Fashion designers design dresses, shoes, and other clothing. They observe trends and supervise the development of new clothing lines. Clothing designers also coordinate the production of clothes for men, women, and children. Footwear designers design and coordinate the production of shoes and boots. Accessory designers design and coordinate the production of hats, glasses, belts, purses, and other accessories. Some fashion designers specialize in certain types of clothing for age groups, body types and commercial industries.

The typical duties performed by a fashion designer include:

  • Follow trends in the fashion industry and determine which designers are likely to appela to consumers in the future
  • Develop theme based clothing lines and collections
  • Develop designs using computer-aided programs
  • Attend trade shows to follow trends, present design and find fabrics
  • Work with other designers and merchandisers to create design prototypes
  • Promote clothing lines and designs to retailers and consumers
  • Oversee clothing designs from through final production

 

It usually takes 18-24 months to design and produce a new clothing line. Fashion designers now employ computer aided design technology (CAD) to develop and create their designs. Most designers still sketch their preliminary designs then use CAD to expound on their designs. Designers can create their alterations on virtual models using CAD, saving them time and money. Career position and profiles include Fashion Designer, Assistant Designer, Pattern maker, Fashion Merchandiser, Fashion Buyer, Assistant Buyer, Merchandise Manager, Design Director, Fashion Director, Visual Merchandising Director, and Fashion Editor.

B.Des IN FASHION DESIGN/ INTERIOR DESIGN

B.Sc IN FASHION DESIGN/ INTERIOR DESIGN

Colleges
National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi
National Institute of Fashion Technology, Chennai
The National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad
National Institute of Fashion Technology, Hyderabad
National Institute of Fashion Technology, Calcutta
National Institute of Fashion Technology, Banglore
National Institute of Fashion Technology, Navi Mumbai
Pearl Academy, Delhi
National Institute of Fashion Technology, Gandhinagar
NIIFT, Mohali
Raffles Millennium International, Delhi
Raffles Design International, Mumbai
Istituti Callegari Milano, Mumbai
International Institute of Fashion Technology (IIFT),  Delhi
B D Somani Institute of Art and Fashion Technology, Mumbai
Delhi Institute of Fashion Technology (DIFT), Delhi
FAD International, Pune
JD Institute of Fashion Technology, Mumbai
Institute of Apparel Management (IAM), Gurgaon
Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore
School of Fashion Technology (SOFT), Pune
IMS-Design and Innovation Academy, Delhi
International Institute of Fashion Design (INIFD), Pune
Modart International, Mumbai
FE Institute of Art & Design, Mumbai
Satyam Fashion Institute,  Noida
Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID), Pune
Vogue Institute of Fashion Technology, Bangalore
Northern India Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT),  Mohali
Inter National Institute of Fashion Design (West Delhi) – INIFD
Design Institute of India, Indore
Dhiyoh International School of Design (DISD), Pune
Gandhi Institute Of Fashion and Textile, Ahmedabad