Diploma in Fashion Design
& Apparel Merchandising

Diploma in Fashion Apparel Design

Diploma in Fashion Design
& Apparel Merchandising

Cindrebay’s Diploma in Fashion Design & Apparel Merchandising is a rigorous training programme in fashion spread over 12 months. The diploma is designed to give students a strong foundation in fashion design. The modules are prepared by faculty members who have decades of experience in the field.


Students gain exposure to the different nuances in the fashion industry – fabric design, garment construction techniques, elements and principles of design, and learning new software and applications.


12 Months


10+2 with a minimum 50% aggregate marks


30 Students per batch


Each module has been developed by seasoned professionals in the industry. Their experience clubbed with research on market trends and new technologies ensure that students receive a balanced education.

  • Introduction to Drawing
  • Presentation Techniques
  • Drawing from still life
  • Introduction to color
  • Color system
  • Color as an element of design
  • Color in fabric prints and clothing
  • Media & Material

  • Introduction to human anatomy
  • Croqui with ball joints
  • Gemotetric & flesh out croqui
  • Model drawing
  • Basic figure forms
  • Kid’s Illustration
  • Dressing the fashion figure & rendering
  • Drawing flats & specs
  • Stylized Illustration

  • Introduction to Garment Construction.
  • Seams & Seam finishes
  • Introduction to fullness
  • Construction of design element
  • Button & Fastners
  • Womens Western Wear - Bodice, Skirt, Pants & Sleeves (Variation - 3)
  • Womens Indian wear - Salwar, Churidar, Basic kurta, Kalidar Kurta, Basic blouse, Princess blouse
  • Introduction to Kids Wear

  • Introduction to Pattern Making
  • Preparation of fabric for cutting
  • Womens Western Wear
  • Womens Indian Wear
  • Kids Wear
  • Layouting

  • Introduction to Draping
  • Basic draping - Bodice, Skirt, Torso
  • Gathers, Pleats & Cow

  • Hand stitch - 10
  • Bead embroidery / Sequence work / Mirror work / Ribbon embroidery
  • Indian embroidery techniques - Chikankari / Kantha / Phulkari
  • Fabric manipulation technique - 8
  • Yarn Craft - Knitting / Crochet / Tatting / Macrame

  • Sources of inspiration
  • Fashion Marketing
  • Designing a sucessful garment
  • Trims & their uses
  • Apparel categories
  • Introduction to styling

  • Introduction to Indian textiles
  • Dyed & printed textiles of India
  • Woven textiles of India
  • Traditional costumes of different states of India
  • Traditional embroideries of India

  • Introduction to Indian textiles
  • Yarn construction
  • Introduction to weaving
  • Introduction knitting
  • Non woven fabrics
  • Wet processing


  • Introduction to Photoshop
  • Working with tools
  • Working with Layer
  • Working with Filters & Masking
  • Projects & Boards


  • Introduction to Illustrator interface
  • Panels, Workspace & Artboards
  • Selection & Direct selection
  • Color & Gradients
  • Creating vector shape
  • Working with tools
  • Image trace
  • Projects & Boardsh

  • Introduction to portfolio
  • Portfolio development process
  • Cover page design
  • Design projects
  • Class projects

  • Introduction to design collection
  • Design boards
  • Pattern & Fit sample
  • Final garments
  • Jury

  • Periodic visits are scheduled to various factories and printing units

  • Various workshops will be conducted on regular bases on related topics

  • Students will get opportunity to attend various fashion shows and to back stage them

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities Diploma in Fashion Apparel Design

Designers are inherently creative people, and so they can put their minds to any venture and it's going to be successful! Fashion design has been a booming career in India since a long time, with the cloth, textile and garment industry being one of the top most at all times throughout Indian economy. Fashion designers in the country are celebrated and needless to say it makes for a lucrative profession. From starting your own Fashion Label, or design house, garment retail chain, textile industry, leather enterprise, export house, boutique to becoming a fashion show manager, running your accessory or media house etc. a World of Career Opportunities await young Fashion Designers. Let's take a look at some of the career options and job prospects after pursuing fashion design!

  • Celebrity stylist
  • Fashion journalist / blogger
  • Fashion photographer
  • Textile and apparel designer
  • Visual merchandiser
  • Fashion consultant
  • Fabric designer
  • Fashion illustrator
  • Accessories designer
  • Fashion buyer / merchandiser
  • Personal styling & shopping
  • Fashion business manager
  • Social media strategist
  • Image consultant
  • Advance editorial & commercial styling
  • Fashion business & entrepreneurship
  • Luxury brand management
  • Couture designer


Cindrebay believes in interactive sessions and uses classroom and guest lectures, studio sessions, experimentation, assignments, workshops and live projects to keep the students engaged.

Classroom projects

Classroom projects are done with a significant contribution from real - world industry

Proper attention

Proper attention on developing skills in Computer Aided Designing

Design skills

Design skills and cross-functional abilities like software and presentation skills are put into practice

Course duration

Course duration spans from 12 months (Diploma) to 3 years (Under graduate Degree Programme)

Real life project

Real life project works are a significant portion of the curriculum

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