Fashion is a popular style or practice, especially in clothing, footwear, accessories, makeup, body, or furniture. Fashion is a distinctive and often constant trend in the style in which a person dresses. It is the prevailing styles in behavior and the newest creations of textile designers. Fashion industry, multibillion-dollar global enterprise devoted to the business of making and selling clothes.

However, the fashion industry encompasses the design, manufacturing, distribution, marketing, retailing, advertising, and promotion of all types of apparel (men’s, women’s, and children’s) from the most rarefied and expensive haute couture (literally, “high sewing”) and designer fashions to ordinary everyday clothing—from couture ball gowns to Juicy Couture-brand sweatpants.

The fashion industry consists of four levels:

  • The production of raw materials, principally fibers and textiles but also leather and fur;
  • The production of fashion goods by designers,
  • Manufacturers, contractors, and others;
  • Retail sales; and various forms of advertising and promotion.

These levels consist of many separate but interdependent sectors, all of which are devoted to the goal of satisfying consumer demand for apparel under conditions that enable participants in the industry to operate at a profit.

Minimum eligibility for the Undergraduate course in this field is 10+2 with 50% marks and for Post Graduate courses graduation in any field. In the prominent institutes, admission is strictly on merit- through written test, situation test, group discussion and interview. These courses are aimed at understanding concepts related to costume, jewellery, leather goods and many other similar products where fashion matters.

  • Artistic ability
  • Communication skills
  • Computer skills.
  • Creativity
  • Decision making skills
  • Detail oriented
  • The candidates after successful completion of the course can find excellent placements in garment, leather and jewellery industry as merchandising executives, fashion designers, illustrators, fashion co-coordinators, etc. Export houses, textile mills, garment store chains, boutiques, leather companies, jewellery houses, fashion show organizers also look for such candidates.
  • Those with formal education in fashion design, excellent portfolios, and industry experience will have the best job prospects. However, strong competition for jobs is expected because of the large number of people who seek employment as fashion designers and the relatively few positions available.
  • Career Options in Fashion Industry: Fashion Designing, Textile Designing, Apparel Merchandising, Journalism

A Fashion Designer earns an average salary of Rs 358,011 per year. Experience strongly influences pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career.

  • National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Delhi
  • Pearl Academy, Delhi
  • National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Mumbai
  • National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Mohali
  • NID, Ahmadabad
  • IIT, Mumbai & IITM-Gwalior
  • School of Fashion Technology, Pune
  • FDDI, Noida
  • MIT, Pune
  • IAM, Gurgaon
  • Central Saint Martins (London, England)
  • Parsons, The New School For Design (New York, Us)
  • Bunka Fashion College/Bunka Women’s University (Tokyo, Japan)
  • Antwerp Royal Academy Of Fine Arts (Antwerp, Belgium)
  • Fashion Institiute Of Technology (Fit) (New York, Us)
  • Ecole De La Chambre Syndicale (Paris, France)
  • Istituto Marangoni (Milan, Italy–Also London, Paris Campuses)
  • Esmod (Paris, France Plus 21 Schools In 14 Countries)
  • University Of Westminster (London, England)
  • Royal College Of Art (London, England)