Is your future in Fashion Design? On this creative design course participants have the chance to create their own fashion designs, and gain a valuable insight in the fabulous and fast-paced world of the fashion designer. Participants will put real ideas on paper and create a series of simple designs that begin to reflect their own style and design flair. Via a fun, and engaging series of lessons and creative workshops, this course confronts key aspects in the conception of a ‘fashion design collection’, and the work of trend and style research used as a stimulus in fashion design creativity.
During the week participants are introduced to basic design and fashion illustration techniques to demonstrate textures, materials, and shapes. They investigate key trends and styles in the fashion industry and begin to understand how designers create a total fashion look or image. Hands-on workshops take a look at fabrics and materials, demonstrating the importance of material selection, manipulation and coordination, for a successful fashion design collection. As with fabrics, participants are shown how to ‘play’ with colour to give the right feel to their own sketches and designs, and learn essential research skills to nurture their own creative ideas. The course focuses on hand illustration, a key factor in the life of any fashion designer, while tutorials include demonstrations of 3D design in today’s fast paced fashion industry.
During the week participants will have the opportunity to create their own individual fashion design project – concluding a fun and intriguing week of creative talent discovery. Istituto Marangoni preparatory level courses focus on personal enrichment and enjoyment aimed at young and aspiring creatives who may be considering university level study. At this level of study there are no exams or assessments to worry about. Courses are specifically crafted for anyone interested in learning about design and creative processes, from the very basics, through to some of the more interesting and complex elements. No prior design or software skills are required.