What does a Fashion Designer do?

A fashion designer is responsible for creating eye-catching, innovative designs that will propel the brand to the next level. They are responsible for the entire design of the piece of clothing. A few of the main duties of a fashion designer are sketching out a new design, deciding which type of fabric to use, displaying the piece at an event, and creating a manufacturing plan. They also have to test the design on various models and people. Some of the jobs titles that a fashion designer could grow into are art director and head designer.

A fashion designer should have two years of experience in design as well as a Bachelor's or Associate's degree in fashion design. One of the most important skills that a fashion designer will have is great attention to detail. Another skill is self motivated as the fashion designer will have to create innovative designs in order to be successful.

  • Sketch out the design
  • Test different materials for the design
  • Test the design on models and people
  • Display designs to potential customers and vendors
  • Work with production to see if the design is feasible
  • Attend fashion events
  • Increase knowledge of the fashion industry
  • Develop innovative designs for the organization
  • Bachelor's or Associate's degree in fashion design
  • Ability to create eye-catching designs
  • A good eye for fashion
  • Deep knowledge of the fashion industry
  • Incredible attention to detail
  • The willingness to go the extra mile
  • Incredible creative ability
  • Ability to work alone
  • Ability to collaborate with other designers
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
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Career Opportunity
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Avg. Experience2-4 years

Fashion Designer Salaries

Average Base Pay

₹25,762 /month
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: ₹26T
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Fashion Designer Career Path

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Les Indiennes
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22 Jun 2021

“While working here i thoroughly enjoyed my experience... my boss was very understanding and fun to work with.”

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26 Feb 2020

“If you get your work done and get to work and meetings on time you're good.”

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27 Sep 2019

“Exposure to newer brands and opportunities to interact and learn from some of the best in the industry.”

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25 Jun 2021

“One thing that for me personally I find the best is the culture top down and bottom up.”

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28 Jan 2020

“If you have never done an internship in PR this is a great place to start.”

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21 Sep 2019

“I found that there was great variety in the type of work I was involved in whilst working here.”

20 Aug 2019

“This place was so unprofessional they didn’t ask for any paperwork when I started this internship was unpaid.”

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23 Sep 2019

“The COO got drunk at a company happy hour and basically implied I was a womanizer my second week on the job.”

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