Fashion Designer

Creating the Future of Fashion Through Innovation and Creativity


A fashion designer is a professional who designs and creates clothing, accessories and other fashion products. They are responsible for creating new designs, styles as well as trends in the fashion industry. Fashion designers use their creativity and artistic skills to develop unique clothing designs and concepts that are then produced and marketed by fashion companies.

Fashion designers may work independently or as part of a team in a design studio, textile manufacturing company or retail store. They must be knowledgeable about fabrics, colours, textures and patterns to keep up with the latest fashion trends and consumer preferences.

Fashion designers often begin their careers as assistants or apprentices to more experienced designers. They may also attend fashion designing schools and earn degrees in fashion design, textile design or related fields.


For Bachelor’s

  • Aspirants need to pass class 10+2 with at least 50% from any recognised board. 
  • A degree in fashion design, fashion merchandising, textile design or a related field is typically required. 
  • Candidates with a diploma or certificate in fashion design or a related subject are also eligible to become fashion designers.
  • Entrance exams like UCEED, AIEED or CEED are conducted. 
  • A diploma or certificate course enhances the expertise. 

For Master’s

  • A master’s degree in the field of fashion is well-suited for seekers.
  • National level exams are conducted for admission in top-ranked colleges/universities. 

Job Roles

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

  • Fashion Stylist
  • Fashion Coordinators
  • Textile designer
  • Retail Manager
  • Fashion Consultant
  • Accessories Designer
  • Makeup Artist
  • Creative Designer
  • Sketching Assistant
  • Fashion Journalist
  • Trend Forecaster
  • Fashion Illustrator
  • Technical Designer
  • Pattern Maker
  • Design Director

Employment Sector

  • MNCs
  • Media Houses
  • Leather Companies
  • Consulting Firms
  • Textile mills
  • Garment Stores
  • Colleges/Universities
  • Corporate Businesses

Top Recruiters

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

  • Adidas
  • Allen Solly
  • Swarovski
  • AND
  • Lifestyle
  • BATA
  • Raymond
  • Pantaloons
  • Spykar


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


Level of Salary

Salary Package per Year

Starting Salary

Approx ₹1,50,000 

Mid Level Salary

Approx ₹4,50,000 

Senior Level Salary

Approx ₹7,00,000 -  ₹10,00,000 


  • Writing skills
  • Communication skills
  • Visualisation
  • Creativity


The scope of a fashion designer is broad and varied and it can encompass a wide range of activities related to the design, production, marketing and promotion of fashion products.  Fashion designers can work for fashion houses, design firms, manufacturing companies or as freelancers. The scope of their work can vary depending on their job responsibilities, level of experience and the company they work for.  


  • Creative field
  • Rapid growth in future
  • Self satisfaction
  • Can influence people with fashion
  • Innovation
  • Great career for travellers


  • No fixed hours of working
  • Competitive
  • Exhausting job
  • No fixed financial stability