FIELDS OF EDUCATION,
CAREER OPTIONS AND PROSPECTUS
CAREER IN FASHION TECHNOLOGY
Fashion Technology : Career Options
The field of Fashion Technology offers wide
career opportunities. The various sub fields can be summed up as under:
Fashion designers work includes adding new styles and products to clothing
apparel and accessories by creating original designs or by adapting fashions
to suit local conditions, trends and buyers. They approve final samples before
they go for production. The primary task of the designer includes market
research, i.e., accessing the needs of the client/market in terms of changing
trends, budget etc. Accessory Designers designs shoes, bags, scarves,
jewellery, ties, etc which offers the complete look to the garment.
coordinators : Fashion
coordinators helps manufacturing houses, textile firms and retail stores in
arranging and supervising the marketing of fashion clothing. It is a highly
competitive job and involves a variety of functions which include advice on
latest fashion trends, organise fashion shows, assist in advertising i.e.
promoting sales and liaison with fabric dealers to ensure that the fabric,
buttons and colours are of the correct shade, quality and design. Coordinates
may be required to travel widely to get an idea of the fashion trends. A
candidate opting as Fashion coordinators must have high level of artistic and
creative talents, a natural flair for fashion, sound judgment, excellent
communication and organisational skills.
: Illustrator are the artist who draw free hand sketches of designers ideas.
They should possess outstanding sketching skills along with excellent
communication skills. Illustrator helps in accessing customers demand by
discussion with customers when new collection is introduced.
: Fashion Consultant offer ideas regularly on how to further develop a product
to be readily absorbed in a market. He/she should be a sharp observer
sensitive to changing trends. They must be aware of the trends and transitions
in the fashion market along with knowledge about fashion designing.
: Cutting Assistants have to cut samples according to specifications of the
designer. A cutting assistant cuts samples, makes and alters patterns to see
that the design visualised can be converted to a real dress.
: Sketching Assistants prepares the sketches of the garments and makes
diagrams for presentation. This sketches helps the organisation in deciding on
fabrication of garment. The sketching assistant job involves selection of
: Fashion Stylist coordinates the entire wardrobe for a fashion show or
programme. It helps in promotion of turnover of the products. The task
involves coordination of the dress, accessories, make up, hairstyle, according
to the theme and the overall look of the show. Sometimes a stylist also helps
in fabric selection. He/ she has to be well versed in the trends and
happenings in the industry and also have a keen sense of current fashion