According to the news report, the fashion industry is poised to grow into a $106 billion industry by 2026.

As per the  Indian Brand Equity Foundation, the Indian textile and apparel industry is expected to grow at a 10% CAGR from 2019-20 to reach US$ 190 billion by 2025-26. The Indian apparel market stood at US$ 40 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach US$ 135 billion by 2025.

The above news ties up the fact that the scalability of the Indian fashion industry puts Indian apparel on the global market. This will make the Indian market the fastest-growing apparel market across the globe.

Owing to the boom in the fashion sector, more students are interested in pursuing their careers in the field. Most people only see fame and recognition but don’t know about the years of struggle to become this person. Like any other field, fashion design is also highly competitive. So to be successful in fashion design, you need to enrol in short-term and long-term courses. In a long time, this will assist you in establishing a successful career.

Below is the scope of fashion designing:

Fashion Designer:

A fashion designer sketches, designs, and creates clothing and apparel in line with the client’s specifications. They also work in tandem with other people like stylists, merchandisers, patternmakers, seamsters, costume designers, etc.

Furthermore, they should be knowledgeable of the latest trends, regional customs, and fashion antiquities. This makes the designer think-outside-the-box ideas.


Fashion Stylist :

Exemplary stylists understand the clients’ positive attributes and envisage them in their design when it comes to designing clothes. Apart from this, responsibilities include giving fashion advice; picking and co-ordinating ensembles for models for photo shoots or actors in television and film; and selecting props and accessories and preparing them for shoots. The stylist works in areas such as personal, e-commerce, film/television industry, etc.


Fashion Co-ordinator 

Fashion coordinators, also known as fashion producers, assemble fashion shows and other promotional vehicles for companies and designers. They are responsible for a certain department and supervise the promotion of the entire apparel and accessories line. They are often employed by design firms, retail corporations, apparel centres, and the entertainment industry.


Fashion Consultant :

A fashion consultant, also a stylist, understands the intricacies of aesthetic styles, and apparel, and how to combine these to meet the needs of customers. The responsibilities of fashion consultants consist of:

  • Fashion Merchandising

A fashion consultant has to manage their inventory. Build a network of trusted suppliers so that they can deliver clothes on schedule. For tight budgets, accumulate inventory at a discounted price.

  • Image consultant for clients:

A personal stylist evaluates a client’s personal image, body type, and desired colours. An image consultant should also be a personal shopper, depending on a client’s needs. They will deliver clothes to a client’s home or escort a client to a department store and walk them through purchase options.

  • Be a wardrobe consultant for productions or photoshoots:

Another role of a consultant might be to assist and plan a runway show, an editorial photoshoot, or a professionally shot production, such as a film or commercial.


Fashion Merchandiser 

A fashion merchandiser must be proficient at designing and marketing. The designer needs to be aware of past and present market trends to create innovative fashion. Apart from this, they should be in tight communication with the design/production team to create awareness about the designs and apparel among the masses.

Some of the other responsibilities are:

  • Creating promotional campaigns for businesses and clients
  • Creating store displays for clients
  • Supervise advertising and marketing for companies and clients.
  • Foreknowing the upcoming fashion trends
  • Assigning reasonable retail prices to the apparel.
  • Choosing how much merchandise to stock in the store
  • Studying buying trends and customer demographics.
  • They go to fashion shows to showcase their apparel.
  • Bargaining with manufacturers to obtain a fair price for the clothing
  • Keeping within budget when making purchases for clients 


Textile Design 

A textile designer creates a 2-dimensional design used in the production of knit, woven, and printed fabrics or textile products.

Some of  the responsibilities of a textile designer should do are::

  • Creating sketches, designs and samples for customers
  • making up sets of sample designs and being in tight communication with clients, technical, marketing, and buying staff, to plan and develop designs.
  • Detailed interpretation of clients’ ideas
  • Evaluate and approve completed items in accordance with client standards.
  • Creating a variety of designs with software such as computer-aided design (CAD) programmes
  • Testing with different colours, fabrics and textures
  • Be aware of new design and production techniques and textile technology.
  • Creating new design ideas
  • Scrooge ideas through visiting sites and other sources of materials.
  • Taking part in trade shows or being an exhibitor may involve representing the company with a display stand, or assessing the work of competitors.
  • Create a network of business contacts.


Apparel Design 

Apparel designers conceptualise and produce items of clothing that specialise in one type of design, like active, casual, or evening wear. As a designer, their typical duties include monitoring current fashion trends and forecasting future ones; sketching new designs; choosing patterns and fabrics to utilise in garments; and supervising production.

Responsibilities and Roles

  • Collaborate with Print Design, Product Development, and external Garment Tech, to make the product in accordance with client guidelines.
  • Collaborate with the Senior Merchandiser to design a seasonal merchandising plan considering all year-round festivals/important months.
  • Partaking in the design process from the starting stage of sketching to signing off on the product.
  • Do a weekly design presentation on the design proposals.


I hope everyone understands the scope of fashion design. To make your journey smooth, SILICA provides a diploma in fashion design that offers extensive classroom coaching, study materials, and sample papers for NIFT, NID entrance exams. With our 18 years of teaching experience, we have helped our students to be placed in premier institutions such as IIT-IDC, NID, NIFT, CEPT, SPA, UID, MIT, SRISHTI, ISDI, Pearl Academy, and J.J. College of Architecture and Art, Rachana Sansad, and others. We hope fashion design will be the best course of action for your career.

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