Your guide to become a Fashion Designer in Malaysia

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RM 2,500 - 3,500

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Who is a Fashion Designer?

A Fashion Designer sketches, creates and modifies ideas of clothing before making them into physical, wearable products.

If you find yourself drowning in a sea of fashion magazines and enjoy personally making little clothes for your dolls, then this is the right job for you! It is a very dynamic career as you need to draw, design and even sew to breathe life into your imaginations. However, there are many facets of the profession and many things to know about what it will take to forge a successful career in this field. Nonetheless, it is definitely a career that garners a lot of attention from the young and o...

If you find yourself drowning in a sea of fashion magazines and enjoy personally making little clothes for your dolls, then this is the right job for you! It is a very dynamic career as you need to draw, design and even sew to breathe life into your imaginations. However, there are many facets of the profession and many things to know about what it will take to forge a successful career in this field. Nonetheless, it is definitely a career that garners a lot of attention from the young and old alike.

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The pros and cons of being a Fashion Designer:

Pros

Absolute satisfaction of watching other people wear your creation

One of those few jobs where you get paid for what you express

Suitable for those who appreciates the aesthetic values of products

Cons

Irregular and long work hours to meet deadlines

Stressful due to changing fashion trends and possible criticism from clients

A competitive and exhaustive industry

What are all the responsibilities of a Fashion Designer ?

Illustrate possible design via hand drawn artwork or computer software

Be aware of current fashion trends

Work with a design team to create a suitable design

Communicate with sales teams to understand market demand for your product

Understand and monitor how your design would be produced from beginning to end

What skills do you need to become a Fashion Designer?

Creative and have an eye for colours

As a Fashion Designer, you must be able to churn up different designs and concepts. In this highly competitive industry, it is crucial for you to create something new with a breath of fresh air to sustain your business. Have you ever seen a greatly designed clothing but it looks like as if someone accidentally splattered paint on it? This is why you will need to be detailed when it comes to colour matching as well! A nice design will be ruined if the colours do not match.

Ability to design traditionally or with computer programmes

You would need to be flexible in both ways. There are some things your hands cannot do compared to the high technology computer programmes and vice versa. Therefore, if you can do both, it would be extremely beneficial to your design and production.

Being aware of business and fashion trends

Trends come and go like the ocean waves. You must be aware and alert at all times so that you can design something that will suit the demand of the public or better yet, creating a new trend. Businesses or Fashion Designers who keep up with the trend will be able to sustain and expand their business because the amount of profit that can be raked during the trendy season is definitely a very attractive sum.

What field(s) of study should you choose to become a Fashion Designer?

What are the requirements to be a Fashion Designer?

There are no official degrees needed as anyone who has a talent in designing can go far with fashion. However, if you insist, some degrees that will be able to help you are Art and Design, Fashion and Graphic Design.

What are the working hours of a Fashion Designer?

If you’re working for an employer, your work hours would typically be from 9am to 5pm but this also depends on the operating hours of the boutique. There are no official work hours for a freelance Fashion Designer, just deadlines they have to meet.

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