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ISDI’s fashion business management program places students at the intersection of fashion, business and design.

Professionals in this field create and foster global marketplace trends by influencing every link of the fashion chain. They wear a variety of hats and drive innovation through material sourcing, supply chain management, manufacturing, economic strategy, trend forecasting, consumer understanding, and product promotion and investor relations. It’s a big, diverse industry, and marketing and management professionals stand at the helm.

At ISDI, students’ have access to the leading minds and latest technology in the industry, as well as the resources, mentors and nurturing environment they need to land their dream job. This particular blend of creativity and business acumen are at the heart of ISDI’s entire programme.

“If you’re a [fashion designer], you better have someone who understands the business of fashion — production, marketing and sales. These are all things that make for a great designer.” – Kelly Cutrone | Founder of People’s Revolution

Through our distinctive DICE (Design, Innovation, Creativity led by Entrepreneurship) approach –an active, collaborative and real-world learning with a foundation in design and innovation– students are transformed into the kind of fashion professionals 21st-century employers are seeking to hire, as evidenced by our graduate school success rate.

Overview of the structure:

The program adopts a unique step-by-step approach, it is the project led and students explore fashion in the context of society and ecosystems, to demonstrate real-life applications to the theory. From an organizational perspective, the program is divided into five sections

  1. Fashion System Orientation
  2. Fashion Markets and Management I
  3. Fashion Markets and Management II
  4. Industry Interface /Internship
  5. Global Immersion

Area of Focus

  • Socio-Cultural & Historical Fashion Contexts
  • Fashion Digital
  • Design Concepts
  • Fashion Futures
  • Design thinking in Fashion
  • Textile for business
  • Sustainable Fashion Systems
  • Technical Design in fashion
  • Fashion Entrepreneurship and Professional Practice
  • Omni Channel Retail
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Leadership& Strategy

Future Opportunities

  • Product Developers
  • Product Merchandisers
  • Fashion Consultant
  • Store Managers
  • Fashion PR Professionals
  • Fashion Merchandises & Buyers
  • Product Manager
  • Marketers: Digital, Social, Corporate
  • Brand Consultant
  • Retail Operations
  • Fashion designer
  • Fashion Stylist


+ Term 1

  • Fashion System Orientation

    Directed towards providing a better understanding of the fast-paced Fashion industry to the graduates, who hail from diverse backgrounds. The term gears up the graduates with recent evolutions in the global Fashion business with complex value chain, from craftsmanship to digitalization, taking into account that Fashion is based on the marriage between traditional art and modernity and exists between history and the future.

    •  Dynamics of Fashion Studio 1
    • Cultural History of the Fashion Business
    •  Fashion Digital
    • Technical Design in Fashion
    • Design Thinking
    • Leadership & Strategy
    • UI/UX

+ Term 2

  • Fashion Markets and Management 1

    Explore the fast pace of the industry and it’s interconnected market forces that agitate global fashion which will drive and shape the trends in future.

    • Dynamics of Fashion Studio 2
    • Retail Operations & E-Commerce
    • Business Model Innovation
    • Fashion Textiles for Business
    • Real World Marketing
    • Accounting for Business

+ Term 3

  • Fashion Markets and Management 2

    There is a constant need for innovation in the fashion industry, with entrepreneurial mindsets; the students explore an untapped opportunity in the marketplace. They will implement analytical studies combined with technology; to reinvent design, merchandising and marketing and develop a personal expression by decoding the user’s fashion related requirements.

    • Dynamics of Fashion Studio 3
    • Start Up Marketing
    • Retail Buying & Merchandising
    • Visual Merchandising
    • Fashion Branding & Styling
    • Legal Affairs in Fashion
    • Graduate Showcase
    • Global Immersion
    • Internship

Culture & Place

Industry Interface

Today, as a comprehensive career-centered school, ISDI offers students a more unique interdisciplinary, collaborative and real-world academic experience. Faculty of practicing professionals, state-of-the-art facilities, study abroad opportunities and a unique approach to learning, enables students to creatively meet the challenges of a fast-changing global marketplace.

Students’ benefit from a holistic approach to fashion education, one that is innovative and market-driven as they work across disciplines, just like professionals in the fashion industry and collaborate on projects for brands ranging from LongChamp to Pernia’s Pop-up Shop amongst many.

They also get an opportunity to work behind the scenes at Lakme Fashion Week – a festival dedicated to facilitating a gateway to the fashion world, from creation to consumer. Lastly students get to show their collections on the famed ISDI’s Runway to Racks, an annual student showcase event held on our campus located in the Lower Parel Innovation District of Mumbai.

Mumbai is a place of business and culture, fully part of ISDI students’ experience. During the course of the programme, India’s fashion houses and the country’s top designers, who craft trend setting creations are located within a 1000 metre radius of our campus. Our world-class campus also offers easy access to Mumbai’s premier luxury & premium retail destination – Palladium Mall, home to global brands like Louis Vuitton, Zara, Diesel, Versace, Armani & more. Moreover, a lot of industry mills are a stone’s throw away from all the companies, which count in the fashion and luxury industry.


Student work

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


Employers and Partners




Candidates currently studying in final year of graduation or who have completed graduation (bachelor’s degree 10+2+3.) in any discipline are eligible to apply.


Admission Process

+ Step 1 - Application Form

+ Step 2 - Pay the Application Fee

+ Step 3 - Take the ISDI Challenge

+ Step 4 - Announcement of Results

+ Step 5 - Enrollment into the program