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Costume Designer

A costume designer is a person who designs costumes for a film, stage production or television. The role of the costume designer is to create the characters and balance the scenes with texture and colour, etc. The costume designer works alongside the director, scenic, lighting designer, sound designer, and other creative personnel.

Career Options

  • 1. Clothing designers 2. Footwear designers 3. Accessory designers 4. Costume designers

Educational Qualifications

  • Minimum Qualification 10+2

Personal Skills

  • •Artistic Ability • Creativity • Communication •Computer Skills •Attention to detail •Sewing

Courses to be pursued

  • • B. Sc Degree in Fashion
  • Interior and Textile Design • B.Des. (Accessory Design) • B.Des. (Fashion Design) • B.Des. (Textile Design)

Top Colleges

  • International Institute of Fashion Design (INIFD), Pune, India INIFD Campus 1st Floor, Above Raj Motors, Opp. Geetai shopping Mall, Near MIT College, Paud road, Kothrud,Pune 411038 Email:
  • National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Delhi/NCR, India NIFT Campus, Hauz Khas, Opp. Gulmohar Park, New Delhi - 110016 Ph- (011) - 26542100

Working Conditions

The working conditions of a fashion designer are as varied as the types of design work available. Accessory Fashion Designer, Clothing Fashion Designer, Clothing Designer, Apparel Fashion Designer. A fashion designer is someone who loves to study fashion trends, sketch designs, select materials, and have a part in all the production aspects of their designs. Fashion designers may work in offices, workrooms, factories or clothing stores. They work at drawing boards, cutting tables and on sewing machines, and as a result may stand for significant portions of their work day. They may travel to factory sites or internationally to fashion shows.

Top Companies

  • Afion International
  • AMPM Fashions Pvt Ltd
  • Anjana Bhargav

Successful Persons

Ritu Beri

Ritu Beri is a New Delhi based international fashion designer. Ritu Beri's name is synonymous with the explosive globalization of India's fashion industry. She learned the Art of Fashion at the National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi, affiliated to F.I.T. New York in 1990.

Manish Malhotra

Manish Malhotra is one of India's most successful fashion designers. Malhotra has designed for many leading actresses in Bollywood. He is known in the Indian film industry for his different style and his ability to envision a 'look' for the character.

Raghavendra Rathore

Raghavendra Rathore is an internationally trained fashion designer, whose fashion empire is the first name of luxury out of India. His brand, the Raghavendra Rathore label is synonymous with the Jodhpuri Bandhgala suits, that he has meticulously, nurtured, evolved and made famous internationally. He was one of the first designers to use the “Brand India”, positioning for a fashion company.

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