A lot of women are choosing not to marry and to take charge of their lives as single women. Much more want to go for more maybe a career and a successful marriage. But men have had many decades of role models to figure out what they want to do and how they want to do it. The women around me have only seen one or two generations of women who have struggled against sexism from their families, the world, even an education system not built for them to have careers. Now with more freedom and all the choices, the younger generation is often confused about what options they have. Here are four reasons why you should be a fashion designer
The sky is the limit
While people hear ‘fashion designer’ and immediately think of high-end couture and runways, the truth is the world is much larger than that. Your friends and well-wishers will think of that, and they will tell you that it’s a hard life and you have high chances of failing. There are a lot of women who do designing courses and go into entirely different fields. You could design handbags or shoes for a big brand, or you could work with handicrafts traders or with fashion n editors. The sky is the limit when you start thinking creatively.
Be your boss (BYOB)
Being a fashion designer doesn’t mean you have to be Dior. If your passion is to make clothes, you could start small, and who knows, someday you might be Gucci or Pantaloons. Start small, and dream large. Opening a boutique or store for a fashion business is not as difficult as you would believe. It is still complicated, and you have to be prepared to do everything from dealing with angry clients to changing the lightbulb. But if this is your dream job, then it’s going to be a good time.
You can dream big
As a career path, it is one in which anything is possible. If you want to see the world, then that is possible. If you’re going to be known all over the globe… that’s more difficult, but there’s no harm in dreaming. You can become one of the top fashion bloggers. It could happen. In a safe career, it never could.
If designing is genuinely your ambition, then many hardships that your parents anticipate for you will be unimportant for you. Because you’ll be having fun, doing what is truly important to you. It is indeed the most important reason to choose any career path. The essential question is, do you want it? If you have a passion for fashion, then indulge in it. Think through your options intelligently, but take a chance to live the life you want. Fashion, like most creative paths, cannot just be done from the brain; it must come from the heart.
We hope we’ve given you something to think about when pondering your career options! Happy designing, fellas!