The programme in Fashion Design at the ARCH College of Design & Business intends critical engagement with the subject of 'Fashion' in all its forms. Creating a responsible awareness and assessment of fashion's socio-cultural and ecological influences is essential in the rediscovery and sustenance of an Indian aesthetic signature.
Towards a vision of developing a global learning environment and encouraging students to introduce meaningful aspirations into the world of fashion, ARCH aims to motivate students to explore individual aesthetics and conceptualise sustainable-ethical fashion.
The Indian fashion and textile industry are set for solid growth, buoyed by strong domestic consumption and export demand. According to a report by the India BrandEquity Foundation, the apparel market in India is estimated to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 11.8% to reach US$ 180 billion by 2025. Rising globalisation and consumerism are encouraging the fashion industry to explore the broadest contexts and applications of the ﬁeld.
Since the last decade, the Indian fashion industry has moved from the embryonic stage to a blossoming take-off. Fashion designers have contributed immensely to the spread of fashion as a driving force, both among Indian consumers and select segments of Western markets. As one of the best sourcing destinations for garments, textiles, accessories and ﬁnish, India provides a perfect blend of fashion, designs, quality, patterns, textures, colours, and ﬁnish. Rajasthan has been recognised the world over for its printed and dyed fabrics. Rajasthani prints of Bagru and Sanganer; hand-woven Kota Doria and Khadi in the form of garments, made-ups and textiles have found global fame and appreciation. According to the National Skill Development Corporation, designing and merchandising skills would be crucial for increasing share in export markets and tapping the potential in new markets.
"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
"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
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 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.