What is the Difference between Fashion Design or Fashion Technology



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Style and trends goes on changing day by day. Fashion deals with creativity that you can add with dresses and make them comfortable, stylist and beautiful looking. It is the most popular and sought career in India today. People like engaging themselves to different and new fashion so that they may look differently.

As a career, fashion designing offers huge channels for creativity as new systems and products get molded by designers to suit indigenous requirements such as native flavor. One can join fashion designing courses after passing 12 th . But to join this course you have to qualify entrance exams conducted by NIFT (national Institute of Fashion Technology), NID (national institute of Designing) and PEARL. There are certain institutes that conduct their own exams to select brilliant students for their institutes.


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Fashion Designing: it is the course where you can give artistic look to the garments. They design the dress according to the occasions, seasons and moods. Even their work gets categorized into men, women, kids, teenage wear and even some of them develop sportswear, outerwear and knitwear. In this course, one designs their ideas on paper, another makes that design realistic by drafting it on the fabric.

Fashion industry is a globally popular industry. India also is a major manufacturing centre of fashion industry. But before one enrolls himself for this career, he has to know his skill and talent but most importantly they should have imaginative idea then he can surely excel his career in fashion designing. Further he could specialize in leather designing, textile design, accessory design, Knitwear design or even fashion communication.

Opportunities: this is the only course in which you can be your own boss. You can have your own boutique after having some training and experience under some designer. Even you can join in some garment manufacturing company.

Eligibility: you should have passed 12 th from any stream. Various entrance exams are conducted to get admission in Fashion designing course such as National institute of fashion technology (NIFT), National Institute of Designing (NID), Apeejay Institute of Design and Pearl Academy of Fashion.

Some Top colleges for fashion designing are given below:

NIFT: National Institute of Fashion Technology
NID : National Institute of Design
SRISHTI : Srishti School of Art, Design & Technology
SATYAM (SNDT) : Satyam Fashion Institute, Noida
PEARL : Pearl Academy of Fashion < /br> DIA : Design & Innovation Academy
NIIFT : Northern India Institute of Fashion Technology
SNDT: Premlila Vithaldas Polytechnic
FDDI : Footwear Design & Development Institute
IICD : Indian Institute of Craft & Design
SID : Symbiosis Centre of Design
Apeejay : Apeejay Institute of Design
MIT : MIIT's Institute of Design


Fashion Technology:

This course deals with the tools and instrument that makes fashion. Mainly in fashion technology you learn about the fabrics and their manufacturing. Just like different season, we wear different fabrics such as woolen, cotton, nylon, etc. in the same way , fashion technology deals with manufacturing of different type of cloth material which gives the wearer more comfort, relaxation and elegance. Now- a –days we all see that trendy materials keep on coming to the market which really furnishes everyday needs of the people. There are lots of challenges in this field and lots to explore, so if you are really interested in exploring these fields, it is the best opportunity for you.

Opportunities: in this course, you need to have the knowledge of physics, mathematics and chemistry and you get the degree of B.F.Tech by doing this course. In India very few institutions offer this specialization course. During this program you learn the basics of garment manufacturing emphasizing to attire production.

Eligibility: you need to pass 12 th with physics, chemistry and mathematics.

Some top institutes giving degree of B.F.Tech:

  • National Institute Of Technology (NIFT), New Delhi
  • National Institute Of Technology (NIFT), Ahmadabad
  • National Institute Of Technology (NIFT), Chennai
  • National Institute Of Technology (NIFT), Hyderabad
  • National Institute Of Technology (NIFT), Kolkata
  • National Institute Of Technology (NIFT), Bangalore
  • National Institute Of Technology (NIFT), Mumbai
  • Pearl Academy- Delhi
  • National Institute Of Technology (NIFT), Gandhinagar
  • National Institute Of Technology (NIFT), Mohali
  • Apeejay Institute of Design, Delhi
  • Wigan and Leigh College India, New Delhi
  • JD Institute of Fashion Technology, Delhi
  • Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology , Bangalore
  • Sophia SBKS Polytechnic, Mumbai
  • SNDT Women's University, Mumbai
  • Sophia SBKS Polytechnic, Mumbai

Comparison between the two courses:

Fashion designing

Fashion Technology

Anyone who has passed 12 th from any stream can apply.

Candidate applying must have passed 12 th along with subject combination of physics, mathematics and chemistry.

Here one learns about designing of fabrics into beautiful attire.

Here one develops the skill of inventing new fabric or dress material.

Further specialization in accessory design, leather and textile designing can be done.

There is no such further specialization.






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