From sketchbook and fashion research through to understanding colour palettes, recording fashion shapes and understanding fabric manipulation, a series of practical workshops and inspirational study sessions will enhance your design knowledge, critical awareness and develop your fashion illustration skills. You will be guided through the creative process of planning and designing a fashion piece and be encouraged to identify and develop your own fashion style.
You will explore concepts in fashion, identify trends and begin your own fashion research using websites, blogs and editorial imagery for inspiration. Our tutors will guide you through the process of creating your sketchbook; looking at idea development through collage, producing fashion illustrations and building fashion templates.
Practical workshops in fashion print will include dye lab experimentation, latex and 3D. You will explore design through digital media using Photoshop to develop your fashion concepts. A study day trip to London to visit important Fashion museums will give context to your research so far. You will experiment with fabric; creating geometric shapes directly onto the mannequin and exploring shape creation.
RESEARCH & FASHION CONCEPTS
DIGITAL PRINT & CAD
LONDON FASHION TRIP
EXPLORING FABRIC MANIPULATION
CUT & SHAPE
During your final week, you will focus on producing a garment from your fashion designs with tutor-led sessions introducing you to subtraction cutting, working with digital printed fabric and garment production. You will have the opportunity to learn about fashion styling, with a professional photoshoot of your finished garment at the end of the course to add to your portfolio.
EMBELLISHMENT AND DECORATION
PORTFOLIO & CRITIQUE