What is fashion design ? 

Fashion design is the art of applying design, aesthetics and natural beauty to clothing and its accessories. It is influenced by cultural and social attitudes, and has varied over time and place. Fashion designers work in a number of ways in designing clothing and accessories such as bracelets and necklaces. Because of the time required to bring a garment onto the market, designers must at times anticipate changes to consumer tastes.


 
Designers conduct research on fashion trends and interpret them for their audience. Their specific designs are used by manufacturers. This is the essence of a designer's role; however, there is variation within this that is determined by the buying and merchandising approach, and product quality; for example, budget retailers will use inexpensive fabrics to interpret trends, but high-end retailers will ensure that the best available fabrics are used.

Fashion designers attempt to design clothes which are functional as well as aesthetically pleasing. They consider who is likely to wear a garment and the situations in which it will be worn, and they work within a wide range of materials, colors, patterns and styles. Though most clothing worn for everyday wear falls within a narrow range of conventional styles, unusual garments are usually sought for special occasions such as evening wear or party dresses.

Some clothes are made specifically for an individual, as in the case of haute couture or bespoke tailoring. Today, most clothing is designed for the mass market, especially casual and every-day wear are called ready to wear.

Scope for fashion design in india 

Scope of Fashion Design is immense , vast and manifold. Creative satisfaction of dressing up people and make them good visually , which in turn makes people happy. Positive minded happy people will be ready to pay more for your creativity in design. Today’s generation wants a wardrobe in tune , sync with their favourite stars. They are ready to spend for clothes at the drop of their hat. No wonder clothes today have to become one of the biggest retail industries.

 

If colours and fabrics excite you , then fashion design offers you a variety of career options, other than being a hard core Fashion Designer may be:

 

  1. Fashion Stylist / Personal Stylist

Masaba Gupta

Anita Dongre

2.Fashion Photographer

Dabbu Ratnani

3. Visual Merchandiser

4. Fashion Journalist

5. Fashion Colourist

6. Fashion Bloggers

Meher Caselino

7. Fashion Educators

8. Fashion Interiors-Homes / Offices / Commercial Spaces

9. Sales Counsellors for High End Couture Brands( for the luxury spaces)

10. Fashion Jewellery Designer

11. Set Designers for movies , marriages etc.

12. Pattern Makers

13. Fashion Illustrators- Sustainable

14. Researcher on Raw Materials for the Fashion Industry

Today Fashion Designers not only launch / kick start their own labels, they also dig their heels into fashioning homes , offices & commercial spaces. Once a niche profession today, design pervades every sector , product or service.

Fashion Designers love to style the entire look of their clients which includes fashion jewellery to shoes & photography .

Fashion Counsellors on the luxurious selling high end couture brands are some new career opportunities available in the upmarket segment.

The average starting remuneration of most degree holders in India is 3–4 lakhs per annum in the organised sector and export houses in 2017–18–19. With an increase of 15–20% year on year basis. Sky is the limit for the talented and creative students in the industry .There are innumerable sectors that require the commitment of good design students .

Today, every fashion house designer wants to be known as a practising ethical and sustainable fashion designer.

Placements:

Every year many companies and brands go to campuses at the end of the year and take deserving students . 80–85% students get placements before they complete their graduation from the college . In recent times , the highest package offered was 28 lakhs per annum, the average easily get 7–8 lakh per annumand the rest get between 3–4 lakh per annum.

The diploma holders start with 2–3 lakh per annum , but trust me everything depends on the attitude of the student - hard & sincere work is rewarded by the industry & remuneration then is not limited.

In the start up space , launching their labels , grappling with production & selling their collections takes a approximately 2–3 years to actually start getting Return Of Investment.

As working with SDPS , we focus on a great deal of developing these skill sets through practise and innovation.

We offer a 4 year detailed Fashion Design Degree Course affiliated to SNDT Women’s University , Mumbai , (NAAC re-accredited, UGC recognised, 103 Year Old, South East Asia’s first all Women’s University with celeb alumnus designers and actors including Sonakshi Sinha, Neeta Lulla, Anita Dongre, Masaba Gupta, Rani Mukherjee and more) which is one of the best suitable options for all 12th appearing girls who wish to pursue Fashion Design as a career. After completion, this degree links to various Master Courses from renowned universities across the globe or helps to appear in any government exam apart from options like being a free lancer or opening a label of own.

We also offer 2 year International Diploma ( affiliated to Edexcel, UK) and 1 year Certificate Course (affiliated to SNDT Women’s University,Mumbai) other than 4 year Degree Course which can be opted by any girl, working or married woman pursuing other degree/ diploma simultaneously.

Choosing any of the options above can link you to such careers in fashion with 100 percent assistance on each area of your expertise and interest.