This is an introduction to the fundamentals of fashion design, and what is required to formulate ideas and translate them into a visual representation, through drawing. Participants will be equipped with the tools of the fashion designer and these will help participants to communicate ideas to their audience.
Starting from practical drawing lessons, the course will introduce the analysis of the main principles for the development of a collection: silhouette, colour charts, fabrics and accessories, through to the design and creation of outfits, as well as appropriate financial and commercial considerations.
Starting from research participants will be able to develop silhouettes and coordinate outfits, drawing on personal inspiration, fabrics and colour selection, as well as referencing contemporary trends and the relevance to market. The focus on trend research, its origin and analysis will be both informative and stimulating during the whole second week.
At the end of the course participants will be able to create a collection. Based on the inspiration linked to a selected theme and supported by appropriate technical files and presentation techniques, participants will make the final project coherant and contemporary. The final assessment of the collection arising from the presentation to tutors will give participants feedback on the activities undertaken during the course.
This school offers programs in:
3 weeks duration and multiple start dates.