Making Career in Fashion Technology

Fashion industry with its numerous branches has specialized quite a lot. This has only improved the room for accommodation of more aspirants who want to make career in the field of Fashion Technology.

Scope in Fashion Technology domain

Fashion Technology should not be an alien word to you by now. It is one of the most lucrative fields of study with enormous scope for creativity and innovation. What more, you get a compensation that is comparable to any of the top paying jobs in the country. Another reason why this field is so exciting is the amount of freedom and control that comes with a job in this area. You get a perfect chance to prove your designing skills, and to satiate your penchant for art at the same time. You have a grand opportunity to make a dream career.

Fashion Designing: An introduction

Fashion designing is basically an art involving a bit of science. It is the most important stream of Fashion Technology and involves creating original designs after carefully studying the findings of market research. The other fields of fashion industry are concept management, quality control, design production management, color mixing, textile science, market research, planning, printing, marketing and so on.

Courses Offered

Fashion designing courses range from certificate courses (6 months) and diploma courses (1 or 2 years) to degree programs (3-5 years). You even can enroll for PG courses in some universities.

Fashion Technology courses are mainly available in the following streams,

  • Accessories and Garment designing
  • Leather designing
  • Textile Technology
  • Textile designing
  • Footwear designing and technology
  • Jewelry designing
  • Modeling
  • Interior designing

Eligibility criteria

Once you complete your +2, you are eligible to get admitted in any certificate or diploma course. To get enrolled in graduate and post graduate programs some institutes require intermediate with mathematics background. Apart from that, if you are apt in MS Excel, Photoshop, drawing and mathematics, it is an added advantage for you as theses skills come in handy while you practice your work.

Placement Opportunities

Most of the students, wishing to make a fulfilling career, choose not to be placed in a company. It is better to turn apprentice to an established artiste if you find one. Job opportunities are, however, plenty in this field.

The fashion professionals may get hired in one of the following areas,

  • Leather companies
  • Jewelry houses
  • Mega malls
  • Garment store chains
  • Boutiques
  • Fashion shows
  • Textile mills
  • Film industry and so on

Institutes offering Fashion Technology course

Topmost institutes offering fashion related courses are as follows,

  • Apeejay Institute of Design, New Delhi
  • National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi, Multiple Centers across India
  • National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmadabad 
  • National Institute of Fashion Design (NIFD), Chandigarh
  • Srishti School of Art, Design & Technology, Bangalore
  • University Of Mumbai, Mumbai
  • Wigan & Leigh College
  • National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), at New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata,
  • Hyderabad, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Bangalore
  • SNDT Women's University, Mumbai
  • Northern India Institute of Fashion Technology (NIIFT), Mohali
  • Pearl Academy of Fashion, New Delhi, Jaipur, Noida
  • Army Institute of Fashion and Design, Bangalore
  • Nehru Arts and Science College, Coimbatore
  • Axis Colleges, Kanpur
  • MS Design and Innovation Academy, Noida
  • JD Institute of Fashion Technology, Lavelle Road, Bangaluru
  • Symbiosis Institute of Design - SID, Pune
  • Northern India Institute of Fashion Technology, Mohali
  • Amity School of Fashion Technology, Amity University, Noida
  • T. John College, Bangalore
  • Amity University - Lucknow Campus
  • The Oxford College of Science, Bangaluru

What else you need to know

Though a career in the field of Fashion Technology is an exciting one, it is equally demanding and challenging. A lot of competition is there along with the urgency of time limit. You need not only be a good artiste, you also ought to be a magnificent planner and a sensible manager if you want to succeed in this field. So, think in advance and be prepared to fight the mob before you can shine.