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Best Career Paths in Fashion Designing – INIFD Chennai

“Some more options include:

  • Textile Designer
  • Fashion Buyer
  • Brand Manager
  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Luxury Brand Management
  • Fashion Technologist

If you think that being a fashion designer is the only career path in the Fashion Industry, then you have been sailing in the wrong boat. Here are a few top career options in the fashion world.

  • Fashion Marketing

Your main goal as a marketing manager or assistant of a fashion brand would be to understand consumer trends and needs and devise a marketing plan to sell products. This is a branch of marketing that includes not only having an understanding of fashion but also an overall grasp on buying and selling tactics, consumer trends, targeted sales and revenue generation. In a nutshell, fashion marketing is all about promoting and selling products to customers.

  • Accessory/Jewellery Design

Accessory Design and Jewellery Design are both separate fields. While jewellery design includes luxury or imitation jewellery products, accessory design can include everything ranging from bags and shoes to belts and scarves. You could work with an existing brand/fashion house or start your own line of products.Both require in depth knowledge of materials, production, trends, designs, etc.

  • Fashion Consultant

As a fashion consultant, your main job is to provide your expertise and advice to your clients keeping in mind their preferences and current trends. 

  • Personal Stylist

Personal Stylists often work with a lot of celebrities and elites to help them build their personal image and stay consistent while also keeping up with trends.

  • Fashion Media

Fashion Media encompasses fashion journalism and fashion blogging. As a fashion journalist, you would mainly write about celebrity trends, upcoming fashion seasons and anything and everything happening in the fashion world. On the other hand, a fashion blogger has free reins to talk about whatever they like.. They can share their personal fashion ideas and creations, tips and advice and also collaborate with other brands for promotions.

  • Fashion Illustrator

If you are good at sketching and also creative enough to make your own pieces, then this one is just for you. A fashion illustrator can freelance or work with bigger brands to help execute their vision.

Some more options include:

  • Textile Designer
  • Fashion Buyer
  • Brand Manager
  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Luxury Brand Management
  • Fashion Technologist

Remember to choose a career path that parallels with your skill set and interests.

At INIFD we push students to put their best foot forward and bridge the gap between knowledge and creativity. Join us to learn and be guided by experts to make your way into the fashion world! 

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Written by – Purthi Punamia

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