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B.Design (Hons.) Lifestyle Accessory Design

B.Design (Hons.) Lifestyle Accessory Design

Lifestyle accessory in terms of body adornments is exploring jewelry, watches ,scarves, belts, footwear, bags, eye wear, head accessories etc. also space for home décor for living space or study or even kitchen products varying from lighting, cutlery to crockery and various other categories employing the benefits of combinations and fusions of so many different conventional and trending materials and summarizing all the previous mentioned ranges and collections with absolute functionality and aesthetics. 

School of Fashion Design
Any non clothing merchandise classified within the domain of lesser dimension on scale with a seasonal dash as compared to products like furniture etc. is considered to be an accessory. It could be adorned on
human form or utilized as a decorative or functional entity. With fashion & lifestyle, it becomes a composite with different variables such as trends, forecast, behavioral, spatial, demographic, psychographics .Students majorly learn to design various accessories made from stone, leather, metal, wood, glass, ceramics, acrylics etc.

Why study Lifestyle Accessory Design at UID?

  • We the Lifestyle Accessory Design Department at UID have been committed since our conception in the year 2012, to constantly upgrade and formulate for academic pinnacles.
  • In the pursuit of the same along with the design as sole ganglion, we constantly modulate within our curriculum sensing the market, dynamic modules with faculties from within and the industry experts invest their energies tutoring individuals the aspects of design and retail dynamism in latest market trends.
  • The ones inclusive of all the aspects that have been continuously evolving globally to influence market share of our brand merchandise. With globalization this aspect of impact marketing, our design academia re-evaluates and re-invents itself regularly and develops its course to keep making itself relevant for the current millennial context.

Course Structure

  • Design & Cultural Studies - 1
  • Communication Skills - 1
  • Drawing
  • Basic Design - 1
  • Material Exploration
  • People & Environment
  • Design & Cultural Studies - 2
  • Communication Skills - 2
  • Representation Techniques - 1
  • Photoshop
  • Basic Design - 2
  • Material Manipulation
  • Solid Geometry
  • Digital Inputs CorelDRAW
  • Design Methodology
  • History of Accessories
  • Communication Skills - 3
  • Representation Techniques - 2
  • Rhinoceros
  • Material Studies - 1
  • Marketing Management
  • Form Studies - 1
  • Typography
  • Ergonomics
  • Accessory Design
  • Elective - 1
  • Communication Skills - 4
  • Representation Techniques - 3
  • Keyshot
  • Material Studies - 2
  • Form Studies - 2
  • Brand Studies
  • Range Design - 1
  • Communication Skills - 5
  • Representation Techniques - 4
  • CAD CAM - 1
  • Material Studies - 3
  • Nature and Form
  • Packaging Design
  • Range Design - 2
  • Elective - 2
  • Representation Techniques - 5
  • CAD CAM - 2
  • Material Studies - 4
  • Product Detailing and Hardware Design
  • Kinematics
  • Range Design - 3
  • Industry-Internship
  • Design Management
  • Design Collection
  • Graduation Project

Areas of Mastery

– Home Décor
– Ceramics
– Jewellery design
– Leather

Career Prospects

With the growing viabilities in the global market economic tangents we are looking upon newer opportunities .We are eyeing domestic & global steep in opportunities in metal ware, jewellery & kitchen wares in silver ware, ceramic, wood steel and aluminum ware industries, Leather industry bags and footwear. we are expecting emergence of many more buying house with new vacancies in design, merchandising, branding, managerial and other vendor based entrepreneurship establishments.

Learning Model of B.Design Lifestyle Accessory

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.


Fashion Design

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

Sweta Dhruvit Dalal


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

Member of Karnavati University

Vivek Karmokar


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

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

Kunal Dutta

Associate Professor

B.Des. (Fashion Design), NIFT, New Delhi; M.A. Fashion & Textiles, Pearl Academy validated by Nottingham Trent University, UK; Diploma in Fashion Design, NIFT, Ghandhinagar

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 Krishna Kedia

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) NIT, 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

Prateek Dev Vimal

Assistant Professor

Master Alta Moda (M.A) (Couture) (Accademia Costume e Moda), Rome Innovative Pattern Cutting for Professionals and Graduates (M.A Certificate) Central Saint Martins, London

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. NIFT, 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

Lifestyle Accessory Design

Lifestyle Accessory Design - 21

In Lifestyle Accessory Design Department at UID we have invited and conducted many master classes last semester with various industry experts. Here are the few names who conducted master class :

1.. Prof. Rajesh Gogna, De Montfort University, Leicester, United Kingdom
2.. Prof. Prashant Desai, Cinematographer since 22 years
3.. Shraddha Kaul ,This works products, London
4.. Sonal Gupta, CEO of Jewellery brand ITRAANA
5.. Deepa Jiwatram ,Hong Kong Jewellery designer
6.. Raminderjit Singh, Head merchandiser from Blue Stone
7.. Mira Erda, Racing Driver, Indian Formula 4 Racer, Red Bull athlete
8.. Zerxes Wadia, Supervising Producer and VJ at MTV India, Viacom18 Media Pvt. Ltd.
9.. Mr. Kumar Pala, CEO of Lamex Watches

UID organises 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 lifestyle and accessory design course is aimed at helping students create and visualize lifestyle accessories like jewellery, scarves, watches, belts, footwear, eyewear, bags, and head accessories. It also includes home decor products varying from lighting to crockery.
At UID, the core subjects of B.Des Lifestyle Accessory Design include design & cultural studies, drawing, photoshop, solid geometry, material exploration, communication skills, history of accessories, typography, ergonomics, brand studies, packaging design, and design collection.
An accessory designer has great career opportunities as the field is emerging. The salary package is quite good and the demand for accessory designers is increasing day by day. The salary mostly depends on the location, company, and hands-on experience of the aspirant.
At UID, we offer B.Des Lifestyle Accessory Design course and not diploma in accessory design. It is ideal for those who have a knack for creating lifestyle accessories, home decor products, cutlery, and crockery.
The duration of B.Des Lifestyle Accessory Design course at UID is four years. It is a full-time degree programme that comprises eight semesters. The areas of mastery are home decor, ceramics, jewellery design, and leather.
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