fashion design intensive

Design collections and create an individual style

The course

Working on a limited time frame, this intensive fashion course provides the key technical and theoretical concepts related to fashion design and the fashion industry, looking at womenswear, menswear and accessories design, as well as an introduction to the study of materials and fabrics, and research applied to the individual design process.
From freehand drawing techniques and the basics of clothing manufacture, participants quickly progress onto more technical aspects of fashion design such as fabric analysis, garment structure, and an introduction to manufacturing and production. Participants learn how to analyse design and style in order to successfully and autonomously carry out individual creative research, key to developing innovative proposals, as well as managing the influences and needs of the market, or requests from a client brief or brand image. Today’s fashion designers are also researchers of creativity, constantly seeking inspiration for new design ideas. Alongside illustration skills participants study new trends, and research and analyse the contemporary fashion business while reflecting on personal experience, culture, art and design as sources of inspiration.

Participants of the Fashion Design Intensive Course are encouraged to develop their own individual ‘visual language’, expressing their style through professional presentation methods and via a final portfolio of designs, incorporating basic graphic design techniques in visual communication fundamental in today’s fashion and luxury markets. The main notions of market research supports the creation of original ideas in different contexts and cultures, while trend analysis and forecasting skills show how to stay ahead of new movements and influences in fashion. With key fashion design skills participants are ready to move forward in the fashion design and luxury industries.

learning focus

• Fashion illustration and collection design
• Cut and construction
• Fabric knowledge
• Communication skills
• Trends in the fashion industry
• Collection and brand analysis
• Research approaches
• Design portfolio presentation


• Fashion designer
• Textile designer
• Fashion illustrator
• Fashion colourist
• Pattern maker
• Fashion consultant

combined programmes*

one year courses + master’s degrees (ma)** · master courses*** · cycles de spécialisation**

For students who choose combined programmes, € 5.000 will be deducted from the tuition fee of the master programme, on the basis of the didactical offer and prices for 2018-19. This is on the condition that the student pays the enrolment fee no later than:

  • 28 April 2018 for those who enrolled on the intensive course in October 2017
  • 15 June 2018 for those who enrolled on the intensive course in February 2018

After these periods no deduction will be applicable on the tuition fee.

For further information please contact the admission office at the Milano Fashion School or at the Firenze School or at Paris School

* Access to the combined programmes is subject to the possession of a university degree and to obtaining a certificate on the one-year course, according to the academic year and after approval by the admissions committee at the end of the one-year course.

 ** Participants who successfully complete the programmes taught in English in Paris and London will be awarded with a Master’s Degree by (Manchester Metropolitan University-UK; Master’s Degrees include a 12/14-week work placement. Participants obtain 180 credits upon successful completion of the MA course. All candidates should meet specific entry requirements (please check for international equivalents); for further details please do not hesitate to contact the information office at the chosen school.

 *** Students who successfully complete the programmes taught in Milano and Firenze will be awarded an Istituto Marangoni certificate.