INDIA BY HAND APPRENTICE TOURS

Fashion design students learning program

A hands-on learning and inspirational field trip to India for students of fashion, textiles and apparel. A mentored immersion with top Indian designers and artisans. Combining practical training with travel and culture.


 

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.

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India design tour

INSPIRATION

Close working interactions with designer mentors and master artisans, the local architecture, frescos, paintings, vividly coloured clothing and jewellery, all enrich perspectives and inspire 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

 
Apprentice

MEET THE MASTERS

 
 
Ashdeen
 
Rasa
 
Lac Bangle
 
 

An introduction to the virtuoso designers and master artisans who will personally guide you through India’s rich traditional hand craft and contemporary design landscape. Through intimate learning sessions, intensive workshops, hands-on crafts training, industry secrets and more.


 
Design lessons for students

DESTINATIONS


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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CONNOISSEUR

Curated inspiration tours for travellers with an eye for design, craft, art, fashion, travel.

 

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