Certification Courses – Fashion Design

From fabric to runway: Discover the world of fashion design.

Certification Courses - Fashion Design

INIFD Panvel - The Cradle of Designers

Unleash Your Creativity in Fashion Design with INIFD Panvel

INIFD Panvel’s Fashion Design program offers a range of diploma courses, including 1 Year Diploma, 2 Year Diploma, and 3 Year Diploma, as well as a Super Specialization program. With a focus on both theoretical knowledge and practical training, our courses prepare students for a successful career in the fashion industry. Students can choose from four specializations – Apparel Design, Fashion Communication, Lifestyle Accessory Design, and Textile Design – each tailored to meet their unique interests and career aspirations. Join us to unleash your creativity and develop the skills you need to make your mark in the world of fashion.

1-Year Fashion Design Course
2-Year Fashion Design Course
3-Year Fashion Design Course
Super Specialization in Fashion Design

Sew your dreams into reality

1-Year Fashion Design Course

Discover your passion for fashion with our One-Year Foundation Program which offers hands-on experience in line and design through a range of projects. Our exciting modules and courseware, including Fashion Illustration, Textile and Art Studies, Techniques for Fabric Enhancement, Basics of Pattern Drafting, and Garment Construction, will prepare you to explore the world of kids’ and women’s fashion.

Upon successful completion of the first year, you’ll have a complete understanding of kids’ wear and an introduction to women’s wear.

Course Outline

Fashion Foundation

Appreciate the fundamentals of fashion and design theories, and understand the basics of design. Through exploring and applying the various elements and principles of design, including interaction and their attributes, you'll develop a strong foundation in fashion design. This subject will also cover fashion forecasting to help you stay ahead of trends.

Textile Fundamentals

Get a comprehensive overview of all major textile processing steps and develop a solid working knowledge of the terminology. This subject will provide an in-depth understanding of different fibers, yarns, fabrics, and the processes involved in textile construction.

Elementary Tailoring Techniques

This introductory subject covers the techniques and basic construction details for women's and kids' clothing for different age groups, from infants to teenagers. You'll study pattern-making and garment construction techniques for kid's and women's clothing.

Fashion Figure Drawing

Lay the foundation for your work as a fashion designer through this subject that introduces you to the basics of kids' and women's illustrations. You'll also learn to use different drawing tools and color mediums, and develop an understanding of figure proportions for kids and women.

Indian Art and Appreciation

Inculcate an appreciation for art, culture, and clothing of different states of India with this subject.

Surface Ornamentation

Learn the different techniques used to enhance the fabric and create texture. This subject will cover the various types of machines and hand embroideries.

Unleash your inner fashionista

2-Year Fashion Design Course

Develop your skills in research methods and design processes with our Two Year Advance Program. This course provides hands-on experience and prepares you to apply these tools in real-life situations. You’ll stay ahead of industry standards by learning the correct techniques for handling fashion fabrics and utilizing industrial equipment to construct tailored garments.This program is ideal for aspiring Research Assistants, Freelance Designers, Pattern Makers, and Sourcing Assistants.

Course Outline

Study and Structure of the Apparel Industry

Understand the structural mechanism of the apparel industry and the role, function, and importance of different departments. This course provides the foundation for understanding the industry as a whole.

Technical Fashion Sketches

Learn to illustrate male and female croquis with stylized croquis in this course. This subject will help you develop a range of fashion illustration techniques.

Drafting and Pattern Making

This subject covers pattern development and various draping styles for men and women. You'll learn how to create patterns for different types of garments.

Advance Tailoring Techniques

In this course, you'll gain knowledge of women's and men's clothing construction techniques. You'll learn about advanced tailoring techniques and how to create well-constructed garments.

Textiles and Embroidery

This course covers Indian traditional textiles, embroideries, motifs, and techniques. You'll learn about the different types of Indian embroidery and how to use them in your designs.

Design Process

This subject exposes you to the various processes involved in design development, as well as the basics of research and its tools. You'll learn how to conduct research and use it to create a strong design concept

Create your own style and make a statement

3-Year Fashion Design Course

Our comprehensive Three Year Fashion Design Course is designed to provide you with a holistic understanding of the fashion industry. Through this program, you will learn about all aspects of the fashion industry including product development, sourcing, buying, marketing, retailing, and merchandising.

One of the core principles you will learn in this course is draping. You will construct garments such as corset dresses and jackets, which will help you gain an understanding of high-end draping techniques. This course will also help you develop an individual collection that showcases your unique design philosophy and strengths.

Upon completion of this three-year course, you will have the skills and knowledge to work in a variety of roles within the fashion industry, such as Designer, Visual Merchandiser, Visual Artist, Production Designer, Pattern Coordinator, and Editor.

Course Outline

Couture Tailoring

This subject will introduce you to the art and expression of fine soft dressmaking. You will gain an understanding of high-end draping techniques used in couture tailoring.

Creative Embroideries and Embellishments

As a fashion designer, it is crucial to have a thorough understanding of embroidery, embellishment, and manipulation techniques from around the globe. This subject will help you create innovative and contemporary textiles by teaching you these techniques.


Decorative Fabrics and Materials

In this subject, you will learn about the different decorative fabrics, materials, and techniques used in making garments. You will also learn about the fabrics and techniques used by various designers for couture tailoring.

Fashion Concept and Design Development

This subject is an introduction to the complete preliminaries of portfolio development step-by-step. It aims to teach you all the skills and knowledge that go into the making of a professional designer.

Retail Marketing and Visual Merchandising

This subject will help you appreciate the unique aspects and concepts of marketing, retail marketing, and visual merchandising. It will focus on the apparel business, giving you a thorough knowledge of merchandising.

Care Renovation and Finishing of Textiles

This subject aims to instill awareness about finishes and care techniques for different types of textiles.


Promotional Product Development

In this subject, you will learn how to effectively create a brand identity and develop product insights. You will also learn about the exploration processes of promotions and more. These skills will be crucial in developing successful promotional products and services.

Explore the endless possibilities of fashion design.

Super Specialization in Fashion Design

This super specialization program in fashion design is designed to develop your understanding of theoretical concepts and practical skills associated with the areas of clothing, textiles, and fashion. The program aims to demonstrate the practical application of knowledge and skills in projects that reflect personal and work-related aspects.


Consumer Knowledge

 Develop a knowledge base that enables the development of buying practices when designing or procuring clothing and textile products.

Technological Advances

 Understand the clothing and textiles industry and its influence on the lives of people today.

Careers and Employment

Explore career opportunities that may lead to successful employment in the areas of clothing, textiles, and fashion.

Personal Skills

Allow understanding of practical clothing skills that can be used in their daily lives.


Develop entrepreneurial skills and evaluate opportunities within the textile and fashion industry.

Garment Construction Techniques I

This subject aims to provide the technical and creative skills required for handcraft tailoring, couture-inspired fashion, and contemporary design for the modern wardrobe. The course focuses on both traditional and technological aspects of garment construction techniques.

Technical Fashion Illustrations

In this subject, you will learn technical expertise with conceptual thinking. You will be provided with an opportunity to learn through a variety of media, considering both the creative core and the progressive peripheries of fashion.

Creative Surfaces and Textiles

This subject is an introduction to the various textile surface embellishment techniques used in the industry to enhance the look of the garment/fabric.

World Costumes and Textiles

This subject encourages you to look back into the past to shape the future by researching the historical genre of draping, accessorizing, and beautification of the body.

Draping Art

This subject will help you understand the importance of fabric knowledge through independent research and the evaluation of fabric properties. It will also enable you to select appropriate materials in relation to their quality, performance, characteristics, and design intentions. This subject also intends to develop an application of technical skills using creative drape practices.

Garment Construction- II

In this subject, you will learn in-depth research of material and technical experiments for clothing. You will learn the principle of physical needs, not as performing gender but as performing the body.

Surface Ornamentation Techniques

This subject will expose the students to the research, visual, creative, and practical skills required in contemporary professional practice by understanding the unique fusion of traditional skills in embroidering, dyeing, printing, weaving, and non-woven textiles. It also covers innovative materials-based textile design in fashion and its forecasting.

Media and Communication for Fashion

In this subject, emergent new media design methods will be examined in a broad context of evolving cultural, technological, sociological, and scientific developments. Students will have an opportunity to develop collective and personal communication skills to convey complex ideas and apply methods for crafting the message, presentation techniques, and personal Web communication. The course will address marketing and public relations for design firms as an extension of the designer’s voice.

Textile Care and Handling

This subject aims to develop an understanding of how to handle and care for various fabrics.

Project Dissertation

This project will provide a wide array of world crafts or Indian crafts, which is an integral part of fashion for years. This project assists in understanding various crafts, and students are required to develop products using their design skills.


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