Course Outline

Module 1

Fundamentals of Design

Summary:

The first module is an introduction to the fundamentals of design, covering various aspects of the initial design research and process.

– You will be introduced to different elements and principles of design that will be the foundation for your design development.
– You will understand the colour theory and psychological impact of colors that will help to create better visual presentations and designs.
– Understanding Different aspects of Art, Craft and Design and studying the work by different artists and craftsmen.
– Learn to analyze and develop an eye to look at the finer details beginning your design journey.

Module 2

Work Health & Safety Standards

Summary:

The module helps in understanding the various responsibilities for a safe work environment and applying quality standards.

– Learning about the different practices followed in the industry to maintain the Standards that are applicable to the TCF industry.
– Knowledge about the various risk and safety management procedures.
– Learning about quality assurance and the various aspects of quality control in the fashion industry.

Module 3

The Fashion Industry

Summary:

In this module, you will learn how the fashion industry, a multibillion-dollar global enterprise devoted to the business of making and selling clothes functions.

– You will learn about the fashion calendar and the important aspects of planning ahead for the fashion seasons.
– You will learn about Legendary fashion designers and world-class fashion houses/ boutiques, museums, exhibitions, and fashion shows.
– Knowledge about the big fashion world out there beyond the fashion capital cities.
– You will learn about terms and terminology associated with the Fashion Industry.

Module 4

Textiles and Clothing

Summary:

In this module, you will learn about textile fibers, yarns, and fabric types, characteristics and designing along with labeling & care of fabrics.

– You will get the knowledge of various aspects of the properties & manufacturing process of Fiber to Final Fabric.
– You will learn the textile development process and identification of fabrics that will help you in further developing your collection.
– You will be performing textile tests and analyzing the wide variety of fabrics.
– You will study about the Technical, smart and emerging textiles.

Module 5

Fashion History & Contextual Studies

Summary:

This Module highlights the fashion trends and contextual studies through the key designers, styles, and periods to trace the evolution of historical fashion in the social, economic, and political contexts from the mid-nineteenth up to the current time.

– You will gain knowledge of major ideas, developments, concepts, and theories in historical and contemporary fashion design.
– You will be able to understand the factors that affect the fashion during a particular period.
– Will help you understand the process of fashion evolution that will become an inspiration to develop contemporary fashion ideas that are relevant to the current times.

Module 6

Fashion Sketching & Illustration

Summary:

In this module, you will learn the process of fashion illustration and rendering that will play an integral part to develop and communicate your design ideas visually.

– You will learn about the history of fashion illustration, analyse the work by different illustrators and the way they communicate their ideas.
– You will get to know various tools and techniques that are used in the illustration and rendering process.
– You will get the Knowledge and tips to communicate your ideas of components like hairstyles, colouring different skin tones, textile rendering, accessories, and ornamentation through illustrations.

Module 7

Sewing Technology

Summary:

This module is a practice-based module that will skill you for basic sewing of garments and understand the different components of the apparel manufacturing process.

– You will learn about the parts, functioning and maintenance of a sewing machine.
– You will learn about different components, parts and finishes that are used in the production of garments.
– It will help you evaluate and understand the quality parameters and standards that are followed in the industry.
– You will develop different samples of sewing and have a hand -on understanding of the complete dress-making process.

Module 8

Pattern Making

Summary:

In this module you will learn about the various pattern making processes, develop patterns & layout that will help you construct to achieve that flawless fitted garment.

– You will learn about unconventional materials and tools that are used in the pattern making process.
– You will understand the terminologies associated with the process, that will help you to communicate with the experts in the field.
– You will be introduced to the process of measuring a human body, several types of dress forms and standard measurement charts.
– You will learn Industry standards and procedures involved in the presentation, recording, and filing finished patterns in the storage system.

Module 9

Draping

Summary:

In this module, you will learn the process of positioning and pinning the fabric on a dress form is called draping, that can be used to create the basic pattern or to design organically by playing with the fabric on the form.

– You will learn about the various tools and materials that will help you drape efficiently and get a desired outcome.
– You will get the knowledge of various steps involved in Pre-Preparation for draping, like taping the dress form, muslin preparation and fabric selection.
– You will also learn about the tips like pinning directions and grainline that will help you achieve quality outcomes.
– The final process in this module will involve creating a dress with various components like darts, seam, marking the garments with labeling.

Module 10

Surface Ornamentation

Summary:

In this module you will learn about the techniques of surface ornamentation, fabric manipulation and indigenous dyeing & printing.

– This will help you understand the transformation of art to modern fabrics ornamentation by various kinds of tools and techniques which come from various parts of the world.
– This module will help you study the various indigenous techniques and cultures that practice the same art in their own unique ways.
– Knowledge of ornamentation and manipulation techniques from around the world that are popular amongst designer and textile industry today for value addition.
– Will provide information on environment safety laws associated with dyeing, printing, and process for creating a design.

Module 11

Merchandising & Marketing

Summary:

In this module you will learn the fundamental skills and acquire knowledge necessary to guide and operate in the real fashion industry in both local and international realities.

– This will help you in learning the basic theories of consumer behavior and psychology by using various research techniques and application of data analysis.
– It will give you knowledge regarding the fashion supply chain that includes the process from design to reaching the consumer.
– You will understand and analyze various promotional and marketing strategies that are commonly used in the TCF industry.

Module 12

Building a Fashion Collection

Summary:

This Module is an amalgamation of the topics learnt from the fundamentals of design, skills based and technical subjects that help you in collection development.

– You will learn about the fashion design process from conceptualization, designing, range planning, sample development and launching your collection.
– You will learn to apply creative methodologies to help you organize your collection.
– This will help you to explore and understand the various career opportunities in the world of Fashion.
– It will help you to analyze, compare different periods and styles in design, and describe the garments and accessories that make up a fashionable outfit.
– You will learn to communicate and represent a fashion story.