Fashion designing and technology is among the most appealing, glamorous and profitable career options in 21st century. One requires a knack for dress sense with creatively incorporating style and originality. Fashion technology deals with specializing in the various spheres of fashion from concept designing to various nitty-gritty’s of management, quality control and marketing etc. The opportunity in fashion technology lies in market research, designing and manufacturing of garments and textiles.
To pursue a career in the field of fashion, one can aspire for diploma, certificate, graduate and post graduate level courses after intermediate. These courses can be in the field of Accessory or fashion designing, Apparel marketing and Merchandising, Garment Manufacturing Technology, Leather Design and Technology and Garment Design and Technology, Knitwear Design and Technology, Textile Design and Development, Fashion Journalism and Presentation. While 10+2 as cut off qualification is sufficient for Accessory designing and Fashion Designing, other courses prefer graduation as minimum eligibility criteria. For an Undergraduate course 10+2 with 50% marks is required and for a Post Graduate course graduation is a must.
In India, the revolution in fashion industry has just begun. Career prospects for fashion aficionados are great thanks to the ever hungry industry of fashion and lifestyle. With each wants to outshine the other the thrust of talented and well versed professionals is all but unquenchable.
After successful completion of the course, one can opt self employment or head early to tread the green pastures by serving several export houses, garment store chains, textile mills, leather companies, boutiques, fashion show organizers, jewellery houses and media houses.
A trainee designers on an average gets a stipend of around INR.10,000. With experience and well groomed knowledge, a designer can soon look forward to INR 30,000-40,000 a month. And of course, after earning a well deserved reputation in the industry, sky is the limit.
Following is the list of some of best institutes offering courses in fashion technology: