Fashion Design

UID’s course on Fashion Design helps students explore and discover their individual style along with building on their fashion skills and craft. The hands-on course prepares students to take their place in the world of fashion. This course will introduce you to the principles of fashion along with the processes that are undertaken by designers. It will help you to express confidently while encouraging you to produce your own, unique designs. The course has been developed to address the needs of the highly competitive fashion industry. Students get a chance to create their own products while exploring economic, social, cultural, ethical and ecological aspects of the fashion industry.

The course has been carefully designed to ensure a balance of theory and skill based learning. The course includes an intense technical and creative approach to fashion and offers a curriculum of practical activities to enhance the learning process.

Fashion is a fabulous choice if you’ve got your finger on the fashion pulse and you know the knack to set the trend. Our course will help you to discover and explore the fashion sense hidden in you. The course focuses on fashion designing concepts, processes and production. It is complemented with training on business and contextual sessions. Exploratory project works are incorporated to provide integrated approach that combines creativity with much needed technical skills.The aim is to let students develop their individual styles and at the same time, be proficient enough to alter in accordance with the changing needs and trends of the fashion industry.

Fashion illustration & design is aimed to learn various techniques and mediums of fashion designing on paper. Fabric draping and garment study is aimed to understand the characteristic of various kinds of fabric, body structures and garment stitching and manufacturing techniques. Pattern making and elements of textiles is aimed to understand the fabric manufacturing techniques as well as garment manufacturing technique to suit the body shapes and enhance elegance of garments. History of Fashion design and fashion studies are aimed to understand the origin of garments in different countries as well as understanding the current trends in fashion industry. The course also includes the most important aspect of fashion forecast. Digital presentation techniques and various software skills like Photoshop, coral draw and fashion CAD are also inclusive in the course.

Career Outline

Fashion illustration & design is aimed to learn various techniques and mediums of fashion designing on paper. Fabric draping and garment study is aimed to understand the characteristic of various kinds of fabric, body structures and garment stitching and manufacturing techniques. Pattern making and elements of textiles is aimed to understand the fabric manufacturing techniques as well as garment manufacturing technique to suit the body shapes and enhance elegance of garments.

History of Fashion design and fashion studies are aimed to understand the origin of garments in different countries as well as understanding the current trends in fashion industry. The course also includes the most important aspect of fashion forecast. Digital presentation techniques and various software skills like Photoshop, coral draw and fashion CAD are also inclusive in the course.

Career Thought

Students associated with this course have capability of building their own identity independently by being associated with Design Studios, Retail & Fashion House. They can even play role as Fashion Coordinator, Merchandiser, Product Development Manager, Fashion Buyer, Design Consultant, Stylist, Fashion Illustrator, Fashion Editor & Journalists, Design Critics, Costume Designer, Trend & Forecast analysts with organization engaged in design intervention.

Specialization in

Kids wear, which was perceived as a by-product of adult clothing for a long time, has now flourished into a full-fledged industry. Many luxury brands are launching kids wear with a mix of fun and sophistication. The course aims to capture the nuances of this emerging market while studying the growing needs of the kids wear section.
The course teaches students how to create stunning designs that appeal to kids as well as their parents. Through mood boards and colour palettes, students are expected to create fabric details, patterns and designs for the kids wear segment. Students are also expected to conduct research on the existing players in the market, analyze collections and learn to cater to the demands of the growing industry.
 

Beautiful bridal wear has always been the centre of social recognition in every cultural system. UID’s course on bridal wear aims to consider the wedding costume as a communicative and cultural social phenomenon to provide the tools for planning and designing a dream collection.
The course is dedicated to students who want to design modern and traditional Indian as well as international wedding dresses. The course involves carrying out thorough research on the existing designs in the market while considering the current gaps. Students are expected to create mood boards with not just bridal dresses but also accessories, jewellery, shoes to create overall outfits. Students are also expected to create samples to express their ideas and put them into practice. As part of the course, students are taught the concepts of draping, pattern making, tailoring, sewing and creating computer-aided designs.

The course on women’s wear prepares students for the professional realities of the fashion industry and helps them acquire the necessary skills to thrive in the ever-evolving market. The course aims to develop individual creativity and is structured well to offer theoretical as well as practical studies so that the students are ready to work as soon as they graduate.
The course will be a step by step guide on women’s wear to help students develop skills and gain everything they need to know about bringing their designs to life. The course will help develop the ability of sketching techniques in students along with the ability of design and drawing. It will also impart the knowledge of textiles and a sense of creating mood boards.

More and more men want to break away from conventional and formal looks and express their personalities through their clothes. This need is creating a demand for creative designs, clean fits and clever cuts along with comfortable yet stylish fabrics. For anyone students to focus on men’s wear design as their future career, this course will guide you through the key aspects of the creative design process.
The course will develop your understanding of the men’s wear industry and expose you to designs using industry-relevant techniques. The course involves research on key trends and the major and small players of the men’s wear segment. It also inculcates a sense of creating mood boards and colour palettes among students while producing flat drawings from templates. The end result would be an ability to create a collection of original men’s wear designs while expressing individual creativity and developing a unique sense of style among the students.

Programme Structure

UID has designed a well structured curriculum for each course to foster unique creativity and vision. Our programme and courses are carefully designed to make a real difference to the student learning experience.

The structure of the programme aims to create a fine balance between theoretical and practical education. The programme focuses on the basics of the field of design while stressing on the possibilities to practice specific skills and knowledge related to specific courses.  The programme takes you through a facet of creative skills required to excel in your chosen field. During the course, students will be guided and mentored by experts while being given the opportunity to interact with industry professionals. The learning outcomes are assessed at the end of each semester to ensure that students have a firm understanding of the latest concepts before moving on to emerging trends.

Each course creates a dynamic environment , which builds the self confidence of the students along with a foundation of creative and technical skills.

Learning Model

The learning model at UID is incubated to create and adapt to an appropriate environment of learning that facilitates our students with new experiences. We make sure our learning model engages the learner into new dimensions of work. This model provides an environment for interactive student engagement and enhances the system thinking ability.

At UID, we believe that the experiential knowledge gained while developing and implementing this unique learning model is transferable to other disciplines as well.

Faculty
Sandhya Srinivasan
Associate Professor

Graduate Diploma in Fashion Design), NIFT, New Delhi

Aditya Chauhan
Assistant Professor

Graduate Diploma in Fashion Design, NIFT, New Delhi

Dr. Sanyogita Chadha
Associate Director

Ph.D. (Textile Science & Apparel Design), SNDT University, Mumbai
Design and Merchandizing, London School of Fashion Studies
M.Sc. and B.Sc. (Clothing and Textiles), MS University, Baroda

Nien Siao
Professor and Academic Mentor & Advisor

Professional Education Diploma in Industrial Design (Textile Design), NID, Ahmedabad
PGCHE, Nottingham Trent University, UK

Kunal Dutta
Professor

MA (Fashion & Textiles), Nottingham Trent University + Pearl Academy
Graduate Diploma (Fashion Design), NIFT, Gandhinagar

Rebecca D’Souza
Assistant Professor

Ph.D. (Pursuing), Fashion Business Management,
LIGS University, Hawaii
Advanced Diploma (Fashion Design & Technology), Middlesex University, London

Manish Patel
Associate Professor

M.Des. (Fashion Design), Domus Academy , Milano, Italy
B.Des. (Fashion Design), NIFT, Gandhinagar

Nandita Shah
Assistant Professor

M.Des. (Fashion Design), Istituto Marangoni, Milano, Italy
B.Des. (Fashion Design), NIFT, Gandhinagar

Pritam Saha
Assistant Professor

B.Des. (Integrated Textile and Apparel Design), NID, Ahmedabad

Deepak Kumar
Assistant Professor

B.Des. (Fashion Design), NIFT, Gandhinagar

Badal Kumar
Assistant Professor

B.Des. (Fashion Design), NIIFT, Punjab

Ranjan Kumar
Assistant Professor

B. Des. (Fashion Design), NIFT, Gandhinagar

Khushboo Babulkar
Assistant Professor

B.Des (Fashion Design) – NIFT, Gandhinagar

Jaya Advani
Lecturer

B.Des. (Fashion Design), SNDT Univ., Mumbai

Workshops

UID organizes a number of workshops on a regular basis to help students connect with and expand their creativity.  The workshops introduce students to the concepts of design and provide a strong grounding and encourage personal and artistic growth through innovative self-expression. All the classrooms are equipped with unique modern facilities and state-of-the-art equipment that provide an extensive experience in art and design. The workshops offer insights into topical themes in the field of design along with practical exercises that come with a high level of professionalism.

The workshops offer a hands-on experience of working in the industry and ensure that you can operate as professionals while you are studying. The workshops are committed to encouraging and supporting students in their creative journey.

Textiles and clothing is as old as human civilization. Men started covering their body for functional use and over years it emerged as an urge for enhancing individual identity. Enhancement of personality has been the key reason for constant development and evolution of textile as fashion and need. Today textile has widened its definition from clothing to furnishing, linen, garment and industrial clothing. The industrial revolution after the world war has been the key factor in the mass production in textiles. The invention of needle and stitching machines became another boom in clothing industry which is identified today as fashion industry. Apparel design is beyond fashion which deals not merely with ramp walk garment but consciously deals with functional clothing right from space suit to pilot and army to postmen uniform. Corporate dress codes have added into high-end apparel demand.

Career Thought

The course offers 2 year rigorous study under the mentorship of experienced faculty, practicing in the workshop as well as industry experience which is followed by six month real life industry sponsored research design project. The program will suit the most from fine arts, textile technologists, diploma graduates of recognized design institutes & graduates from relative competent creative field.

Career Outline
  • History of Apparel & Textile
  • History of industrialization
  • Woven and non-woven fabric and techniques
  • Printing and dyeing techniques & surface development
  • Textile science and technology – fiber to fabric
  • Fashion illustration & design – A mean to express visual concept
  • Fabric draping & silhouettes manipulation
  • Garment construction & manufacturing
  • Pattern making & grading
Programme Structure

UID has designed a well structured curriculum for each course to foster unique creativity and vision. Our programme and courses are carefully designed to make a real difference to the student learning experience.

The structure of the programme aims to create a fine balance between theoretical and practical education. The programme focuses on the basics of the field of design while stressing on the possibilities to practice specific skills and knowledge related to specific courses.  The programme takes you through a facet of creative skills required to excel in your chosen field. During the course, students will be guided and mentored by experts while being given the opportunity to interact with industry professionals. The learning outcomes are assessed at the end of each semester to ensure that students have a firm understanding of the latest concepts before moving on to emerging trends.

Each course creates a dynamic environment , which builds the self confidence of the students along with a foundation of creative and technical skills.

Learning Model

The learning model at UID is incubated to create and adapt to an appropriate environment of learning that facilitates our students with new experiences. We make sure our learning model engages the learner into new dimensions of work. This model provides an environment for interactive student engagement and enhances the system thinking ability.

At UID, we believe that the experiential knowledge gained while developing and implementing this unique learning model is transferable to other disciplines as well.

Faculty
Sandhya Srinivasan
Associate Professor

Graduate Diploma in Fashion Design), NIFT, New Delhi

Jaya Advani
Lecturer

B.Des. (Fashion Design), SNDT Univ., Mumbai

Khushboo Babulkar
Assistant Professor

B.Des (Fashion Design) – NIFT, Gandhinagar

Ranjan Kumar
Assistant Professor

B. Des. (Fashion Design), NIFT, Gandhinagar

Badal Kumar
Assistant Professor

B.Des. (Fashion Design), NIIFT, Punjab

Deepak Kumar
Assistant Professor

B.Des. (Fashion Design), NIFT, Gandhinagar

Pritam Saha
Assistant Professor

B.Des. (Integrated Textile and Apparel Design), NID, Ahmedabad

Aditya Chauhan
Assistant Professor

Graduate Diploma in Fashion Design, NIFT, New Delhi

Nandita Shah
Assistant Professor

M.Des. (Fashion Design), Istituto Marangoni, Milano, Italy
B.Des. (Fashion Design), NIFT, Gandhinagar

Manish Patel
Associate Professor

M.Des. (Fashion Design), Domus Academy , Milano, Italy
B.Des. (Fashion Design), NIFT, Gandhinagar

Rebecca D’Souza
Assistant Professor

Ph.D. (Pursuing), Fashion Business Management,
LIGS University, Hawaii
Advanced Diploma (Fashion Design & Technology), Middlesex University, London

Kunal Dutta
Professor

MA (Fashion & Textiles), Nottingham Trent University + Pearl Academy
Graduate Diploma (Fashion Design), NIFT, Gandhinagar

Nien Siao
Professor and Academic Mentor & Advisor

Professional Education Diploma in Industrial Design (Textile Design), NID, Ahmedabad
PGCHE, Nottingham Trent University, UK

Dr. Sanyogita Chadha
Associate Director

Ph.D. (Textile Science & Apparel Design), SNDT University, Mumbai
Design and Merchandizing, London School of Fashion Studies
M.Sc. and B.Sc. (Clothing and Textiles), MS University, Baroda

Workshops

UID organizes a number of workshops on a regular basis to help students connect with and expand their creativity.  The workshops introduce students to the concepts of design and provide a strong grounding and encourage personal and artistic growth through innovative self-expression. All the classrooms are equipped with unique modern facilities and state-of-the-art equipment that provide an extensive experience in art and design. The workshops offer insights into topical themes in the field of design along with practical exercises that come with a high level of professionalism.

The workshops offer a hands-on experience of working in the industry and ensure that you can operate as professionals while you are studying. The workshops are committed to encouraging and supporting students in their creative journey.

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