Fashion designing has emerged as one of the preferred careers for individuals with a creative mind. Over the last 2 and a half decades, the Indian fashion industry has taken massive upturns and is currently looking at around 300+ international fashion brands that might set up bases and establish themselves over the next 2-3 years.
With so much happening in the industry, let’s look at TOP reasons why fashion design is THE MOST happening and preferred career option –
- Creative Satisfaction
For those looking to make a career in the field, fashion design is amongst the most happening industries in India currently. Exposure to different types of customers, opportunity to travel extensively & participation in fashion events are some of the highlights of this career.
Fashion designing offers a lot of networking opportunities to aspirants. Individuals get to meet different people, connect & learn from industry experts along with providing a chance to land new business.
- High Pay
For skilled professionals, Fashion designing offers wide opportunities to earn big and grow exponentially. The average salary of a fashion designer is around INR 3.19 lakhs p.a.
After gaining experience with different fashion houses & working on different fashion concepts, individuals can even explore entrepreneurial opportunities and give wings to their ideas. They can explore the possibility of setting up their own brand, venture or boutique, creating designs as per their own style & aesthetic and create a mark.
As you move ahead in your design career, you might start liking one particular type of design or specialize in a niche area. One great example is Sabyasachi who has carved a niche for himself in Indian ethnic wear.
- Technical Knowledge
You acquire a lot of technical knowledge in subjects such as sketching, draping, designing, cutting & even working with software tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator and 3D animation among others.
- Flexible work culture
Unlike typical corporate work environments, careers in fashion designing offer flexible work timings and culture along with additional perks such as royalty or commission, promotion, etc. You not only get the chance to work at your own pace but also get a personalized workspace.
- Both short-term & professional courses available
Institutes in India offer both short-term as well as more comprehensive courses in Fashion Design. Aspirants can choose to pursue undergraduate, post-graduate and diploma courses as per their convenience and requirement.
TIFT Hyderabad in association with “TRENDZ Exhibitions” provides experiential learning through participation in exhibitions and placements / internships at over 10,000+ designers across the country.