Learning
Fashion design students learning program

An out-of-classroom, learning-by-doing tour of India for students of fashion, textiles and apparel.

A curated immersion in Indian craft and contemporary design that combines travel, history, culture and skills training.


HIGHLIGHTS

7-14 day tour of India with experts and insiders

Hands-on learning projects with leading designers and artisans

Guided inspiration tours of Indian architecture, art, markets

High quality accommodation, transportation, security

Prices start at US$235 a day 

SUITABLE FOR STUDENTS

Fashion design, fashion tech and fashion marketing

Textile engineering, textile making and textile art

Weaving, embroidery, dyeing

Apparel manufacture and merchandising

Product development, visual merchandising, styling, graphic design 

 

Learn fashion design from masters

LEARNING

Real time, hands-on ‘live’ projects on fashion, textiles, weaving, dyeing. Students will work with India’s leading contemporary designer-makers and traditional master artisans.

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PROJECT: FROM LOOM TO LIFE

The making of a runway ready creation, from yarn to finished product

Students will collaborate at every step with a leading designer-maker and his master weaver. From yarn to traditional loom processes, design intervention to final product concept.

Fashion design inspiration

Our Loom To Life project allows fashion and textile students to actually make fabric for fashion, using traditional hand looms, and develop concepts, mood boards and even prototypes

Gaurav Jai Gupta, Akaaro

quote from fashion designer Gaurav Jai Gupta
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PROJECT: HAND BLOCK PRINTING

A-Z

Ancient techniques, modern intervention

Field visit to one of India’s last villages still practising the craft. Hands-on classes in using hand carved wooden blocks and vegetable dyes to print intricate patterns on fabric. A renowned designer will walk the class through centuries old techniques and their application in modern design.

Natural dyeing

PROJECT: THE ART OF DYEING

The fine crafts of natural dyeing, upcycling and sustainability

In-depth session with an award-winning textile artist who combines upcycling with age-old resist and natural dyeing processes to create stunning fabric. An inspiring demonstration of sustainable artisanship for future design leaders.


India design tour

DESIGN INSPIRATION

The local architecture, frescos, paintings, vividly coloured clothing and jewellery offer a life-changing taste of cultural diversity at every step. Enriching perspectives and inspiring imaginative approaches to design.

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The programme encourages students to observe, participate and apply modern ideas to ancient artisanal practices. It’s also a sensory feast involving sights, sounds and the myriad flavours of Indian life.

Mita Kapur, Curator

Hand crafts in Jaipur

Design lessons for students

DESTINATIONS

Jaipur craft tours

JAIPUR

Royal splendour in the preferred artisanal hub of leading global designer labels.

The Jaipur experience demonstrates to design students the width and depth of global artisanal diversity they can draw from as future designers. A backdrop of desert forts and palaces in India’s land of kings makes it an experience like no other.

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DELHI

Contemporary fashion and design in India’s capital.

The Delhi experience takes pupils hands-on and up close to India’s leading sustainable designers, who successfully infuse ancient crafts practices with modern design interventions.

Contemporary fashion designers in Delhi

India by Hand facilitates close working interactions between the next generation of global designers and Indian exponents of contemporary design strongly rooted in traditional craft.

Natasha Jeyasingh, Curator

Art consultant Natasha Jeyasingh

SAFETY

Classes are put up in verified student-friendly accommodations, on double or triple sharing basis only. Groups are always accompanied and supervised by experts with a wealth of local knowledge. All transportation is via private fleets.

HEALTH & HYGIENE

Our handpicked partners and vendors adhere to the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene. Please consult our pre-trip guide for tips or ask our local team for safe dining suggestions. 


Practical lessons for fashion design students

PRICES STARTING AT US$1650

7 days in Delhi and Jaipur • Up to 3 hands-on learning projects • Designer-instructors • Expert curators and local guides • All accommodation and transportation • All breakfast and lunches • Does not include airfare.

FIXED DATES
2019
15-21 August 4-10 October 4-10 November
2020 5-11 March


CUSTOMISE YOUR TOUR
India By Hand Apprentice tours can also be designed around your group’s specific interests.
Email booking@gormei.com or Whatsapp +85296307513 for a free consultation. 


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