France, London and Paris

New Approaches to Fashion Design

when 4 July 2016 - 15 July 2016
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee GBP 1750

Central Saint Martins and Institut Francais de la Mode are world leaders in the field of Fashion education. This is your opportunity to understand what makes them different, how their teaching methods differ and immerse yourself in an advanced course for fashion graduates to rejuvenate your current practice.

Entry criteria

To attend this practical course participants must have completed at least two years of an undergraduate degree in fashion or have at least three years fashion industry experience and be competent in pattern making and sewing.

Course includes

Contemporary Fashion in London
Research Skills
Practical Fashion Design, Draping and Textile Development
Developing 2D Concepts into 3D Prototypes

Paris

The course content will be articulated around 3 main phases aiming to:

Accomplish an in-depth analysis of the creative inspirational and narrative universe based on the work produced in London and any collections previously designed. During this phase you will produce the following elements that will allow to articulate and communicate his creative identity and vision:

Pictorial board(s) that will visually communicate the key aspects of the creative universe and inspirational sources

A concise written "manifesto" of the creative intention with a choice of the key words that make up a creative vocabulary Venture upon understanding his creative process and whom it is aimed at thus conceptualising your work as a fashion designer in response to the following questions:

How do I proceed in my design process?

What are the key elements/components of my style?

Whom am I designing for? Be introduced to the collection process and collection plan. From this perspective you will analyse your collection in terms of structure, choice and use of materials and consistency of vision.

The course will provide additional contextualised topics through lectures and workshops that will allow participants to enrich their fashion design creative data base and vision. These include: Haute Couture, Brand DNA and how to analyze a Fashion Show. You will explore the contemporary Parisian world of fashion by researching the retail scene and thus discovering the newly launched major Winter 2012-13 collections. Also, you will be given the opportunity to discover the design process of a young fashion designer and benefit from the interventions of IFM's creative cycle expert Francine Pairon.

Course leader

Jayne Estève-Curé
Fashion marketing / Lecturer

After completing her Fashion Management Masters at Institut Français de la Mode in Paris in 1988 (IFM), Jayne Estève-Curé founded a company with the young Parisian fashion designer Olivier Guillemin for s

Target group

Entry criteria
To attend this practical course participants must have completed at least two years of an undergraduate degree in fashion or have at least three years fashion industry experience and be competent in patternmaking and sewing.

Course aim

The key words for the London part of the course are experimentation and exploration. You will be encouraged to fully explore your research and access your processes in anticipation of opening up and discovering new aspects to your work that your processes previously had not allowed for.

Having explored the initial stages of the design process in London, the second phase of the course in Paris at Institut Français de la Mode will give you the opportunity to produce and communicate a clear vision of your creative identity, how it materializes into a fashion project (brand/product) whilst defining whom it is aimed at through an in-depth step by step understanding of your creative universe and style components. This will lead you to formulate and communicate the results of this process through the creation of pictorial boards and manifestos. The clarification of the creative process will lead to the initial stages of a collection process and plan definition.

Fee info

GBP 1750: tuiton only