Introduction

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The whole concept of ‘FASHION’ is a broad one and hence, it comprises of several segments. Fashion designing deals with the designing aspect of the industry, in which fashion designer focuses on designing clothes and accessories and creation of smarter new styles. On the other hand, fashion technology is more about the use of technology for the production of the fabrics. It is the technology that enables a fashion experience when you wear it or interact with it. Seeing the popularity of fashion and its trends, many colleges have started specialized engineering course in ‘Fashion Technology’ to impart knowledge & provide a deeper understanding of the industry and how it works.

Students have also exhibited an increasing interest and hence, it has become one of the most popular courses among students who are right-brained. It not only focuses on training the students on the fashion basics and its methods but also sharpens and allows their exploration in the creative sphere. It is quite a good choice for innovative people with a keen fashion sense, interested in the fashion domain and excited about their contribution to the creative world.

What should be Taught in this stream?

This course is designed to train students in the core garment manufacturing technology with an emphasis on best practices in Apparel Production. They are taught about design, production, management, fashion merchandising and also marketing. It involves the technical skills which include design, pattern construction, cutting and garment manufacture. Students are also trained in Information Technology domain so that they can contribute significantly in the fashion technology domain.

Subjects of fashion technology: Textile and Apparel Design Leather Technology, Fashion Merchandising, Visual Merchandising, Footwear Design, Jewellery/Gem Designing. Bachelor of Fashion Technology is a very specialized course and offered only in very few institutes across India. National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) provides a four-year course leading to B. F. Tech (Apparel Production) at the undergraduate level.

Top Engineering Colleges Offering Fashion Technology

  • NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FASHION TECHNOLOGY – [NIFT], DELHI
  • NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FASHION TECHNOLOGY – [NIFT], NAVI MUMBAI
  • PEARL ACADEMY – DELHI
  • NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FASHION TECHNOLOGY – [NIFT], BANGALORE
  • NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FASHION TECHNOLOGY – [NIFT], CHENNAI
  • INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FASHION TECHNOLOGY [IIFT], NEW DELHI
  • NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FASHION TECHNOLOGY – [NIFT], PATNA
  • NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FASHION TECHNOLOGY – [NIFT], KOLKATA
  • NIFT – TEA COLLEGE OF KNITWEAR FASHION – TIRUPUR
  • NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FASHION TECHNOLOGY – [NIFT], HYDERABAD
  • NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FASHION TECHNOLOGY – [NIFT], MOHALI
  • PEARL ACADEMY – JAIPUR
  • INDIAN INSTITUTE OF ART AND FASHION TECHNOLOGY – [IIAFT], MUMBAI
  • NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FASHION TECHNOLOGY – [NIFT], BHUBANESWAR
  • VOGUE INSTITUTE OF FASHION TECHNOLOGY – BANGALORE
  • SCHOOL OF FASHION TECHNOLOGY – PUNE
  • AMITY SCHOOL OF FASHION TECHNOLOGY – NOIDA

West Bengal

  • NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FASHION TECHNOLOGY – [NIFT], KOLKATA
  • INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY – [IIT], KHARAGPUR
  • BIRLA INSTITUTE OF LIBERAL ARTS & Management Sciences – KOLKATA
  • WLCI COLLEGE OF FASHION – KOLKATA

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

The minimum eligibility for this course requires passing class 12th/ Higher Secondary Examination in Biology, Maths, and Chemistry. For the Undergraduate course, passing 10+2 with 50% marks and for Post Graduate courses graduation.

In the prominent institutes, admission is strictly on merit- through written test, situation test, group discussion and interview.

These courses are aimed at understanding concepts related to costume, jewelry, leather goods and many other similar products where fashion matters While 10+2 are sufficient for Accessory designing and Fashion Designing, graduates are preferred for other courses.

What Does a Fashion Technology Engineer do?

A growing career sector escalated by the digital revolution, FASHION TECHNOLOGY is the perfect area of fashion for those interested in a wide range of transformative technologies involved- from virtual design testing interfaces and algorithms that predict patterns in consumer’s choice to development of new materials and making amazing breakthroughs in fashion. As a fast-growing area, it promises much scope for career development with exciting and unlimited projects blending technology & fashion.

Your interest in sectors like textile technology, innovative software design, new production technologies(laser-cutting and 3D printing) or wearable technology fashionable makes it your best choice. Boosting and upgrading your skills with technical proficiency, internships and more and more knowledge about the latest technologies and their applications will give you a smooth run.

You can also opt for other interesting domains like- visual merchandising, retail management, event organization, costume design, styling, photography, journalism, design etc.

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The scope of Undergraduate(UG) and Postgraduate(PG) in Fashion Technology

B.F.Tech course helps to understand the technical aspects of the industry while maintaining a stronghold in the fundamental aspects of fashion. This helps them to grab a job in any segment of the fashion industry. It not only prepares for technical roles but also managerial & administrative roles.

Some popular employment sectors for fashion technology graduates are:-

  • Textile Designing
  • Apparel Production Manager
  • Fashion Designer
  • Accessory Designing
  • Graphics Designer
  • Personal Stylist
  • Fashion Management
  • Marketing
  • E-commerce Websites
  • Fashion Photography
  • Fashion Journalism
  • Self-Employed/Startup
  • Fashion Columnist
  • Entrepreneur

RECRUITERS

  • Shahi Exports
  • Arvind Mills
  • Vardhman Textiles
  • Raymond
  • Bombay Rayon Fashion
  • Orient Crafts
  • Welspun
  • Pantaloons
  • Lifestyle
  • Spyker
  • Allen Solly
  • Adidas
  • Swarovski
  • Bata etc.