The January of 2011 came with not just chilly winter but a lot of goodies for me. A very important person in my life came back from a South-East Asian tour and brought back with him a truckload of presents. Now what all could a girl possible get? Well the answer is a straightforward one – a new entry into the wardrobe, some amazing accessories such as purses, jewellery, belts, etc, a few enticing chocolates and some footwear.
The feeling of overwhelm on receiving gifts is not measurable but along with that entered the feeling of awe and admiration not just to the person who purchased the gifts but more importantly to the person who thought of creating such items.
To break it down I must pen down what they were – the dress adornment was a collage of the west and the oriental world. It was a beautiful black gown which would catapult whoever wore it to a status of elegance and class. Out of the accessories my favorite was a black Chanel clutcher (hand-held purse) that glitters and shimmers with its shiny coat making the owner feel like a princess. The footwear termed as stilettos with their pointed heels make the proud feet closer to the skies.
Each and every bit of these items were very carefully crafted and designed aimed at making the person adorning them exquisite. The demand for exquisitory in fashion has been going on ever since man decided to clothe himself. From flashy tiger skins to colourful leaves, from bones to twinkling gems man has tried it all and this industry is ever-demanding in its need for something new. Today it is not just about the look-good factor but very importantly the feel-good factor.
Our billion plus country with its diversity in lifestyle offers the fashion industry the required impetus to grow exponentially every passing moment. With this there is huge demand for creative and skilled professionals in the field of fashion designing. This course is not just creative but extremely exciting and adventurous. The reason being the whims and fancies of a creative professional can be easily given wings along with allowing them the platform of fame, glitz, glamour, success and most importantly a heavily packed monetary return that everyone craves for nowadays.
A trained fashion designer can work in areas like designer wear production, planning and concept management, fashion marketing, design production management, fashion media, quality control, fashion accessory design and promotion of brands.
You will also find jobs as costume designer, fashion consultant, personal stylist, technical designer, graphic designer, production pattern maker, fashion coordinator, apparel production manager, fabric buyer, fabric quality control manager, show room sales representative, illustrator, cutting assistant and outside sales representative in this industry. Those interested in a career in fashion designing can also become entrepreneurs and form their own companies.