Do you know where do fashion designers from fashion colleges end up working in the industry? Which brands are regular recruiters at top fashion colleges?
Careers360 lists below top companies that hire graduates in the capacities of fashion designer, fashion concept manager, fashion consultant, technical designer, and other similar profiles.
Top Recruiters for Fashion Designers
Flaunting the most elite brands has become quite common among fashion enthusiasts, and if you want to be the one, who is working behind these top labels, then check below the top recruiting companies and their brief profile.
Established in 1925, the Raymond Group has transformed over the years from an Indian textile major to a global conglomerate.
Raymond Apparel Ltd.
ColorPlus Fashions Ltd.
Silver Spark Apparel Ltd.
Everblue Apparel Ltd.
Celebrations Apparel Ltd.
Raymond Luxury Cottons Ltd.
J.K. Helene Curtis Ltd.
J.K. Investo Trade (India) Ltd.
JK Files (India) Ltd.
Ring Plus Aqua Ltd.
Trinity India Ltd.
Raymond UCO Denim Pvt. Ltd.
J.K. Ansell Ltd.
J.K. Talabot Ltd.
Popular Locations for Raymond Limited
Average salary for a fresher: Rs. 4 lakh per annum
It is an initiative of Madura Fashion & Lifestyle, a division of Aditya Birla Fashion and Lifestyle. Allen Solly is India’s biggest and fastest growing branded apparel company as well as a premium player of lifestyle domain in the retail sector.
The Arvind Store
The flagship company of the Lalbhai Group, Arvind Ltd is among the largest integrated textile and branded apparel players in India. With its headquarters in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, the company is India’s largest denim manufacturer, and the world’s second largest producer and exporter of denims.
Buying and merchandising
Lifestyle offers an extensive collection of products from leading national and international brands. A part of the Landmark Group, it features apparels, fashion accessories, footwear, etc. all under one roof.
Buyer - Apparel
Buyer - Accessory
Assistant Manager - Design
Pantaloons was established in 1997 as a Future Group company. Voted as ‘India’s Most Trusted Apparel Retail Brand’, it is the fastest growing large format retailer in India today.
Some of the brands offered at Pantaloons are as follows -
Candie’s New York
Richard Parker SF Jeans
Fashion Designer cum Merchandiser
Average salary for fresher: Rs. 4 lakh per annum
Voted as the ‘Most Exciting Indian Brand’ by Economic Times (Brand Equity Survey), Spykar was founded in 1992. The unisex jeanswear brand strives to reflect the latest trends, styles and fashion as part of its youth-oriented approach.
Designer- Home Textiles
Designer - Leather Accessories
Designer - Home Furnishing
Fashion Merchandiser - Product Development
Average salary for fresher: Rs. 3.50 - 4 lakh per annum
While working with the Adidas group, you will be experiencing different cultures, languages and points of view. The careers of its employees flourishes on an international scale. If you have an immense liking for sport and are creative enough to change the world of sport apparel and accessories, the German multinational corporation will be happy to hire you for a global position.
Technical Apparel Designer
Color and Material Designer
The world’s premier jewelry and accessory brand was established in 1895. The company is known for sustained excellence, perfection and uniqueness. It is engaged in producing the finest crystal jewelry and accessories. Designers find global career opportunities through its 40 office locations and seven production sites worldwide, as well as over 2,350 stores in around 170 countries.
Set up in 1995, House of Anita Dongre Limited is counted among India’s leading fashion houses. It offers numerous opportunities in fashion designing to young and talented minds. The company owns four brands, each having a distinguished identity.
Creative Lead - Strategist & Story Teller
Bata recruits creative and skillful designers and empowers them to cater to an international clientale. The employees get opportunities to work in a dynamic environment. Moreover, they are encouraged to develop their skills through different professional training courses offered by the company.
The work involves:
Researching ideas, attending fashion shows and events
Creating mood boards for experimenting with shapes, colours and fabrics
Presenting small samples to colleagues and clients
Sourcing, selecting and buying fabrics and trims
Names of some of the other major design recruiters are as follows -
ITC Wills Lifestyle
Liberty Shoes Ltd.
Reid & Taylor
Oswal Woolen Mills
United Colors of Benetton
Marks & Spencer
Some famous fashion designers who hire graduates of fashion design programmes are:
J. J. Valaya
Rajesh Pratap Singh
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