Fashion designing is considered to be one of the most exciting career options for students who are creative, have an eye for details and are passionate about their creation. The opening up of economy and advent of major fashion brands in India from all over the world has opened new vistas of career opportunities in this dynamic discipline. Fashion designing is currently enjoying unprecedented popularity in India with fashion designing courses in UP or any other Indian state offered by top level institutes experiencing a heavy rush of students.
The very mention of the word ‘fashion’ brings up in our mind images of glitz and glamour. This is not hard to decipher as we keep seeing regularly on TV and Internet beautiful models walking the ramp in various fashion shows in glamorous clothes designed by top fashion designers. However, it is important to understand in the very beginning that fashion industry is not solely about extra dollops of glamour and glitz. Fashion industry of course have a certain level of charm and glamour associated with it but that is not all that is there to fashion industry. Fashion industry is extremely demanding where you need to possess acute marketing, negotiation and communication skills apart from high levels of creativity to make your mark as a professional. You need to be acutely aware of the latest fashion trends and design your clothes keeping in mind the latest trends and styles in the market. You have to design garments which are functional as well as attractive and in keeping with trends, market predictions and the climate. You need to possess a deep knowledge of various fabrics, weave, draping qualities, colors, patterns, materials, etc to design beautiful clothes and accessories.
Fashion designing as a career requires tremendous amount of hard work but then sky is the limit for successful fashion designers who have manage to make a name for themselves in the industry. Apart from the huge sum that your creations will command, you will also get to rub shoulders with models, celebrities, film stars, etc.
Fashion designing—the work
Fashion designing can be divided in three distinct categories: Garment design, Leather design, and Accessory & Jewellery design. You can opt for either of the branch depending upon your interest, attitude and creative abilities. A question that is often posed by students who wish o make a career in this dynamic field is what it really takes to be a good fashion designer. Well, there is no substitute for hard work and you have to work extremely hard at all stages of your career—right from seeking admission in top fashion designing colleges in UP or anywhere else to making the most of the learning opportunities you are offered during the course of your study. Prospects for fashion design graduates are pretty good thanks to the huge and still growing demand for “designer wear” and the equally large volume of exports.
However, it is important to note that only good fashion designing institutes can help you launch your career in a way that you have always aspired for. On the other hand graduates of inferior institutes can find going extremely tough in the marketplace. For starters poor quality institutes lack the expertise or the infrastructure to offer an education that can help you take advantages of the huge opportunities present in this field. Also, they do not offer anything extra that could help you stand out in the crowd.