A few decades ago in India, if you told someone you are a fashion designer, you were considered as a glorified seamstress; like a tailor. But furthur achievements in the field and higher level learning made its stand more than stitching clothes.
What is fashion designing and why should you be interested in it?
To understand an individual and its lifestyle helps a designer to create clothing and accessories. It could be about designing pret collection (ready to wear and wearable for all) and haute couture (customized /individual designing ), and for that domestic fashion hubs are really doing well to upbring fresh and creative designers. Above all, it has lead to acceptance of Indian fashion industry in the global/overseas market. It has made Indian designers like Ritu Beri, J J Valaya, Sabyasachi to become an exemplary in the global fashion industry. The next one could be YOU!
What skills arerequired to be a fashion designer?
A good fashion designer carved and moulded to acquire most of the skills. Good knowledge or study of textiles and fabrics and innovative vision is the key criteria for the designer. You should also be aware of what’s trending and what’s in the forecast. Besides, your designs must be original and innovative. Good networking and communication skills are the other grounds; you need to understand the taste of the people you design for. You must have a good sense of color and color combinations and detail. Designers could work independently and in groups, so quick and effective decision making skills are a must, especially where working on bulk orders or industry is concerned.