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Fashion is a well-developing and miscellaneous field that is widely popular all over the world. It has been able to portray many things like the cultural values of a society to help preserve and create awareness of the culture's identity. Fashion designing is an art focused on creativity to materialise aesthetic and natural designs into clothes and accessories.

Fashion designers must research and interpret trends for the public to keep their products active and out in the market. Their goal is to come up with products that will be yielding yet aesthetic for customers. They must also be well aware of what is trending in the market at all times. Being ready to learn new things, read magazines, journals, fashion designing books, new trends, and learn about the history of fashion designing are all part of their lives. They are to familiarise themselves with tailoring and possess good knowledge to identify the quality of the fabrics.

Fashion designers first research fashion trends before designing a garment using various methods like drawing on paper or draping fabrics of clothing. They then choose colours and fabrics and finally create the final product of their designs. Fashion Design courses cover a wide range of textiles, styles, patterns, colours, and trends defining a particular era. It also teaches students to create unique designs, conceptualize and create new fashion trends. They also educate and empower students to learn about the ins and outs of the fashion industry.

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Study levels:

The different study levels that offered this sub-discipline are:

Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
Bachelor of Design (B.Des)
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Bachelor of Fashion Technology (BFTech)
Master of Arts (MA)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Master of Design (M.Des)
Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Master of Fashion Technology (MFTech)
Undergraduate Diploma in Design (UGDip)
Postgraduate Diploma in Design (PGDip)
Advanced Diploma in Fashion Designing
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) In Design

Specialisations:

The specialisation subjects that are offered in Fashion Design are:

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Specialisations:

Fashion and Law
Fashion and Apparel Designing
Fashion Business and Retail Management
Fashion Communication
Fashion Design and Business Management
Fashion Forecasting
Fashion Journalism
Fashion Management

Fashion Styling
Fashion Styling and Image Design
Fashion Technology
Leather Design
Lifestyle and Accessory Design
Marketing and Merchandising for Fashion
Textile Design
Theatre Costume Design

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Employability:

Fashion Designers have a profession that involves skills of marketing research and artistic creativity. Successful fashion designers often have good knowledge and understanding of the customer's wants, needs, and requirements. Fashion designing has not only delivered aesthetic and artistic products but has also brought ancient art back to life. The Existing art from various eras can all be experienced in movies or plays, with costume and accessory design playing a significant role. Hence this career is very diverse and can lead designers to so many opportunities in other fields and sectors for business.

The types of job roles in Fashion Designing are:

Accessory Designer
Assistant Fashion Designer
Boutique Designer
Clothing Designer
Costume Designer
Couturier
Design Consultant
Design Director
Design Manager
Fashion Blogger
Fashion Buyer
Fashion Consultant
Fashion Coordinator
Fashion Critic
Fashion Curator
Fashion Director
Fashion Illustrator
Fashion Journalist
Fashion Stylist
Fashion Stylist
Fashion Teacher
Footwear Designer
Independent/Self-employed Fashion Designer
Make-up Artist
Pattern Cutter/Grader
Retail Manager
Sketching Assistant
Style Advisor
Textile Designer
Wearable Designer

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    The top sectors that have high demands for fashion designers are:

    Colleges and Universities
    Consulting Firms
    Corporate Businesses
    Garment Stores
    Leather Companies
    Media Houses
    MNCs
    Television and Film Industries
    Textile Mills

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    A few of the top recruiting companies for fashion designers are:

    Adidas
    Allen Solly
    AND
    Lifestyle
    Pantaloons
    Raymonds
    Spykar
    Swarovski