Duration : 11 Months

Eligibility : 10 + 2 (Admission is based on interview to ascertain the student’s ability and commitment)

Location : Delhi NCR (East & West), Mumbai

Validation: Pearl Academy


Course Overview

This course offers in-depth knowledge in Women’s Wear category with special emphasis on Indian method of cutting and tailoring as well as western styling for today’s consumers. The 11 months duration is divided into three trimesters.

The 11 months Diploma in Fashion Women’s Wear (FWW) brings with it experience and expertise of qualified faculty and a curriculum that has been planned for specific industry requirements. A team of professionals, fashion designers and lecturers will support the learning. It will provide dedicated studio space, access to computing labs, a well-stocked library and a learning environment to help students explore and experiment. This course is an ideal platform for those who are interested in setting up small-scale enterprises and those who want to have an understanding of fashion to confirm one’s aspirations and lead to a specialized area of interest. The course is uniquely structured, blending cultural and contemporary sensibilities covering inputs in core areas of domestic fashion.

COURSE MODULE

Stage 1 Skill development and familiarizing stage:
Fashion Design I

  • Basic drawing and Fashion Flats
  • Design ideation and process
  • Fashion in Indian context
The aim is to provide fundamental building blocks of design process with focus on line, shape, tone, colour, scale and space. The ideas are expressed in two dimensional format with simple forms and colour composition as layouts.
The garment context is taught through Fashion in Indian context where the students start by understanding visuals of Indian handicraft based garments. The knowledge is constructed by practicing sketching skills and visual research in step-by-step exercises with emphasis on Primary data collection.
Fashion Realization I

  • Garment Construction
  • Patternmaking
  • Visit to industry/retail outlets
This module provides students with basics of garment making process using women’s wear blocks. This module will give an opportunity to explore the basic components of a garment and practically create them. Moreover it will support the realization of concept ideation from design module into a 3D form applying textile techniques like hand embroidery and yarn craft ideas in Final Project stage. The final garments are styled for Indian domestic market using cotton fabrics.
Textile Techniques

  • Indian embroideries
  • Yarn Craft
  • Fabric study
  • Craft visit
This module provides students with fundamental knowledge about Fabric and Fibre in order to support their fabric choices and design decisions. It also gives an opportunity to know different hand-techniques and how they are applied to in Indian handicraft sector.
Stage 2 Exploration Stage:
Fashion Realization II

  • Indian Pattern Making
  • Garment Construction
This module provides students with an opportunity to explore traditional and creative approaches to flat pattern cutting to enhance understanding of fit, special detailing and simple construction techniques specific to women’s wear in Indian context.
Fashion Presentation

  • Rendering and presentation techniques
  • CAD
This module provides students with an opportunity to create manipulate and rework visual depiction of design process ideas along with garments as working drawings/Flat sketches to communicate ideas in graphic language
Advanced Textiles and Craft

  • Indian Dyeing techniques and design generation
  • Indian block printing and design generation
  • Indian textiles
  • Craft stay in clusters (one week)
This module provides students with an opportunity to develop understanding of India as an international handicraft and textile resource and how the industry operates in relation to its core identity and ethnic sensibility. Students will explore block printing, dyeing and screen printing in labs as well as in craft clusters.
Stage 3 Project Stage:
Concept & Design Development

  • CAD presentation
  • Design process
  • Designing range
  • Resource developments (fabrics and prints)
This module provides students with an opportunity to work on brief set by industry practitioner to create a framework of providing an insight into who will wear conceptualized clothes and how to go about designing to meet their needs. The project aims at designing with greater focus and understanding where intensive research in a variety of media as well as design development process with connect to cultural and craft sensibilities to produce one finished ensemble.
Entrepreneurship Development

  • EDP
  • Merchandising and Retail
  • Production
This module provides students with an opportunity to expand their understanding of the various nuances of the fashion business; and industry practices. This involves basic manufacturing principles, costing, branding and marketing.
Advanced Fashion Realization

  • Garment Construction
  • Patternmaking
  • Project
This module provides students with an opportunity to develop essential skills of self-directed and self-managed learning to translate complex 2D designs into fully realized garments within a defined envelope of resources and inputs received to produce experimental and modern design.
Career Path
The course aims at enabling students to design market relevant ranges using Indian sensibilities and techniques launch their own label, open a boutique or studio.

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