Fashion is like eating, you shouldn't stick to the same menu.
In the 21st century, Fashion trends leads the world and the style trend of Fashion Industry dominate the world. Even in India we have extreme amount of styles and trends changing within a very short period of time. Nowadays, Fashion is not just about embracing your personality but it also supports many career options ahead if someone wants to pursue. When it comes to career building in Fashion, the first option that comes in mind is Fashion Designing, but there is another ray of light that directs towards Fashion Industry, that is, Fashion Technology Engineering.
Difference between Fashion Designing and Fashion Engineering
Both Fashion Designing and Fashion Engineering are the important pillars of Fashion careers. But the main question i What is the difference between the two?
Firstly, Fashion Designing is the art of embracing your personality with aesthetics, design and clothing and its accessories. As it continue to evolve, Fashion Design is divided into three primary categories: Houte Couture, Mass Market and Ready To Wear. The first thought that comes in mind about Fashion Designers is "Fashion Designers design clothes" but they do a lot more beyond just designing. Fashion Designers always conduct research on fashion trends and then experiment the trends on their audience. The main responsibility of a Fashion Designer is to design aesthetically pleasing and functional things. That's why, Fashion Design is also considered as an art form as well.
Whereas, Fashion Technology, is somewhere related to Fashion Design but it primarily focus on the study of fabric types, textiles and suitability. It includes dealing with the experimentation and examining of various kinds of fabrics and then finalizing the appropriate product. Basically, Fashion Technology is just Fashion Design with just a technical curve. Unlike Fashion Designing, with main focus on designing, Fashion Technology deals with manufacturing in fashion.
Fashion Technology Engineering Course
Fashion Engineering Course specialize Fashion Technologists, also known as, Clothing/ Textile Technologist.
Education and Scope: The ones who have keen interest in Fashion and Stuff, here's the most suitable field for you. Fashion Technology is highly recommended for studying the field of Fashion and Style. It is basically Engineering in Fashion Designing in a nutshell.
You can take up education in this field with a certificate program, a bachelor's or even a master's, that depends on your choice. Programs under Fashion Technology are as follows:
- Developing man made fibres and quality assessing natural fibres
- Spinning fibres into yarn and knitting or weaving yarn into fabrics
- Producing non weaving materials
- Identifying the latest fabric trends, developments and innovations
- Overseeing the dyeing, printing and finishing process
- Ensuring quality in areas such as strength, durability, colorfastness, water and chemical resistance
- Advising commercial colleagues on technical aspects of the business
- Connecting with designers and adapting designs
- Making and sizing pre-production garments
- Sourcing fabrics and accessories
- Undertaking research to find new ways
- Responding to product queries
- Experimenting with textiles to improve their look, feel and durability
In India, National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) is a go to place for basic and formal education in Fashion Technology.
For a 12th grade student, the basics of science including physics, technical drawing and other related qualifications will go necessary for the various institutions offering courses in India.
Opportunities and Benefits:
Creative job title in Fashion Industry:
- Apparel Production Planning and Control
- Fabric Manufacturing
- Fashion Illustration
- Design Concepts
- Fashion Accessories and Costumes
- Fashion Model Drawing
A whole lot of opportunities abound the Fashion Technologist. Some top institutes exist top 10 Engineering Colleges in Bangalore, National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Pearl Academy, Symboisis Institute of Design (SID).
Expected Salary for Fashion Technologist as a Fresher: Rs. 3,07,826 to Rs. 7,20,000
Top 10 companies hiring Fashion Technologist practitioners are Auctus Wears Pvt. Ltd., Bhartial, Golden Orchid and many more.
In a nutshell:
More technical and technological
Involves a wide usage of technology in apparel production
Skills of Fashion Designers, Fashion Merchandisers, Technical designers, Fashion Coordinators and Quality Control Manager
Aside the privilege of working as a Fashion Technologist, can also find himself in projects like Fashion houses, Production units, Fashion Magazines and much more.