Fashion Design Intensive
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 cut and construction, participants quickly progress onto more technical aspects of fashion design such as fabric analysis, garment structure, and an introduction to manufacturing and production.
Through an understanding of how to analyze design and styling, participants will learn how to autonomously carry out individual creative research, develop innovative design proposals, as well as managing the influences and needs of the market, or requests from a client brief or brand image. Participants will develop illustration skills, explore, and research new trends, as well as analyze the contemporary fashion business while reflecting on personal experience, culture, art, and design as sources of inspiration.
In today’s realities fashion designers are researchers of creativity and constantly seeking inspiration for new design ideas. The Fashion Design Intensive Course encourages participants 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 support 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.
- 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