Top 10 Careers in the Fashion Industry

Fashion is a big money-making business and can make you stand out and look fabulous; or, it can make people look at you and cringe. Fashion is creation personified and its everywhere. You cant open a magazine or watch television and not see the style.

Naturally, a career in fashion is a glamorous idea. The industry is diverse with many different roles a fashion job can be anything from running exotic photo shoots in far-flung corners of the world, to managing a trend-spotting blog in the fashion media.

Heres are the of top fashion industry jobs:

Apparel Technologist

Apparel/Garment technologist is an innovative job, working on the design and development of new materials through testing new combinations of yarns, textiles and fibres. Technologists also look at ways to improve production techniques to be more efficient. Quality control and investigative work is central to the role.

Approx Salary in India: 2.5 lac to 10 lacs

Fashion Designers

One of the highest profile roles in the industry,Fashion designers are the creative genius who work on the design of clothing and fashion ranges. Designers can work in any specialism, from handbags to sportswear to childrens wear. Fashion designers work across a large number of settings, including large retail brands, boutique labels and freelance.

Approx Salary in India: 2 lacs to 10 lacs

Retail Buyer

Retail buyers are the brains behind which products or garments are sourced and stocked in advance of a coming season for retail outlets. Purchasing decisions for the company are based on customer demand, market and seasonal trends, store brand, and budget.

Approx Salary in India: 3 lacs to 14 lacs

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Fashion Merchandisers

Merchandisers work closely with the buying team to ensure products appear in store, in the right quantities at the right time. To do this effectively requires accurate forecasting and close monitoring of sales performance.

The role of merchandiser is closely tied to the profitability of the store each season, and involves organising sales and promotions.

Approx Salary in India: 1.7 lacs to 6 lacs

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Fashion Public Relations Specialist

Fashion public relations roles have a glamorous appeal, and the job is very people-focused. Fashion public relations specialists and publicists help apparel companies and retail stores build and maintain a favourable public image.

Approx Salary in India: No Info

Fashion Stylist

Fashion stylists take a photographer or art directors vision for a photo shoot or film and bring it to life. This is a very creative role fashion stylists will work with many media organisations, including editorial print, advertising, film and online.

Approx Salary in India: 2 lacs to 15 lacs

Textile designers

Textile designers create 2D designs for patterns to be used in printed, woven and knitted textiles. There are two major fields in the industry: interiors (carpets and upholstery), and fabrics for clothing.

Approx Salary in India: 1.6 lacs to 17 lacs

Fashion Writer/Blogger

Fashion writers often work alongside Fashion PRs and produce editorial copy for the extensive fashion media industry. Fashion writers work for newspapers, magazines, fashion websites or blogs, and television.

Approx Salary in India: Depends on Work

Personal Stylist

Personal stylists work with individuals, groups, classes or companies to educate clients about general fashion apparel and accessories. This role has obvious appeal for the die-hard fashionista, and is a job that requires excellent communication and service skills.

Approx Salary in India: 3 lacs to 15 lacs Approx