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Fashion Designer

Aliases: Apparel Designer

Industry/Sector(s): Apparel


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks a Fashion Designer is expected to perform include:

  • Developing fashion design briefs
  • Managing the development of design concept
  • Conducting market research and trend analysis
  • Creating prototype design
  • Evaluating the sample and documentation of prototype
WORK ENVIRONMENT 1, 2
  • It is a desk job
  • Need not handle a team
  • Local travelling is not required
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs are available 
  • Work from home option is available
Working hours
  • Working is 8/9 hours everyday for 5/6 days a week. This may vary from organization to organization
  • Shift system is not available
  • Overtime may be required
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This may vary from organization to organization

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 1
  • Preferably, 12th pass
  • Certified training for Fashion Designer (programme aligned to AMH/Q1201 released by Apparel Made Up’s and Home Furnishing - Sector Skill Council)
KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Knowledge of garment construction techniques and processes
  • Knowledge of how to create design by hand sketches or Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • Detailed knowledge of different range of fabrics
  • Knowledge of the cost involved in making an apparel
  • Knowledge of sale ability of a product designed
  • Knowledge of types of fabrics that require stitching by hand or machine
  • Knowledge of sewing and pattern-making techniques
  • Well-versed with trends relating to fabrics, colours and shapes
  • Competent in using illustration software CorelDraw, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1
  • Certification course in Fashion Design
  • Ability to think creatively
  • Ability to forecast trends and style
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

For scholarship and schemes, use further links like:

  • https://scholarships.gov.in/​
  • http://pmkvyofficial.org/Index.aspx​
SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 

http://www.voguefashioninstitute.com/fashion-designing-courses-bangalore-india/b-sc-fad/

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 3

Trainee → Assistant Designer → Associate Designer → Fashion Designer → Senior Designer → Creative Director → VP of Design

The progression is indicative

EXPECTED EARNINGS 4
  • For new entrants – Rs 14,000 to Rs 20,000 per month
  • For candidates with experience – Rs 30,000 to Rs 60,000 per month
These figures are indicative and subject to change
REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 1

Generally, 1 - 2 years of work experience/internship in apparel field (either in boutique or an apparel manufacturing company)

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Boutiques
  • Fashion/garment houses
  • Self-employed
  • Retail brands
  • Export houses
  • Fashion brands
KEYWORDS 
  • Textile Designer
  • Designer
  • Apparel Maker
  • Fashion Styling Expert
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
Standard Code Description
NCO 2015 2163.0501 Fashion Designer
ISCO 2008 2163 Product and Garment Designers
NIC 2008 74101 Fashion design related to textiles, wearing apparel, shoes, jewellery​, furniture and other fashion goods as well as other personal or household goods
QP Reference AMH/Q1201 Fashion Designer
NSQF Level 5 Not available​
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