Fashion Design · Seasonal
Fashion Design is a star course that fulfills the dream to enter the world of fashion, wielding the keys of its main language. Fashion Design is the personal expression of a master creator who can conceive an idea and transform it into a wearable cult piece, desired by many who are looking for change.
This course perfectly integrates the two words contained in its title, Fashion and Design, into the teaching areas. The first area is based on research; a full immersion to acquire cultural and technical skill, while the second is practice-driven and aims to realise and present an impressive capsule collection.
Fashion Design is run by teachers from the industry and special guests, grants unlimited access to the Design Lab, Computer Labs, and the immense library, and includes a starting toolkit, a field trip to Milan Fashion Week, and internship opportunities. The two main projects of the course are of a quality to present as a personal portfolio, where the first develops from research to figurines, and the second from figurines to a capsule collection.
The 9 month academic year goes from October to June, totals 700 teaching hours, and is valuable for 90 credits. English language proficiency and attendance are required. Candidates will be selected after a enrolment questionnaire and an interview with the course’s leading teacher.
The two areas, Fashion and Design take concrete form in the following modules:
Contemporary Fashion; Fashion Sociology & Trend Research; Colours & Materials; Graphic Design & 3D Printing; Fashion Drawing & Illustration; Fashion Design (including pattern making and draping techniques); Fashion Development; Fashion Communications; Personal Capsule Collection and Portfolio.
Fashion Design is dedicated to textile-based womenswear and menswear but also includes workshops where the acquired drawing and illustration techniques can be applied to knitwear, streetwear, kids-wear, leather accessories, shoes, millinery and sunglasses, following to the specific requirements of each sector.
According to the level of responsibility, a fashion designer may need to follow a given brief or could have complete freedom to create. In both cases, the designer must cultivate curiosity and keep up to date with trends, materials and techniques. There are no working hours because for a real Fashion Designer, life and work coincide.