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Simple tips for fashion students to sustain in AI revamped industry

As a strong demand for fashion, forward clothing is increasing, the fashion industry in India is booming to a phenomenal extent. As per the report Indian clothing market will be worth 25 trillion Rupees by 2030, making it the sixth largest market hub globally. The fashion industry is growing each day at an exponential rate.

Over the past year, consumer behaviour has undoubtedly shifted drastically, as people sheltered from the virus in their own homes, travel was restricted and stores were closed around the world. However, dominance of digital consumption continues and will grow in 2021. Companies must develop more engaging and enticing social experiences to encourage consumers to connect with the desired brand.

Fashion industry has catapulted into the midst of seismic shifts due to several changes in consumer spending habits, digital innovation and rising globalization. In a world full of advancement in technology, consumers are used to getting what they want, when and where they want it, easily using various apps. In fact, globally in the number of internet users in the past year, India saw the strongest absolute growth. Social media use is expanding at the rate of around 25 % annually, with nearly 70 % of users active on Instagram. Social media plays a vital role in providing a platform to introduce consumers to fashion brands which is away from the dominant informal market. Slowly the Fashion Industry is starting to wake up to the fact that consumer preferences have changed with time, and theywant more eco-friendly products.

The Fashion Industry is volatile and dynamic, as the trends keep on changing and coming back again and again is the biggest challenge for Fashion Students. It is extremely important for students to stay on the top of the game because surviving in advanced industry is not everybody's cup of tea and so, to achieve success in the career, one must adopt all the traits needed to stand out. Students always keep in mind to get through harsh environments of the fashion industry challenges. The students are advised as follows:

Be Technically Sound

Students need to know how to use CAD (computer-aided design) program and must be familiar with any editing graphic designing software along with knowledge of 3D software that could help them improve their designs, because today's industry demand a talent who knows work with 360 degrees approach. Nowadays technologies are presenting opportunities for brands to conduct an authentic sustainable business, engage audiences and stay relevant.

Be Visionary

You can see the visions come directly to your imaginations, when you are passionate about something. Pre-decide your long term and short-term vision to stay clear wherever you need to go, how you want to operate, what strategy you need to accomplish your vision and how you want to create an impact on your consumer and stand out with others.

Go through Customers

To take feedback from customers when you are growing your brand and introducing a fresh collection to the world is very important. Many fashion brands conduct a survey from time to time to know about the taste of their desired consumers, to predict the rise and fall of trends. They research about everything from climate to color preferences, social media trends etc. and the collected data are considered under predictive analytics. Data driven strategy helps the brands run more efficiently, by giving them room to innovate and balance supply and demand. Taking feedback and communicating with customers also motivate the entrepreneurs to calibrate their designs and personalize their merchandise accordingly.

Sustainability

Fashion industry is popularly known for creating trends, and now the Industry is working on its most important trend sustainability. As the demand for consumer centric approach rises, a lot of people, globally, have become conscious of what they consume. According to research findings, 88 per cent of the consumers want brands to help them be more environmentally friendly because customers want to have a positive impact on the environment.

Adapt New Trends

Trend is something that flips easily because the fashion industry is extremely dynamic and it changes at the blink of an eye. Currently fashion trends have become more simplified due to the global pandemic of COVID 19. Most fashion brands have toned down their styling even after the pandemic; clothing is likely to stay simple and comfortable. Students need to adapt to the changes and creatively make way for new trends to remain afloat where competition is cut-throat or nosebleed.

(Prof. Dr Rana Singh, Vice-Chancellor, Sanskriti University)

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