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Fashion Designing is not a field of study just limited to clothes and trends but it is also a wide subject of accessories, handbags, footwear & much more. It is the combined study of all these aspects blending to create a specialisation course that covers the wide spectrum of fabrics, styles, patterns, colours and trends that help create fashionable and tasteful trends.
The field, being very subjective and vast, may be overwhelming to enter for students still in school. So let us read on about how one can join the field academically. This blog talks about the eligibility for fashion courses after 12th, eligibility for fashion designing courses after 10th, and more about the eligibility criteria for fashion designing courses.
Contrary to popular belief, students DO NOT have to take up the Arts stream in their 11th and 12th standard to pursue fashion design academically. The field is open to students from all backgrounds, and most colleges start their curriculum of Bachelor's courses of fashion design from the very basics.
As mentioned above, fashion design can be pursued by students, irrespective of their stream in 11th and 12th standard, through various Bachelor's degrees as well as certificate/diploma courses in fashion designing provided by institutes all over the country. The degree offered in most institutes is a Bachelor's in Design (B.Des) degree.
For example, INIFD accepts applications from students who have a minimum qualification of 10 + 2 and 10 + 3 years of any vocational course/polytechnic for their certificate courses.
Although there are no fixed requirements in terms of subjects, there are certain skills one must possess in order to make a mark on the world of fashion design. Below listed are some of these skills that students must attempt to perfect, before and while they are in a fashion school:
Creativity is a primary factor when one is considering a future in the world of fashion design. If you have an imaginative mind in terms of clothing and attire, fashion designing can be a good career choice for you. If one feels that they are a confident and modern blend of some of the aforementioned skills, they should definitely consider taking up fashion design professionally.
With social media gaining new users more than ever before, fashion has become an integral aspect of showcasing any talent or skill online. Good clothes give people a boost to address their audience more confidently, making fashion not just important aesthetically, but also giving due credit to its utility. Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.
Thus, with fashion design helping weave the fabric our social media culture, the field is increasingly growing to become more global in terms of reach, yet local in terms of the uniqueness produced by the creativity of talented individual designers.
When one thinks of the term 'fashion design', he or she often does not realise the vastness of the field and the several professional opportunities it brings through various specialisations.
For example, the fashion industry of India caters to the clothing needs of billions of people with great demand and creative appetite for clothes and other fashion apparels. Therefore, there is a tremendous need for fashion designers in the industry who can work into sub-fields of fashion and make the industry has a whole capable of catering to the different needs of various people around the country.
Here is the list of various career options one can choose from to become a part of the fashion design industry. The list contains the most popular career prospects, & not all options available to aspirants:
So, with a plethora of colleges to choose from, and no restrictions to enter the illustrious and ever-expanding field of fashion design; when are you starting to design your growth story.