Apparel Designer

Bringing Fashion Dreams to Life: The Art of Apparel Design


An apparel designer is a professional who creates clothing and fashion accessories. These professionals are responsible for designing and developing fashion collections, selecting fabrics, creating patterns and overseeing the production process. Apparel designers may work for fashion houses, retail chains or manufacturing companies. Moreover, they may specialise in a particular type of clothing such as sportswear, evening wear or work on a range of garments.

To become an apparel designer one typically needs a degree in fashion design or a related field. Strong drawing and sewing skills as well as an understanding of textiles and garment construction are essential. Creativity, attention to detail and the ability to work well under pressure are also important qualities to become a successful apparel designer.


For Bachelor’s

  • It is necessary for students to clear class 10+2 with at least 50% marks. 
  • A relevant degree in fashion designing is great to gain deep knowledge in the fashion field.
  • Moreover, a certificate course or diploma in the field of fashion enhances your skills well. 
  • To get an admission in the UG Program, students need to pass entrance exams like AIEED, UCEED, DAT or any other required exam. 

For Master’s

  • M.Des, MA or M.Sc in Fashion Design can also be pursued by undergraduates. 
  • No entrance exam is required for the PG Program.

Job Roles

The field of apparel designing aims to provide in-depth knowledge and enhance the skills of the students. To do such a task, the apparel designing field presents innumerable job roles:  

  • Apparel Designer
  • Fashion Trends Forecasters
  • Personal Shopper
  • Author
  • Fashion Stylist
  • Apparel Quality Controllers

Employment Sector

  • Media Houses
  • Sports
  • Fashion Industry
  • Freelancer
  • Designer Stores
  • Entertainment Industry
  • Production Houses
  • Jewellery Houses

Top Recruiters

There are many recruiters from leading companies who enlist potential students in the apparel designing field. Following are some Recruiters from where students can find an employment opportunity in India: 

  • Pantaloons
  • BIBA
  • Raymond
  • Provogue
  • Mufti
  • Peter England
  • Louis Philippe
  • Levis
  • ITC Wills Lifestyle
  • Van Heusen
  • Park Avenue


The salary range may vary from company to company, but the salary of an apparel designer is very impressive only in India.


Level of Salary

Salary Package per Year

Starting Salary

Approx ₹1,50,000

Mid Level Salary

Approx ₹4,00,000 - ₹6,00,000 

Senior Level Salary

Approx ₹8,00,000 - ₹10,00,000


  • Drawing skills
  • Visualisation
  • Time Management
  • Business sense
  • Creativity
  • Communication skills


The scope of an apparel designer is broad as well as diverse and there is potential for growth and advancement within the industry. With the increasing focus on sustainability and ethical fashion, there is also an opportunity for apparel designers to contribute by creating more sustainable and responsible fashion.


  • Multiple Opportunities in this field
  • Popularity
  • Job satisfaction
  • Can travel around world
  • Opportunity to work with big brands
  • Rapid growth


  • Stressful job
  • Meeting deadlines
  • Need to update with new trends
  • Competitive