Today, when people think of a career in Fashion Designing, they think of New York City, Milan, Paris and India – the undisputed preferred destinations for fashion. Though, it is not important for them to work and live in these areas to work extraordinarily and succeed in the business but these areas are known for offering best Fashion jobs in the world.
Not only the established ones, but new upcoming designers find a range of employment opportunities to take there. If we take the latest figure, that more than 25,000 people opted Fashion Designing as their career last year in US, revealed in the survey done by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, we can see that the number of people opting for fashion designing as their career is continually increasing. The following data shows in which field, fashion designers are interested to work more;
- Self Employed- 24%
- Clothing Wholesalers- 28%
- Corporate Offices: management of fashion-related companies- 48%
The above data shows that people seeking work opportunities in this sector in US is considerably high and same is the case in India.
Since, India is the third largest producer of cotton in the world and possesses a pool of talented designers, the Indian fashion industry is at an advantage that has crowned India a leading hub for fashion in the world. A recent study said that fashion industry in India is growing rapidly and therefore the government should focus more on its encouragement. The great way to do this can be opening an increased number of fashion institutes to offer training facilities in research and development with more fashion houses and retail enterprises.
As Indian companies are making huge investments in the fashion industry and with an increased demand for designer clothes, it is expected to become an industry of more than Rs 750 crore by 2012 from the current level of Rs 270 crore. However, the Indian fashion industry accounts for rarely 0.2 per cent of the industry’s net worth globally. The per capita annual expenditure on designerwear for men is Rs 48, 627, while it is Rs 56, 271 for women. It was found out in a survey that about 60 per cent of men shoppers and 72 percent of women shoppers like to shop for designerwear in showrooms. This study also revealed that youngsters and ladies in the age group of 40-50 years are the top spenders on fashion wear. While the northern and western states in India account for the highest shopping for designer wear.
Though, the young talents in India having their own business set up lack resources and finances which is creating obstruction in the expansion of their business/outlets in terms of size and economy. As a matter of fact, the established designers are also unable to tap finances, sometimes, from organized sources and therefore are not valued.
Another drawback Indian fashion industry has is the absence of an organized way of establishing their presence, as other fashion destinations like New York, Paris and Milan have. As a result, the designers in India have to work on their own to flourish in their profession and they have to rely on their personal contacts and relationships for creating retail alliances and organizing fashion shows.
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