Difference between Fashion Design and Fashion Technology


Fashion designing is concerned with making clothes more beautiful. This is done with the application of aesthetics and design to clothes. With the help of fashion designing, simple looking clothes could be turned into beautiful dress materials within a given span of time. Fashion Technology is concerned with the manufacturing of cloth materials. Trendy and modern materials are created using fashion technology to cater to the every day needs of the people.

Fashion Design Course and Career Opportunities

The minimum qualification needed for a student to join the graduate course in fashion designing is a pass in class 12. The students must appear for an entrance examination to gain admission into the courses offered. Most of the institutions of fashion designing will carry out a situation test, interview and a group discussion to identify brilliant students. On completion of the course these students can choose to work in garment manufacturing firms or jewellery & leather industry. It is also possible for students of fashion designing to work as fashion coordinators as well as merchandising executives. Fashion show organizers also employ professionals of fashion designing.

Fashion Technology Course and Career Opportunities

The qualification required for a candidate to join the graduate course in fashion technology is a pass in class 10+2. There are quite a lot of colleges in India that offer graduate as well as postgraduate courses in fashion technology. To get admitted into these courses, the students will be needed to write an entrance exam. After finishing their studies, it is possible for students of fashion technology to find jobs with textile mills as well as cloth store chains. In addition to this, boutiques and firms that make leather too take in professionals of Fashion Technology.

Key differentiators between Fashion Design and Fashion Technology

It is a fact that both fashion designing and fashion technology occupy a distinctive place in our industries.  While fashion designing deals with the creation of beautiful dress materials, fashion technology is the art of creating cloth materials from a variety of products. Fabrics are generally made out of substances like silk, nylon, polyester and cotton. Generally dress material(s) is made according to the demand of the customer and at other time for a fashion show or boutique.



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10 Responses to “Difference between Fashion Design and Fashion Technology”

  1. 10
    rashika mutreja:

    i want to take admission in nift!!!so first i wil have to take coachin!!so tell me d syllabus of nift

  2. 9

    i’m so confused tht what should i choose for mah career in fashion designing..plz help me out of this!!!!

  3. 8

    Great information.Thanks for sharing this useful information with all of us.Keep sharing more in the future.

  4. 7

    i’ve finished my BE computer science engineering
    i’m interested in fashion designing… hw can i join?

  5. 6

    Aft ADFT I did my BFT (Bachelor in fashion technology)..now am working as a merchandiser in jeans manufacturing company..would like to continue my further studies in the same field ..kindly know about more.

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    Chandan Chandra:

    i’ve completed 12th science with 43% i want to became fashion designer but my family income not more than 1 lakh per year.I’ve not given any entrance exams till now. Guide me how i join NIFT.Is there any special fee structure for us. ThAnKs

  7. 4

    hi this is sunitha i want to know how to apply for leather designing courses. i want to do the diploma course. so pls let me where it is available in vishakapatnam.

  8. 3
    fashion technology:

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    fashion technology:

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    fashion technology:

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