Custom Tailoring as a Career

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Dwijendra Kumar
Pic Courtesy: Ajjay Mehrra
It is not only for wedding looks but also for party wear that a good number of people are customising their looks with fashion designers.
No wonder then custom tailoring is gaining popularity and has created new avenues for those in fashion designing. 
Some of such talented designers begin to work as Personal Stylists too guiding celebrities and the rich/ those who can afford, on what to wear.. from morning till evening.
Custom Designers (Tailors) design dresses as per individual needs and aspirations of the customers. They do help their clients not only in selecting perfect looks and designs but also in finalising fabrics and matching accessories. The looks, designs and fabrics etc may change next time if the client wishes so.
Nowadays, big textile and designer brands too have jumped in the fray and offering these kinds of services.  They have brought in needed expertise and professionalism in the field by offering warranties, personal visits by stylists and guarantees in terms of perfect fit. One has to visit their websites and book appointments only. 
‘The luxury of Ajjay Mehhra’ bespoke tailoring is one such example in excellence! Ajay Mehra is a leading name in menswear internationally. He says ,for the ultimate in Bespoke luxury – that can be surprisingly affordable – a customer can’t go wrong with men’s custom tailored suits. Combining the comfort and attraction of style with the fit and flattering look of a design tailored just for him, this can be the only dress suit he wud need for years.

How to become a Custom Tailor:

No formal degree is required if one has made up his mind to take this up as profession. A diploma or degree in Fashion or Textile Designing would however help.

Since the job of a Custom Tailor involves stitching as per individual needs and specifications, s/he must have experience of the same at a garment manufacturing unit or an export house. Else, s/he may have worked in a big tailoring house/boutique etc. Further, s/he must have good interpersonal and social skills.

Now that customers like to first interact virtually before agreeing for a personal meeting, s/he must be well conversant with the use of all social media platforms.

S/he must have a good and attractive looking website too and keep on promoting it to keeping luring prospective customers.