Career Option in Fashion Technology


Fashion is the word which implies to all ages and always updates with new trends. Many are interested to keep themselves contemporary whereas many other think to create the contemporary styles. Fashion Technology is a right choice for such fanatics. The business in the field is always profitable for the aspirants.

Areas that come under Fashion Technology:

Textile designing, Accessory designing, Apparel designing, Leather Designing, Knitwear Designing, Apparel production, Fashion Merchandise, Fashion management, Fashion journalism etc. are the major areas.

Courses available:

Diploma, Graduation, Post Graduation and Ph.d. are the major programs. These are offered in different courses mentioned above. GDFDM, GDID, GDJDM, B.Des. B.F. Tech., B.Sc., M.A., M.B.A., M.F.M., M.F.TECH. - are the major programs.

Eligibility: Passing in 10+2 is eligibility for Diploma. Passing in 10+2 with a score in the conducted entrance test is the eligibility criteria for Graduation. Both the Graduation and the score in the entrance test is the eligibility for Post Graduation. As the number of seats is limited, few colleges are also conducting interviews for the admission.

Colleges offering the courses:

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), International Institute of Fashion Technology (IIFT), Indian Institute of Art and Fashion Technology (IIAFT) of Mumbai, National Institute of Design (NID), J.D. Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi, Symbiosis Institute of Design of Pune, Pearl Academy of Fashion, IEC School of Art and Fashion, National Institute of Design of Ahmedabad, Nothern India Institute of Fashion Technology of Mohali and Apeejay Institute of Design of Delhi are few of the institutes.

Job prospect:

  • Fashion designer
  • Fashion consultant
  • Fashion Merchandiser
  • Textile Engineer
  • Production Manager
  • Researcher
  • Accessory Designer
  • Fashion Coordinator

These are few of the job titles. The opportunities are majorly found in Shoe companies, Bag companies, Dress companies, popular retail cloth stores, textile mills or Fabric production companies, Fashion Magazines, Leather companies, export houses and boutiques.

The popular and skilled professionals of the stream are often given opportunity to work in film industry, television industry and advertising companies. Many celebrities prefer individual dress designers and accessory designers.

Teaching in the Fashion technology colleges is also good choice of employment. Research is encouraged in the field by offering fellowships. There is a huge scope of research in the field like textile which enables to intrude in different kind of field. Ex: The research work in textile helped in medical field to find artificial skin. Such research works are useful in various fields like fire-controlling, mining, construction etc.

Responsibilities:

The major responsibility of the stream is to follow or create the trend. One must be good in analyzing the requirements of the consumers and produce a qualitative product accordingly. This is applicable to all areas that come under fashion technology.

Apart from designing, conducting the fashion shows to advertise and promote the sales is the responsibility of Dress designers. Fresh graduates are usually hired by the seniors as assistants to get practical training. Textile engineers take care of designing, production, quality checking and researching. Fashion-coordinators usually take care of the marketing side of the fashion and make a bridge between the production companies and retailers. Accessory designer deals with the things that support the style in appearance like shoes, scarves, jewellery, bags etc.

For the fashion aficionada, Fashion technology stretches number of areas to choose as per their interest and at the same time, the field possesses equal rewarding opportunities.

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