It takes talent and creativity to be a successful fashion designer and also, years of hard work. But there are also certain skills that one needs to have to make it big in this highly dynamic industry. These are skills which you probably wouldn’t be taught as such in a Fashion Designing Institute, as they will groom you and expose you to the real industry and impart the exact technical skills required to be a fashion designer. I am talking about skills which you have to develop from within, and maintain them as they would help you grow in the long run in the fashion industry.
While you would get an idea of managing time during your fashion designing courses, you would have to learn the trick of effective time management mostly by yourself. While in this industry, time is of utmost importance like in any other. You must be time bound while you deliver your work. You would mostly have to work on order basis and wherein the client requires the outfit he ordered within a particular period of time. You can’t make him wait! Get your suppliers and other resources ready as soon as the order is placed so that you can deliver it on time! Do not take an order if you think you can complete it within the time he expects you to.
Unless you are very strong with your communication skills you would not be able to survive in the field of fashion. You need to convey your requirements and understand the client’s needs distinctly. Also, you need to very clear when you allocate work. Your directions should be impeccable so that there is no room for ambiguity. Perfection is the only thing desired in this sector, and with effective communication, comes epic designs!