Love the glamour and the glitz of the fashion world? You don’t have to be a model to enjoy and indulge your passion for everything fashion related. While fashion designing, textile designing and fashion photography are the much-in-vogue career options these days. There are other options that are emerging in the industry which you might want to look into. Fashion choreography, also known as catwalk choreography, is all about the presentation of the designer’s work on stage.
As a fashion choreographer, you will help the models don the clothes and present them on stage. The presentation needs to be professional but appealing. In simple terms, you will be the show director. Working closely with the fashion designer and the stylist, you will design the theme, select the music and create the overall feel of the show.
Today, while the designs still occupy the center stage, the choreography has become essential for the success of the entire show and thus, the rising demand for talented Fashion choreographers who have an inherent talent of weaving things together to make magic!
Any other skills that might be useful
An unadulterated enthusiasm and love for fashion, great communication skills, good people skills and a talent for realizing a creative vision. Strong intuition and an updated sense of what people want to see is also essential. However, most importantly, you will need the skill set to understand the designer’s vision and make it your own. You will need to constantly keep learning the latest tricks of the trade to keep up with the demand. Time management, stress management and the ability to socialize and network are a definite plus.
What do you need to study and where do you go
While there is no specific formal degree for this career option, a degree in Fashion technology, Fashion designing or Fashion merchandising will help you get an edge over the others. You can also opt for a degree or diploma in fine arts before you step into this career. In case you are looking for a formal degree, the FE Institute of Art and Design in Mumbai offers a diploma in Fashion Choreography.
However, hands-on experience is going to be your best teacher in this field. So, while you can gather as much theoretical knowledge, you need to get your hands dirty to learn the ropes in the industry. Take up as many internships and assistant jobs that you can, attend any and every event to learn from a host of already established fashion choreographers.
What kind of jobs can you look forward to
As a fashion choreographer, you should start off assisting and then branch off on your own. Fashion designers, event managers and production houses often look for Fashion choreographers for many events.
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