“It’s a beautiful thing when a Career and a Passion come together”
BE A DESIGN THINKER
A job as a retail manager in a departmental store, fashion boutique or big brands such as ZARA or Lifestyle etc. can be highly satisfactory. A retail manager is responsible for setting daily targets for the staff, ensuring that promotions and marketing gimmicks work smoothly, customer satisfaction etc. He or she also heads the human resources and finance department in smaller enterprises.
As the name suggests, they are responsible for designing 2D patterns, both repetitive and unique for knit patterns, weave and printed fabrics etc. These fabrics maybe used in interiors as soft furnishing or to make clothes. Textile designers work both independently or as part of a design team in both industrial and non industrial settings. They use CAD to develop patterns and textures and must be abreast with all the technological advancements and new innovations in fabrics and materials.
JEWELLERY / FOOTWEAR DESIGNER
As a fashion designer, jewellery and footwear are right up your alley. Recent trends have shown the jewelry and footwear market as independent of clothes. They are a whole new market in their own right, and thus a very lucrative design field to go into! We all know that one can never have enough shoes, and thus being a footwear designer is a never ending job scope, with the plusses of being surrounded by beautiful shoes and heels.
MAKE UP ARTIST
Make up goes hand in hand with fashion. It is imperative to pair the right makeup with the right outfit to achieve an overall diva look. As fashion designers undergo severe grooming, styling, skincare and makeup workshops, they can opt for a career as a make up artist. These artists are different than beauticians, as they do not take up normal beauty treatment jobs. Make up artists are hired for fashion events, weddings, pre wedding photoshoots, bridal makeup, for models and celebrities. Make up artists these days also diversify as youtubers, giving out make up advice as tutorials on the internet.
Yes! A lot of times, fashion designers become models and are seen wearing their own creations. Poise, personality and panache is what you need to become a model. You can become a freelance model or start working with an agency who will connect you to the best brands, designers, photographers, etc. which can land you your big break. The option of ramp model or print media modelling is also open. Needless to say, being a model is a fun and fulfilling job, with lots of perks and excitement. It is also an exhaustive job, but one with high returns!
COMPUTER AIDED DESIGNER
Computer-aided designers in the fashion industry use computer software to create sketches and other designs used to create clothes, accessories, shoes, intimate apparel, and more. Computer-aided design or “CAD” is fast becoming the future of sketching in the fashion industry. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a growing number of fashion designers translate hand sketches to the computer, which allows designers to view designs of clothing on virtual models and in various colors and shapes. This saves time by requiring fewer adjustments of prototypes and samples later.
– RITU SHARMA SONI
(Asst. Professor, Dept. of Fashion Design & Technology)
Biyani Group of Colleges