Fashion is a word that somehow draws to mind the feminine silhouette and one feels immediately it is a female dominated profession! What’s sad is there is a lopsided ratio of male to female students of 15% to 85% in the fashion schools .Yes there are many men who enter into the fashion industry which clearly shows they are born geniuses in the field, but then they don’t come in directly, after graduating from fashion schools.
Too many boys are put off by gender stereotypes of “Fashion Designers” being those who are “sewing/ cutting” and would be termed as “socially awkward males”.
Boys Nah! You shouldn’t buy that ! As there is a calling for you BOYS TOO!
The point is we have quite a few men who lead the fashion industry here are the top 10 Richest:
10. Roberto Cavalli – $500 Million
9. Calvin Klein – $700 Million
8. Pierre Cardin – $723 Million
7. Michael Kors – $1 Billion
6. Valentino Garavani – $1.5 Billion
5. Domenico Dolce – $2 Billion
4. Stefano Gabbana – $2 Billion
3. Renzo Rosso – $3 Billion
2. Ralph Lauren – $7.7 Billion
1. Giorgio Armani – $8.5 Billion
These male designers are strong competition for even the most acclaimed female designers.
In the list of the 10 Most Famous Fashion Designers Of All Time 8 Are MEN :
10. Yves Saint Laurent
9. Pierre Cardin
8. Tom Ford
7. Christian dior
6. Ralph Lauren
5. Donatella Versace
4. Calvin Klein
3. Georgio Armani
2. Donna Karen
Apart from that :
Rs.1000 crore -Size of the Indian Fashion INDUSTRY, Net worth.
Rs 20,000 crore is the Output per annum, According to approximations what the total market in India is calculated to be about.
60 million :Employment in fashion-related industries
Brands like Benetton, Zodiac, Z3, Zara, Vero Moda, Calvin Klein, Diesel and Tommy Hilfiger and upcoming brands such as Zara, Armani, Forever21 and Uniqlo are a hit with the Indian audiences
On the other hand, Indian companies like the Arvind group, Madura Fashion and Lifestyle, Raymond Apparel, Trent Retail, Reliance Retail and Future Group have also launched their own fashion labels and have reaches all over the country.
So, if you aren’t Crazily in love with your choice of Major in college, BOYS, and have stirrings for fashion, you might consider a switch. Set your sights on a Fashion Design degree and it’s waiting just for you! You just have to go and grab it. Go on – Shape the fashion industry with your hands, come and claim what is yours, HERE at virtual Voyage!