Starting a Fashion Institute

If you want to start a fashion institute, you need to be prepared mentally, physically, and financially. This is a serious undertaking and you possess the right knowledge, skills, and experience.

Plan your actions carefully and have the best staffs in the industry. Promote the institute and offer the best program packages.

Start Your Own Fashion Institute

Some individuals have the passion for the latest trends in the fashion industry. Whether you’re into clothes, shoes, and accessories, starting a fashion institute can be a great way to make some money. This is a big endeavor and you need to possess the right knowledge, skills, and experience. Before you go any further, you can begin by creating a plan. You have to decide on the programs or course packages that you will offer. It is important that you start out early and get the needed training as well.

Find an office space that you can lease out. You don’t have to start on a big scale. It’s best to test the waters first so that you can gauge if a fashion institute is viable. Consult with local real estate agents to find the ideal location. You will also need to secure the needed license, certifications, and permits. Try to consult with the concerned agencies in your area to operate the institute legally. Clients will usually stick with companies that are certified and with good reputation. This is one thing that you should establish, so you’ll get enough clients.

Courses and Program Packages

There are many courses or programs that you can offer. This may include fashion merchandising, pattern making, fashion design, computerized patterns, fashion styling, photography, make-up, embellishments, accessories, basic sewing, tailoring, and many others. Decide on the duration for each program and the fees it involves. For starters, you can begin with a few students only. You will also need to hire extra help. Make sure that you hire the best in the industry. If the institute has instructors with the best knowledge and experience, you can become popular in no time. It would be best to offer a slightly lower price at the beginning. You have to make it clear that it is simply an introductory offering that clients should take advantage of before you raise it to the actual rates.

A fashion institute is a great business idea for those who are highly interested in the industry. This is your chance to encourage potential clients to learn the basics from your own institute. Provide quality services all the time and create a safe environment. The institute should be prepared prior to the launching. Purchase the needed furniture, fixtures, equipment, supplies, and many others. You also have to apply for the utilities like water, electricity, and phone lines. When everything is set, you can now create a website where you can upload the recent developments of the institute.


  • ARJUN DAS said on July 18, 2012
    Hi, I am textile technologist ,have 15 yrs of experience in the industry . Have full knowledge of fabric making & yarn making process . I would like to open it in Agartala .. west tripura . plz guide.
  • Prithi said on September 11, 2012
    To start a fashion institute it needs some recognized university certification, good curriculum to offer students, good location and supported by efficient faculty. Am a Textile and Fashion entrepreneur keen to meet some like minded people to start an institute.
  • Ms. Suman Mishra. said on April 15, 2013
    Hi Sir / Mam, I am suman Mishra, i have complete fashion designing from I.T.I Siri fort. Now i would like to start a fashion institute.pls advice how to state this. Best regards, Ms. Suman Mishra.
  • sunita kaur said on February 1, 2014
    I have been into designing for fifteen years now I am thinking of starting a fashion institute. Based in jammu city state J and K. Kindly advise how to start. Thanks
  • ravi tandale said on April 20, 2014
    Hello I want to start fashion design. Institute or degree course in Latur plz help me
  • usha jayaraj said on April 29, 2014
    i am having a garment manufacturer unit in Pondicherry. i like to start a fashion institute. kindly advise how to start the institute and what are the procedure pls guide me.
  • Ritu said on May 26, 2014
    I want to add fashion designing course in my college ,Lucknow wat are the steps working towards it ..
  • Anil Dhanuka said on June 7, 2014
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  • Harshada Reshim said on June 15, 2014
    My businesses location is kandivali. Mumbai
  • Dr.akanksha veer singh said on January 6, 2015
    i want to start a fashion courses in my college... modinagar UP.. plz guide me d steps.....
  • Anil Dhanuka said on February 15, 2015
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  • ArunaSree said on February 15, 2015
    Hi, I want to make my dreams true by starting this institute, I want to start this institute in Anantapur, A.P
  • mahesh rangdal said on February 25, 2015
    Hi i m gulbarga university academic council member gulbarga karnataka i want to start fashion designing course
  • jasmine said on May 27, 2015
    hi sir/mam i have completed fashion designing in the year 2009 now i'm thinking to start a fashion design institute. plz help me how to start.
  • lilian obenwa said on July 17, 2015
    I have d knowledge and skill, it has been my dream to have a fashion school, Imo state, nigeria
  • Gloria AnyaehieCoker said on January 13, 2016
    I have been in the fashion industry for over 20years and would like to set up a fashion training institute in Lagos Nigeria.
  • lalita said on February 5, 2016
    Hello, i m lalita and want to open a fashion designing institute in Kullu (hp) please guide
  • Anil said on March 28, 2016
    We are starting Fashion Design Institutes in All over India in association with Milan - Italy. People interested to join Hands can contact me at .
  • vaibhav awasthi said on April 9, 2016
    farrukhabad city state in utter predesh i will open fashion institute please help me.
  • Rao Rajan Singh said on April 12, 2016
    Hi, I am running a coaching institute in fashion and want to open my own design college. please guide about the requirements.
  • Sonia said on May 23, 2016
    Hi, want to start fashion designing institute in Himachal . How can I get affiliation. Please tell me complete process of affiliation and what is the fees for it.
  • priyanka said on July 4, 2016
    hello, i want to open fashion college..plz tell me the norms to open fashion college ...plz email id tell..
  • babli said on August 4, 2016
    Hi I am babli and want to open a fashion designing institute in kullu HP please guide me
  • lalita said on August 23, 2016
    Hello sir I am lalita and want to open a fashion institute in Kullu himachal Pradesh. please tell me all about the procedure
  • Shanti said on September 19, 2016
    Hi, I'm Shanti from Visakhapatnam. I have done MBA and also a discontinued student in diploma in Fashion designing and have been into fashion business for over an year now. I have complete knowledge in every subject of fashion. Now I want to start an institute of fashion design in my city with my other friend who has a degree in fashion design as a faculty... Please help me in the startup as I have no knowledge or experience in running an institute And. I need ur guidance before starting this institute... I want to know everything from rules and regulations and guidelines to registration and having a valid certification... Thanks, Shanti.
  • Nagendra beginner adviser said on October 16, 2016
    Hi, Thanks every one , for giving your views . Is there any one who belongs to Allahabad, and wanted to start fashion institute, I am graduate fashion Designer, working as a faculty in some institute, Please contact me if any one interested to become entrepreneur, I am starting my own and need creative, talented, honest,enthusiastic, hardworking partner or financier. This is the only way ..we can move forward, Need help and support. Mail I'd || Fashion Business Adviser

  • Olukemi said on March 9, 2017
    @Gloria AnyaehieCoker can we chat. My email is Thanks
  • Tunku Adhikari said on March 12, 2017
    Looking to start a fashion institute in India. Live in Australia and educated in nift and parsons, New York. Have all the expertise needed in the field. Also have a fashion institute in Paris willing to certify diploma and degree. Over 15 years teaching in India and Australia. Willing to collaborate with serious parties. Any one interested in it seriously get in touch. All curriculum written and ready to go!!
  • Anju said on March 19, 2017
    @Tunku Adhikari, I'm about to finish fashion designing in May. In May 1st week we have exhibition to display the designs which we made(Woodland Banguet, Nadiad). After this i'm thinking to start an institute. I'm interested for your post. Contact
  • Sunny said on March 28, 2017
    I am planning to start fashion institute in Mohali, Punjab. My infrastructure is ready. We are into garments manufacturing. Need consultant for set up , course material , collaboration with foreign institutes, affiliation with university in India contact mesoch
  • Sanjeev said on May 6, 2017
    @Tunku Adhikari, I'm interested in opening a fashion institute in New Delhi and myself a fashion designer having my own brand retail outlet for past 15 years and designing and manufacturing is all done inhouse. I also have separate prime space for opening fashion institute in New Delhi. Contact:
  • divya said on May 15, 2017
    hi its me divya from bangalore, m much interested opening a fashion institute in bangalore. can any one help me wit dis plzzz
  • Sunita Dogra said on August 8, 2017
    Hi I'm from gurgaon ..wanted to start fashion designing institute in guwahati Assam ...pls help me how to start .
  • Aparna said on February 23, 2018
    Hi I'm from mumbai. wanted to start fashion designing institute in panvel mumbai. pls help me how to start .
  • Shakthideepan said on February 27, 2018
    HI Professionals, Here I come with an open proposal to establish 'DKriz School Of Fashion' this year. As an academician for a decade we already have Institutes for Hotel Management & Catering technology in 4 cities. I be a fashion event organisor and media person for about 7-8 years. Now we have planned to start up Special School for fashion Industry including few top designers and other aspiring designers in India to collaborate and provide professional training and exposure to people who look for real quality in fashion industry. Interested people from across india can reach up for partnership/tie-up/jointventure. Email: Voice & Whats app: 9385903585
  • Famous Nelson said on March 26, 2018
    Hi! I'm Famous Nelson from Nigeria and am thinking of setting up a fashion design institute in Warri City of Nigeria pls advice me on how to start and i also need professional designers that can work for me or partner with me. Kindly reach me on (+234) 08141711732 or facebook via Fame Ejirakpo Nelson, or email
  • n ramu said on April 4, 2018
    what are the requirements and procedure for starting a fashion institute? is it necessary to take any government approvals? is it necessary to get the institute affiliated with any recognized university? kindly advise the procedure for the above. thank you.
  • Ramesh thote said on January 14, 2019
    Want to start a fashion institute what is the legal process
  • Dimpal Gundecha said on March 25, 2019
    what are the requirements and procedures for starting a fashion institute? is it necessary to take any government approvals? is it necessary to get the institute affiliated with any recognized university? kindly advise the procedure for the above.
  • Chithra Ramasamy said on April 12, 2019
    I am chithra Ramasamy, entrepreneur, taken classes at Coimbatore city of TAMILNADU, also many workshops in college and universities. How to get the approval of the government of India or register for the institution in costume design. I have 25 years of experience in designing and embellishments work in the Indian traditional embroidery and more types of jewelry making and knotwork like crochet, macrame, knitting, Tatting. Many more paintings also are known. I want to organize my own institution. Send me details.


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