B.Design Fashion Design

The course focuses on holistic learning and help to understand the basic fundamental nuances of design analysis to create fashion.  Insights gained in the processes of design culminate in new age theories, methods and techniques which is used to develop a deep visual vocabulary and express judgments about form & composition. Research is the cornerstone of the program and the environment of craft and culture is embedded in the pedagogy.

School of Fashion Design
The Fashion Design programmes at UID enables budding design aspirants to explore and discover their individualistic aesthetic philosophy. The courses help the students to build on their technical skills; critical thinking and design application. The students are able to create, evaluate, analyse and apply their skills to all areas of chosen research, be it sustainable fashion, craft clusters, denim, lingerie and intimate wear, couture and corsetry, among many others.

Why Study Fashion Design at UID?

  • Students engage in numerous design processes, analysis of design in various fields, working with various materials and engaging in creating garments in all categories of pret, couture and avant garde.
  • The students are able to plan, manage, source, select and use materials and fabrics according to the current trends and use data and technology to keep up with the newest advancements in the field.
  • There are also numerous masterclass/workshops held on campus by eminent designers, using cutting edge technology and technical knowhow to be abreast with the current industry trends.
  • Our internships and placements are done with top designers and corporations of the garment manufacturing industry. Access to our extensive infrastructure, multidisciplinary workshops in the campus and international collaborations with various international universities with respect to summer schools, summer internships and projects keep the students up to date with fashion forecasts and the world trends.
  • The course is periodically planned such as to ensure a balance of theoretical inputs and skill based learning. It also incorporates an intensive co-existence & practice of technical and empathetic creative-exploratory approach to understand the role of ‘fashion’ while offering a hands-on, industry-engaged curriculum to enhance the learning process.

Course Structure

  • Design & Cultural Studies - 1
  • Communication Skills - 1
  • Drawing
  • Basic Design - 1
  • Material Exploration
  • People and Environment
  • Communication Skills - 2
  • Design & Cultural Studies - 2
  • Drawing and Illustration
  • Advance Design Studies
  • Fashion Material Exploration
  • Presentation Techniques
  • Drawing Fashion
  • Theory of Fashion
  • Advance Integrated Design Software
  • Fashion Atelier
  • Fibre & Yarn
  • Industry of Fashion
  • Elementary Studio - Fashion Basics
  • Drawing & Culture/li>
  • Fashion Ethnicity
  • Graphic Design and Fashion
  • Ethnic Atelier
  • Surface Adornments
  • Indigenous Fashion Industry
  • Studio Bespoke : Sustainable Couture
  • Drawing & Imaging/li>
  • Fashion and Culture
  • Packaging, Branding & Publication
  • Studio High Street
  • Denim Innovation Lab
  • Denim Phenomena
  • Collaborative Studio : Jeans Culture
  • New Age Illustration
  • Fashion Evolution
  • New Media for Fashion
  • Integrated Structured Lab
  • Advanced Materiality
  • Future of Fashion
  • Integrative Studio : Form and Fashion
  • Sustainability in Fashion
  • Industry-Internship
  • Fashion Issues & Research Context
  • Graduation Project

Specialisations

1) Lingerie Design

Career Prospects

The course not only prepares the students for a dynamic and fast paced industry but also allows them to establish start-ups and labels in the ready to wear industry.  The students have a wide range of job prospects from becoming a technical expert in the corporate industry like pattern experts, drapers, merchandisers to specialised varied sub fields like illustrators, stylists, fashion editors, trend forecasters to just name a few.

Learning Model of B.Design Fashion Design

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.

SCHOOL OF FASHION DESIGN

Fashion Styling & Communication

Dr. Sanyogita Chadha

Associate Director

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

Marius Janusauskas

Assistant Director - Fashion Design Dept

Ph.D.(pursuing) in Gender and Diversity M.A. Fashion (Honours) B.A. Fashion (Honours)

Sandhya Srinivasan

Associate Professor

Graduate Diploma in Fashion Design, NIFT, New Delhi

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

Ranjan Kumar

Assistant Professor

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

Anahita Suri

Assistant Professor

Bachelor in Fashion Design (Otago, New Zealand) (Collaborative Learning & Laureate Faculty in the 21st Century, Laureate International University)

Pritam Saha

Assistant Professor

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

Kriti Srivastava

Assistant Professor

Master in Fashion Management (NIFT, Bangalore), Bachelors in Fashion Technology (NIFT, Chennai), PG Diploma in Consumer Law & Practice (NLSIU, Bangalore)

Badal Kumar

Assistant Professor

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

Deepak Kumar

Assistant Professor

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

Meenakshi

Assistant Professor

Master of Design (NIFT Mumbai); B.Tech. - Fashion & Apparel (MDU Rohtak); Diploma in Fashion Design (GPW Faridabad)

Priyalakshmi Kanotra

Adjunct Faculty

Master of Design (NIFT); Bachelor of Knitwear Design (NIFT)

Textile & Knitwear Design

Dr. Kumar Venkatraman

Professor

Ph.D. Technology; M.Tech., Textile Technology; B.Tech, Textile Technology; Diploma, Textile Technology

Dr. Vibha Kalaiya

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. (Clothing & Textiles), M S University, Baroda; Master F.C. Sc. (Clothing & Textiles), M S University, Baroda; Bachelor F.C.Sc. (Clothing & Textiles), M S University, Baroda; Designer Teachers Development Program at NID, Ahmedabad

Pritam Singh

Assistant Professor

Master of Design in Apparel Design (NID) , Bachelor of Design (NIFT, New Delhi)

Alfa Ghoghari

Assistant Professor

Diploma in Fashion Design – INIFD, Ahmedabad

Lifestyle Accessory Design

Ajay Chaudhary

Head of Department

M.Des. (Textile Design), NID

Sudeep Rawat

Associate Professor

Masters in Leather Garment Design & Technology, NIFT, Delhi B.Com, University of Pune

Manu Joshi

Associate Professor

B.A., Lifestyle and Accessory, NIFT Delhi Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (P.G.C.H.E.), Nottingham Trent University (U.K.)

Shweta Rai

Assistant Professor

Bechelor of Design in Jewellery Design (Pearl Academy)

Sunil Kaliha

Assistant Professor

PG in Mass Communications Bachelor of Arts, Delhi University UG Diploma (Jewellery Engineering), Indian Institute of Gem and Jewellery

Aritra Roy

Assistant Professor

M.Des. – Ceramic and Glass, NID B.F.A. – Ceramic and Glass, Shanti Niketan, Viswa Bharati University

Kumud

Lecturer

Bachelor of Design in Fashion and Lifestyle (NIFT)

Panthi

Assistant Professor

Bachelor of Design in Lifestyle Accessory Design (UID Gandhinagar)

Industry experts invited for master class/workshops/seminars
• Julien Roberts, pattern maker
• Shingo Sato, pattern maker
• Pramila Choudhary, sustainable installations
• Janice Mee, lingerie pattern maker
• Kallol Datta, fashion designer
• Lina Tipnis, fashion Designer
• Sunil Sethi, head of FDCI
• Mathilde Charrier, French fashion culture
• Digvijay Singh, fashion designer
• Rohit Dhingra, Fashion photography
• Hemant Jha, Fasttrack
• Krishna Chanda A Nair, Animator

At the heart of Fashion Design are the numerous skills that we teach our students and since we may not have all expertise in house we get people from different places and areas of expertise to conduct workshops with our students. The topics that are covered in the workshops vary from pattern making and draping; animation illustration; Denim and washing; learning skills like Crochet; workshops with practicing designers who start with a brief and continue till product prototypes, Hair and Makeup workshop with the industry like Titan on designing new Time Wear. In house faculties conduct workshops on printing and dying; turban tying etc as part of the curriculum.