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Fashion Design Intensive

One year courses

Studying on a limited time frame, this intensive course provides the key technical and theoretical concepts related to fashion design and the fashion industry, looking at womenswear and menswear, 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.

Participants 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 course is aimed at candidates who have the ambition to become professional fashion designers, or who are looking to enter the fashion design and creative industries. With key fashion design skills participants are ready to move forward in this fast paced industry.

Structured in three intensive levels or ‘blocks’, participants build on their experience by progressing from one level to another. Due to the concentrated structure of this course, on successful completion participants will have gained a solid base in fashion design and garment construction to enable them to progress further in their studies to a higher level of comprehension and skill*, or embark on a career at entry level.

14 Nov 2022 - 15 Sep 2023
English  - Fee
School fee

• 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

• Graphic Designer (fashion)

On successful completion of the intensive course participants may apply to progress directly onto Postgraduate level study at one of Istituto Marangoni training centres, or European schools. Participants applying to European schools will be required to follow the relevant application procedure and meet all postgraduate level entry requirements of the school. For further details please contact the information office at the chosen school.

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