Below listed are the major careers one could pursue in the field of Fashion, followed by required qualifications, career path to adopt, expected salaries, local and global demand and list of Institutions that are offering relevant courses.
Fashion is dynamic so are the demands from the field. The career option is for those who has eye for detail and creative minded. With the highest population of youth in the world, Indian market is creating attractive career options for the talented individuals in fashion designing, manufacturing, branding, reporting, profiling, etc. Advancement in the e-commerce is helping fashion to overcome geographical hurdles. Even the increasing individual earnings, there is significant increase in spending toward personal fashion hence increased demand for new talent.
Like any creative field, it takes new thinking and creativity to keep the continuity of fashion development. However, a formal education and training would help in formatting the talent in a useful way. Hence it is recommended to secure bachelor’s degree or a Diploma in Fashion technology from a reputed institution. Qualification is just a stepping stone; the real driving force would be the self-work and profile.
It is a stressful field with little space for personal time. As any creative field, your style and approach could be received for a brief period of time and hence the limited period of glory. There are several other fields associated with fashion that you could opt such as fashion reporting, merchandising, personal stylist, etc. which need in-depth knowledge and exposure.
A bachelor’s degree or Diploma in Fashion design / technology from a reputed institution would be helpful for a start. Apprenticeship with reputed professional or institutions would help you in refining your skills.
Creativity, Artistic skills, Detail orientation, Interpersonal skills, Killer instinct, open minded, decision making.
Purely depending on the profile and creativity, the entry level could be around INR 3 to 5L per annum which could change drastically with successful projects. Some successful professional sell their work for millions and turn exclusive for few companies or celebrities.