The Fashion Studio Short Course for fashion design provides the basic skills to become a fashion designer: from the drawing of the main idea to the making of the garment and selection of the right fabric. A course to anyone interested in the design of a fashion collection.
The Fashion Studio Short Course is a complete and comprehensive 252 hour program regrouping 3 modules: Fashion Design, Pattern Making and Sewing and Textiles. Upon completion of this course students will gain the essential skills necessary to develop a basic mini collection. The modules taught are structured around each step composing the creation of a range of outfits, from inception to realization.
This short course has been constructed on a unique modular planning in order to allow participants to customize their learning experience by electing 2 options:
Modular Learning: Students have the possibility to choose between 3 modules with themes focusing on Foundation of Fashion Design, Textile Technology and Patternmaking & Sewing.
Comprehensive Course Learning: Students have the possibility to combine the 3 modules within one comprehensive short course titled “Fashion Studio”
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.
FOUNDATION OF FASHION DESIGN MODULE – 62 hours
Course 1 : drawing figure
Learn how to draw a woman figure from the basic skills to the creation and personalization of your own figure
Course 2 : color
Learn all about colors, how to create the right color palette and to develop a collection with a successful color balance
Course 3 : product + technical drawing
Learn the vocabulary of fashion, to recognize and describe a garment, and to learn the basic skills of technical drawing
TEXTILE TECHNOLOGY MODULE – 104 hours
Course 1 : fabric book
Guide to fibers, material making methods and uses of typical used materials, casual clothing and accessories
Knowledge recorded within individually crafted fabric book to be used as reference for future courses
Course 2 : fabric experimentation
Fabric experimentation and manipulation for the garment construction
Techniques of knitting, printing, dying and embroidery to help create fabrics
Course 3 : finding inspiration and developing creativity
Course 4 : create a collection with the fabric transformation
Personal collection using creative fabrics, and basic garment
Building a concept, searching for inspiration, developing ideas, realization of a personal garment to be produced with a creative fabric
PATTERNMAKING & SEWING MODULE – 88 hours
Course 1 : the base
Mannequin measurements techniques, first draping, techniques of stitching
Course 2 : the skirts
Volume and ease requirement for a straight skirt
Dart placement and amount for bodice
Toile finalizing with pinning and presentation on the mannequin
Flares skirt making & making a skirt with dart-slit and waistband in fabric
Course 3 : the dresses 1
Volume and ease requirement for a provided design
Dart placement and amount for a dress, draping yoke for a dress
Toile finalizing with right pinning, presentation on a mannequin
Dress basic making in fabric, sleeve with gathers, neck facing, hem
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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