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B.Design (Hons.) Fashion Design & Styling

B.Design (Hons.) Fashion Design & Styling

The B.Design (Hons.) Fashion Design & Styling Programme focuses on holistic, dynamic and an individuality driven approach to prepare creative professionals for the fashion industry. The course breaks new ground as it has a balanced emphasis on conceptual, curatorial and managerial application of skills with underlying ethos that marries technical ability with industry and technology. The course design lays an equilibrium between fashion creation, fashion representation and fashion management with inclusion of styling, photography, communication, media make-up, global industry practices and entrepreneurship. The course allows the graduates to develop identity, expertise and voice in fashion through the choice of immersive projects and specializations aligned to create deeper and integrative learning experience.

Department of Fashion & Lifestyle
The Fashion Design & Styling programmes at UID enable budding design aspirants to explore and discover their individualistic aesthetic philosophy by creating innovative, ethical and responsible design professionals for a fast-evolving fashion industry. All courses are designed to develop cutting edge product, process and technical understanding narrated by a multidisciplinary and original fashion image and language.  The students have the resources and contextual space to develop a macro perspective of all aspects of fashion including textiles, styling and merchandising whilst augmenting micro expertise through choice based modules in chosen areas such as sustainable fashion, craft based design, denim, lingerie and intimate wear, couture, athleisure, knitwear among many others.

Why Study Fashion Design & Styling at UID?

  • Fashion Students at UID have a distinctive eco-system of learning in a culturally progressive city with a diverse heritage and industry and a multi-disciplinary university having labs equipped with tools and techniques ranging from traditional craft based practice to the latest digital technologies
  • The ethos of all course is driven with a research-oriented, iterative, inquisitive and eclectic approach with overarching critical contextualisation of culture, society, sustainability, ethics, trends, crafts, technology, market and business.
  • Students engage in numerous design processes, analysis of design in various fields, working with various materials and engaging in creating garments for women’s wear, men’s wear or kidswear in all categories of pret, couture and avant garde
  • The pedagogy of design course allows the students to develop a intra-disciplinary and contextual foundation in fashion with strengthening core fashion skillsets with inclusion and prominence on fashion styling, advanced textile expertise, media- make-up, photography, global business practices and social media marketing
  • There is a strong impetus on collaboration and engagement through numerous masterclass, workshops and projects with eminent Indian and International designers and professionals, industry leaders, academic institutions and organizations such as IFFTI, Cumulus, WDO, ADI, WGSN to develop new practice, paradigms and though leaders.
  • The 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.

Course Structure

  • Professional Communication
  • Leadership Lab
  • Art, Design and Culture
  • Visualisation & Representation
  • Material Exploration
  • Digital Tools-1
  • Design Process
  • Basic Design
  • Thinking Skills
  • Design Criticism and Aesthetics
  • Form Space and Structure
  • Digital Tools-2
  • Discover Design in India
  • Figure Drawing & Representation
  • Yarn Craft Techniques
  • Integrated Foundation Project - Fashion Design
  • Professional Ethics
  • Creative Coding
  • Programme Elective - 1 (any one)
    1. Studio- Textile Structure
    2. Studio-Textile Surface
  • Programme Elective - 2(any one)
    1. Studio-Ideation- Womenswear
    2. Studio- Ideation- Menswear
    3. Studio-Ideation- Kidswear
  • KU Open Elective - 1
  • Apparel Lab 1- Fundamentals
  • Fashion Materials & Textiles
  • Fashion Design Process
  • Fashion Representation
  • Fashion: Culture & Evolution
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Tinkering Studio
  • Programme Elective - 3(any one)
    1. Studio- Indian wear
    2. Studio- Western wear
  • Programme Elective - 4(any one)
    1. Social Immersion- Experiential Craft Study
    2. Social Immersion- Traditional Indian Textiles
  • KU Open Elective - 2(any one)
  • Creative Surface Techniques
  • Apparel Lab 2- Classics
  • Fashion Image & Identity
  • Fashion Representation & Photography
  • Fashion Critique
  • Internatonal language -1 (any one)
    1. German-1
    2. Italian-1
    3. Spanish-1
    4. French-1
  • Programme Elective - 5 (any one)
    1. Studio- Active Sportswear
    2. Studio- Adaptive Apparel
  • Programme Elective - 6 (any one)
    1. Studio- Athleisure wear
    2. Studio- Denim wear
  • Programme Open Elective - 1 (any one from below)
    1. Creative Coding
    2. Experience Design
    3. Materials & Technology
    4. Introduction to Universal Design
    5. Typography I
    6. Illustration
    7. Cultural Anthropology
    8. Spatial Perception
    9. Digital Art
    10. Introduction to Sound & Music
    11. Automotive Design Drawing I
    12. Physical Modelling I
    13. Digital Modelling I
    14. Material Based Design
    15. Evolution of Body Adornment
  • Apparel Lab 3- Knits & Denim
  • Apparel Merchandising
  • Apparel Merchandising
  • 3D Apparel Modelling
  • Print Design
  • Fashion Promotion & Forecasting
  • Apprenticeship
  • Internatonal language -2 (continuing from sem 5)
    1. German-2
    2. Italian-2
    3. Spanish-2
    4. French-2
  • Programme Elective -7 (any one)
    1. Studio- Intimate Wear
    2. Studio-Structured Apparel
  • Programme Elective - 8 (any one)
    1. 3D Fashion Representation
    2. Strategy & Branding
  • Programme Open Elective -2 (any one from below)
    1. Data Algorithms & AI
    2. Sensory Design
    3. Reduce-Reuse-Recycle
    4. Design for Special Needs
    5. Branding & Identity Design
    6. Promotional Design
    7. Urban Ethnography
    8. Parametric Design
    9. 2D Digital Animation I
    10. Graphic Narrative
    11. Automotive Design Drawing II
    12. Physical Modelling II
    13. Digital Modelling II
    14. Contextual Evolution of Accessories & Products
    15. Material Processes & Technical Manipulations
  • Research Methodology
  • Interdisciplinary Design Project
  • Apparel Lab 4: Contour & Structure
  • Fashion Portfolio
  • Internship
  • Design Management
  • Creative Direction for Fashion
  • Studio- Haute Couture
  • Sudio- Fashion Forward
  • Graduation Project
  • Design Research

Areas of Mastery

  • Women’s Wear
  • Men’s Wear
  • Kid’s Wear
  • Intimate Wear
  • Athleisure
  • Denim Wear
  • Haute Couture
  • Fashion Styling
  • Indian Wear
  • Western Wear
  • Craft Study
  • Traditional Textiles
  • Active Sports Wear
  • Adaptive Apparel
  • Structured Apparel
  • Fashion Forward

Career Prospects

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 graduates can work as Fashion Designer, Design Manager, Fashion Merchandiser, Fashion Stylist, Fashion Consultant, Fashion Critic, Fashion Buyer, Fashion Writer, Creative Director, Content Creator, Personal/Celebrity stylist, Fashion Graphics developer, Textile designer, Fashion Forecaster or Entrepreneur across a wide spectrum of export houses, buying agencies, design studios, designer labels, NGO’s and apparel retail brands. The fashion design course at UID is structured to balance 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.

Learning Model of B.Design (Hons.) Fashion Design and Styling

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.

Department of Fashion & Lifestyle

Department of Fashion & Lifestyle

Department of Fashion & Lifestyle - 19

Taruna Vasu

Associate Director - HOD

Diploma in Fashion Design, NIFT, Ghandhinagar; PGCHE from NTU, UK; M.A. Drawing and Painting - Rajasthan University; B.A (GPEM, Drawing and Painting & History), Rajasthan University

Anu Jain

Assistant Professor & Additional Director

MBA (Marketing), Pondicherry University; B.Des. (Fashion Design), National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi

Member of Karnavati University

Vivek Karmokar


Master of Fine Art, College of Art, Delhi University; Bachelor of Fine Art, College of Art, Delhi University

Sweta Dhruvit Dalal


B. Des (Fashion & Lifestyle Accessories),National Institute of Fashion Technology, Gandhinagar

Karolina Piech

Assistant Professor

MA of Fine Arts (Fashion Design), Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium; BA of Fine Arts (Fashion Design), Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium

Paresh Jayhari Chatterjee

Mentor -Associate Director

Bachelors of Fine Arts, Vishwa Bharti University, Shantiniketan, West Bengal; PG in Textile (Industrial Design) National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad

Ajay Bisht

Assistant Director

B.A.(History) Hindu College, Delhi University; PG Diploma in Garment Manufacturing Technology, NIFT, Mumbai

Kakoli Biswas - Faculty of Karnavati University

Kakoli Biswas

Associate Professor

Bachelor of Fine Arts Textile Design Banaras Hindu University M.Des in Textile Design and Development, NIFT, Delhi

Sudeep Balbir Singh Rawat

Associate Professor

M. Des, NIFT, New Delhi; PG Diploma Program (Leather Garment Design and Technology), NIFT, New Delhi B.Com.,Ness Wadia College of Commerce, University of Pune

Aditya Chauhan

Assistant Professor

B.Des National Institute of Fashion Technology, Gandhinagar

Akhil Tamta

Assistant Professor

Graduate Diploma in Fashion Design National Institute of Fashion Technology Delhi.

Anahita Suri

Assistant Professor

B. Des Fashion Design, Otago Polytechnic, New Zealand.

Kavita Aditya Chauhan

Assistant Professor

B. Des (Fashion & Lifestyle Accessory Design), National Institute of Fashion Technology, Gandhinagar

Kiran Jha

Assistant professor

M.Phil. - Diaspora Studies (Central University of Gujarat); M.F.M. (NIFT, Bhubneshwar); M.A. (Rabindra Bharti University, Kolkata); B.A. (University Of Burdwan)

Krupa Mistry

Assistant Professor

M.V.A, Creative Sculpture (MSU, Vadodara); B.V.A, Sculpture (MSU, Vadodara)

Kumud K.

Assistant Professor

M.Design in Fashion Design, Karnavati University, Gandhinagar B.Design (Fashion and Lifestyle Accessories), NIFT, Gandhinagar

Mahima Nand

Assistant Professor

MBA (Fashion Management) NIFT, Bhopal; Bachelor of Fashion Design, INIFD, Dehradun; Diploma in Textile Designing,ONGC Academy, Dehradun

Meenakshi Omprakash Verma

Assistant Professor

M.Des (Design space) NIFT, Mumbai; B.Tech in Fashion & Apparel Engineering, The Technological Institute of Textile & Sciences, Bhiwani

Pritam Saha

Assistant Professor

M.Des in Fashion Design, Karnavati University, Gandhinagar; B.Des in Integrated Textile & Apparel Design, NID, Ahmedabad

Ranjan Kumar

Assistant Professor

B.Des in Fashion Design, NIFT, Gandhinagar M.Des in Fashion Design, Karnavati University

Sanya Jain

Assistant Professor

B.Des, National Institute of Fashion Technology New Delhi

Shweta Rai

Assistant Professor

MBA (Strategic Management), Suresh Gyan Vihar University, Jaipur B.A. (Hons) Jewellery Design, Nottingham Trent University, Pearl Academy, Jaipur

Susmita Dutta

Assistant professor

M.Des. National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad; Bachelor of Visual Arts, Govt. College of Art & Craft, Kolkata

Dr. Vibha Kalaiya

Assistant Professor

Ph D (Clothing & Textiles),The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodra M.F.C.Sc (Clothing & Textiles), MSU, Baroda: B.F.C.Sc (Clothing & Textiles) MSU, Baroda

Mansee Khera

Assistant Professor

B.Des., National Institute of Fashion Technology, Gandhinagar; Master in Luxury Brand Management - MLBM, Domus Academy, Milan, Italy

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.



The fashion design course focuses on holistic learning and understanding the basic nuances of design to create fashion. The course aims at enabling budding designers to discover and explore their individualistic aesthetic philosophy. At UID, we offer B.Des in Fashion Design.
To become a fashion designer, one should pursue a bachelor’s degree in fashion design. At UID, we offer B.Des in Fashion Design that is aimed at enabling the aspirants to discover their individualism and aesthetic philosophy. It helps students improve their critical thinking, design application and technical skills.
The core subjects for the B.Des Fashion Design course at UID include design & cultural studies, drawing and illustration, basic and advanced design studies, fashion material exploration, communication skills, industry of fashion, and fashion issues & research context.
A fashion designer can work with a garment manufacturing company or with another fashion designer or launch own clothing line. The salary of a fashion designer depends on the location, experience of the candidate, performance, and company. If a candidate works individually, he/she will get paid on the basis of his/her skill set.
At UID, we don’t offer diploma in Fashion Design course. Our UG and PG courses in Fashion Design enables students to understand the basic nuances of design to create fashion. The courses are ideal for those who wish to become a fashion designer.
At UID, the duration of B.Des Fashion Design course is four years. The full-time 4 years degree programme comprises eight semesters that help students improve their design application and technical skills.
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