Chennai has long been recognized as a city at the forefront of the fashion industry, and it’s no surprise that one of the country’s leading fashion institutes, the Institute of Design (IOD), is located in the state. Established in 1993, IOD is a premier international art and design institution dedicated to providing quality education in the creative fashion industry. The courses are designed to equip aspiring fashionistas with the skills and confidence to develop their own designs and follow their design acumen toward industry growth.
With almost three decades of experience, IOD offers one-year diploma courses in Fashion Design, Visual Design, Interior Design, and Fine Arts, as well as short-term courses in Drawing and Painting, Computer Graphics, Jewellery Design, and more. The institute’s content requirements are in line with international standards, ensuring that students receive the best education possible.
IOD’s commitment to excellence is further demonstrated by its collaboration with the best fashion institutions in India, Asia, and Europe, enabling students to benefit from advanced education and internship opportunities. Students from around the world come to IOD to showcase their talent, create their own labels, and flaunt their ideas globally.
In addition to providing students with a solid foundation in the fundamentals of design, IOD also offers varied activities to promote their talents, such as annual exhibitions of Fashion Illustration and mock fashion shows. The institute recognizes the career needs of its students, guiding them toward success in their desired creative or production zone.
IOD’s efforts to recognize the strengths of its students have been acknowledged by chic magazines featuring the works of IOD students. The institute’s partnership with a well-known women’s college in South India has created a safe space for “Creativepreneurs,” enabling them to pursue their dreams of starting their own fashion labels. IOD has received various government awards for its trailblazing work in fashion and design technology education.
With its best faculty team and teaching methodology, IOD is the premier educational institution for top international buying houses and garment factories from Chennai, Triupur, and Bangalore, who frequent the institute to recruit the best fashion professionals. IOD also has an international branch in Colombo and five centers in Tamil Nadu, and is looking to expand with franchise centers in various parts of Asia.
For those who dream of a career in fashion, Mr. Nadeem, Founder Director of IOD, encourages young minds to keep scribbling, as everything starts from a scribble. Join IOD and discover the endless possibilities for creating and recreating your ideas, aspirations, and inspirations.