Fashion Industry Overview & Scope

The Indian fashion and textile industry is set for strong growth, buoyed by strong domestic consumption as well as export demand. According to a report by the India Brand Equity 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 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.

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Sectoral Highlights

  • The current size of Indian fashion industry stands at around US$ 58 million (2008), is largely unorganized & accounts for barely 0.3 per cent of the international industry’s net worth.
  • 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.
  • The Industry is expected to more than double & reach US$ 150 million by 2012
  • The Industry is expected to create additional employment opportunities for over 50,000 skilled professionals like fashion designer, merchandiser etc by 2012
  • Major disciplines of the industry include fashion design, textile design, leather design, 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 institution has more than 100 centers 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.


Affiliations & Authorizations:

  • University of Rajasthan

    University of Rajasthan

  • Pearson BTEC

    Pearson BTEC

  • Rajasthan ILD Skills University

    Rajasthan ILD Skills University

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Student Work & Recognition

Khushboo Soni
NWFC Non Western Fashion Conference 4Th Edition, Antwerp

The NWFC provides a platform for research on the many, unique fashion histories from across the world that remain lesser known to the popular industry of Fashion. NWFC 2016, held at the University of Antwerp, Belgium.

Founder- Director ARCH Ms. Archana Surana was the keynote speaker at the event and presented her paper on, ‘Heritage Crafts in Fashion Business – Tradition to Modernity.’ In addition, final year students of Fashion Design courses, Megha Goyal and Akshita Airan were also invited to present their research papers.

Riddhi Choudhary
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.

Rupal Gupta
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.

Shaifali Katta

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.

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