One of the highest profile roles in the industry, designers are the creative genius’ who work on the design of clothing and fashion ranges. Designers can work in any specialism, from handbags to sportswear to children’s wear. Fashion designers work across a large number of settings, including large retail brands, boutique labels and freelance. Famous fashion designers include. Ritu Kumar, Wendell Rodricks , Neetu Lulla, Bipu Mohapatra.
Fashion Photography highlights clothing and other fashion products in impressive ways. These photographers work closely with models and fashion designers to conceptualize and shoot photos that showcase the fashions as effectively as possible. Fashion photography is a coveted job, such photographers are sought after in magazines, catalogs, advertising agencies and can also be self employed once they’ve established themselves.
These individuals are responsible for making sure that their clients look their best before they step in front of a camera or a crowd. Stylists assess the overall appearance and needs of each client to determine which styling techniques and/or makeup will help the client achieve the desired look. With a good clientele this occupation is certainly lucrative. Some of the famous stylists in India include Anita Shroff Adajania who’s worked for Deepika Padukone, Tanya Ghavri who’s worked for Frieda Pinto, Katrina Kaif and Kareena Kapoor.
All those awesome window and store displays aren’t done by janitors. Merchandising teams put them together. A junior merchandiser help execute the ideas put forth by their boss or corporate team, who decide on a certain theme or set of standard that need to be met, and then translate it to how the store’s merchandise is arranged. Big department stores like Soch, Zara and Fab India are known for their excellent and consistent merchandising that really captivates the consumer.
They are involved in choosing the appropriate fabric and designs, they work with patterns so they oversee sizing, fitting and material testing, they also analyses the product returns and faults. This profession is non theoretical. It requires the individual to be systematic and methodical. The industry is evolving and booming, so job opportunities as a garment technologists have increased as well.
The work of a fashion editor can be quite varied and may hold several responsibilities. Typical work includes supervising other editors and writers, writing or editing articles themselves, formulating and styling fashion photo shoots, choosing photos for publication, choosing fashion items. Looking up trends for publication ,researching trends in the fashion industry. Magazines like Femina, Vogue India, Women’s Era and Elle have spectacular Fashion editors and are largely circulated.
The fashion industry production manager may assume the role of event planner, overseeing model fittings and acting as liaison between hair stylists and makeup professionals to convey the designer’s styling directions. They also handle the advance work required to book, schedule and arrange runway shows. Production managers coordinate events happening during “Fashion week”, extravagant gatherings and so on.
They develop materials from research, to production to distribution , to presentation to customer reception. They are responsible for assessing future and planning for future product lines. They manage and strengthen brands for various products. Bag companies like Lavie and capresse all hire product specialists to expand their consumer pool.
This occupation requires the individual to create innovation plans researching new products and assessing target market and current trends. They view manufacture techniques and produce prototypes. Since research and development is integral to fashion and textile companies there are many openings for Chief innovation officers.