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Fashion Design

About

Fashion designing has today evolved into a thriving, global, multi-billion-dollar industry. And its growth is fuelling demand for professionals who can think originally and innovatively about fashion and create sustainable and trendy designs. Our 4-year undergraduate Fashion Design course prepares students for a successful career in this exciting industry.

ISDI’s fashion designing courses in Mumbai gives you the opportunity to learn, imagine collaborate and create original designs and concepts. The program guides students to design fashion that is not only innovative but also practical – fashion that can make the transition from the runway to the racks. Our students also get a chance to develop original fashion collections, under the guidance of renowned industry professionals.

Students of our Fashion Design courses can seek careers in a diversity of roles, including costume designers, accessory designers or roles in marketing, merchandising, styling and curatorial work. Students at ISDI have access to state-of-the-art workshops and commercial studios. We also facilitate internships and give students an opportunity to gain first-hand insight into the world of fashion.

Area of Focus

  • Socio-Cultural Fashion Contexts
  • Historical Fashion Contexts
  • Fashion Digital Design
  • Surface Textile Processes
  • Design Concepts and Construction
  • Fashion Industry Sustainability
  • Fashion Textile Design
  • Patternmaking, Draping & Drafting
  • Fashion Business and Systems Thinking
  • Fashion Entrepreneurship and Professional Practice

Future Opportunities

  • Costume design
  • Accessory design
  • Marketing
  • Merchandising
  • Styling
  • Curatorial work
  • Forecasting fashion trends
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Curriculum

+ FD Second year Sem III

  • Integrated Design Studio 1 - 3 Credits

    The aim of this course is to give the student an introductory learning experience of the fundamental creative processes of fashion design development as related to 2D and 3D skills and practices within the context of the discipline. As the first in a six‐course core sequence, students will begin to identify and understand the importance of primary research and balancing the technical with the aesthetic.

  • Visual Communication 1 - 3 Credits

    This course aims to give the student an exploratory introduction to 2D vocabularies: via digital and traditional drawing methods. As the first in a two‐course core sequence, students will begin to identify and understand proportion, scale, silhouette and surface manipulation, and use appropriate tools and media.

  • Creative Technical Lab 1 - 3 Credits

    Creative Technical Lab 1 is supportive of Integrated Design Studio 1 and gives the student additional skills/techniques within 3D execution. As the first in a four‐course core sequence, students will begin to identify and understand the systems and processes associated with 2D to 3D development and resolution. This will allow students to become immersed in the key elements of process, material, and technical investigation as an underpinning to 3D design realization.

    Technique inquiry and process:
    Technical Draping
    Draft Drape
    Flat Pattern Making
    Knit
    Footwear
    Accessories
    Men's Wear Tailoring
    Couture

  • History of Fashion - 3 Credits

    This course examines fashion and its capacity as both a reflection of, and an influence on, the cultural conditions of its respective time period. In its entirety, students should gain a greater perspective on the historical, social, economic, and industrial precursors and contexts to contemporary fashion's design, consumption, production, image, tastes, and trends. This seminar course is supplemented by field trips and guest speakers. Coursework will be comprised of group and independent research, written papers, and oral presentations.

  • Studio Electives - 3 Credits

    Students should explore their elective options with their advisors to create a coherent study plan.

+ FD Second year Sem IV

  • Integrated Design Studio 2 - 3 Credits

    This course allows the students to further develop 2D and 3D skills and practices within the context of the discipline and will build on the Integrated Design Studio 1. As the second in a six‐course core sequence, students will be moving towards a competency in the application of technical processes as appropriate to 3D tasks, whilst seeking appropriate technical solutions. Students will the continue refine their approaches in regard to primary research and balancing the technical with the aesthetic.

  • Visual Communication 2 - 3 Credits

    This course aims to give the student the opportunity to build on Visual Communication 1 in regard to establishing a personal approach and fluency in 2D vocabularies via digital and traditional drawing methods. As the second in a four‐course core sequence, students will expand on their ability to manipulate and apply appropriate solutions in the development of their individual style and design identity.

  • Creative Technical Lab - 3 Credits

    Creative Technical Lab 2 is supportive of Integrated Design Studio 2 and gives the student the opportunity to build on additional skills/techniques within 3D execution (make). As the second in a four‐course core sequence, students will continue to identify and understand the systems and processes associated with competently translating 2D concepts into 3D solutions, through problem solving, design development, and analysis.

  • Liberal Arts Electives - 3 Credits

    Students should explore their elective options with their advisors to create a coherent study plan.

  • Studio Electives - 3

    CreditsStudents should explore their elective options with their advisors to create a coherent study plan.

+ FD Third year Sem V

  • Integrated Design Studio 3 - 3 Credits

    This course gives the student an opportunity to continue to explore 2D/3D processes, and to further develop and refine their approach. Students will begin to examine deeper and more complex design inspirations/concepts and demonstrate breadth and understanding of a variety of design prompts and contexts set by external partners within the industry. As the third in a six‐course core sequence, students will continue to identify and understand the importance of applying personal design aesthetics to external industry project, internships and field experiences.

  • Specialized Studio 1 - 3 Credits

    Specialized Studio 1 is supportive of the Integrated Design Studio core courses and gives the student an opportunity to build additional skills/techniques within a range of specialized 2D/3D execution. As part of this core sequence, students will have the opportunity to select options to begin a more focused exploration of make/execution/resolution with a view to specialization, while demonstrating ability to self-select appropriate aesthetic solutions, competently underpinned by technical and/or theoretical understanding.

  • Lecture Electives - 3 Credits

    Students should explore their elective options with their advisors to create a coherent study plan.

  • Liberal Arts Elective - 3 Credits

    Students should explore their elective options with their advisors to create a coherent study plan.

  • Studio Electives - 3 Credits

    Students should explore their elective options with their advisors to create a coherent study plan.

+ FD Third year Sem VI

  • Integrated Design Studio 4 - 3 Credits

    This course provides the student with an opportunity to develop a personal design philosophy. Students will be encouraged to define themselves within a market category. As the fourth in a six‐course core sequence, students will begin to theorize and contextualize their own work in readiness for senior capstone experience/final major project.

  • Specialized Studio 2 - 3 Credits

    Specialized Studio 2 is supportive of the Integrated Design Studio courses and Specialized Studio 1 and gives the student the opportunity to build on additional skills/techniques within 2D/3D execution. Students will have the opportunity to continue this pathway and further articulate their vision through 2D/3D processes with emphasis on innovation and personalization of technique.

  • Introduction to Design Studio - 3 Credits

    This class examines different aspects of design and visuality by looking at larger questions of production, consumption, and use and how these issues become part of a larger discourse about design and visual culture. The design process is intricately tied to visuality, or how things appear and look; thus, the course uses images to provide students with a better understanding of their chosen field of study at Parsons. In this class, students will assess the relationship between design and the visual by investigating questions about gender, spatial control, ethics, race, status, and class; and will look at a variety of theoretical, historical, social, and political writings to explore this complicated topic.

  • Liberal Arts Electives - 3 Credits

    Students should explore their elective options with their advisors to create a coherent study plan.

  • Studio Electives - 3 Credits

    Students should explore their elective options with their advisors to create a coherent study plan.

+ FD Fourth year Sem VII

  • Portfolio Strategies: Personal Design Research - 6 Credits

    The senior major project/collection/thesis defines the student within the context of the Creative Technical Lab or Visual Communication pathways. Students will embark on their Fourth year within their selected pathway having already defined their thesis project via written proposal. As the fifth in a six‐course core sequence, students will research and demonstrate their interpretations of personal problem solving within the context of their own design philosophy.

  • Pre-Capstone - 3 Credits

    Students will choose from of a range of courses designed to prepare them for their capstone experience. These will stress a reciprocal relationship between independent work and class time, practice and theory, which will enable them to reflect critically on art, design and visual practices as they relate to issues of sustainability, politics, and social justice. This is an upper-level methodology, research, and writing class that continues to refine the skills and thought processes students have acquired as they progress through Parsons: presentation skills, writing skills, self and peer reflection and assessment skills, executive skills, research skills and systems thinking.

  • Liberal Arts Electives - 3 Credits

    Students should explore their elective options with their advisors to create a coherent study plan.

  • Studio Electives - 3 Credits

    Students should explore their elective options with their advisors to create a coherent study plan.

+ FD Fourth year Sem VIII

  • Portfolio Strategies: Resolution - 6 Credits

    This course is the vehicle for students to execute their own visions for both 2D and 3D solutions/outcomes. Students will negotiate through a series of options that will culminate in fully supported and contextualized design solution as a body of work, which could take the form of a fully realized 3D collection within the context of the Creative Technical Lab pathway or a balance of 2D and 3D solutions supported by a more extensive portfolio within the context of the Visual Communication pathway. Students will present their resolved concepts in a format that best conveys their personal design identity.

  • Liberal Electives - 3 Credits

    Students should explore their elective options with their advisors to create a coherent study plan.

  • Liberal Arts Electives - 3 Credits

    Students should explore their elective options with their advisors to create a coherent study plan.

  • Studio Electives - 3 Credits

    Students should explore their elective options with their advisors to create a coherent study plan.

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Culture & Place

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Stone's throw away from Mumbai's Luxury & Premium Retail destination

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Learn with India's top fashion houses & designers

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Everything to do with Fashion, happens in our proximity.

The best way to keep up with ever-changing trends and styles is to have everyday access to the most celebrated houses of fashion in the world.

ISDI’s midtown location places you at the heart of India's leading fashion houses and the top designers, all of which you can find within a 1000-metre radius. Our world-class campus is close to Mumbai's premier luxury and retail destination -- The Palladium Mall, home to names like Louis Vuitton, Zara, Diesel, Versace and Armani.

Guided by fashion leaders like Bandana Tewari, Narendra Kumar and Shivan & Naresh, you will get a chance to be in the thick of Mumbai's best known fashion events such as the Lakme Fashion Week, India's Top Model and Sketch to Store.

In short, ISDI offers you a hot seat at the table of India's premier fashion industry.

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Student Work

Explore the variety of projects that our students work on, while at ISDI.

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eligibility

Candidates who have appeared for a 10 + 2 examination (e.g. A levels, CBSE, HSC, IBDP, ISC etc), or its educational equivalent in any discipline (e.g: Science, Commerce, Arts) with an interest in Design & Innovation. Although, successful completion of the 10 + 2 examination is necessary to confirm the admission, our institution does accept predicted or preliminary grade indications until final results are declared.

The upper age limit for undergraduate program is 21 years.

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Admission Process

+ Step 1 - Application Form

Your application helps us to learn about you. Please complete all the required fields of the application form with your details. On completion it will lead you to the online fee payment gateway to pay the fee online. Click here to Apply.

You will receive a confirmation email with your application number after you have successfully submitted the online form. If you have not received an acknowledgment within 24 hours, please contact us on the Admissions Line +91 77188 65341 or +91 90043 06222.

Required Application documents/ scanned copies can be sent via email to admissions@isdi.in OR couriered OR hand delivered to ISDI, (Admissions Office) One Indiabulls Centre, Tower 2A, 6th Floor, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai 400 013. Phone: +91 77389 47444

  • Declaration Form
  • 2 Passport size recent photographs against a plain background
  • Photocopy of Valid ID proof
  • Copies of Mark sheets of the course last completed or Predicted Grades

+ Step 2 - Pay the Application Fee

On completion of online application form it will lead you to the online fee payment gateway to pay the fee online. (Application Fee for ISDI Challenge is Rs. 3500 (Rupees Three Thousand Five Hundred Only) (Non-refundable))

If not paid immediately or any failure you can make the application fee payment via Paytm. On this page, please select New Registration, select the school as ISDI and then select “Application Fee for 2017 ( ISDI Parsons Mumbai - UG )” and proceed with the payment.

Alternatively, you may also send us a Demand Draft in favour of "ISDI" payable at Mumbai.

+ Step 3 - Schedule your ISDI Challenge

Visit our website to view the key dates for the Entrance Exam.

You may schedule your ISDI Challenge by calling the ISDI Admissions Line on +91 77188 65341 or +91 90043 06222 and filling up the declaration form.

+ Step 4 - Portfolio Guidelines

  • Your portfolio represent your core skills and creative preferences. It is unique to your personality and indicates to the Admissions Committee your level of readiness to hone your creative skills further.
  • The portfolio should include a selection of your work including hand skills such as sketching and rendering, photography, collages, 3D work as well as digital compositions.
  • Digitally generated designs must carry a short description of the process and the software through which is it created.
  • Presentation is most important. Here again is an opportunity to showcase and verbally present your ideas during the Personal Interview.

+ Step 5 - Announcement of Results

  • Our team is privileged to evaluate your ISDI Challenge paper and review your portfolio
  • The results will be communicated to you after approval of the ISDI Admissions Committee by email.
  • This may take up to 10 days from the date of the ISDI Challenge.

+ Step 6 - Enrollment into the program

  • On receipt of confirmation of successfully clearing the ISDI Challenge, a candidate is required to make a payment of Rs. 76,750/- comprising of Registration & Admission Fee of 45,000 + Service tax (as applicable) and Security Deposit of Rs. 25,000 are payable within 30 days from the date of result announcement.
  • Registration & Admissions Fee is a onetime fee, payable in the first year only and is non-refundable.
  • The interest free Security Deposit will be refunded on completion of the program. There will be deductions from the Security Deposit , if there are any dues during the program.
  • In case of withdrawal of admission, candidate needs to provide an official application of withdrawal.

* All refunds will be considered and governed by ISDI Fee Refund & Guideline Policy

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