Fashion Design & Digital Fashion Presentation

Core course & 2-week pathway

7 Jan 2019 - 1 Feb 2019
full package in twin room £ 5.800
tuition fee only £ 4.200

For students under the age of 18, parent/guardian consent is required.

Programme Specification



Additional study for core course · 2 weeks

In this course participants will develop essential digital presentation skills for fashion design. They will learn to use basic Adobe software techniques, and select the appropriate presentation style to create contemporary fashion related works of professional quality, such as a Mood board, Colour, Fabric or Production charts, etc., while also exploring a vast selection of methods and tools used in the international fashion field, within these media.

Participants will explore contemporary trends and investigate an extensive collection of accurately chosen examples. They will be shown how to respond to a given brief with a personal and creative digital presentation solution in order to meet the style and needs of a client, and contemporary industry communication.

Week 1

The start of the course introduces the use of Adobe software for the creation of personal and creative fashion Mood boards, and Concept and Inspiration charts in response to a specific brief.

Guided by the tutors, participants will explore the internet, tumblr, pinterest, etc. as well as an extensive collection of Istituto Marangoni’s creative and experimental fashion projects, researching the most appropriate and contemporary examples. At this point in the course they will be accompanied in the development of their own individual digital presentation style.

Week 2

In week two of the course participants will build a small selection of fashion charts, such as Colour, Fabric, Production charts in order to complete the presentation of their personal fashion portfolio in a cohesive, and engaging way. They will be encouraged to include the creative and experimental approaches developed over the short course in the final body of work; a reflection of an exciting approach to digital presentation that meets the most contemporary styles in the fashion field, as well as the rigor and technical accuracy that characterise a professional level digital presentation.

*Pathways are 1-2 week study courses that focus on a particular theme or skill within a main study area. These courses are available as an addition to core courses.



This short course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of fashion design, how to formulate ideas and translate them into a visual representation. Participants will be introduced to key notions in the fashion design process and to basic drawing and illustration techniques. The course also explores the role of the fashion designer via a vocational learning approach.


Week 1

The start of the course introduces fashion drawing and design techniques followed by an analysis of the founding principles of developing a fashion collection including: silhouette, colour charts, fabrics and accessories, right through to the design and creation of outfits. Participants are then introduced to the fashion silhouette, colour palettes, the appropriate use of fabrics, and the principle financial considerations of designing for fashion.

Week 2

Starting from creative research to foster personal inspiration, participants are guided to design and develop ideas into basic silhouettes and coordinate outfits with fabric and colour selection. The focus on trend research looks into its origins together with market relevance, and a brief analysis on how trends influence and help form a contemporary collection. Participants put into practice the acquired knowledge and prepare a basic collection of work.

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