There are some fields of education that do not seem to have a very good job market. But if you are exceptionally talented in it, no one can touch the pace of your growth and success. Fashion design is one of those fields.

You see many designers claiming there is nothing for them in the market. At the same time, you see famous designers making money and living the life of celebrities. What is the difference? Well, the job market does matter but there is a way to make your place in the limited opportunities and become a big name. It is hard and requires all the passion and hard work. The factor that can cause the biggest difference is the institute of study.

In Pakistan, if you look for an institute to study fashion design, you do not come up with a very long list. This is because not many people are encouraged to study the subject. Still, the ones who consider themselves made for fashion design make their way. The subject has a great scope abroad and the institutes provide an outstanding education. However, that international level education is also possible in Pakistan if you study at the best institute to study fashion design.

Pakistan Institute of Fashion Design is the place that can provide you with a high-class degree that equips you for a promising career in the field. Here is why we consider it the best place for this degree.

Why PIFD is the best?

We find PIFD as the best place to study fashion design in Pakistan that has no match in the country till now for many reasons. The education and curriculum meet the criteria and needs of the market both nationally and internationally. Moreover, it is affiliated with many recognized institutes that help students to gain experience, get higher education, and practice at the world’s top fashion institutes. Not just that, this department is focusing on creating self-dependent and excellently talented graduates and entrepreneurs who are a brand in their name.

The institute has is also known for its notable alumni who have a reputation all over the world.

History and courses offered by the institute

Pakistan’s textile industry faced a shortage of talented designers for many years after partition. However, the trend of designing in the home country diminished. To compensate for that deficiency of the art in the industry, it was established as Pakistan School of Fashion Design (PFSD) in 1994. However, it became PIFD in 2008 and is now providing HEC recognized degrees.

The institute stood strong to its purpose as many graduates like Maria B have added to the industry and its name on an international level.

PIFD offers undergraduate courses in almost seven disciplines now. The first year is the foundation year that is followed by three years of bachelor’s. Foundation year is to set the basic knowledge and awareness to the field that helps a student to select their discipline from the offered programs.

There are four schools of the institute now namely School of Fashion Design, School of Textile Design, School of Accessories and Products, and School of Fashion Marketing and Promotions. The School of Accessories and Products further has four departments including furniture design and manufacturing, ceramics and glassware, leather accessories and footwear, and gems and jewelry.

The students are equipped with theoretical knowledge and practical skills like marketing and entrepreneurship. Moreover, the students gain experience and get a lot of opportunities to apply their knowledge.

International recognition and affiliations

Working under the chancellorship of Dr. Arif Alvi, the president of Pakistan, this institute has faculty that is recognized in the top institutes of the world. They are trained by fashion schools in Paris and other renowned colleges.

Moreover, PIFD provides countless chances to its students to study abroad to attend training, workshops, and study on exchange programs in different countries like Sweden, France, and Boras that are the hub of fashion.

The institute works in close collaboration with Erasmus+, Commonwealth associations, and renowned business communities.

The institute also offers many scholarships to fund students through their education. There are a great many opportunities for you once you become a part of PIFD. So, if you want to study at the alma mater of institutes of HSY, Nomi Ansari, and Sara Rohale.

Author

Ayesha Areej is a staff writer at The Academia Magazine

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