Am not a fashion designer or student but have worked on fashion-related businesses.. well, surely they can survive but the question is "how well?" I don't think it's a local thing, it is a question everywhere. Fashion is subjective, it can be practical fashion, avant garde fashion ... whatever it is, fashion designers need the network and breakthrough, on top of talent. They need to know people, find the opportune time to showcase, and get some buzz.
can u name a few famous local fashion designers for a start?
Any kind of buinsess are able to earn you a living as long as this 3points you are able to fulfill.
1.unique 2.everyone needed 3.better than others.
the 2 most important element in fashion design are matching fabric n style,
even with a 200m pop in indonesia , half the 10,000 shops in Tanah Abang r not doing well but if u can do it well , perhaps u stand a chance.
I have a new dress of a causal cum office work style dress to offer at a lower price of $30. Usual price I bought at $50.
Please email me at [email protected] ...... I will attach the picture of front and back view of the dress, if you interested on purchase.
In my opinion, it's not impossible but it's tough considering the fact that the market in this field is not as vast. However, you reap what you sow so... jy!