Importance of Education
Name – Priti Kaur Virdi
Profession – Fashion Designer
Designation – Owner
Organisation – Priti Textiles
Age – 40
City – Mumbai
Work Experience (Years) – 10
Under-Graduation – B.A., Punjab University
Please give us a summary of your Career.
I have a boutique of my own which I run at my house. Some of the designs are my own, which I stitch myself, while the others are taken from other dealers. I opened this boutique after I got married. Being a housewife, I needed something to do at home, apart from housework. That is when I decided that I could turn my passion towards fashion and style in a job. I mainly focus on traditional wear for women, which is both, stylish and comfortable. However, you will also find some nice t-shirts etc. here. I have been doing this for about more than 10 years now, and it is running very successfully at the moment.
Please describe your current Job Responsibilities.
This job is not as stressful as it seems to be. There are days when I do not get time to stitch my own designs because of some other work, however, I still have dresses from the dealers coming in. So there no pressure of keeping up with the business. Most of my customers are my family, friends etc. Even though I have not expanded the business yet, it still works fine for me. However, if it keeps going as it is now, I will surely expand it more. Some of my designs which do not come under ethnic wear for women, or, which I think that are not fit for my customers, I sell them online.
Average Income in the Fashion Designing Profession in the current scenario
Starting out/Fresher – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
5 Years of Experience – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
10 Years of Experience – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
15 Years of Experience – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
20 or more Years of Experience – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
How do you rate the Income Potential in your career?
On an average, how many hours do you work per day?
Less than 7 hours
On an average, how many days in a week do you work?
How often are you required to work in night-shift?
Does your work require you to travel?
Does your work require you to relocate to different town/cities?
How would you consider the job security in your profession?
Would you consider this Profession Risky?
Overall, how would you rate Work-Life Balance in your Profession?
Overall, how would you rate Job Stability of your Profession?
What are the different ways of entering this profession?
A good skill set in the field of designing is enough to start a business in the same.
Work-Culture in Fashion Designing
How would you rate Stress-Level in your Profession?
As it should be
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
How would you describe your co-workers?
Generally speaking, your work as an Owner of a Fashion Designer is
Overall, how would you rate Work-Culture in your Profession?
Importance of Education in the field of Fashion
Would you say that Education from top School/College plays a major role in the success in this Profession?
What level of Education is sufficient to be successful in this Profession?
Education not required
Would you say that Studious students are generally successful in this Profession?
How would you consider the Cost of Education post 12th?
At present, which institutes are best for the education of this profession?
Overall, how would you rate the role of Education in your Profession?
According to you, what kind of person is likely to be Happy & Successful in the field of Fashion?
First Personality Trait – Energized by people, enjoy a variety of tasks and good at multitasking
Second Personality Trait – Focus on possibilities and value innovation to come up with creative solutions to problems
Third Personality Trait – Prefer to make decisions by being sensitive and cooperative to others feelings
Fourth Personality Trait – Prefer to keep flexible plan and keep options open
Fifth Personality Trait – Prefer to seek new experiences and create new things
Sixth Personality Trait – Prefer to be easy-going and flexible with life
Seventh Personality Trait – Prefer to be cooperative and compassionate
Eighth Personality Trait – His/Her Family and Friends agree that S/he is usually relaxed, calm and happy
Please provide details
A person who wishes to be a fashion designer should have very good creative and organizational skills.
What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to join your Profession?
This has been a really fun job for and there has hardly been any sort of pressure or stress, which is really a good thing. I get to showcase my talents and expand my skills in the field that I really love. unlike a typical 9-5 job, I can work at my own pace with no sort of pressure of a deadline. Also, I get to meet new people for the business, which I really look forward to. I also get to pass my time instead of sitting idle the entire day.
What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career in Fashion?
There is absolutely nothing I could complain about when it comes to this job. I started doing this with my own will and I will stop when I feel I cannot handle it anymore. I get to stay at home with my kids and do what I love to do, at my own pace with no pressure and stress of deadlines or failure. My customers are very sweet and regular. And if it keeps going on like this, I might even expand it more.
Recognition in your Profession
What is your family’s view of your Profession?
My Family is Impressed
What is Friends’ view of your Profession?
My Friends are Impressed
What is Society’s view of your Profession?
Society is Neutral
Overall, how would you rate the Recognition aspect of your Profession?
General Information of your Profession/Business
What kind of family’s financial background can maximize success in this profession?
It Doesn’t Matter
What is the ease of starting own business in this field?
How easy is it to move to a different country in this profession?
Now you have several years of work experience and you have seen professions of others. If you are taken back to 10th/12th class and allowed to pick a profession, then which profession will you pick and why?
I would still pick the Fashion profession.