Fashion Design Fundamentals

Esaie Couture Design School

Program Description

Fashion Design Fundamentals

Esaie Couture Design School


This 4-week Intro to Fashion Design course is constructed for those with no prior expertise in the discipline. It allows students to get an overall understanding of the fundamentals required to begin a career as a fashion designer. And what better way to understand the skills and knowledge needed to become a success than learning from a talented fashion designer? Students will be given a hands-on, realistic approach to the world of fashion. For many, they may choose to continue on to the 6-Month Fashion Design course where students are afforded the opportunity to create their own garments, expand their portfolios and prepare themselves for a career in the fashion industry.

Skills & Techniques

  • Fashion History
  • Market & Trend Research
  • Basic design principles and fashion development skills
  • Fabrication and color knowledge
  • Fashion "flats" (hand drawing)
  • Mood boards and design boards creation

Course runs

  • Thursday Evenings, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
  • or Wednesday Mornings, 10:00am - 1:00pm
  • or Saturday Evenings, 4:30pm - 7:30pm

Course Duration:

3 hours, 4 weeks (Once a week + lab time)

Fabric & Supplies

  • Fabric scissors
  • Paper cutting scissors
  • Drawing pencils & erasers
  • Sketch pad
  • Ruler
  • Current fashion magazines
  • Black foam core boards
  • Glue, tape



This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated September 19, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
4 weeks
Part time
350 USD
USA - Manhattan, New York
Start date: Sept. 2017
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Sept. 2017
USA - Manhattan, New York
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