United Kingdom, London and New York

Fashion Design, Process and Practice

when 27 June 2016 - 22 July 2016
language English
duration 4 weeks
fee GBP 2450

The objective of this course is to introduce students to design principles and creative standards in apparel design. In NYC the focus will be on concepts, research, and visual presentations. In London students will learn about fashion construction, pattern cutting, draping and sewing.

New York

Learn and practice the various methods and principles for designing fashion that will help you achieve successful results. Learn to source and use inspirations, find out how fabric and color strengthen a designer’s viewpoint, and develop methods for creating dynamic fabric stories that form well merchandised groups - all which help you to refine your vision as a fashion designer. Find out what you need to be prepared for the professional world, including putting together a portfolio, writing a CV and perfecting your interview techniques.

London

Vintage garments are a source of great inspiration to fashion designers. This course is aimed at students who want to discover the process behind fashion design. Some knowledge of sewing is beneficial.

The 20th Century can be said to mark the beginning of modern fashion. Women were freed from the tyranny of corsets, layers and layers of long skirted clothes and the daily ritual of dressing long hair. By the 1920's, hair was bobbed, dresses short, underwear soft and feminine, and the party began. Each following decade moved on, and had a distinct look of its own.

Course leader

Steven Faerm (M.S.Ed.) is an Assistant Professor of Fashion Design at Parsons The New School for Design (Program Director, 2007-2011). A Parsons alumnus (‘94) and Designer of the Year nominee, he began teaching in 1998 while working for designers Marc Ja

Target group

students, graduates and professionals

Course aim

The objective of this course is to introduce students to design principles and creative standards in apparel design. In NYC the focus will be on concepts, research, and visual presentations. In London students will learn about fashion construction, pattern cutting, draping and sewing.

Credits info

Credit Transfer

The total tuition hours for this course is 90 hours (45 hours in each city). During the course your work is assessed and a record of your study, including a final grade, can be sent to your home institution for credit transfer purposes - subject to approval by your home institution.

You must check with your home institution prior to booking if you wish to transfer credit for this course. If you require a Record of Study and Achievement to be sent to your institution, please contact the short course office at shortcourse@csm.arts.ac.uk

Fee info

GBP 2450: tuition only