Italy, London and Florence

Leather Craftsmanship: Fashion Design and Accessories

when 27 June 2016 - 22 July 2016
language English
duration 4 weeks
fee GBP 2900

his course is designed to give you an authentic Central Saint Martins Fashion Design experience while in London, using experimental research and design development pathways that are original and innovative. The course focuses on contemporary leather craftsmanship for fashion and accessories. A key element of the course will be utilising and developing your research skills. You will research contemporary British designers using leather in their collections identifying their trademark characteristics. You will learn how to incorporate such elements into your own work to give you a distinctive style. You will explore your ideas by gathering inspiration from a variety of sources as the starting point for creative design research. You will then go on to develop and interpret your research ideas into garment designs, leather samples and embroideries. A series of workshops led by industry professionals will cover pattern-making and fashion illustration. You will explore a range of different techniques to present your ideas to an advanced portfolio standard.

Research will also include a trip to key British stockists (Dover Street Market, Browns, Liberty, Harvey Nichols) to enable you to capture the current British Fashion scene. You will also do research trips to the V&A, as well as Eats London studios, stores galleries and nightlife. Research will be captured in your sketchbook, through drawings, photos, test samples, fabric swatches and notes.

During the course you will start to turn your two dimensional concepts into 3D prototypes and textile samples. There will be drawing workshops, which will help you to develop your Fashion own individual drawing style.

The course will take you through a series of individual and group tutorials and by the end of the week you will have created a significant portfolio of work, designed a collection of 6 looks inspired by the work you completed on your personal universe. The looks will be properly illustrated and accompanied by extensive research, colour palette supplemented with additional fabric research, prints and fabric manipulation.

In Florence you will continue with your design work, during which time you will research the definition of ‘Made in Italy’ in contemporary fashion and the strong tradition of Florentine historical leather craftsmanship, which also influences the contemporary Italian Fashion designers. Research will include a trip to key Italian stockists. You will also do research trips to the Salvatore Ferragamo museum, the Anthropological museum, as well as stores, galleries and nightlife. Research will be captured in your sketchbook, through drawings, photos, souvenirs, test samples, fabric swatches and notes.

During the course you will start to turn your two dimensional concepts into fabric samples and 3D prototypes.

By the end of the fourth week you will have designed a collection of 6 looks inspired by the work you completed on your personal universe and seen through the eyes of the italian lifestyle and the Italian leather Design tradition. The looks will be properly illustrated and accompanied by extensive research, colour palette supplemented with additional fabric research, and fabric manipulation.
You will produce by the end of the fourth week a leather garment, shoe or bag prototype depending of your area of specialisation.

Course leader

Elisa Palomino

Having graduated from Central St Martins with an MA, Elisa Palomino went on to work for some of the most prestigious names in
fashion, including John Galliano, Christian Dior, Diane Von Furstenberg, Roberto Cavalli and Moschino.

She

Target group

fashion students, graduates and professionals are all welcome

Course aim

Course Aims

Be able to apply original research for fashion, Fashion design, Accessories design, observational drawing, draping, pattern cutting, accessories prototyping and design development through to finished designs, realised in garment form and accessory prototype
Be able to present portfolio clearly

Credits info

Credit transfer is available for this 90 hour course - contact us for more details

Fee info

GBP 2900: tuition only