Trendz Institute of Fashion Technology (TIFT) was founded with the sole purpose of providing alternative career options to students after 10th, 12th, Graduation, etc. TIFT offers courses in Fashion Design, Interior Design, Fashion Photography, Makeup Artistry and more. TIFT was founded by a team of professionals having ventured into the education sector after establishing an extremely popular Exhibitions brand and Events company. The idea of venturing into Fashion Technology education came about from the experience in setting up 200+ exhibitions in major cities like Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Vizag, Vijayawada, concentrated mainly in the southern region of India.

Exhibitions are all about taking new trends and fashion to a larger customer base. Visitors come to find the new and trendy launches and the curation process needs experts from the Fashion Industry. Not just that, the overall floor layout, visual merchandising needs the skill and expertise to bring the classy appeal. It is all about creating an enjoyable shopping experience.

Another important factor in inception of TIFT is the huge and rising demand in Fashion education as the Indian Apparel industry is taking big steps to accelerate the growth. We need more Fashion Technology professionals today than ever before. Besides, Fashion Design and Technology education has to be taken to much wider base of young fashion enthusiasts.

With courses in Fashion Technology, Fashion Design, Fashion and Business Management, Visual Merchandising, Interior Design, Fashion Photography, Makeup Artistry and a number of courses on allied fields, TIFT is all set to bring a paradigm shift in how Fashion Design was perceived and applied.

The TIFT Edge!

  • Hands-on and Experiential Learning (Learning by doing, and seeing it getting implemented)
  • Dynamic Courses (Customized and Tailored courses based on Industry needs)
  • Industry interface and Real-time experience (Creating market-ready professionals through a contemporary curriculum)
  • The TRENDZ platform – Expertise of organizing 500+ exhibitions and connect with 10000+ designers, manufacturers, wholesalers – translating into assured internships, employment, entrepreneurial journey, etc for our students

The Driving Force

Santhi Kathiravan

Santhi Kathiravan – A civil engineer by qualification, she has always had a keen eye for aesthetics that helped her take the Designer Exhibition business to peaks of success. A passionate serial entrepreneur, ​ Santhi has experience in BFSI (ICICI Prudential LIC and ING Vyasya, etc) before she dived full-time into entrepreneurship. Apart from exhibitions, she has turned around many businesses and setup profitable franchises over the past 15 years.