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Fashion Design

Fashion design is the art of applying design, aesthetics and natural beauty to clothing and its accessories. It is influenced by cultural and social attitudes, and has varied over time and place. Designers conduct research on fashion trends and interpret them for their audience. Their specific designs are used by manufacturers. This is the essence of a designer’s role; however, there is variation within this that is determined by the buying and merchandising approach, and product quality; for example, budget retailers will use inexpensive fabrics to interpret trends, but high-end retailers will ensure that the best available fabrics are used. Fashion designers attempt to design clothes which are functional as well as aesthetically pleasing. They consider who is likely to wear a garment and the situations in which it will be worn, they have a wide range and combinations of materials to work with and a wide range of colors, patterns and styles to choose from.

The first fashion designer who was more than a simple sew master was Charles Frederick Worth, in the 19th century. Before he set up his fashion design house in Paris, clothing was made by anonymous dressmakers and fashion standards were derived from the styles worn by royalty. Worth was the first designer to actually dictate to his customers what to wear rather than following their demands. His fashion house became so famous that people were able to attach a face and a name to designs when they knew they were from the House of Worth. This was the beginning of the tradition to have a designer of a house not only create clothing, but also represent the symbol of the brand.

 

ELIGIBILITY

Minimum eligibility for the Undergraduate course in this field is 10+2 with 50% marks and for Post Graduate courses is graduation. In the prominent institutes, admission is strictly on merit- through written test, situation test, group discussion and interview. These courses are aimed at understanding concepts related to costume, jewellery, leather goods and many other similar products where fashion matters.

 

COURSES

  • Accessory designing and fashion designing
  • Garment Manufacturing Technology
  • Apparel marketing and Merchandising
  • Leather and Garment Design and Technology
  • Knitwear Design and Technology
  • Textile Design and Development
  • Fashion Journalism and Presentation

 

Successful fashions designers have been known to live in a aura of glamour and blitz, which has drawn the young generation towards it. This sector has always been known to be inclined towards the students who have a knack for creativity. Although these designers need a wide array of skills which includes drawing, conceptualizing, defining color and blends of textures, there is a technical aspect to it that needs to be undertaken via professional courses.

The fashion industry is a massive industry with a multitude of jobs available, and it is crucial to find a job that suits your temperament. To succeed in the fashion industry, one must take note of the primary needs of the clients.

 

JOB PROFILES

  • Fashion Designer
  • Fashion Visual Merchandiser
  • Fashion Writer/Journalist
  • Fashion Stylist

 

TOP INSTITUTIONS FOR FASHION DESIGNING

  • National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Delhi
  • NIFT, Mumbai
  • NIFT, Bangalore
  • NIFT, Hyderabad
  • NIFT, Chennai
  • NIFT, Kolkata
  • Pearl Academy
  • Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID)
  • Northern India institute of fashion technology, Mohali
  • Amity school of fashion technology