Duration: 1 YEAR
Intake: 20 Students
Diploma Awarded by: Council for Technical Development Continuing Academic Educational and Scientific Studies (CTDS)
Visual merchandising is the practice in the retail industry of developing floor plans and three-dimensional displays in order to maximize sales. Both goods and services can be displayed to highlight their features and benefits. The purpose of such visual merchandising is to attract, engage, and motivate the customer towards making a purchase. Visual merchandising commonly occurs in retail spaces such as stores.
The coursework focuses on the techniques and skills required to draft and create original garment designs. It will introduce students to the processes and technology associated with fashion design as well as the creative and technical considerations of the apparel industry. Students will have the opportunity to design and create their own apparel using different equipment and software programs. The course includes draping, pattern making and sewing.
Fashion Illustration is all about training the student to translate their creative ideas on paper though attractive sketches with the help of various mediums like pencil, charcoal, pastels or paints. It is a skill that every fashion designer must possess because these drawings are usually the first thing that Fashion buyers and stylists see to make a decision for their clients. These are also used in ads and sales for the fashion house. Students would also be trained to use Adobe Illustrator during the course to make their drawings on computer. This course makes the foundation for each and every project a student does. The elements and principles of design like Balance, Emphasis, Color, repetition etc are the building blocks of any piece of art. A detailed understanding of these provides the student with enough tools to take up a design challenge.
The coursework involves a study of the interrelationship of fibers, yarns, fabric structures, and finishes. Product suitability for end use and use and care problems are determined from fiber/fabric information. Textile identification, analysis, and testing procedures are explored during the course. A brief study of Traditional Indian textiles is also included here. The coursework includes the study of various techniques used to embellish a fabric after it is woven or printed or made into a garment. Embroidery, Printing, beadwork, crochet, draw-thread and cutwork are a few of these techniques
The coursework includes the study of costume from 18th century to the present. The influence of social, political, technological and economic conditions on costume design is investigated to understand the relevance of these on design. It gives the student an idea of how trends emerge and how can they be forecasted in advance.
The Art of Draping involves how to use draping methods to create original designs.A Designer can easily see the proportion,fit,balance and style line of a design, exactly as it will look on the bodice.Working with actual materials gives a designer greater inspiration and a better indication of the flow and performance of a fabric.