Manish Malhotra, Marc Jacobs, Sabyasachi, and Alexandra McQueen are among the big shots that make fashion designing an exciting career choice for young ones. Yes, the art of creating a piece of fabric or fibre is glamorous. And yes researching and creating a textile is fun too! But it does take creativity and sometimes 24-hour slog to make a mark as a professional fashion designer or say a successful one.
Don’t live in an illusion that fashion designing is restricted to garment designing. It stretches from accessories, jewelry to footwear. Its realms spread out from womenswear to menswear, kidswear, and sportswear for both. When it comes to fashion designing of a garment, the art revolved around these areas:
- High Street Fashion captures the mass manufacturing of garments. It is influenced by seasonal trends, buying manner, and runway shows. It’s mostly commercial. Media plays a vital role in a high street designer.
- Prêt-à-porter or Ready-to-wear is all about creating ready to wear outfits or collection. It’s produced in fewer numbers.
- Haute Couture is creating an exclusive clothing line for a runway show. It’s high-end fashion and requires attention to detail. At times, haute couture is personalized and designed for an individual client. The ensemble is tailored according to one’s body type.
It’s Not a Rocket Science
So are you cut out to be a fashion designer? Is creating artistic outfits in your blood? Can you sketch an idea on paper? Sounds easy? Well, you can be a great designer. But also, you got to be high on creativity and innovation. It’s essential for you to push the envelope whenever you design. You ought to have unconditional love for styles, colours, textures, and hell lot of hard work. Add to this a pinch of determination, a dollop of interpersonal skills, and a few communication techniques, voila, there you have got a great designer at hand.
A fashion designer can always venture into entrepreneurship. Instead of working under someone, one can establish his label or company. All a designer has to do is to plan; find an appropriate niche, and start working on it. Also, one should be adept with all the essential entrepreneurial skills such as in-depth knowledge of the fashion trends, market, customer-focused approach, and ability to take risks. If you’re determined, work hard, and persist, congratulations you’re now on the road to unparalleled success. Now you may call yourself an incredibly successful fashion entrepreneur.