Career In Fashion Designing

Fashion design is the art of the application of design and aesthetics or natural beauty to clothing and accessories. Fashion design is influenced by cultural and social latitudes and has varied over time and place. Fashion designers work in a number of ways in designing, clothing and accessories. Some work alone or as part of a team. They attempt to satisfy consumer desire for aesthetically designed clothing; and, because of the time required to bring a garment onto the market, must at times anticipate changing consumer tastes. Some designers in fact have a reputation which enables them to set fashion trends.

Fashion designers design clothes which are functional as well as aesthetically pleasing. They must consider who is likely to wear a garment and the situations in which it will be worn. They have a wide range and combinations of materials to work with and a wide range of colors, patterns and styles to choose from. Though most of the clothes worn for everyday wear fall within a narrow range of conventional styles, unusual garments are usually sought for special occasions, such as evening wear or party dresses. Today, most of the clothes are designed for the mass market, especially casual and every-day wear.
A trained fashion designer can work in areas like designer wear production, planning and concept management, fashion marketing, design production management, fashion media, quality control, fashion accessory design and promotion of brands. 
One can also find jobs as costume designer, fashion consultant, personal stylist, technical designer, graphic designer, production pattern maker, fashion coordinator, apparel production manager, fabric buyer, fabric quality control manager, show room sales representative, illustrator, cutting assistant and outside sales representative in this industry. Those interested in a career in fashion designing can also become entrepreneurs and form their own companies.
Though one can be remain self employed, several export houses, garment store chains, textile mills, leather companies, boutiques, fashion show organizers, jewelry houses and media houses recruit professionals interested in a career in fashion designing.

Some of the institutes that offer courses related to fashion designing in Goa are:

Government Polytechnic, Panjim (Affiliated to Directorate of Technical Education, Goa)
Course Offered:
1. Diploma in Garment Technology (Duration: 3 years)

Job Opportunities:
1. Work in a textile industry
2. Apparel construction
3. Self employment

Atmark Infotech (learning centre for Sikkim Manipal University)
Fourth Floor, Patto Centre, Next to KTC Bus Stand, Panjim
Courses Offered:
1. Bachelor of Science in Apparel and Fashion Designing (Duration: 3 years)
2. Diploma in Fashion Design and Illustration (Duration: 1 year)

Job Opportunities:
1. Fashion designer or a freelancer
2. Start a fashion designing firm on own
3. Fashion advisor for a company
4. Quality assurer for a company
5. Production manager for a company
6. Merchandiser

Imagination Institute (Recognised by Human Resource Development Foundation (HRDA), Government of Goa)
Shar N Sorai Apartments, B-13 Block, First Floor, Near Gaylin Restaurant, Margao
Courses Offered:
1. Diploma in Tailoring (Duration: 6 months)
2. Diploma in Fashion Designing (Duration: 1 year)

Job Opportunities:
1. Self-employed
2. If interested, the institute offers job placements abroad too.

Silver Institute of Tailoring and Fashion Technology (Recognised by Human Resource Development Foundation (HRDA), Government of Goa)
3, Casa DAS Aliadas, Behind Gomant Vidya Niketan Hall, Near Post Office, Abade Faria Road, Margao
Courses Offered:
1. Diploma in Tailoring (Duration: 6 months)
2. Diploma in Fashion Designing (Duration: 6 months)
3. Diploma in Flower Making (Duration: 3 months)
4. Diploma in Beadwork (Duration: 3months)
5. Diploma in Embroidery (Duration: 3 months)

The institute provides its students with tailoring jobs

Fa Vision Institute of Fashion Technology
Building No. 1, Madel Mahanagar, Behind Rebello Hospital, Opp KTC Bus Stand, Margao
Courses Offered:
1. Diploma in Fashion Designing (Duration: 6 months with 100 % practicals)
2. Diploma in Advanced Fashion Designing (Duration: 1 year with 100 % practicals)

Job Opportunities:
1. Self employment
2. Can work at Teomin Creations – manufacturing unit of the institute which is registered under the SSI.

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