Today it is a status symbol to wear garments and accessories designed by renowned designers. Because of this, the demand for professional Fashion Designers is on the rise. One who has done a course in Fashion Designing will never be short of work opportunities. One can find employment in a company that manufactures fashion items like buttons, scarves, broaches and hairclips. One can also find employment in a company manufacturing jewellery items. Gili, Enchante, Nakshatra, Oyzter Bay, Tanishq and De Beers are renowned names in jewellery designing. Even traditional jewellery houses are now hiring trained designs who can cater to the overseas market.
Foot wear manufacturing companies employ designers to innovate new varieties of shoes for their companies. Leather manufacturing companies that produce wallets, belts and handbags employ fresher in their companies. One can also join as an assistant to a well known Fashion Designer. One can also freelance as an Accessory Designer for a domestic company or an export house. Alternately, one can become self-employed by setting up a designer boutique of one’s own. The prospects increase in this field with increase in experience.
As a trainee Jewellery Designer, one can expect a modest salary of Rs. 7,000 to Rs. 8,000. A higher salary of Rs. 10,000 is expected when one’s job is confirmed. In a reputed firm, one will get a salary of anything between Rs. 15,000 and Rs. 25,000 per month. A price as high as Rs. 50,000 can be quoted by one on gaining experience and having made a name for oneself.
A fresher in Garment Designing can start with a monthly package of Rs. 8,000 to Rs. 14,000. With an experience of around two years, one’s salary would increase to the range of Rs. 30,000 to Rs. 40,000. When one becomes a reputed Garment Designer, one can demand a king’s ransom for a particular creation.