Italy
- Saopalo, Brazil
- Milan, Italy
- Los Angeles, USA
- Berlin, Germany
Some of the top fashion schools in India
National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT)
- Website: http://www.nift.ac.in/
- Centers: New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai, Gandhinagar
National Institute of Design
- Website: http://www.nid.edu
- New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bangalore
JD Institute of Fashion Technology
- Website: http://www.jdinstitute.com
- New Delhi
Pearl Academy of Fashion (PAF)
- Website: http://www.pearlacademy.com
- New Delhi
Apeejay Institute of Design
- Website: www.apeejay.edu/aid/
- New Delhi
Some of the top fashion Institutes around the World
Academy of Art University
- San Francisco
Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)
- New York
Parsons School of Design
- New York
Bunka Fashion College
Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design
Royal College of Art
Institute Francais de la Mode
Ecole de la Cambre de Bruxelles
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