Are you someone who loves to stay updated with the latest fashion trends? Do you think you have an eye for style and making yourself/others look good? Do you have a flair for creativity and innovation?
If the answer to the above questions is “YES!”, then a career in Fashion may be the right path for you to explore.
So if you are a young fashion enthusiast looking for career options in the fashion industry, here is a spectacular list of fashion and style related careers that are surely going to make you go WOW! Let’s explore them:
1. FASHION DESIGNER
Fashion designers need no introduction! We are all familiar with their work and idolize fashion designers like Sabyasachi, Manish Malhotra, Masaba etc. Bollywood has always been a key element which introduces fashion to the masses and Indians are no strangers to this ever booming market. However, if you are someone living under a rock, let me clarify that fashion designers create original clothing, footwear, jewellery, accessories etc. They sketch the designs, select fabrics, patterns and textures and style outfits and looks.
As a fashion designer, you gain a good insight as to what clothes will work with the Indian/Western/Global fashion market. As a retail buyer, you can start your own store, and source the best options (designer, local, self-made, etc.) This is a great business idea and can never go wrong in India. Ready-made garments are a hit venture to try here and pretty lucrative if done right.
A job as a retail manager in a departmental store, fashion boutique or big brands such as ZARA or Lifestyle etc. can be highly satisfactory. A retail manager is responsible for setting daily targets for the staff, ensuring that promotions and marketing gimmicks work smoothly, customer satisfaction etc. He or she also heads the human resources and finance department in smaller enterprises.
As a fashion designer, jewellery and footwear are right up your alley. Recent trends have shown the jewelry and footwear market as independent of clothes. They are a whole new market in their own right, and thus a very lucrative design field to go into! We all know that one can never have enough shoes, and thus being a footwear designer is a never ending job scope, with the plusses of being surrounded by beautiful shoes and heels.
5. MAKE UP ARTIST
Make up goes hand in hand with fashion. It is imperative to pair the right makeup with the right outfit to achieve an overall diva look. As fashion designers undergo severe grooming, styling, skincare and makeup workshops, they can opt for a career as a make up artist. These artists are different than beauticians, as they do not take up normal beauty treatment jobs.
Yes! A lot of times, fashion designers become models and are seen wearing their own creations. Poise, personality and panache is what you need to become a model. You can become a freelance model or start working with an agency who will connect you to the best brands, designers, photographers, etc. which can land you your big break.