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Fashion Technology

If you have a technical bent of mind along with creative prowess, then a career in Fashion Technology would be just the right choice for you. Courses are designed to train students in the core garment manufacturing technology with emphasis on best practices in Apparel Production. Training is provided on application of Information Technology programs so that they can contribute significantly in the fashion technology domain.


Fashion Technology at a Glance

A huge part of the technologies we expect in the future have their foundations laid in the last 5 years. The wearable Technology has blurred the line between Fashion & Technology.

Fashion Technology Professionals perform the following tasks on a regular basis :

  • Looking after the processing & maintenance of company’s Product
  • Studying the market trends & Developing Concepts
  • Making Sketches & Sample Fabrics and Patterns
  • Maintaining Quality Standards
  • Creating or visualising an idea and producing a design by hand or using computer-aided design (CAD)
  • Understanding design from a technical perspective i.e. producing patterns and technical specifications for designs

The following skills are required to be successful in this discipline :

  • Creativity, innovation and flair
  • An eye for colour and a feel for fabrics and materials
  • Design and visualisation skills, either by hand or through computer-aided design (CAD)
  • Technical skills, including pattern cutting
  • Garment technology skills and knowledge
  • Commercial awareness and business orientation

About Fashion Technology Schools

Sr No. College/Institute Location Courses
1. National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) 15 Centres Across India B.FTech (Apparel Production)

2. Amity School of Fashion Technology Noida 4 year B.Des in Fashion Technology
3. Wigan & Leigh Delhi
  • 3 year Advanced Diploma and B.A. (Hons.) in Fashion Technology
  • 2 year Post Graduate Diploma in Fashion Technology (PGDVC)
4. Global Institute of Fashion Technology (GIFT) Kolkata B.Sc & M.Sc in Fashion Technology and Designing
5. JD Institute of fashion technology Visakhapatnam Diploma in Fashion Technology
6. National Institute of Interior & Fashion Designing (INIFD) Mumbai Certificate Course in Fashion Technology & Styling
7. Sun International Institute Visakhapatnam B.FTech
8. Institute of Office Management Delhi B.Sc in Fashion Technology

A programme in Fashion Technology is generally structured in the following manner :

  • The course introduces students to the fundamentals governing aesthetic and design elements and the fundamentals of management
  • It aims to introduce different essential streams including apparel manufacturing technology, information technology, quality management, artificial intelligence
  • It provides the knowledge of raw materials including fabrics and machineries involved in the manufacturing of apparels
  • Students develop understanding of production planning, merchandising, work study and quality control which provide essential operational knowledge relating to future work profiles

About the Work Industry/Job Market

Graduates have been able to carve a niche for themselves in industries like :

  • Film and TV production
  • Quality Assurance Boards
  • Garment Technology Companies
  • Fashion Houses
  • Retail Centres
  • Shopping Malls
  • Event management

Specific Job roles include :

  • Fashion Designer
  • Fashion Coordinator
  • Apparel Merchandiser
  • Fashion Journalist
  • Fit Analyst
  • Merchandiser
  • Consultant
  • Quality Assurance Professional

Following are the current and expected trends in the discipline of Fashion Technology :

  • Bioengineering has entered the textile Industry
  • Another Trend is that of using 3D Printers, eg: Earlier in 2017, Adidas’ 3D printed Futurecraft sneakers had a limited release in New York
  • Robot Technology will be used on a large scale to weave the garments
  • Late last year, Adidas opened its new Speedfactory outside of Atlanta, Georgia. It consists of robots capable of turning out sneakers at a record clip. For now, that means it takes several weeks for a design to end-up as a completed sneaker—practically nothing compared to the months the process usually takes.

Depending on the Brand, Company and location, a fresher can expect to earn anything between INR 3-4.6 lakh p.a.
Experienced professionals can earn in the range of INR 6-12 lakh p.a.

Following are the best Companies/Studios for Fashion Technology in India :

  • Ambattur Clothing Company
  • AYN Accessories
  • Banswara Syntex
  • Bombay Rayon Fashions
  • Color Plus
  • FlipKart
  • Indus Fila
  • Pantaloon
  • Raymonds
  • Reliance Brands
  • Sabyasachi couture

Associations to Follow :

  • NIFT
  • NID
  • Fashion Design Council of India
  • Bombay Textile Research Association
  • Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla
  • Sabyasachi Mukherjee
  • Tarun Tahiliani
  • Satya Paul

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