Fashion designing is all about creativity. It’s one of the most glamorous jobs in the world and a coveted career in the fashion industry. A fashion designer conceptualizes and designs the fabric or fibre. He or she’s the one who accentuates the beauty of clothing. In India, you see an excellent line of fashion designers namely Manish Malhotra, Rohit Bal, Sabyasachi, and JJ Valaya. They’re the head honchos who’ve inspired tons of budding designers across the globe.
But before delving into the job of a fashion designer, know the different types of fashion designers. The most popular one is high street fashion; outfits are mass manufactured in this design process. Prêt-a-porter and haute couture are other kinds. So, the roles and responsibilities may depend on the designing you choose. Here’re some quintessential tasks that a designer does.
Creation or Visualisation of Idea
Fashion designers visualize the design of a cloth. They envision how fabric can be cut into an enchanting outfit. They think out of the box and discover unique patterns of the material. They also ensure that the products are being designed in keeping with the recent trends and needs of the customers.
Staying Updated About Fashion Trends
It’s inevitable for a designer to stay in touch with the recent fashion trends and clothing styles. They should be aware of the year’s Pantone colour along with the forms, cuts, silhouettes, patterns, and prints that are making waves on the runway. It’s considered a faux pas to design passé attires.
Developing Colour Story
They have an eye for colours. They blend the colours perfectly and know what contrasts will complement each other. It’s their responsibility to make colour stories that go well with Autumn Winter or Spring Summer trends. In a nutshell, it’s their job to create striking ensembles simultaneously living up to the expectations of the clients.
Sketching Designs or Computer Aided Designing
Once the conceptualization is done, a designer sketches it for envisioning the final outfit. It’s okay if one doesn’t know sketching or drawing as computer-aided designing can also be done to figure out the detailing of an outfit.
Liaising with Sakes, Buying & Production Team
Last but not least; a designer keeps a regular touch with all the stakeholders. The day-to-day interaction extends from the buying and production team to customers. It helps in getting a clear picture of the price points, market, customer’s response, and many other essential elements.