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How to Start a Career in Fashion Designing?


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Do you want to become a successful fashion designer but don’t know where to start from? Fashion designing has become an extremely popular career choice for today’s youth. Becoming a fashion designer is not easy as it takes many years to complete the course and then a few years in the industry to find your feet. But it’s not very difficult either. All you need is to choose and join a fashion design course and continue with it with determination. Rest will follow.

Here is how you can set out on a career:

Obtain a Degree

If you want to become a fashion designer, you need to have specific talents. Besides, you also need to have a formal degree in fashion design so that you have what it takes to excel in your field. You can also tell people that you have a degree and you are not a rookie fashion designer.

Having a degree from a good college will definitely make your portfolio more impressive.  And as you already know, there is a lot of competition in the world of fashion. By educating yourself at a good college, you will make yourself a more outstanding fashion designer. Also, having a degree will increase your chances of being selected for a job through campus placement.

So, if you want to be a successful fashion designer, the first point is to get a diploma or degree in fashion designing from a good college. 

Go for an Internship

Internship is a good way through which many people learn and hone their fashion designing skills for free or a little money. If you have worked as a tailor or know about tailoring, you can do an internship at a fashion house. You can also learn many things by great and successful fashion designers by doing internships under them. In some cases, you can also get a little money.

The only drawback of doing an Internship is that you do not get any certificate of your overall performance. But by doing Internship, you can hone and improve your talent and skills. Even after doing your diploma in fashion designing, you can do an internship in a fashion house to get some experience.   

Job or Business

After obtaining a diploma or degree in fashion designing and doing a little bit of internship, you have to choose whether you want to start your business or you want to do a job. Both have their advantages and disadvantages. Doing a job gives you more stability by earning you a fixed amount of money.

But when you have your own business, you have more work than a job, especially in the beginning. However, you earn a good profit after your business starts running well.

The point is that you have to work more when you are doing a business and you will get tons of profit after your business is established. However, in a job you have to work for a particular time for a fixed amount of money. You will not get any extra profit by doing a job. Also, you have more freedom and control when you do a business while you are restricted to do certain things when in a job.

Have a Sense of Style and Colors

It is very important to have a sense of different styles and colors. You should know something about the trends. Once you successfully make a design, you should try it with different colors. Only one design with a perfect matching of colors can also look fashionable. 

For example, if you are making a design, you should try it with light colors such as pink, orange, red, and light blue. These colors are light hence kids look more attractive in these colors. For men, dark colors are the best such as black, dark blue, green, and brown. There may be some colors that may look more attractive on some of the designs.

 Also, you should keep a record of trending clothes throughout the year so you can get some inspiration from them.

Having Good Equipment

It is possible that you are a very talented fashion designer in your area, but because of lack of equipment you are not growing. If you have a fashion house or a business in fashion designing, you should always have good equipment. The equipment would work faster and do your work in less time. Also you can multitask by using these equipment. Some of these equipment may be a little expensive but you should think about how they will make your work easier. Also, the same products may be cheaper when purchased from different stores. So, the point is to buy the right equipment to make your work easy but also check the price and do some research before buying them.

Concluding Thoughts

Becoming a fashion designer may appear to be a little hard, but there is a huge scope. You have to get a degree of fashion designing. You may also have to do some internships to learn things practically and to get some work experience.  You have to choose whether you want a simple job or start a business. For a job, you have to make your portfolio very impressive so the company hires you. For business, you will need to purchase some important machines and equipment.          



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