Esaie Couture Design School

Introduction

About Us

Owners and founders Esaie and Wanda Bruno bring 30 years of combined experience in the design and marketing of clothing. Their fierce dedication to excellence guides their company as well as their New York sewing classes.

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Wanda, a native of Philadelphia, came to New York with a dream to enter the fashion industry after attending the Fashion Institute of Technology. She has since worked for many years on the design teams at Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Eileen Fisher, Betsey Johnson, House of Dereon, Saks 5th Avenue, Brooks Brothers and many other designer companies and high-end retailers. She has traveled across the world to personally oversee the development of many of these designer lines.

Esaie, a native of Port-Au-Prince Haiti, has extensive experience in the sales and marketing of clothing lines. Being a stylish man in his own right, and with well-honed people skills and customer care, he is able to anticipate and immediately respond to his clients fashion wardrobe needs.

In addition, Esaie and Wanda are both trained image consultants retained by high profile politicians, celebrities, leaders in industry and athletes. They are a valuable resource, offering advice on color, silhouette, industry-appropriate style options and accessory choices. They are available as speakers and seminar presenters on these and other topics related to fashion, sewing, patterns and dressmaking.

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8-Week Pattern-Making & Draping

Campus Part time 8 weeks Open Enrollment USA Manhattan

Learn how to create block sloper patterns using flat pattern-making techniques together with art form of draping. This course will give you all the basic skills you need to create bodices, sleeves, skirts and dresses. [+]

Learn how to create block sloper patterns using flat pattern-making techniques together with art form of draping. This course will give you all the basic skills you need to create bodices, sleeves, skirts and dresses. On an industry dressform, you'll learn how to measure a body properly and create garments using draping skills and techniques. Then learn how to do simple changes to a basic pattern, aka the sloper (the fashion term for your basic pattern block). This 8-week course is ideal for those beginners or experienced sewers who lack this technical training. Within 8 weeks, you will build a foundation of slopers and pattern-making understanding that you will be able to utilize once you have completed the course. Once you master this art, design to your heart's content! Some designers perfect their work on the table using flat pattern alone. But you'll also learn the excitement of designing in 3D and seeing your ideas come to life right in front of your eyes through draping! Course runs Tuesday Evenings, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Skills & Techniques Learn to accurately measure and fit the body form Understand the fundamental concepts of draping on a dress form Drape basic bodices, skirts, dresses Explore draping techniques Learn to draft personal slopers (block patterns) for bodice, skirt, sleeves, etc Learn to make pattern adjustments and alterations Complete finished production patterns Fabric & Supplies Muslin fabric (5 yards) Measuring tape Fabric scissors Paper-Cutting Scissors Thread Pins Seam Ripper Hand Needles Dot Pattern Paper Mechanical Pencil... [-]

Dress making course

Campus Part time 6 weeks Open Enrollment USA Manhattan

Make yourself a custom fit dress in 6 weeks! This class reveals the secrets of cutting from a commercial pattern, construction methods and foolproof fitting techniques to make the dress fit you, perfectly. Learn to be a dress maker! [+]

Make yourself a custom fit dress in 6 weeks! This class reveals the secrets of cutting from a commercial pattern, construction methods and foolproof fitting techniques to make the dress fit you, perfectly. Learn to be a dress maker! Course Outline Learn about fabrics and notions Learn to measure your body Learn to work with a commercial pattern Learn to prepare fabric for cutting Learn construction techniques Learn zipper insertion Learn proper pressing and finishing techniques Course Duration: 6 weeks, 3 hours, once per week Fabric & Supplies 1 1/2 yards cotton muslin fabric 2 1/2 yards fashion fabric (instructor will advise) Thread, measuring tape, fabric scissors, paper scissors, pins, a seam ripper, hand needles and Vogue pattern V8766 Prerequisites Some sewing machine experience is needed If none, 2-Hour Sew Simple Workshop or 4-Hour Learn to Sew in A Day is recommended [-]

Fashion Design Fundamentals

Campus Part time 4 weeks September 2017 USA Manhattan

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. [+]

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 Prerequisites None! [-]

Illustration for Fashion

Campus Part time 4 weeks September 2017 USA Manhattan

This intense but fun 4-week course meets in two back-to-back classes once per week. Students will learn the fundamentals of art design in the fashion industry. They will learn the importance of shape, light & shadow, color theory, garment illustration, [+]

This intense but fun 4-week course meets in two back-to-back classes once per week. Students will learn the fundamentals of art design in the fashion industry. They will learn the importance of shape, light & shadow, color theory, garment illustration, and figure drawing through the exploration of different kinds of media such as pencils, color markers, architecture, graphics, collage and fabric. During this process, the students will learn how to apply the fundamentals to their own fashion designs and how to design a mini collection with flats and mood boards. Homework will be assigned, along with a final critique. Course Outline Pencil media - drawing basic shapes, studying light and shadow Exploration and discussion of color theory, working with markers, pencils and collage Drawing garments and details - skirts, pants, dresses, etc Rendering fabrics with markers, color pencils and other media Drawing the fashion figure (part 1) and exploring the body shape Drawing the fashion figure (part 2) adding clothing onto the fashion figure Gathering inspiration Developing an 8 piece mini collection Final presentation Course runs Thursday Evenings, 6:30pm - 9:30pm or Wednesday Mornings, 10:00am - 1:00pm or Saturday Evenings, 4:30pm - 7:30pm Course Duration: 4 weeks Tools & Supplies Chartpak Ad Markers - Cool Gray 1 Chartpak Ad Markers - Cool Gray 5 Chartpak Ad Markers - Cool Gray 7 24-Pack Prismacolor Premier Double-Ended Brush Tip Markers - Khaki 209 24-Pack Prismacolor Premier Double-Ended Brush Tip Markers - Pale Peach 207 Staedtler Lumograph Graphite Drawing & Sketching Pencils, Set... [-]

Certificate

6-Month Fashion Design Course

Campus Part time 6 months Open Enrollment USA Manhattan

You want to enter the competitive fashion industry? It takes hard work, creativity, and passion to be a fashion designer (all the things you probably already have within you). [+]

You want to enter the competitive fashion industry? It takes hard work, creativity, and passion to be a fashion designer (all the things you probably already have within you). But you can break into this field much more quickly and easily with the guidance of our courses and experienced instructors. Designers must have a strong sense of the esthetic—an eye for color and detail, a sense of balance and proportion, and an appreciation for beauty. And, sketching ability remains an important advantage in fashion design (even with the advancement of technology). A good portfolio—a collection of a person's best work—often is the deciding factor in getting an industry job, a private customer, or a store to carry your line. This intensive 6-month course teaches the student the things they'll need to know to be successful in the industry. To land jobs in the Fashion Industry, where starting salaries can range between $50k to $100k and higher, with experience. Qualified students upon completing this course and all assignments, will receive a certificate of completion to be used as recognition of professional training in the field. And, placement assistance with leading agencies for help landing internships, temp, freelance, or permanent job positions. Or, if starting a business, receive mentorship and business advice (like where and how to get your line produced and into stores) to help you achieve fashion design success. You could be 18 or 80 years old, it's never too early or too late to get your fashion career going!... [-]

6-Month Garment Construction Course

Campus Part time 6 months Open Enrollment USA Manhattan

This intensive training course teaches you to operate and use sewing equipment, tools and construction techniques. The program includes instruction and ‘hands on’ experience in all aspects of apparel construction. [+]

This intensive training course teaches you to operate and use sewing equipment, tools and construction techniques. The program includes instruction and ‘hands on’ experience in all aspects of apparel construction. You will also need to understand and solve fitting and pattern problems, learn and experiment with specialty fabrics. Graduates of this program may be employed in the apparel industry or may choose to work for her/himself. Graduates may specialize in garment repair or custom tailoring for women's garments, such as dresses, blouses or pants. Qualified students upon completing this course and all assignments, will receive a certificate of completion to be used as recognition of professional training in the field and advice to help you achieve success. Skills & Techniques Learn various seams and seam finishes Learn to make darts, gathers, pleats and tucks Learn to insert piping and attach binding Learn ruffles and flounces Learn various pockets Learn to finish armholes and set in sleeves Learn various necklines and collars Learn dress and skirt zipper insertions Learn various closures Learn proper cutting, construction, pressing and finishing techniques Learn about personalized fit from commercial patterns Learn to alter the fit of ready-to-wear Projects Skirt Sleeveless Top Pants Shirt/Blouse Jacket Dress Course Duration: 6-month course/3 hours each class, once per week Course Runs Wednesday evenings, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Thursday mornings, 10:00am - 1:00pm Thursday evenings, 6:30pm - 9:30pm New Class Starts Each Month! Fabric & Supplies Muslin fabric Measuring tape Fabric scissors Paper cutting Scissors Thread Pins Seam ripper Hand needles... [-]

6-month Men's Professional Tailoring Course

Campus Part time 6 months Open Enrollment USA Manhattan

We know.....you were hard-pressed to find another Men's tailoring Course, right? Well SEARCH NO MORE! [+]

We know.....you were hard-pressed to find another Men's tailoring Course, right? Well SEARCH NO MORE! Who should enroll: this 6-month course is designed for those who are interested in developing the skills necessary for custom tailoring, made-to-measure, production tailoring or alterations. The learning process: teaching starts from a very basic level. Students start out learning the theory behind tailoring, then move on to a repertoire of techniques to build a reference file, making samples, then whole garments. Classes are small: students are given the opportunity to thoroughly develop and master the practical skills and knowledge necessary to work in the industry or to start business. The outcome: Upon completion of this course and all assignments, qualified students will receive a certificate of completion to be used as recognition of professional training in the field, and placement assistance with a leading menswear company. Also, if starting a business, they will receive mentor-ship and business advice to help them achieve success. You could be 18 or 80 years old, it's never too early or too late to get your fashion career going! Course Outline Pattern Development & Drafting of Pants, Vests & Shirts Cutting Methods Industrial Sewing Tailored Pants, Vests and Shirt Construction Fitting Techniques Professional Pressing and Finishing Course Duration: 6 months, once a week, 2.5 hours Weekend Course Runs: Saturdays 10:00am - 12:30pm Evening Course Runs: Wednesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm Prerequisites Basic sewing experience is a plus, but not necessary. Open registration. Tools & Supplies 2 yards of Muslin fabric... [-]

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Esaie Couture Design School & Studio

Address Church Avenue 1515
11226 United States
Website http://www.esaiecouturedesignschool.com/
Phone +1 347-295-0022