Textile & Apparel Design

The textile and apparel department at NID Assam appears to take a thorough and cutting-edge approach to teaching students about fashion and textiles. Through the programmes incorporation of traditional rural craftwork into the curriculum and development of collaborations with indigenous artisans, cultural legacy is not only preserved but also infused into modern designs, creating a fresh outlook on Indian fashion. The focus on industry-based projects and internships gives students practical experience and exposes them to challenges and opportunities in the fashion industry. This method broadens students grasp of the various components of Indian and international fashion while also improving their practical skills. Moreover, the attention to cutting-edge methods and the investigation of novel technologies, like 3D surface and fibre technology, in addition to the study of natural fibres and materials, demonstrate a progressive approach to education in the textile and
apparel industry.
By analysing regional resources and studying indigenous technologies and practices, students are not only encouraged to be creative but also to develop a deeper understanding of sustainable and culturally relevant design practices. Overall, this holistic approach seems to be preparing students to become versatile and socially responsible professionals in the field of fashion and textiles.

Key Courses

Students specializing in textile and apparel design at NID Assam are not only trained to understand the technical aspects of textiles but also to connect these properties to the broader context of human needs and aesthetics. By studying the intersection of functionality and elegance, students learn to design clothing and home accessories that not only look good but also serve practical purposes.

Apparel & Costume Design

This course aims to provide a thorough overview of creating a variety of fashionable clothing styles by applying fabric knowledge, designing, harmonizing color and texture, and keeping an eye on fit and quality. Additionally, they study how to design outfits for a characters or performance overall look depending on the season, occasion, and fashion trends.

Indigenous Weaving

Indigenous crafts are customary handcrafted goods made by indigenous people utilizing techniques that have been handed down through the ages. Weaving techniques that are traditional or indigenous include heddling, warping, reeding, tying up, and weaving.

Graphics & Illustrations

Using drawing tools or design-based software, students in this course will learn how to effectively communicate fashion concepts visually. They pick up design tools so they may make gorgeous prints for their intended projects and generate seamless print designs on repeats.

Lifestyle Accessories

The student will learn how to make a variety of accessories in this course, including every kind of product that we come into contact with on a daily basis, whether it be decorative or a utilitarian It encompasses areas like Jewelry,  watches, bags, luggage, footwear, lighting, and other accessories that can be utilized to improve a space's  aesthetic.

Fashion Styling & Photography

The analysis of image and the evolution of style are the main topics of the course. Participants will analyze many elements
pertaining to physical attributes and discover ways to accentuate and balance
physical features, covering everything from the meaning of fashion moods to the significance of accessories.

Meta Garments

Students design and build digital clothes in three dimensions using CLO3D software, which is introduced to them in this session. In order to make clothing for the metaverse and gaming world, they work on 3D avatars and learn how to build digital patterns.

Students work

Students have understood various design theories and have implemented them in their on-going projects