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.

The Fashion Design programme enables you to develop skills & knowledge starting from concept to production, learning drawing, draping, pattern-making, garment construction, and fabric manipulation with traditional as well as contemporary techniques.

Your design will be guided by social & environmental imperatives to create innovative, ethical, and responsible fashion. The programme offers an integrated approach through multi-disciplinary contextual, theoretical, conceptual, and forward-looking perspectives to established firms and frequently launch their own collections.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Manish Patel

Associate Professor

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

Sandhya Srinivasan

Associate Professor

Graduate Diploma in Fashion Design), NIFT, New Delhi

Rebecca D’Souza

Assistant Professor

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

Nandita Shah

Assistant Professor

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

Deepak Kumar

Assistant Professor

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

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

Pritam Saha

Assistant Professor

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

Jaya Advani

Lecturer

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

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 PG programme of Textile & Knitwear design is based on the combination of practical and theoretical inputs. This course is structured on a strong sense of basic design sensibilities, hand skill and technical knowhow. This is followed by various Industry visit, field studies, craft research and documentation, including latest trends and forecast in Textile & Knitwear Industry. The department enables students to grow as professionals who can handle all aspects of Textile & Knitting Industry, right from designing of fabric to product realisation.The Fashion Design programme enables you to develop skills & knowledge starting from concept to production, learning drawing, draping, pattern-making, garment construction, and fabric manipulation with traditional as well as contemporary techniques.

Your design will be guided by social & environmental imperatives to create innovative, ethical, and responsible fashion. The programme offers an integrated approach through multi-disciplinary contextual, theoretical, conceptual, and forward-looking perspectives to established firms and frequently launch their own collections.

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.

  • 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

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.

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.

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

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

Manish Patel

Associate Professor

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

Sandhya Srinivasan

Associate Professor

Graduate Diploma in Fashion Design), NIFT, New Delhi

Rebecca D’Souza

Assistant Professor

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

Nandita Shah

Assistant Professor

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

Deepak Kumar

Assistant Professor

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

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

Pritam Saha

Assistant Professor

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

Jaya Advani

Lecturer

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

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.

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