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Considered as one of the best paying industry today, a career in Fashion Design has become famous among creative minds. Popularly conceived as a glamorous field, the domain has cut-throat competition and vast challenges as well. However, there is wide scope of Fashion Design in India as well as abroad. Students have innumerable choices in front of them after completing their professional studies in Fashion Design. The fashion designers have varied options including designing, research, cloth production, textile designing, etc. They may join fashion houses/manufacturing/export units for a paid job or launch their own label in market.

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The horizon of Fashion Design is not limited to garments only; it covers several other aspects like accessories, jewelry, footwear, etc. as well. Careers360 explores here the expanding scope and opportunities in the exciting and thrilling field of Fashion. Read below to know the role of designers along with some lucrative job profiles in the fashion world.

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Fashion Designer:

Creating new products with regard to the latest trends prevailing in the market, the designers are key players in the fashion industry. If you are creative enough to think out of the box and hard-working to handle the pressure positively, then you will be suitably rewarded in terms of good earnings and incentives.

Fashion Illustrator:

This person is responsible for preparing primary sketches of what the fashion designer desires and explains. An illustrator is the running hand of mental creations and ideas of the designer.

Fashion Stylist:

The stylist maintains make up, hairstyle, dress code, etc. in order to ensure the best look of the show. They take care of look and beauty of the fashion shows or promotional programs.

Fashion Coordinator:

The coordinator takes care of marketing policies and its arrangements. He/she is not related with the designing task. The responsibilities of advertising products, organizing fashion shows, etc. lie with the coordinator.

Fashion Consultant:

A consultant in fashion industry should be aware of trends and transitions in the domain, and should have knowledge about fashion designing as well. They regularly offer ideas regarding development of a product. He/she is required to be an active observer who is sensitive to the changing vogues.

Fashion Merchandiser:

A merchandiser has primary responsibility of marketing. Analysing past and latest trends and sales data is among the major key deliverables. He/she collects details from buyers, and coordinates with the designers/production team for development of product that meets the market requirement. Having know-how of fashion trends, fabrics, textures, hues, etc. along with understanding of market demand and production procedures is required from a fashion merchandiser.

Growing fashion industry has a positive impact on the economy because of expanding opportunities. Fashion Design has become one of the most sought-after career options among students after passing class 12. The reason is its broad scope that promises hefty salary along with exhilarating work environment.

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can someone apply for NIFT without appearing CAT and GAT?

Sonali Sahu Student Expert 13th Oct, 2019


NIFT has nothing to do with CAT or GAT. Those are the exams for MBA. NIFT is for admission in fashion courses.

The eligibilitiy is just marks of your 10th and intermediate. The main point is the candidate must have qualified both from a recognised board and must be having PCM as the compulsory subject.

The exam has an age limit to be 23 and there is 5 years relaxation for category reserved candidates.

For more information please check the article:-

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can u tell me the exact date of application form filling?

Aditya kumar Student Expert 12th Oct, 2019

Hello there!


I can't tell you the exact dates as it's not been announced officially yet but yes start date of NIFT 2020 online application is fourth week of October 2019 , so you will be able to fill the application form once it is released. Last date to fill NIFT application form 2020 will be fourth week of December 2019, so you need to make sure that you fill the form before the last date  while National Institute of Fashion Technology will conduct NIFT entrance exam in third week of January 2020 in pen and paper based mode. NIFT entrance exam is a gateway for getting admission in bachelor’s courses in Design (B. Des.) and Fashion Technology (B.F. Tech.). The qualified students will get admission in 16 campuses of NIFT across India. For more and detailed information go through :-


Sir is there any specific certificate format for PWD, SC/ST category that has to be given ?

Abhishek singh Student Expert 3rd Oct, 2019
You have not specified the exam for which you are seeking information.
But still i would like to bring this to your notice that different exams/institutes require caste certificates in different formats. You can easily fetch the format by visiting the official website of that specific institute.
If you are seeking information about nift, then yes nift does specify the required format for the caste certificate. You can fetch detailed information about the format by browsing through the official website.
Good luck

Can we still get going into Mumbai Nift when we did our entrance exam in different centre?

Isaac Lalramnghaka

Yes, you can get NIFT, Mumbai even if you gave your Entrance Exam in different centre. The centre of your entrance exam is no mode for the college you are given admission in. So don't worry. You will be getting the college according to your marks and rank.

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when is nift entrance exam????

Ashish pal Student Expert 2nd Oct, 2019

Hello Karpagam.

As of now NIFT exam is scheduled to be held on 20th of January and application form for the same will be available online from 22 October. Last date for application is 28 December.

Exam fees for general category is 1500 and sc St is 750.

It will be 3 hour exam..

Ok good luck

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