fashion design

The course

This is an introduction to the fundamentals of fashion design, and what is required to formulate ideas and translate them into a visual representation, through drawing. Participants will be equipped with the tools of the fashion designer and these will help participants to communicate ideas to their audience*.

Course themes

Week 1
Beginning with practical drawing lessons, the course will introduce the analysis of the main principles for the development of a collection: silhouette, colour charts, fabrics and accessories, through to the design and creation of outfits, as well as appropriate financial and commercial considerations.

Week 2
Starting from research participants will be able to develop silhouettes and coordinate outfits, drawing on personal inspiration, fabrics and colour selection, as well as referencing contemporary trends and the relevance to market. The focus on trend research, its origin and analysis will be both informative and stimulating during the whole second week.

Week 3
At the end of the course participants will be able to create a collection. Based on the inspiration linked to a selected theme and supported by appropriate technical files and presentation techniques, they will make the final project coherent and contemporary.
Participants will present your collection to tutors for the final assessment and will receive feedback on the activities undertaken during the course.

* The Fashion Deisgn course held in Florence (26th June - 14th July) is delivered between the Firenze and Milano schools. The first 2 weeks of the Fashion Design short course are delivered in Florence, followed by 1 week in Milan. The Fashion Design course • full package • includes also the train (one way) between Florence and Milan. Trains are on fixed dates and will be communicated at the time of the enrolment by the admission offices.