Fashion Design in Leather Apparels & Accessories Program
Duration : 3yrs
Centre : Jalandhar
No. of Seats : 40
More than ever, the leather market is recognized as a vital-and extremely lucrative-part of the fashion industry, where even top- name designers have ventured with outstanding success. This has created a greater need for trained professionals skilled in leather design and production. The Leather Design Course offers intensive training based on the most exacting standards of International design and craftsmanship. The ever growing leather goods sector offers exciting career prospects to young able designers. The course has been broadened to ensure that students have a 360 degree view of the work of a shoe, bag or garment designer. They are presented with all the issues, latest techniques and technologies. They learn how to design the right product for the right market and how to develop their design in the most efficient way.
The absolute emphasis of this program is to enable the students acquire a solid foundation from which they can design garments, shoes or bags. Specialized executive training in leather goods, garments, footwear, home décor and upholstery is provided in a highly experiential format.
Phase 1: Basic foundation program in Leather & Design
Phase 2: Emphasis is on comprehending the material, patterns & designs. Students study Fashion Illustration, Pattern Making & Construction, Leather Processing & Surface Techniques, Computer Applications and Retailing & Design Projects.
Phase 3: In addition to the above studied content, curriculum focuses on manufacturing processes, leather processing etc. Students undergo industry internships for hands on experience.
Phase 4: Main focus is on Research & Development in design.
Fashion Concepts: workshop and seminars
Culture of Leather : An innovative change rather than chronological periods.
Guest Speaker : Guest speakers are invited from Industry which has immense practical experience.
Contemporary aesthetics : International mapping of aesthetic values and their current forms.
Trend research : Professional to the sector and personal.
Consumer concepts : Cross discipline tools for identifying market opportunity
Creative thinking : Seminar for training creativity.
Brand identity : Understanding the creative end of a brand; analysis tools and personal branding.
Craft Documentation : Learning craft of a specific area and adapting it on leather products.
Design and Communication : Students work on project assignment for the industry
Sketching and illustration : Specialized techniques for garments, shoes and accessories.
Collection development : Basic structure of a shoe and garment collection.
Signature elements : Accessories and construction detail
Branding : Visual communication of brand merchandising, packaging and display.
Final collection / Research Project: Students work under guidance for the realization of their final creative collection from prototype to presentation
The students under expert guidance work in close relationship to the resources and realities of the local luxury industry, from master craftsmen to innovative technology and research. Classroom lectures, industry and trade show visits and master class artisan workshops provide a strong foundation for group projects and individual research. The curriculum involves:
Expert conferences on specific topics
Visits to shows and fairs of the fashion sector
Visits to the most representative sales points in the surroundings
Salient features of the program
Product development : Testimony from professionals in all phases of the Leather industry
Tannery Training : In the initial phase the students visit a tannery to acquire knowledge of leather processing and finishing. They learn to identify various kinds of leather and the tools and techniques involved in making leather.
Industry Internship : Students are required to undertake an Industry Internship. The objective of the internship is to:
Expose students to prevalent commercial and industrial practices in leather,standards and organization;
Reinforce theoretical knowledge with practical experience;
Deepen knowledge and skills in a practical, hands-on situation;
Develop their ability to work as an effective and willing member of a team; and,
Sensitize them to the pressures of a fast-moving industry and sharpen their problem-solving skills.
Career / Employment Opportunity
The creation of leather products involves the skills of many professionals, ranging from art directors and stylists, trend and material researchers, traditional and CAD patternmakers, to product and brand managers and merchandisers, each having a specific vocabulary and technical requirements. This program closely examines the roles, skills and competences required to carry out these activities, investigating them through practical and creative training. The objective is the development of a personal creative identity capable of original research to propose innovative collections for the fashion industry. The opportunities as such are unlimited as follows:
Export/ Buying House Sampling Co-coordinator , Designer or merchandiser
Style studio footwear collection
Brand accessory direction
Accessory Collection Co-ordinator
Brand identity communication
Style office Collaborator
Prototype Pattern Maker
Product development and international sourcing