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Fashion Design


Fashion design is one of the most sought-after career options in India at the present time. Not only fashion designers make new trends for apparels and accouterments but they also make an effort to adjust patterns and trends to fit the regional taste. The advantage of a fashion design course is that you can work individually or as part of a fashion designing team.

It is quite essential that you have a clear idea about your knack and capability prior to selecting a domain of specialization such as Leather Design, Fashion Design, Textile Design, Accessory Design, or even Fashion Communication, and Knitwear Design.

Current Scenario of Fashion Design in India

In order to be eligible for studying a fashion design course in India, students have to pass their higher secondary or 10+2 examination in any stream from a recognized board in India. All you require is an artistic mindset with some aesthetic capabilities. If you have a dedicated feel for colors and shades, it will work as an extra benefit.

The enrolment to the fashion design courses in India is conducted via entrance examinations that take place at different fashion design institutes such as Apeejay Institute of Design, National Institute of Fashion Technology, Pearl Academy of Fashion, National Institute of Design, and Wigan and Leigh College.

The different areas of fashion design include the following:

  • Women's day wear - These are ready to put on, part of the haute couture, and has a mass market
  • Women's Lingerie - These are also part of the trend-setting fashions, ready to put on, and enjoy a mass market
  • Women's Evening wear- They form a part of the trend-setting fashions, are ready to put on, and have a mass market
  • Men's Evening wear - The Men's Evening Wear section has a good dressmaking market, are ready to put on, and are ideal for mass market
  • Men's Day wear - They have an excellent dressmaking market, are ideal for mass market, and are ready to put on dress materials
  • Girls' Wear - These are ready to put on and have a mass market
  • Kidswear - These are ready to wear and have a mass market
  • Sportswear - These are also ready to put on and enjoy a mass market
  • Teenager Girl Wear - These garments are ready to put on and enjoy a mass market
  • Outerwear - These apparels are ready to put on and enjoy a mass market
  • Knitwear - These are ready to put on and enjoy a mass market
  • Accessories - A part of the trend-setting fashions, the add-ons are ready to put on, and has a mass market
  • Bridal wear - These are ready to put on, part of the haute couture, and has a mass market

A career in fashion designing gives you ample opportunities to become your own boss. After successfully passing a fashion design course, students have the option of working as an apprentice under a famous fashion designer and gather the much-needed exposure to the industry which is essential to grow as a fashion designer today or start your own business or establish your individual dress shop. Students can also go for freelancing for big companies involved in fashion designs. On the other hand, students will get job opportunities in apparel making divisions and export houses.

There are many famous fashion design schools and colleges throughout India that offer degree and diploma courses in fashion design and fashion technology. Master's or postgraduate degree in this area is also offered. In spite of the fact that carrying a postgraduate degree is not mandatory, it is a better means to step up the corporate ladder.

Fashion design courses in India

Listed below are some of the popular fashion design courses in India:

  • B.Sc - Fashion Designing & Apparel Designing
  • Diploma in Computer Aided Fashion Designing (CFD - CAD)
  • Graduate Diploma in Fashion Designing & Management (GDFDM)
  • Advance Diploma in Fashion Designing
  • Advanced Course in Fashion Design
  • B. Sc Degree in Fashion, Interior and Textile Design
  • Advance Diploma in Fashion, Interior & Textile Design
  • Diploma in Fashion, Interior & Textile Design
  • M.F.M. (Master of Fashion Management)
  • M.FTech. (Master of Fashion Technology)
  • B.Des. (Bachelor of Fashion Design)

Top Fashion Design Colleges in India

Given below are the names of the top fashion design institutes and colleges in India:

  • National Institute of Design (NID)
  • National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT)
  • SATYAM (SNDT): Satyam Fashion Institute, Noida
  • JaganNath Institute of Management Sciences (JIMS)
  • Northern India Institute of Fashion Technology (NIIFT)
  • Pearl Academy of Fashion
  • Srishti School of Art, Design & Technology
  • Premlila Vithaldas Polytechnic SNDT
  • Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI)
  • Indian Institute of Craft & Design (IICD)
  • Symbiosis Centre of Design (SID)
  • MIIT's Institute of Design (IID)
  • Apeejay Institute of Design


Last Updated on : March 25, 2016

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