This course is aimed at people who want to know more about Fashion Design or wish to possibly pursue studies in this field. Fashion design is presented through a mix of theoretical and practical short modules that will give participants a clear overview of the industry, the positions and the skills required to succeed. Modules will be complemented by visits of companies, museums and presentations to allow participants to “feel” what fashion is about.
– Understand the structure of the fashion and textile industry from an international perspective as well as the strong link between fashion and culture
– Discover what it takes to be a fashion designer: The creative process
– Realize the importance of pattern making and sewing in fashion: The technical process
– Understand the power of communication behind the product: The fashion image
– Creation of a mini portfolio (that can be used for program admission): Mood board / Silhouette / Mini-Collection
– Creation of a basic pattern of a skirt
– Customization of garment
The online program takes place live and in real-time (Paris or Istanbul local time) and you will interact with the lecturer and other students through our online platform. However, if you cannot attend or miss a live class, every session is also recorded and saved, so you can go back and watch it at a later suitable time for you.
Course Structure (Paris, Istanbul)
Fashion Industry Panorama – 9H
Fashion Culture – 12H
Collection Process – 18H
Technical Process – 12H
The Fashion Image – 9H
Course Structure (Online)
Day 1 (Morning): Fashion Culture – 3 hours
An introductory module to contemporary fashion that will include an overview of key designers, trends and fashion power houses to understand the most important creative movements
Day 1 Afternoon and Day 2: Collection process – 12 hours
This module will introduce students to the art of crafting a unique visual presentation through the development of inspiration boards
Day 3 and Day 4: Technical Process – 12 hours
A basic overview of collection development planning with the creation of 6 complete looks.
Day 5 (Morning): Final Presentation – 3 hours
Each participant will be asked to present the collections they have created.
Recommended level of English is IELTS 5.5 (to fully understand and follow the course). The IELTS certificate is not required, but we just want to be certain that you will be able to comprehend the course.
min. 16 years old (Paris, Istanbul) and 13 years old (Online)
Interest in fashion design
Documents to provide (in English or French or translated by a certified translator):
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