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Fashion and Apparel Design – FAD

Group : Science

Admitting Seat : 25 Nos

Profession related to clothing and apparel is one of the oldest and most basic occupations of human beings, with a rich and varied past. Fashion has become an integral part of contemporary society. It is one of the focal topics of the print and electronic media, television, internet, advertisements, music, movies and marketing etc. Hence a fashion related study is a key for several opportunities in many industries related to apparel, accessories, textiles, automobiles, films and advertisement etc.

India is known for its rich heritage of textiles and costumes. The global interest and demand for Traditional Indian textiles and craftsmanship has aroused huge opportunities in the field of fashion and apparel industry for domestic market and export. Production of textiles and garments for Indian as well as international markets led to setting up of manufacturing and export units all over the country. Indian Fashion and Apparel Industry is spreading and growing by leaps and bounds providing employment to over a million people. Skilled and trained professionals are required by these units largely.

Professional in this area is mostly employed by wholesale or manufacturing outlets, where garments are typically created for mass production. In these settings, they tend to work as full or part-time members within a team. A number of apparel designers are self-employed; they often create custom clothing and can work unusual hours to meet clients' needs.

In response to such a scenario the course Fashion and Apparel Designing is being introduced at Vocational Higher Secondary Schools as an independent course in the vocational stream. Fashion and Apparel Design, as profession includes the entire process of designing and producing fashion apparels from the fibre and yarn stage to the finished product. This course offers skill in designing, construction and ornamentation of garments. It develop the students' skill in all aspects of fashion and apparel design such as pattern making, draping, sewing, finishing of garments, embroidery and other value addition techniques , marketing, merchandising etc. Students develop a fashion portfolio at the end of the course. They can undertake fashion projects from the initial stage to the finished garment.

Fashion Studies help the students to develop self-confidence by improving their skill in selection and making of their own clothes. This course gives more importance to self-employment, thereby increasing the living standard of a person as well as his community. It also helps students to make an informed decision about their future goals. It enables vertical mobility to students who wish for higher education after VHSE. After successful completion of this training the students may be able to join:


The learner:

  • Identifies measures and records the body measurements accurately and according to the need of the customers.

  • Prepares basic patterns of different garments with given measurements and will be able to alters and grade patterns.

  • Selects appropriate material, designs and constructs different household textiles like Curtains, Aprons, pillow cover, Cushion Cover, Table Cloth etc.

  • Constructs different garments of kids, ladies and gents.

  • Identifies the elements and principles of design and applies this knowledge in designing of Fashion garments.

  • Understands the Colour & Colour schemes and apply them in designing of garments.

  • Draws Fashion Sketches for different posters and garments.

  • Designs apparels and develop portfolio for customers.

  • Understands different terms in fashion business.

  • Acquires skill in Boutique Management

Higher Education Opportunities

  • Learners who successfully get through C & E are eligible to secure admission to any course their counterparts of +2

  • Eligible to apply for MBBS, BAMS, BHMS, BDS etc.

  • Eligible to appear for medical/agriculture entrance examination

  • Eligible to opt for all courses like BA, B Com, B.Sc. Physics /Chemistry / Botany/Zoology/Psychology etc.

  • Eligible to apply for BSc Nursing/B Pharm, Home Science, Agriculture, B.Des, B.F.Tech etc.

Job Opportunities/Placement

  • Placements in the field of fashion Designing/ Fashion Designer

  • Placement in Government services as Lab Technical Assistants in VHS Schools

  • Sales personal/ Merchandiser in the field of textile industry

  • Opportunities in the field of Embroidery, Machine Embroidery etc.

  • Recognized by PSC

  • Self-Employment opportunities - Pattern Maker, Apparel Designer, Managing Small scale Garment Unit, Manufacturing Unit, Costume Designer, Embroidery Unit etc.

Subjects to be studied-FAD





Entrepreneurship Development

Vocational Theory

Vocational Practical

(Additional Mathematics If necessary)

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