Fashion is serious Business

A beautiful dress or shirt catches the eye. Sitting there in a store window, smartly accessorized and presented on a mannequin, inviting you to come into the store and see if would look as good on you as it did in the display?

Welcome to the complex and lucrative world of the Fashion industry one that is growing tremendously in lock step with the retail revolution that we are seeing across the globe. India is at the center of the global fashion industry, as fashion houses across the world have realized the growing demand for Indian fashion design and the prowess of the Indian textile and garment industry.

Still, ask a random student or parent about education and careers in fashion industry and the opinions would be extreme. Parents refused to allow an inclined to sign up for a Fashion Design course after 12th exams, says a promising designer and recent entrant in the fashion and design industry. They felt that it was a fluff course, only good for students from which families who could afford to waste their time and money or could afford to set up a boutique. But when he explained to them the types of jobs that were available to fashion designers, they let him go for the course.

The fashion industry in India today, is a whole new ball game. Every major international designer label and retail brand has opened stores, design centers and production facilities in India. From Armani to Zegna, Indians are at the forefront of the design and production of most of the world’s most sought after names in fashion.

So what opportunities exist in the fashion industry? Is it just the lucky few, who become top designers of women’s clothing, leaving the rest behind? Sometimes students come to us thinking that they want to be the next to Manish Malhotra or Ritu Kumar, but mostly students are aware of the career opportunities available to them in the fashion industry.

ITM Institute of Fashion design and technology a part of the 20 year old ITM group of institutions has launched specialized programs in Fashion Design in collaboration with Nottingham Trent University (NTU) UK, First, Media Design School Singapore and the Pondicherry institute of Fashion Technology (under MS university TN). Our three year Bachelors programs in Fashion Design enable our students to access the latest trends and techniques in fashion design, with cutting edge curriculum from global partners.

Nottingham Trent University is among the UK’s top universities for fashion design courses. The school of Art and Design at NTU has been ranked No 1 by the UK higher education statistics agency (HESA) for its successful career placements Headquartered in Singapore. First Media Design school is wholly owned subsidiary of First Media Design and Education Group. Singapore largest design communication group with more than 20 design studios in Singapore and the regional markets. FMDS specializes in graphic designs, multimedia design, and design management programs at diploma and advanced diploma levels.

Lead fashions are the ones that most people think of in connection with the words fashion industry. Lead Designers are the creative leaders developing designs for individual pieces or entire lines of clothing and accessories. This typically involves several generations of sketches or computer aided drafts considered of color, texture, material and shape when worn; and supervision of final patterning and construction.

While some lead designers are self employed or head their own labels many others work for apparel manufacturers designing fashions to be sold to the discriminating few through high end catalog or to the millions who stop at department stores and mass market clothing retailers.

Technical designers take a lead designer’s creations form the prototype stage through to full production. They work up with marketing and production facilities to ensure that finished pieces are made correctly and profitably. Technical design might be done behind the scenes but it’s tremendously challenging and important.

Textile specialists and engineers: The fashions industry is driven by innovation just as other industries are, and for many of its innovations its depends on new and improved construction materials and procedures created by textile specialists and engineers.

Fashion Marketers make people want to buy new designs, new clothing, lines, or even a designer’s or company’s entire output. They do this not just advertising but through celebrity endorsements, trade shows, samples and promotional events.

Merchandisers typically work for retail companies where it’s their job to make the clothing that the store is selling seem as attractive as possible to the store’s customers. They select which clothing items to sell, figure out the optimum amount of space to use for displaying them, what height to place things, which items to display together or next to one another how to arrange any forms or mannequins involved even what kind of signs and lighting to use and hoe to ensure that the overall experience for the shopper reflects the image they are trying to portray.

There are many more such positions in the fashion business, including Stylists. Fashion Writers, Brand Managers, Photographers, Style consultants and textile designers tailors etc.

Fashion is serious Business

A beautiful dress or shirt catches the eye. Sitting there in a store window, smartly accessorized and presented on a mannequin, inviting you to come into the store and see if would look as good on you as it did in the display?

Welcome to the complex and lucrative world of the Fashion industry one that is growing tremendously in lock step with the retail revolution that we are seeing across the globe. India is at the center of the global fashion industry, as fashion houses across the world have realized the growing demand for Indian fashion design and the prowess of the Indian textile and garment industry.

Still, ask a random student or parent about education and careers in fashion industry and the opinions would be extreme. Parents refused to allow an inclined to sign up for a Fashion Design course after 12th exams, says a promising designer and recent entrant in the fashion and design industry. They felt that it was a fluff course, only good for students from which families who could afford to waste their time and money or could afford to set up a boutique. But when he explained to them the types of jobs that were available to fashion designers, they let him go for the course.

The fashion industry in India today, is a whole new ball game. Every major international designer label and retail brand has opened stores, design centers and production facilities in India. From Armani to Zegna, Indians are at the forefront of the design and production of most of the world’s most sought after names in fashion.

So what opportunities exist in the fashion industry? Is it just the lucky few, who become top designers of women’s clothing, leaving the rest behind? Sometimes students come to us thinking that they want to be the next to Manish Malhotra or Ritu Kumar, but mostly students are aware of the career opportunities available to them in the fashion industry.

ITM Institute of Fashion design and technology a part of the 20 year old ITM group of institutions has launched specialized programs in Fashion Design in collaboration with Nottingham Trent University (NTU) UK, First, Media Design School Singapore and the Pondicherry institute of Fashion Technology (under MS university TN). Our three year Bachelors programs in Fashion Design enable our students to access the latest trends and techniques in fashion design, with cutting edge curriculum from global partners.

Nottingham Trent University is among the UK’s top universities for fashion design courses. The school of Art and Design at NTU has been ranked No 1 by the UK higher education statistics agency (HESA) for its successful career placements Headquartered in Singapore. First Media Design school is wholly owned subsidiary of First Media Design and Education Group. Singapore largest design communication group with more than 20 design studios in Singapore and the regional markets. FMDS specializes in graphic designs, multimedia design, and design management programs at diploma and advanced diploma levels.

Lead fashions are the ones that most people think of in connection with the words fashion industry. Lead Designers are the creative leaders developing designs for individual pieces or entire lines of clothing and accessories. This typically involves several generations of sketches or computer aided drafts considered of color, texture, material and shape when worn; and supervision of final patterning and construction.

While some lead designers are self employed or head their own labels many others work for apparel manufacturers designing fashions to be sold to the discriminating few through high end catalog or to the millions who stop at department stores and mass market clothing retailers.

Technical designers take a lead designer’s creations form the prototype stage through to full production. They work up with marketing and production facilities to ensure that finished pieces are made correctly and profitably. Technical design might be done behind the scenes but it’s tremendously challenging and important.

Textile specialists and engineers: The fashions industry is driven by innovation just as other industries are, and for many of its innovations its depends on new and improved construction materials and procedures created by textile specialists and engineers.

Fashion Marketers make people want to buy new designs, new clothing, lines, or even a designer’s or company’s entire output. They do this not just advertising but through celebrity endorsements, trade shows, samples and promotional events.

Merchandisers typically work for retail companies where it’s their job to make the clothing that the store is selling seem as attractive as possible to the store’s customers. They select which clothing items to sell, figure out the optimum amount of space to use for displaying them, what height to place things, which items to display together or next to one another how to arrange any forms or mannequins involved even what kind of signs and lighting to use and hoe to ensure that the overall experience for the shopper reflects the image they are trying to portray.

There are many more such positions in the fashion business, including Stylists. Fashion Writers, Brand Managers, Photographers, Style consultants and textile designers tailors etc.