Job Prospects

The job prospects for Fashion Technology students are varied and numerous. They can work in export houses, garment store chains, textile mills, leather companies, boutiques, fashion show organizers, jewellery houses and media houses. They can also set up their own boutiques or work as freelance designers.

Some of the job roles this field can offer are merchandising executives, fashion designers, illustrators, fashion co-coordinators, etc.

• Fashion coordinators arrange and supervise the marketing of fashion clothing for manufacturing houses, textile firms and retail stores.
• Illustrators draw free hand sketches of what a designer thinks. They need outstanding sketching skills and also excellent communication skills.
• Fashion Consultants are people who offer ideas on how to further develop a product so that it can be readily absorbed in the market.
• Cutting Assistants have to cut samples according to specifications of the designer. A cutting assistant sees that the design visualised can be converted to a real dress.
• Sketching Assistants make the technical sketches of the garments and makes drawings for presentation. It is from this specification sketches one decide how a garment has to be fabricated.
• Fashion Stylist has to coordinate the entire wardrobe for a fashion show or programme to promote the sales of the products.
• Textile Designer or Fabric Designer designs woven, knitted or printed fabrics for clothing and other home ware items like carpets. They treat the yarn through different types of processes to give it a particular finish.
• Fashion Merchandisers are mainly responsible for marketing. He/she has to study past and current sales data and analyse trends.
• Fashion Journalist is in-charge of a fashion magazine. It is through them that the general public gets to know the latest fashion trends.

Fashion Technology Employment Areas

• Fashion Media
• Export Houses
• Fashion Marketing
• Fashion Show Management
• Garment Manufacturing Unit
• Leather Companies
• Planning And Concept Management
• Textile Mills
• Jewellery Houses
• Fashion Accessory Design
• Quality Control
• Promotion of Brands
• Media Houses

Pay Scale

Most trainee designers get a stipend of around Rs.10,000. With thorough working knowledge, a designer can soon look forward to Rs.30,000-40,000 a month. And of course, if a beginner turns into a reputed designer, there is no looking back.

Higher Education Options

There are many specialized courses students will pursue after completion BSc fashion technology. Some of these courses include:

• Master of Arts in Fashion Technology
• Master of Business Administration in Design Management
• Master of Business Administration in Fashion Management
• Master of Fashion Management
• Master of Fashion Technology
• Post Graduate Diploma in Apparel Merchandising
• Post Graduate Diploma in Cutting Tailoring and Embroidery
• Post Graduate Diploma in Design Management
• Post Graduate Diploma in Dress Designing
• Post Graduate Diploma in Dress Designing and Tailoring
• Post Graduate Diploma in Fashion Designing and Apparel Merchandising
• Post Graduate Diploma in Fashion Marketing and Management