“What a beautiful dress Aunty! Great embroidery” Anamika just couldn’t take her mind off the dress she saw last night on her friend Pareeniti’s Mother in a party. Enthralled by curiosity, she couldn’t resist and called Pareeniti to know from where her Mom bought it, the reply to which she least expected. “I designed the dress! You liked it?” “How did you?” “Girl I am fashion designer now…” One couldn’t have envisaged a ‘Pareeniti’ few years ago. Almost all of us appreciate and have our eyes glued on good designer apparels but a career in the same was always thought-over as niche and a bit uncertain. Youngsters then, opting to get into fashion industry were seen as ‘Bird-brained Outlier’ from the conventions of Doctors, Engineers, but not anymore. Today, a career in fashion technology has become one of the most exciting and lucrative choices among creative youngsters who want to see themselves no less than the Manish Malhotras & Ritu beris of the future, and what a better way to certain yourself then a course in fashion technology!
#1 But hey, do you eye Fashion in you?
The most important ingredient to give you a head-start in this field is a very creative mind which showcases style in whatever you do. In a dynamic environment where people perceive fashion changing every autumn, the industry calls for those who can combine colors, shades and textures on the canvas of a clothing and make it look eye-catching from both attraction and quality per se, an edge to which a course can provide you.
#2 Have you seen the course offerings? It’s tempting!
The course teaches the business and managerial aspects of Fashion Industry which advances with the level of education (Diploma, B.Sc and M.Sc in Fashion Technology). The major subjects which form the curriculum are Textile and Apparel design, Fashion Merchandising, Visual Merchandising, Consumer behavior, Photography, and Jewellery designing. Students are also given a taste of the latest technologies in computer-aided fashion sketching and painting. Internship programs are weaved with the curriculum to give the required firsthand knowledge. Some of the well known institutes namely Vishwakarma Creative-I College(Pune) have gone a step ahead to get associated with the ‘Ministry of Textiles’ (Government of India) and conduct a ‘2 months intensive training programme’ under the Ministries’ integrated skills development scheme for an in-depth training in textile and its merchandising. Considering eligibility, passing a 10+2 or an equivalent examination is a basic requirement to start early.
#3 You can too design one for Jennifer Lopez! Here are the job prospects.
Students graduating out from this course can lucratively place themselves as Textile designers, Fashion & Apparel Designers, Wardrobe consultants, Jewellery designers and Fashion Experts (Editing & Marketing) in the Fashion Industry. They can see themselves getting placed in top notch Textile and Fabric manufacturing units, Garment export houses, Branded Fashion showrooms etc. Once you get the necessary experience and expertise, you can go on your own and command your own price. Several International Markets like U.S.A and U.K spilling glamour and opportunities have their doors open for creative minds who can think differently, both for jobs as well as higher education in institutes like Fashion Institute of Technology(New York), London school of fashion(U.K) etc.
#4 ‘Admissions in Fashion Technology for the year 2015’ speeding up, join the wagon, now!
Admissions are currently open in one of the ‘Best colleges in Pune for Fashion Technology’ namely Vishwakarma creative-I college(deadline fast approaching) etc. If you dream to be a Fashion designer and make your own glamour, the industry awaits you. Apply and be the ‘Makers of the future glitter’!
|Bachelor Of Science in Fashion Technology||500||Apply|
|Diploma in Fashion Technology||500||Apply|
|Master of Science in Fashion Technology||500||Apply|
|Diploma in fashion and Textile Design||300||Apply|