How do I start a career in fashion design in 2023?

How do I start a career in fashion design in 2023?

Fashion Design is the art of crafting attractive as well as functional apparels and stylish accessories including footwear, jewellery & purses etc. in line with end customer’s preferences, ensuing and upcoming fashion trends, socio-culture influences, market dynamics etc. Fashion Designers use their creative & technical capabilities, knowledge of fabric, colour pallets, patterns & textures & understanding of materials to conceptualize innovative collection. On approval of the concepts, he works with teams of varied departments to create prototypes to check the throw of cloth along with feasibility. Post consent from stakeholders, fashion designer collaborates with production department for commercial manufacturing, besides coordinating with marketing, merchandising, sales, stylists, and fashion photographers etc. to advertise their products, so as to achieve revenue. 

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To be a success in the Fashion industry, fashion designers must develop deep comprehension of global fashion trends, grasp of cultural & historical context of fashion & market situation, awareness about traditional & contemporary manufacturing techniques, keen eye for detail and skills to predict upcoming fashion trends besides attending fashion and trade shows and networking with peer group. 


  • In order to be eligible for appearing in the entrance test for admission to Fashion Design Course, aspirants must have achieved atleast 50% aggregate marks in class 12th in any discipline from a certified board. 
  • These eligible candidates must achieve a cut-off percentage of marks in the entrance test. Only then they are allowed to proceed into the subsequent rounds of group discussion and interview. The aspirants who achieve merit in all three rounds are allowed to enrol for Fashion Design Course. 

Fashion Design course:

To commence with Fashion Design Career, the candidate must secure admission in the relevant course that offers:

  • The curriculum must offer learning about a range of apparels that cater to people across age group and gender. 
  • The students are mentored in use of Machine learning and AI besides current technology, creative and technical abilities, communication & networking capabilities besides use of sustainable design concepts. The college also helps them build fundamental capabilities in design implementation and fashion principles. 
  • The Fashion Design Course equips students with capabilities in latest contemporary technology and software that facilitate in communicating fashion through 3D garment simulation technology. Additionally, the college also skills students in technologies such as Laser cutting, 3D printing, CLO 3D, computerised Embroidery & Knitting machines etc.
  • The curriculum mentors students in a manner that they gain proficiency in the entire manufacturing process including construction of fabric, creation of textures, colour dying, prototyping, ideating, distribution, marketing, communication, merchandising, retailing and buying etc. Thus enabling them career prospects in multiple disciplines. 
  • Fashion Design course must offer comprehensive business knowledge including competencies in handling budgets, finances, production processes, marketing, pricing and retailing, thereby enabling you with requisite skills to commence your enterprise.
  • The college must boast of collaborations with FDCI, thereby enabling internships in fashion industry, mentorship programs with industry experts and practicing designers, participation in live projects and industry events. This will build confidence in students and encourage them to develop intellectual and critical thinking, besides industry readiness.

The certification offered by the college must be acknowledged at national as well as global level.  


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