Hi, my name is pinky, I am in the 8th std, I love fashion, and therefore I want to be a fashion designer, but I don’t know how to get there, can you help me?
Fashion designers have to constantly keep a track of public opinion and tastes! You'll be involved in every phase of designing, exhibiting and producing all types of clothing, from bathing suits to evening gowns. But there's a lot of teamwork involved here. As a designer you'll be working in any of these segment: Haute couture (You are on your own designing for a select group of people known to you.) Designer ready-to-wear (The designer works for a company (the shop), but still retains a fair amount of freedom and can retain personal style in their designs.), High street fashion (Clothes are made in large quantities for a mass market, and sold across the country or even internationally.) You can do a course in Fashion Designing after 10+2. The duration of most diploma courses varies between one and three years and includes practical training. A degree from NIFT (National Institute of Fashion Technology), or a Diploma from NID (National Institute of Design) will give you a good start. Both these institutes are run by the government and are reputed for their excellence in training.