The overarching goal of the Fashion Design Programme is to offer education that not only responds to the constantly evolving dynamics of the industry but also pro-actively anticipates possibilities of new career pathways while encouraging entrepreneurial endeavours. The pedagogy is geared towards honing of creative and critical thinking with associated skill competencies inculcated through the synergy between knowledge and ‘knowing what and how to do’. The simultaneity of commitment to the crafts and handloom sector in tandem with national agenda with technology that envisions the future gives the programme its well-entrenched identity.
Leather Design at NIFT is unique in offering opportunities in Leather garments, Goods, Footwear and lifestyle Accessories. Structured and focused on the human resource requirements of these Industries in emphasize on integration of design concepts with material knowledge. High Exposure to the industry and multidisciplinary approach strengthens the spectrum of profiles, which require qualitative intervention.
The course equips students to pursue a wide range of careers in Outerwear, Footwear, Fashion & Lifestyle sectors and in the areas of Design & Range Development, Merchandising, Manufacturing, Buying and Retail.
The Alumni of the Department are trendsetters in their respective areas and have evolved the modern paradigm of the industry making it an integrated part of the Global Fashion and Lifestyle arena.
Knitwear Design has evolved from its perception as hand knitting to a global industry for fashion apparel.The play of knit and purl presents the backbone for baby-wear, kids wear, active or sportswear, casual apparel, winter wear, lingerie and intimate apparels; also it has been showing its versatility in all other areas of fashion previously limited to woven fabric across the global ramp.
Fashion Communication forms the core of the whole business of Fashion .The programme addresses the niche by enhancing the student’s command in all sub-disciplines of visual communication. It is a four-year undergraduate degree programme with specialization in Graphic Design, Styling and Photography, Visual Merchandising, Fashion Journalism, Advertising, Retail Brand Management, Public Relations, Space Design, Event Management, Art Direction and many more. At the exit level therefore, equipped with an intensive skill, knowledge and concept base, Fashion Communication students emerge as dynamic professionals qualified to offer the most effective, most creative and financially viable communication solutions for the fashion and lifestyle industry.