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Subject: What can we do after doing fashion designing?
Date: 24-Nov-2011
Question: I want to know what can we do after completing fashion designing course .Do we have to apply for jobs ?? i really don't have any idea regarding this,pl z suggest me some options ?

Fashion designing is the applied art devoted to the designing of clothing and lifestyle accessories.This art is influenced by cultural and social attitudes and has evolved over time and place.

Career Prospects

  • Export houses dealing with garment/textile/handloom exports.
  • As a professional fashion designer, you can work in many areas like: designer wear production, fashion marketing, planning and concept management. Then there is fashion media, design production management, fashion accessory design, quality control and promotion of brands.

You can also work as:

  1. costume designer
  2. fashion consultant
  3. personal stylist
  4. technical designer
  5. graphic designer
  6. production pattern maker
  7. fashion coordinator

Other roles include: apparel production manager, fabric buyer, fabric quality control manager, show room sales representative, illustrator, cutting assistant and outside sales representative. Those interested in a career in fashion designing can also become entrepreneurs and form their own companies.


  • A Fashion designer should be artistic and creative.
  • A good knowledge for fabric textures, keen sense of style and creative bent of colour combinations.
  • They should be able to express their ideas in sketches.
  • A fashion designers must be fashion conscious and must be aware of market requirements.
  • Must have an understanding of the different customer segments and customer lifestyle, so that design is affordable, suitable and wearable for people they are designed for.

Pay Packet: The Starting monthly package can be around Rs.10,000 to Rs.15,000. With experience, you will earn Rs.30,000 to Rs.40,000 per month. if you become a reputed designer you could demand the world and no limit for earning.


1. Fashion houses run by top fashion designers such as: Abu Jani, JJ Valaya, Manish Malhotra, Neeta Lulla, Rina Dhaka, Ritu Beri, Ritu Kumar, Rohit Bal, Sandeep Khosla, Tarun Tahiliani and etc.

2. Top garment and textile export houses.

3. Textile and fabric manufacturing units.

4. Exclusive and branded fashion showrooms.

All the best,
CareerAge Counselor



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