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One Year Diploma

Fashion Designing Diploma

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A basic one-year Diploma in Fashion Designing improves the qualities and abilities required to start a student's career as a fashion designer. Students will discover the various related career possibilities possible besides that of a fashion designer. This program will help gain an inside view of today's fashion industry. A career in fashion is two-thirds being an artist and one-third related to business.

Our fashion designing course teaches you pattern making, color and illustration - all skills a fashion designer must learn. Students discover how becoming a fashion designer requires knowledge of principles to understand the fashion business.

This one year course is perfect for students passed secondary schooling, dressmakers, working professionals and anyone interested in fashion and design quality. Students will gain knowledge that design making requires research, knowledge of fabric, color and texture coordination and monitoring quality.

Essential Information: Basic Fashion Design Diploma

Designers' Institute is one of the best institutes for acquiring a diploma in Fashion Designing. Students learn from experts who aim to make students into versatile, innovative fashion designers. Primary importance is given to research and study of current and former fashion trends. Students learn the impact of art in fashion and to keep up with the current market demands. The next part of the course focuses on skills of pattern making, draping, tailoring, and Computer Aided Design. Students implement the knowledge and skills gained during the course. They design from concept right to completing a garment which meets the current trends or expectations of the target buyer.

Students are encouraged to approach their profession with an open-mind which provides them the ability to adapt to challenging work. The faculty provides knowledge and grooms students to be enterprising to start their fashion label or work for design studios. Students are capable of designing collections in swimwear, accessories, garments and sportswear. Those with an adventurous side can decide to pursue fashion photography, fashion journalism, styling, illustrations, visual merchandising.

What are the objectives of this course?

  • The one-year fashion design program insists on industry oriented training.
  • Developed to give you intense practical knowledge and application, helping you create your collection.
  • Project-based course driven by a methodical technical approach, research.
  • Stresses on detailed understanding of the subject including research on fabric and productions.
  • Design garment collections with an eye towards the future fashion trend and prediction.
Semester 1
Basic of sketchingPracticalDrawing and sketching, freehand sketching in different places, one point and two point perspetive,shades, lines textures using different pencils,nature composition, landscape composition, outdoor composition, still life, composition of two objects, different types of objects, composition of different types of objects with drapery freehand sketching and colored.Submission of compostion and practical exam
Elements of DesignPracticalBasic elements of design – silhouette, line, colour, value, texture. Principle of design, proportion, balance, unity, rhythm and emphasis. Colour theory and composition. Introduction, characteristic of colour, (hue, lightness and saturation). Psychology of coloursSubmissoin of composition
Fashion Illustration-IPracticalPreparation of fashion figures, basic croquie, flesh croquie, different poses and styles. Submissoin of composition of male and female croquie
Pattern Making-IPracticalStandard measurements
Technical terms in tailoring
How to take body measurements
Basic bodice block
Different types sleeves, collars, skirts, pants

Submission of record
Practical exam and submission
Garment Construction-IPracticalEquipments and accessories used, sewing machine – their parts and general repair. Clothing construction terminology, taking body measurement, preparation of fabric for layout and cutting. Practical: Basic seams, finishing of raw edges, plackets, pleats, tucks, darts, gathers and fasteners. Drafting of basic body and sleeve block.Practical exam and submission
Textile scienceTheoryFiber classification, yarn and its types, fabric construction – weaving, knitting, felting, methods of dyeing and printing, surface designing techniques, care of fabric. Preparation of swatch file, market survey
History of costumesTheoryStudy of costumes of different eraPresentation on a given era
Semester 2
Computer Aided DesignPracticalIntroduction to Corel DrawSubmission of the assignments
EmbroideryPracticalOutline stitches- Back stitch, pekinese stitch, and cable stitch, overcoat stitch and split stitch Flat stitches-Straight stitch, satin stitch, long and short stitch, fish bone stitch, open fish bone., fern stitch, herringbone stitch, rumanian stitch, leaf stitch and cross stitch Looped stitches-blanket stitch, feather stitch, creatan stitch, chain stitch, open chain stitch, twisted chain stitch, cable stitch, and lazy daisy.Knotted stitch-French knot,couching Submission of a product
Fashion Illustration-IIPracticalBasic and stylized croquie, colourind, accessories, specific details- bows, pockets, and plackets, belts, various types of shirts skirts pants, hair styles, headgears.Submission of a composition
Texture Design and embellishment techniquePracticalTextures - thread pulling, thread crumple, thread rolling, paper dabbing, wax rubbing, wax drop, smoke, blade, leaf, flower, butterfly, lace, jute, thumb, matchstick, sponge, cabbage, potato, onion, chilly, lady finger, ink drop, ink blow, drop ink, batik, leather, dry brush, mesh, comb, cloth dabbing , Textural effects, Use of textures in fashion designing .Product development
Pattern Making-IIPracticalVariation using Basic bodice block
Different variation of sleeves, collars, skirts, pants
Full garment pattern making
Practical exam and submissiom
Garment Construction-IIPracticalFull garment constructionPractical exam and submissiom
Range developmentPracticalFull range development based on a theme the categories are party wear, ethnic, casuals, formals, night wear, sports wearSubmission of the product
Fashion OrientationTheoryFashion terms, fashion brands, fashion cycles, Indian and international designers and brands, fashioh capitals of the world, fashion trend studyFinal presentaion on a given topic