How to pursue an aspiring career in fashion industry? Check fashion education options here.

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Fashion industry is a dream for many ambitious talents across the world in various subjects and domains, main elements are fantasy, glamour, luxury, popularity, big money, exposure etc. due to these, a lot of youths are being attracted and interested for a bright career in fashion industry. But there are many questions, such as, how to become a fashion designer, how to become a fashion stylist, where and how to learn fashion management, which are the top fashion schools and colleges, how to pursue business of fashion course, how to learn fashion merchandising, where to study fashion buying course, how to learn fashion illustration, which are the top fashion designing course, how to study fashion sustainability course, and so on, the list of the questions can be long. With this article, I am trying to provide some guidance and information about the schools, institutes, universities, colleges globally to study fashion. This industry has many career options such as fashion designer, fashion merchandiser, fashion stylist, fashion photographer, model, fashion make-up artist, fashion buyer, fashion illustrator, fashion consultant, fashion coach, sustainable fashion advisor, fashion forecaster, fashion management, fashion technology (i.e. AI, IOT,  Cloud based data and software etc.) and many more, however, getting a best job is all depends where you study from, your passion and how skilled you are in the subject, for an example, having no passion and skill about fashion designing won’t get you fashion designer opportunity despite your study at FIT or NIFT or any other elite university.

Here is the list of some of the top fashion schools/colleges/universities:

  • Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) – New York
  • London College of fashion – London
  • Parsons School of Design | The New School – New York
  • The Savannah College of Art & Design – Savannah
  • ESMOD – Paris
  • National Institute of Technology (NIFT) – New Delhi
  • Marangoni Fashion Institute – Milan
  • Bunka Fashion College – Tokyo
  • Kent State University – Kent
  • Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) – Los Angeles
  • Columbus College of Art & Design – Columbus
  • University for the Creative Arts – Farnham
  • University of Applied Arts – Vienna
  • Pearl Academy – New Delhi
  • National Institute of Design (NID) – Ahmedabad
  • Central Saint Martins – London
  • Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts – Antwerp
  • Polimoda – Florence
  • And more…

The famous celebrities of fashion industry such as Alexander McQueen, Phoebe Philo, Stella McCartney, John Galliano, Martin Margiela, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Nanette Lepore, Jimmy Choo, Yohji Yamamoto, Franco Moschino, Domenico Dolce etc. are from the above schools/colleges. I am lucky that I also had an opportunity to study/associate with NIFT at Gandhinagar and NID at Ahmedabad, but, well, I am not a celebrity!

There are various courses available, undergraduate, post-graduate, masters, certificate course, specialization etc. in the subjects such as womenswear, menswear, kids wear, jewellery, textile, fashion design + marketing + communications, fashion history, journalism, strategic design and management, accessories design, fashion merchandising management, international trade and marketing for fashion, fabric design and styling, technical design, footwear design, fashion buying, brand management and promotions, textile development and marketing, luxury business & management, lifestyle management, trend forecasting, art direction etc..

Many of the above listed colleges provides campus placement at leading brands and companies such as Armani, Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, Lacoste, Massimo Dutti, Tommy Hilfiger, Givenchy, Burberry, H&M, Aditya Birla Group, Arvind Mills, Raymond and more.

No matter what skillset or creativity you have, the fashion industry is witnessing a change, these days the knowledge of new technologies, artificial intelligence (AI), cloud-based data and software, computerised illustrations, internet of the things (IOT), innovations etc. are required, you have to get exposure and abreast with these technological advancements and scale-up your skills for better career options.

Bhargav Pathak
Bhargav Pathakhttps://textilesresources.com
www.textilesresources.com is not just a blog, but it is my passion towards textile/apparel/fashion industry. After having studied at NIFT (National Institute of Fashion Technology) at Gandhinagar campus, and associated with NDBI (National Design Business Incubation) at NID (National Institute of Design) Ahmedabad campus, I started my long journey into this field. Since 2006, I had worked for various corporates either into B2B, B2C, SaaS or AI base products/concept/services related to mostly textiles/apparel/fashion industry, and having main responsibilities are sales/revenue generator and bd. During July2023, a thought came in my mind to launch a knowledge-based website, you can also call it a blogging site, wherein users can read latest news and happenings and articles about global textiles/apparel/fashion and stay abreast. At the moment, this site is having mainly two features: News and Articles, going forward I shall also add Interviews (text/audio/video) Trade Fair calendar (this calendar is being updated as per the organizers schedule, however I request to crosscheck with organizer before any decision) , therefore, I have launched this venture in July2023, and thanks to the visitors, the site is growing every day. We have recently launched a new feature as Business Directory wherein the suppliers/manufacturers can create their profile and upload products for better exposure. You can also follow TextilesResources.com on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/textilesresources/

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