Visakhapatnam, “Financial Capital of the Andhra Pradesh” is the 14th largest city in India. It houses one of the busiest ports in India. It is a commercial hub which includes various heavy industries, information technology, industrial mining. A number of Special economic zones have been formed in and around Visakhapatnam.
Due to the metropolitan nature, the passion for fashion is steadily increasing. The city also hosts anapparel city near Achutapuram. There are many famous companies such as Brandix, Hirawats, Voltas Fashions Etc. Popular Branded stores such as pantaloons, Shoppers stop, Gini&Jony have their outlets in Vizag. It also houses a large number of fashion houses like Kalanjali, Kalamandir and many exclusive boutiques
Careers in Fashion Designing in Visakhapatnam
An intern is someone who works to gain practical knowledge & some work experience. A person can be an intern at showrooms like Pantaloons, Shopper Stop, etc.(for learning merchandising skills)& in boutiques ( for improve designing skills ,dealing with customers & trouble shooting skills etc.)
A fashion designer is a person who loves to study fashion trends, sketch designs, select materials, and drafts patterns. They play a crucial role in all the production aspects of their designs. They can open their own boutique to merchandise the entire collections.
A freelance designer is a designer who works according to their convenient time schedule. They don’t have any particular time frame. They handle customers according to their availability and most of work is done through online or phone.
Sample Maker/Technical designer:
A Technical designer works with the design team or sample section to ensure appropriate choice of pattern and a good fit. Companies like Hirawats will hire candidates in this role.
A pattern cutter is a person who cuts the fabric according to the provided master pattern. They take care from Fabric spreading, Layout planning and cutting. They are essential in companies like Brandix which produces garments for mass production.
A stylist is the person who co-ordinates jewelry or accessories with the clothing for client. As vizag hosts a number of fashion shows, a stylist role is essential. They are in high demand during various occasions such as Engagement, Marriage, Reception Etc.
Fashion Journalist/Fashion Blogger:
A fashion journalist/Fashion Bloggeris a person who writes an articles on Fashion Shows, Fashion Trends, Fashion Brands which are related to fashion industry. They can work for online blogs or for magazines such as Red magazine, Deccan Chronicle, Eenadu. etc