Fashion Merchandising & Boutique Management Course

Fashion Merchandising and Boutique Management Course
Fashion Merchandising & Boutique Management is a relatively new course which is offered by very few institutions in India. This unique course is designed for those who are looking forward to start their own business or venture using their ability, to provide innovation to the Fashion world. This curriculum is designed specifically for ambitious students who intend to learn competitively within a short span of time. Students will attain the knowledge to launch their own brands into the emerging markets and to understand the global fashion industry. They also learn to combine their creative ability with principles of management to have a successful career in fashion field.
Key Facts
    6 months
  Certificate Course
    Online Learning
    Affordable Fees
    No age limits
    SSLC or Plus 2

Syllabus & Course Contents 

Fabric Segmentation & Processing
  • Introduction to Textile Industry
  • SWOT Analysis of the Indian Textile Industry
  • Basic Textiles Terms
  • Fibre Classification
  • Properties & Sources of Natural Fibres
  • Man-made Fibres & its Properties
  • Introduction to Fabric Processing
  • Methods of Yarn Spinning
  • Classification & Properties of Yarn
  • Introduction to Weaving
  • Weaves & Care Labeling
  • Dying & Coloring of Fabrics
  • Classification & Stages of Dyeing
  • Introduction to Textile Printing
  • Methods & Styles of Printing
  • Basic Fabric Finishes
Fashion Antiquity
  • History of Fashion
  • Elements & Principles of Fashion
  • Terminology of Fashion
  • Fashion Cycle
  • History of Indian Costumes
Conceptualization of Designs
  • Introduction to Colors
  • Dimensions of Colors
  • Color Psychology
  • Silhouettes
  • Sketching of different types of Necklines, Collars & Sleeves
  • Balance, Gradation, Repetition
  • Harmony, Dominance & Unity
  • Illustration of latest Bridal Costumes
  • Sketching of Tops, Skirts, & Bottoms
Production Planning
  • Workflow of Garment Industry
  • Different Types of Machines
  • Production Process
  • Production Planning & Control
  • Quality Control
Fashion Illustration
  • Free Hand Sketching
  • Stick & Block Figure
  • Hairstyle Variations
  • Colors & Textures
  • Accessories & Stylization
Visual Merchandising & Management
  • Introduction to Merchandising
  • Advantages of Visual Merchandising
  • Signs, Marquees, Outdoor Display
  • Types of Window Displays
  • Importance of Lights (Primary, Secondary, Colored and Filtered)
  • Mannequins and Dimensional Forms
  • Floor Plans & Display Types
  • Definition, Purpose & Scope and Role of management
  • Ethics & social responsibility of management
  • Types of plans, process of planning, management by objectives, nature and purpose of strategies
  • Importance & Steps in Decision Making
  • Analysis of Consumer Markets and Buyer behaviour
  • Product Mix, Product Life Cycle, New Product Development
  • Pricing Objectives & Pricing Methods
  • Promotion Mix & Digital Marketing
  • Role and Responsibilities of a Merchandiser
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Assessment & Certification 

Students are assessed based on projects, presentations, case research & analysis and final examination. All students will have to appear for the final examination conducted online at the end of the acadamic year.
S - Project / Sessional mark
E - Online Examination mark
Name of the Paper S E Total
Fabric Segmentation & Processing 20 80 100
Fashion Antiquity 20 80 100
Conceptualization of Designs 20 80 100
Production Planning 20 80 100
Visual Merchandising & Management 20 80 100
Grand Total 500
Candidate have to secure a minimum of 40% marks seperately for both Sessional and Online Examination to obtain the certificate. On successful completion of the course, candidates will be issued a Certificate by Bharat Sevak Samaj Vocational Education (National Development Agency, Established in 1952 by Planning Commission, Govt. of India).
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Career Oppourtunities 
Visual Merchandising Career
When it comes to a Fashion Brand, people tend to associate it immediately with a Fashion Designer, where as a Fashion Merchandiser plays an intergal part in getting the consumer to purchase products. The key responsibilities of a merchandiser include combining strategical insights and marketing techniques to ensure that the products will gain maximum profit. The roles of a Merchandiser includes identifying the targets and turning them into purchase with the help of Communication, Marketing, Branding and providing the consumers all the required services.
The curriculum of this course is designed with an eye on the current industrial requirements. Students are encouraged towards applying their own creative skills and techiniques to find solutions for the challenges they may face in the current fashion industry. This programme acts as a stepping stone to become the next successful Fashion Entrepreneur.
With the completion of the programme, students will
  • Attain knowledge in making key decisions
  • Develop management skills and leadership capabilities
  • Get an in-depth knowledge in advertising of Fashion products
  • Learn Trend Analysis & Fashion Forecasting
  • Become capable of managing a Boutique / Fashion venture
Eligibility & Learning Mode 
The minimum eligibility for Fashion Merchandising & Boutique Management programme, is SSLC or Plus 2 or any equivalent qualification from a recognized Educational Board.
Classes for this programme will be conducted online on a regular basis. The advantages of this particular online programme are
  • Economical :
    If you are trying to save money, an online course is the perfect solution. You are only spending money on the things you want to learn rather than paying for classrooms, infrastructure, activities and other miscellaneous charges...
  • Location :
    Your choice of course usually gets restricted with respect to location. With online classes you can avoid staying in hostels and long journey from your home to the study center.
  • Comfort of your Home :
    For this programme, you need not worry about your dress code. You can stay comfortably in your own room and pursue the course.

About Waves Institute of Fashion Designing

Waves Institute of Fashion Designing, established in 2009, offers couple of courses to support the fashion industry, as well as aspiring and working professionals. We have 2 branches in Kozhikode, Kerala and our head office is situated in the heart of the city, near 4th gate, Calicut and another at Malaparamba, Calicut with a lushy green campus. We offer both 1 year Diploma and 6 months Certificate courses in the field of Fashion & Costume Designing and Fashion Merchandising.
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Students Testimonials

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Naseera R M's Testimonial'
# Interesting # Passionate
I really enjoyed this course. It opened my thoughts and provided lots of inspiration. I always wanted to learn about fashion and garment making. I learnt so many creative things and ideas from my teachers and from their experiences. The course is very interesting for those who are passionate about Fashion. It has helped me to improve my creative skills. I'm proud to be a part of this institute
2017-18 batch
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Akshaya N's Testimonial'
# Own Designs # Earnings
My confidence and strength during the course in WIFD was the inspiration I got from the teachers who are my role models. I was able to create my own designs after one month of joining the course. That is my most wonderful achievement in WIFD. Eventhough I’m a student now, I'm earning in my designing work and I'm completely satisfied for the fees I pay
2019-20 batch
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Arshiya Kawsar's Testimonial'
# Innovative # Aspiring
Waves Institute is one of the best fashion institutes in Kozhikode. It provides an excellent platform to learn, implement and experiment enough knowledge in Fashion Designing and I personally enjoyed every single day. Their innovative approach of teaching pave way for aspiring students
2017-18 batch
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Lakshmi P's Testimonial'
# Ramp Walk # Seminars
I am happy to inform that I was able to gain a lot of knowledge regarding fashion from WIFD. We had lot of opportunities to showcase and enhance our potentials. We were also able to discover our inner talents. We were also given chances to present our seminars, from that too we were able to learn a lot. The industrial visit we had, was much beneficial to us. Also, we were able to learn about the basics of Ramp Walk. Thank you WIFD for enriching me with my Fashion Talents
2017-18 batch
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Shamna A P's Testimonial'
# Creativity
Joining Fashion Designing course in Waves Institute of Fashion Designing in 2018 was the best decision I have ever taken in my life. The experience in the institute, the facilities and qualified faculty are really worth mentioning. The diploma course helped me in a far way to find my creativity. As the course starts from the basics of the subject, it helped me very much in moulding my career
2018-19 batch
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Mamtha G's Testimonial'
# Friendly # Motivation
Many Thanks to WIFD. Being a part of WIFD has been a wonderful and cherished experience. The faculty there are amazing, very friendly and always motivate us to practice more. My special thanks to Prakashini Ma'am, Mothi Ma'am, Fajna Ma'am and Arun Sir. I strongly recommend WIFD to everyone who is serious about making career in Fashion Designing. My Best Wishes
2016-17 batch
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Shameema T's Testimonial'
# Great Experience
I have gained great experience from Waves Institute of Fashion Designing and it helped me to build my career and it was a very good platform for this.
Thanks a lot...
2018-19 batch
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Nidha P C's Testimonial'
# Personal Skills # Friendly
One of my best decision was choosing Waves Institute of Fashion Designing for my fashion studies. The well experienced teachers and friendly atmosphere really helped me a lot to improve not only my designing skills but also my personal skills
2017-18 batch
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Sabna M's Testimonial'
# Refreshed # New Ideas
My mind was refreshed and filled with new ideas during my course in WIFD... Friendly approach of faculty helped me in developing interest in designing works. I am very much thankful to WIFD for the wonderful experience given to me
2018-19 batch
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Rency A J's Testimonial'
# Passion # Experience # Friendly
Owing to my creative streak and the passion to do something different, I was sure I wanted to be an Fashion Designer. WIFD had given me wings to reach my dreams.
The overall experience has been amazing and very educational. The institute has the best faculty with lots of experience and knowledge. All faculty members are friendly and helpful with students and they teach in an interactive way for better understanding. I'm grateful to all the faculties for helping me throughout my journey. I'm happy to be a part of their family. A lot of hard work is required but it is truly the best place to learn...
2017-18 batch
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Muhsina P T's Testimonial'
# Good Institution # Dedicated Teachers
Waves Institute of Fashion Designing is a good institution in Calicut with talented and dedicated teachers.
Thank you so much...
2018-19 batch
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Lijina Shirin's Testimonial'
# Career # Best
I got many suggestions to choose an Institute and I was very confused. Initially I was nervous about Waves Institute but as soon as I joined there I realized that this is one of the best and amazing institutes. I'm glad to be there and I started to build my career. Each and everyone was sincere, especially Fajna Miss. Thank you WIFD for making me a Designer. Thank you all for fulfilling my passion towards Fashion Designing and I also have earned a lot of friends too
2017-18 batch
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Aiswarya T's Testimonial'
# Friendly # Strong foundation
I'm so happy to be a part of WIFD. I was able to gain a lot of knowledge about fashion from WIFD. Such a dedicated and friendly faculty. Especially Mothi miss, Fajna miss, Prakashini miss. They encouraged me a lot to improve my designing skills. I'm thankful to all teachers. This was literally a strong foundation for my future studies. Had a great experience...
2018-19 batch
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Ramya Prakash's Testimonial'
# Flourish Professionally # Projects
A lot of hard work is required but this is the right place to become a Fashion Designer. Studying in Waves Institute of Fashion Designing gave me the opportunity to work on different projects which helped my designing skills flourish professionally. It is a great learning experience here with the experienced and well informed faculty members as our mentors. I have improved my personal & technical skills alot.
2017-18 batch
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Sneha P K's Testimonial'
# Best Institution # Dedicated Teachers
Best institution... It was a great experience with Waves Institute of Fashion Designing.
Teachers here are very dedicated especially Mothi Ma'am and Prakashini Ma'am
2018-19 batch
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Fahima P V's Testimonial'
# Excellent Learning Atmosphere
Good Fashion Institution in Kozhikode with good facilities and excellent atmosphere to learn...
2018-19 batch
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Claramma J's Testimonial'
# Job Opportunity # Higher Education
Joining Waves Institute was one the best decision I made. By joining Waves I had the opportunity to get a very good job. WIFD actually gave me hope about what higher education can do. I am extremely grateful that I had the chance to study in Waves Institute of Fashion Designing
2017-18 batch
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Rincy P P's Testimonial'
# Amazing Experience # Kind
From the beginning the experience was amazing for me. Teachers are extremely helpful and kind. The classes are structured to address individual students needs. Waves Institute of Fashion Designing is the best decision I have ever made!!
2019-20 batch
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