Duration : 4 Years

Eligibility : 10+2 in any discipline with minimum 50% marks

Location : Delhi NCR (East & West), Jaipur and Mumbai

Validation: Nottingham Trent University

Course Overview

Creating fashion does not just entail a vivid imagination and instinct for creativity. It also involves many decisions and myriad techniques, focused on a central idea. Pearl’s Fashion Design course builds a strong foundation in terms of design sense, conceptualization, independent research, creative application and individual artistic expression.

Fashion Design runs the gamut from eveningwear to sportswear, womenswear to menswear, and kids wear to knitwear. Students are asked to choose their area of interest and sharpen their creative ideas. Students are also introduced to various historic fashion and art movements as exemplars and how these influence contemporary fashion. This is the very reason why fashion houses, designer labels, luxury brands, apparel retail brands and ready-to-wear fashion industries seek our students.

The principal aims of this course are:

  1. To provide a graduate learning pathway through distinct levels of subject competencies and differentiated areas of in depth learning in the field of apparel fashions and design.
  2. To nurture your personal creativity, and encourage innovations in design thinking to develop as an autonomous learner, thinker and practitioner.
  3. To motivate you to develop intellectual and critical thinking in their work through rigorous research enquiry, evaluation and application.
  4. To enable you to acquire sufficient diversity of experience and understanding through learning at institutional settings, elsewhere in India and overseas.
  5. To increase your awareness as a critically reflective practitioner of the broader aspects of the creative apparel industry from design, production and market viability in the context of socio-political and cultural environment.
  6. To provide industry relevant, collaborative and / or independent working opportunities to enhance your awareness and professional development.
  7. To develop your skills, abilities and confidence to be prepared for employment, entrepreneurial and professional opportunities or to access postgraduate studies and further research

Special Features of the Course:

  1. In-depth understanding and specialization for design manipulation and related technical skills to enable design and process development of varied apparel categories.
  2. Learning opportunities that expose students to all facets of the fashion industry and fashion value chain.
  3. Craft exposure and learning that can be integrated with mainstream designing.
  4. Continuous interaction with industry experts and professionals in class-room environment and professional context.
  5. In Level 2, developing design projects based on site/region specific resources, industry and design opportunities.
  6. In the higher level of the course, provision to develop independent learning and cross-course interaction – interdisciplinary learning.
  7. Opportunity to display graduating collection in public presentation.
  8. Well qualified teachers with academic and professional industry experience, with pedagogic qualifications in higher education.


Fundamentals of Art and Design In this module, students are introduced to a range of skills, techniques, methods, materials and technologies relevant to design development and communication. Students also explore the role of art and design in society and consider the wider social and ethical responsibilities of designers.
Basics of Design Development The module focuses on furthering development of visual language and building student confidence through ‘out-of-the-box’ experimentation with the tools they have learned. Students also extend their understanding of social responsibility through focus on how cultural diversity impacts on design and design language.
Introduction to Design Tools & Techniques This module incorporates greater complexity and integration of different design processes (e.g. design tools with elements of design), the added dimension of problem identification; and solution through innovation and creativity.
Design Process The final foundation module, Design Process, is designed to ‘exit’ student with confidence in their ability to study design at degree level; it brings together all the learning of the year as students, within tight guidelines, plan and define their own project at this stage.
Fashion Studies I This module creates a strong foundation for students to understand design process by relating elements and principles of fashion design for actualization, visualization and presentation. The teaching modalities encourage the use of the virtual learning environment allowing for expanded understanding of the modern day fashion and industry environment and help prepare learners for the future work space and environment.
Fashion Studio I The module develops a strong foundation in pattern cutting, garment construction alongside draping, for further application in the forthcoming levels of the course. Students will learn the basic skills of design interpretation and three-dimensional realization, presentation of garment components and its fit and alteration.
Fashion Material This module will help students to understand fabric properties, structures and end users from the fashion point of view. It will also include exploration of surface ornamentation and embellishment using innovative techniques and finishes.
Visual Culture It will help fashion students to develop visual literacy and a range of critical approaches to interpret visual design language and its understanding in context to contemporary and historical fashion aspects.
Form Realization The module focuses on creative approaches to the production of contemporary fashion, and promotes innovative cutting and construction in the casual and street wear category.
The integrated nature of the module will enable students to apply and reflect on a creative design process encompassing all taught aspects of previous semester.
Fashion Studies II The module helps students to consolidate knowledge of current design trends, developments, historical and contemporary design issues, related to global and national markets in context to structured clothing.
Fashion Studio II This module focuses on creative approaches to pattern making and construction for 3 D realizations with a wider perspective to fashion.
Fashion Business and Entrepreneurship It provides students business platform to relate markets, retail environments, operation procedures, client requirements, trend and quality standards in professional practices within the fashion design industry.
Function and Detail It is an opportunity for students to work on a design brief addressing market requirements incorporating global trends. To further encourage autonomy, the module gives an option to choose an area of interest in structured garment categories and to apply advanced skills and knowledge of fashion materials and processes.
Overseas Credit Exchange It provides students with an opportunity to expand their understanding of global fashion in a cultural context. The module is an exposure to various work cultures & learning systems in a different institutional setting.
Long Industry Internship This module is specially designed for those students who want a deeper experience in the organization & working of an industry. It enables students to take initiative, plan schedules, & negotiate their learning experiences by addressing their future career goals.
Industry Internship To expose the students to prevalent commercial and industrial practices and reinforce theoretical knowledge with practical experience. The module also focuses on developing students’ ability to work as an effective member of a team and to understand the pressures of a fast moving industry.
Domestic Credit Exchange/ Overseas Credit Exchange This optional module provides students with an opportunity to expand their understanding of global/ domestic fashion in a cultural context. It also provides them the exposure to various work cultures & learning systems in a different institutional setting.
Industry Project It is an optional module at this level where the students get exposure and experience in their area of interest (men’s, women’s or kid’s wear) by following a brief negotiated with industry.
Workshop 1 (Intra-disciplinary) This workshop in the beginning of level III enables students to challenge their existing skills and apply newly acquired skills in order to enhance their technical and creative thinking, within the design process.
Workshop 2 (Inter-disciplinary) This workshop aims to provide knowledge of trend spotting and analysis for fashion industry – both at national and international level. Students will gain insight into how to spot trends in local environment and see its connection to fashion market.
Final Design Project This project is the culmination of your personal ideas and investigation towards the realization of an original, creative and innovative body of work. It is an integrated learning of all modules across all levels of the course.

The Fashion Design Graduates will have employability skills as designers, fashion design entrepreneurs, fashion consultants or employed as professionals in Design Houses, Retail Fashion Brands, Export and Buying Houses, NGOs and Developmental Sector, Forecasting Agencies, Fashion Enterprises etc.

  • Designer/Assistant Designer
  • Pattern Designer
  • Fashion Illustrator
  • Fashion Consultant
  • Fashion Entrepreneur

Companies for placements:

  • Ritu Kumar
  • Manish Arora
  • Rohit Bal
  • JJ Valaya
  • Tarun Tahiliani
  • Ashish N Soni
  • Rohit Gandhi & Rahul Khanna
  • Rajesh Pratap Singh
  • Purple Panda
  • United Colors of Benetton
  • Reliance Retail
  • Myntra.com
  • ITC Wills Lifestyle etc.

Pearlites have pursued higher education from some of the most sought after institutes in India and abroad.

Ankur Scroff London College of Fashion, UK
Arvind Criton Domus Academy, Italy
Ashish Dhaka University for the Creative Arts, UK
Chandni Kochchar Parsons School of Design – The New School, NY, USA
Devyani Mehrotra Domus Academy, Italy
Dhvani Bakshi Domus Academy, Italy
Divya Jain Domus Academy, Italy
Divya Kapoor Polimoda, Italy
Inayat Goel Savannah College of Art & Design, USA
Kriti Tula London College of Fashion, UK
Kritika Kapoor University for the Creative Arts, UK
Megha Manaktala Domus Academy, Italy
Nakshatra Singh London College of Fashion, UK
Nishita Sood Parsons School of Design – The New School, NY, USA
Parul Juneja Atlanta University, USA
Pooja Malhotra London College of Fashion, UK
Prachika Lochan Gupta Domus Academy, Italy
Pratyush Kumar Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Prerna Suri Kent University, USA
Priyanka Yadav Domus Academy, Italy
Rohan Chhabra Central Saint Martins, UK
Shuchita Gupta NIFT Delhi
Srishti Das Berkeley College, USA
Sweta Goyal NIFT Delhi
Tanya Narula Istituto Marangoni, Italy
Vaishali Shadangule Domus Academy, Italy
Yadvi Aggarwal National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad
Aanchal Rajdev
Mohd. Javed Ali
Nikita Jangir
Shrishti Mittal