Description of the course:
The Apparel Designing course is designed to give a comprehensive overview of developing various trendy apparel styles through designing, applying knowledge of fabric, coordinating colour and texture, and monitoring quality and fit. It is a fascinating and challenging course that helps in bringing out the students’ creative ability, sensitivity, style and originality and translate them into visual representation. It promotes trendy ideas that promises glamour, fame and success in the field of fashion. The students will be introduced to key notions in apparel designing process, colours and mood board presentation, fabric selection, fundamental garment construction and Computer Aided Designing. This course provides opportunity to look at the work of famous designers and understand the culture and design concepts of each designer with unique trendy collections.
The modules of this course provide understanding of the following aspects:
The course motivates the students to foster personal inspiration to design apparels with basic silhouettes and coordinate outfits with colour and swatch selection. It also provides a brief analysis of how trends influence a contemporary collection.
Apparel designing course is of 11 weeks duration with 4 credits and possess 43 modules with practical video, text, practical illustrations, other learning material, exciting and thought-provoking assignments and self-assessment. The weekly schedules in sequence are provided to make it easy for the student to acquire the knowledge. Students are inspired to put the knowledge into practice from the previous weeks and prepare a presentation of their work as a basic collection portfolio in the form of assignments.
The most exciting topics such as apparel designing process, draping techniques, fashion trends and fashion changes, fashion drawing and fashion Illustrations, famous apparel designers of India and their achievements, Computer Aided design (CAD) software for apparel surely inspire the students to the field of fashion.
At the end of this course, the students will have necessary tools required to communicate their ideas, develop portfolio to pursue their further studies in fashion field or choose career in this field of fashion.
Rationale for developing this Course:
Looking best by wearing fashion apparels is something people look for, even though, they have their own unique preferences in their selection. The apparel markets are flooded with innumerable number of styles in different price ranges that are oriented towards fashion. The selection of becoming apparel to each individual is highly challenging task. Knowledge of the fabric and workmanship help to make a wise decision in buying apparels. Those who are in the field of tailoring may need exposure to designing, colour and fabric selection, quality finishing of seams and necklines and creative ideas of developing styles, predicted fashion trends etc. Further, there is dearth for trained personnel in apparel industries.
Therefore, the course on Apparel Designing is developed to provide exposure to consumers, tailors, hobbyists, personnel in apparel industries, students to pursue further studies in the field of fashion apparels.
Objectives and learning outcomes of the course
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Dr. Anne Sarada Devi is the former Dean of Home Science from Acharya N G Ranga Agricultural University (ANGRAU) and presently working as the ICAR Emeritus Scientist at the College of Home Science, Hyderabad and also serving as an Honorary Member of the All India Handloom Board, Govt of India. She is an outstanding academician and was a rank holder from the University of Madras in Masters in Home Science. She was conferred Ph.D from the Anna University, Chennai. She has contributed to the quality and the growth of ANGRAU with 35 years of service in teaching, research and extension including 11 years of senior level managerial stint and national technical coordinator for Home Science – Textiles & Clothing under ICAR for a plan period. She has also served as Member, Board of Management, ANGRAU from 2008-2011. The following are some glimpses of her contributions to research and special honours she held.
30 percent for In-Course Assignments and 70 percent for End-Term Proctored Exam.