If you have a flair for designing and fascinated with the newest form of creative outfits, Fashion Designing is just for you. Over the last two decades, particularly after 1994, Fashion Industry has observed tremendous momentum. Fashion designers from India have done fantastically well nationally and internationally too. Many designers have even opened up their branded stores all over the world and have made a niche for themselves in this ever changing and extremely innovative Fashion world. Few names who have really done marvelous job in this industry are Ritu Kumar, Rohit Bal, Manish Malhotra, Tarun Tahiliani, Ritu Beri, Raghvendra singh Rathore and Sabyasachi Mukherji. They have designed and showcased their creations on many nationally and internationally known platforms. Almost all of them are associated as Chief Fashion consultants to distinguished celebrities all over the India and world.
Now comes the question of the right training for realizing the dreams of becoming internationally acclaimed designer. The major two things in this context are choosing the right training institute and also the zeal to work hard for many years under some reputed designer labels. Mostly girls pursue Fashion Design as their career in their UG/PG level. Although boys also have shown their interest but now a days many boys are also choosing this field to explore and showcase their creative talent. NIFT and NID are the most sought after institutes for a career in Fashion Design. Apart from that Pearl Academy and INIFD are the other private Institutes that are doing well in this domain.
Discussing about the avenues available after Fashion Design Course, there are numerous options available for the graduating students. You can be a designer brand by yourself or can work as an assistant to a national level designer, else you can work as a freelance fashion consultant for different national and multinational fashion brands like Armani, Gucci , Tommy Hilifger, Lifestyle etc. Job prospects are also available as assistant store manager or Chief store manager of any apparel branded store opening everywhere. And if you want to operate from your own location, think of opening a boutique of your own to cater to specific tastes of people in that area. Apart from these regular courses one can also specialize in accessory or footwear design if that piques your interest.
Textile designing is a similar course where fabric design concepts are taught. The exotic color combinations and fabric patterns are discussed at length in this course. Many home furnishing and weaving /knitting units have regular openings where the pre requisites in terms of qualifications are Degree/Diploma in textile designing.
Working as a faculty in any of the reputed institute and imparting the updated knowledge to the students is also one of the options available to students. This profession is also popular among students who want to devote only limited time of their daily routine to their professional life.