Course - Overview

A deep understanding of the rich Indian textile and design heritage with contemporary fashion trends in a global setting, are the core elements here. Learners are encouraged to be industry-ready-professionals as they apply creative thinking, sustainable methods, and technical skills for specialization in printing, weaving, knitting, creative surfaces. In today’s fast-changing fashion scenario, this course also emphasizes on comprehensive academic rigor and international exposure with an eye on contemporary trends and developing designs for future seasonal collections.

Students explore surfaces and structure designs patterns for fashion or interior/home furnishing or automotive textiles, and related markets. The course enables students to develop a global perspective and skills for future fashion and smart textiles with a vision to have international perspective, artistic abilities, innovation, and a sense of social responsibility.

Features: With an exposure to industry mentoring from leading artists, designers and masterclass, live projects, field visits to crafts clusters and competitions, students get a comprehensive understanding of the ‘nuts and bolts’/functioning of the fashion world. This also includes insights into the business aspects of the fashion industry and limitations of manufacturing, costing and design. Modules like knitting and Weaving, textile futures, smart textiles, cultural studies and international experience, studio of textile application expose the students to the state of the art textile industry.

Pearl Academy students from this course have made their mark on various forums. These include Abha Gupta who worked with Reliance industries for her Final Design project and designed automotive textiles for hatch back cars. Mr. Nandan Ghiya was invited to present his artwork at Tansukh: An international seminar on Indian Textiles held by the Jadish and Kamala Mittal museum of Indian Art.

Pearl’s presence was also featured at Texstyle India 2017 organized by India Trade Promotion Organization, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, Amazon Fashion Week in 2017 among other prominent events.

Career Prospects:

  • Fabric Designers for fashion
  • Interior and Home Furnishing
  • Automotive Textiles
  • Lifestyle products
  • Colorists and Trend Forecasters
  • Home stylists
  • Sourcing Coordinators
  • Freelance Designers and Entrepreneurs in design houses, export houses, mill sector, carpet industry, craft and handloom, and Retail Brands


Foundation Year

Semester 3
Design Milestones | Drawing For Design | Design Of Materials | Tech Transfer

Semester 4
Fashion Languages And Techniques | Weawing & Knitting | Brands Mood | Fashion Futures

Semester 5
Design Research | Surface And Structure In Textile | Studio Of Design Methods | Investigate Innovate Implement

Semester 6
Cultural Studies | Application Of Social Media | Ile | Lip

Semester 7
Problem Setting | Business Tools For Designers | Function & Details | Specialised Collection

Semester 8
Professional Practice | Portfolio | Major Project


An Italian origin fashion designer, he has lived and studied out of England which helped him develop an eclectic signature, accuracy for details, and a new-age approach to design. His curiosity and aptitude to learn about the various facets of design have allowed him to win two prestigious competitions, namely the 2003 Award as the "Young Designer Of The Year" in Bristol and the 2008 Award of being an "Emerging Talent In Rome.