Jointly established by Whistling Woods and Neeta Lulla – National Award-winning fashion designer; this is India’s first and only fashion institute spearheaded by a fashion designer. With this school, we have forayed into fashion education with an objective to offer a holistic understanding of the fashion industry to aspirants, which will provide career opportunities in various aspects of Fashion Design and related fields.
The Degree course in Fashion Design is accredited by the Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development.
Head of Department
Shilpa Soneji Davda
Dr. Rugmani Venkatadri
Placed under Sonali Jain (Fashion Designer) as Assistant Designer
Intern @ House of Nivedita Saboo
Anvita A Nair
Placed under Gaurang Shah’s (Fashion Designer) Design Team
Asst. Store Manager, Aura (Nagpur)
Papa Don’t Preach & Entrepreneur
What are the different programme offered at the WWI School of Fashion Design?
The two programmes offered at the WWI School of Fashion Design are:
- BDes in Fashion Design | 4 Years
The Fashion Design programme aims at creating a strong foundation in various aspects of fashion design.
- MA in Costume Design | 2 Years
The MA in Costume Design programme aims at creating professionals who are trained in costume design and the business of costumes to service all forms of performing arts.
What accreditation does the WWI School of Fashion Design have?
Whistling Woods International is affiliated with Bharathidasan University, approved by UGC, and recognised by AICTE. Furthermore, all programmes offered are under an agreement with Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development – an Institute of National Importance.
What are some of the challenges one faces as a Fashion Designer?
Challenges are a part and parcel of any modern-day working professional’s life. Some of the initial challenges that a Fashion Designer might face are:
- Building a solid portfolio
- Understanding the fashion business
- Gaining experience from established industry-ready professionals
- Obtaining the requisite qualification
All of this can be mitigated with the help of the WWI School of Fashion Design
How much does a Fashion Designer earn?
Based on the role, a fashion designer entering the industry can earn anywhere between Rs. 1.5 Lakh to Rs. 8.5 Lakh.
Does WWI provide job placements?
Yes, we do provide placement assistance for all our students. Whistling Woods International ensures that the students get ample opportunities with established brands and up-and-coming ones.
How do I apply for one of WWI’s Fashion Design programmes?
You can apply online at Whistling Woods International. All you have to do is pay the Rs.3000/- application fee and follow the instructions on the website. Post submitting your application, there will be an Entrance Exam which includes a General Aptitude Test, a Creative Ability Test, a Personal Statement of Purpose, and a Personal Interview round. Selection will be made based on how an applicant performs in the Entrance Exam.