One of the professions that has been consistently growing over the last decade. A fashion designer has to have an exposure to the latest trends and in some cases design some trend-setting dresses.
Always at the forefront of new fashions, good fashion designers are always sought out and given assignments. Local, national and international fashion shows are quite common now-a-days.
A feel for different cloth textures
Good aesthetic sense
A feel for colours
How To Become One
Leading fashion technology institutes all over the country offer short-term and long-term courses. Admission into these is through a written test and interview.
A graduate degree
Boutiques, which stock new designs
Textile Companies, which hire fashion designers in order to know the pulse of current and future trends in designs
Films – to design costumes for characters
Event Management Firms – to design specific costumes for shows such as beauty contests and fashion shows
This career offers more scope for starting own business than for getting a job. Because it depends so much on individual creativity, many fashion designers have their own firms. Many celebrities in different walks of life have their own individual fashion designers, to design costumes to suit their image and personality.