Expertise is vital in any Profession. To be a successful fashion designer , an individual along with talent , imagination must have a sound knowledge of clothing material , operational know how of swing machines , types of stitching and fine work. The basic information to cut clothes to size and sense of colour combination.
Due to the growing competition in manufacturing industry, it will be great if you possess a B.F.A degree from a reputed institute which will keep you a step ahead in fashion world. Keep enhancing yourself each day , draw , sketch as many clothing ideas you can , also get acquainted with basic operational know how of your machine . These small things will help you be independent and explore your fashion creativity. Stick to a line and segment of clothing in order to be powerful player in the market. For example Biba is a famous brand when comes to Indian wears like – kurtis, salwars etc.
Remember one thing, people may laugh at your designs / creation but the other day you would find them aping same. In order to succeed here or anywhere believe in your work and keep moving. Once your creation is out and in use you know it that you have accomplished yourself among the masses. Also, keep consulting specially on the lines where you shed in ideas pertaining to fashion merchandising & marketing; after all your aim is to bring the glamour and gloss to customers.
Study your customer, offer them what suits their attitude, posture and which brings out their personality to the social world in most smart and elegant form. There are various avenues and fashion designer can choose to work specialize in – Production Management, Costume Designing, Merchandizing in Cloth line, textile & technology. I would suggest, opting an area which you’re more passionate about; this will lead you to greater heights in fashion world. Sustaining here, you need to have immense patience, confidence and a will to keep working in long run as success isn’t overnight. Hope this is helpful to you, as these things have helped me to succeed and be a known fashion designer in my vicinity. One day surely my collection will be a global hit.