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What is the scope of Fashion designing in India?

What is the scope of Fashion designing in India?

Fashion Designing comprises of art and process of creating functionals & pleasing clothing and accessories reflective of insights gained from researching ensuing trends, customer’s needs & preferences, socio cultural factors, economic situation, available techniques and material etc. Fashion Designers use their artistic capabilities and technical expertise, besides knowledge of design principals, fabrics, colours & hues to conceive design concepts, outline sketches, pick materials and manage production.

Fashion Designers work in a range of settings including manufacturing facilities, design studios, retail stores or even independently and may specialize in a particular area of fashion like sportswear, women’s wear, children’s wear, men’s wear or accessories. Fashion Industry is constantly evolving and hence in order to be an accomplished fashion designer, he must stay in sync with the latest in technologies & trends, details oriented, creative, possess strong sense of style and vision, networking & attend fashion and trade shows, develop deep understanding of traditional & contemporary production techniques, be aware of global fashion trends, cultural & historical context of fashion, market situation and should be capable of predicting forthcoming fashion trends.


  • The Indian Apparel market is expected to generate US$96.47 bn in revenue in 2023. It is anticipated that the market will experience an annual growth rate of 3.34% (CAGR 2023-2027).
  • In 2023, among the market’s largest segment, Women’s Apparel is the largest with a market volume of US$43.65bn.
  • By 2025-26, the Indian textile and apparel industry is estimated to achieve US$ 190 billion, thus further consolidating its position as the second-largest global producer of textiles and garments.
  • The Indian economy benefits greatly from the textiles and apparel industry, which makes significant contributions as per following:
    • Accounting for 2.3% of the country’s GDP
    • Contributing 13% to industrial production
    • Representing 12% of exports.
  • The global trade in textiles and apparel sees India making up 4% of the market share.
  • With India being the world’s largest producer of cotton, it has set an ambitious target of producing 7.2 million tonnes of cotton (equivalent to around 43 million bales of 170 kg each) by 2030.
  • As per the recent global data on the apparel industry, in 2023 the revenue generated from the apparel market is estimated to surpass $1.7 trillion, reflecting a year-over-year rise of 7%.
  • Globally the apparel market is estimated to rise by $ 200 billion between 2023 and 2027, thereby the total revenue is expected to exceed $2 trillion by 2028, with an expected average annual growth rate of 2.8%.

Career Prospects:

Furthermore, post finishing Fashion Designing Course, the aspirants can expect a range of career prospects, few of which are listed as under:

  • Fashion Designer
  • Fashion Illustrator
  • Fashion Stylist
  • Fashion Merchandiser
  • Textile Designer
  • Fashion Influencer/Blogger
  • Retail Buyer
  • Clothing/textile technologist
  • Retail Manager
  • Magazine Journalist
  • Lecturer

Such a bright future of Indian Textile & Apparel industry will attract a large influx of skilled and capable manpower and hence it makes sense to equip yourself with the essential knowledge and certification in Fashion Designing from a premier college.

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