Introduction to Fashion Design is a short course designed for creative kids and teens who are interested in exploring the world of fashion design. The course provides an excellent opportunity to gain insight into the theory and practice of fashion design, including design, illustration and aesthetics.
The course aims to introduce students to fashion design and the role of a fashion designer in the industry, providing them with the knowledge and skills needed to understand fashion design practices, illustration and aesthetics.
Throughout the course, students will be exposed to a range of fundamental concepts and skills, including insights into fashion design practices and techniques, defining the human figure in fashion illustration, approaching the practice of sketching and mood boarding, and exploring a personal drawing style.
Through a combination of theoretical learning and practical exercises, students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the fashion design system, including its cultural and practical processes. By the end of the course, students will have gained valuable knowledge and skills that will help them on their journey toward a future in fashion design.
The program also includes visits to some of the most iconic fashion venues in Florence, such as: Gucci Garden, the museum dedicated to the Italian fashion house with classic clothing and handbag exhibits, and the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum, a fashion museum dedicated to the life and work of Italian shoe designer Salvatore Ferragamo and his eponymous company.
The main lecturers in this course are industry professionals who have years of experience in the field. They can help students narrow down their career focus and provide them first-hand insight into studying at Polimoda.
Who it's for
This course is aimed at creative students 14 to 17 years old, willing to gain insight and explore fashion aesthetics.
At the end of this course, students will produce a visual portfolio and be ready for further study.
The curriculum of the Introduction to Fashion Design short course includes a range of subjects that will help students develop their skills and knowledge in the field. Some of the key topics covered include:
- Fashion design: an introduction to fashion design practice, including the design process, pattern making and garment construction
- Fashion illustration: the visual representation of fashion designs through drawing and painting, including techniques for illustrating garments and accessories and using illustration for visual communication in the fashion industry
- Aesthetics: an understanding of the theoretical and iconographic approaches to fashion culture, including principles of beauty and artistic taste, color theory, composition and design that are essential to understanding fashion aesthetics
Application requirements are:
- English language proficiency
- 14-17 years old
Once you complete the short course in Introduction to Fashion Design, you will receive Polimoda’s Official Certificate of Attendance.
This certificate will strengthen your CV and expand your career opportunities.