Industry Overview

The Indian fashion and textile industry is set for strong growth, buoyed by strong domestic consumption as well as export demand. Revenue in the Fashion segment is projected to reach US$13,160m in 2020. Rising globalization and consumerism are encouraging the fashion industry to explore the broadest contexts and applications of the field.

ARCH employs design thinking and creative problem solving strategies in all areas of design creation, styling, retail, branding and lifestyle. Intellectual and innovative dimensions in fashion learning are explored through design knowledge, skills and understanding of form, silhouette, material, texture, colours and processes to create innovative, sustainable and responsible fashion. The Fashion Department prepares the students to establish their own space in this complex, ever evolving and growing industry and professionally handle the challenges distinctive to it.

Sectoral Highlights

  • Revenue is expected to show an annual growth rate (CAGR 2020-2025) of 12.4%, resulting in a projected market volume of US$23,574m by 2025.
  • The market's largest segment is Apparel with a projected market volume of US$8,680m in 2020.
  • With Indian consumer becoming more fashion conscious, it is the gigantic Indian fashion consuming public that will continue to set the growth trends for its fashion industry.
  • Major disciplines of the industry include fashion design, textile design, leather design, and accessory and jewellery design.
  • From a survey, out of the total number of designers working in the country, this discipline accounts for nearly 1%.
  • According to a survey more than 3000 students are being enrolled into these courses.
  • One of the institutions has more than 100 centres across India as franchised centres. There are others also offering training franchises in these disciplines.
  • Fashion design is an applied art dedicated to clothing and lifestyle accessories created within the cultural and social influences of a specific time.
  • A trained fashion designer can work in areas like designer wear production, planning and concept management, fashion marketing, design production management, fashion media, quality control, fashion accessory design and promotion of brands.



Industry Speak

"I find ARCH students very promising and enterprising. The international course curriculum at the institution empowers individuals to make a mark in world fashion"


International Fashion Designer

"I am delighted to acknowledge Arch as one of the premier design institutions of the country. The creative, stimulating, innovative learning environment has made the institution an important destination for learning design"


Fashion Designer Label AND

Alumni Speak

"ARCH has helped me to develop a whole new set of skills that I can use in the career I have chosen."


2006 Batch, Asst. Designer, Rocky S, Mumbai

"My learnings from ARCH have contributed to the appreciation I received from Shoppers Stop in 2011 in the form of three awards - ‘Best VM’ (Regional); ‘Best Store’ and ‘Best VM’ (Pan India); and Quality Control."


2003 Batch, Visual Merchandiser Shoppers Stop, Jaipur

Student Work

Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation Ltd

ARCH won the ‘Uniform Design Contest’ conducted by Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation Limited (JMRCL) and is the official Consultant Designer for the complete range of Uniforms covering all cadres for the Jaipur Metro Corp.

Deepa Bhati

Deepa Bhati won the ‘Fashion Design Awards India (FDAI)’ on the theme “Life is Beautiful”, held at Hotel Clarks Amer, Jaipur. Her work was inspired by the Wall paintings of Amer Fort.


IFFTI invited its member Institutions from all over the world to participate in the Poster Design Competition “The Power of Fashion”. All three entries from ARCH students were selected for exhibition at the conference venue, the Bunka Gakuen University, Tokyo, Japan.

Materialization vs Dematerialization-

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The designing community holds a huge responsibility to create something worthwhile and valuable for people across the globe.

Reinventing the cultural heritage with modern designs

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Cultural heritage is an integral part of a person’s identity.