Introduction to Product Design

Have you ever wondered what a fashion designer actually does, whether it is the right career for you, or how designers come up with a fresh collection every season? This introductory course was specifically designed with the beginner in mind. It will guide you through the fashion design process...

Taught by: Ben Panayi.

Description

Have you ever wondered what a fashion designer actually does, whether it is the right career for you, or how designers come up with a fresh collection every season? This introductory course was specifically designed with the beginner in mind. It will guide you through the fashion design process. You will work from a set brief through an extensive research process to generate and develop ideas for fashion. 

By the end of this course you will have developed a good understanding of the design process for fashion. You will have the tools necessary to communicate your ideas and to begin developing a portfolio for application for further study in fashion. It will give you a clearer idea of whether the work of a fashion designer, or some other role in this diverse and vibrant industry, is for you.

Both Menswear & Womenswear are covered.

Topics covered:

  • design briefing (setting up a project)
  • new research methods for designers
  • colour palette and texture sourcing workshop
  • figure drawing workshop 
  • multiple design exercises (collage-detail placement-negative)
  • preliminary design development workshop
  • sketchbook development
  • runway review (deconstructing a designers collection)
  • individual advice, diagnostics and portfolio review (next steps in fashion)
  • guidance on developing a personal design ‘language’

Who should take this course?

  • absolute beginners
  • business start-ups
  • experienced students looking to refresh their design practice.

Entry requirements: None

Level: Beginners - Intermediate

Follow-up course: Introduction to Fashion Design - Level 2


Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

Tutor information

Ben Panayi is a product designer who teaches on BA Product Design at Central Saint Martins.

Materials

Please bring with you to the first session:

  • A4 layout pad
  • Fibre tip pens, sizes 0.1, 0.5, 0.7mm
  • Set of coloured pencils
  • Scissors
  • Craft knife
  • 300mm ruler.

Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
27/03/2017 - 31/03/2017Monday to Friday10:00 - 16:001 Week£545Available Granary Sq. - N1C Add to Basket
18/04/2017 - 13/06/2017Tuesdays - NO CLASS ON 23 MAY18:30 - 21:008 Weeks£495Available Granary Sq. - N1C Add to Basket
31/07/2017 - 04/08/2017Monday to Friday10:00 - 16:001 Week£545Available Granary Sq. - N1C Add to Basket
21/08/2017 - 25/08/2017Monday to Friday10:00 - 16:001 Week£545Available Granary Sq. - N1C Add to Basket