How To Design a Couture Collection

This course is for all students wishing to design and learn about couture collections. Using templates provided (or you may develop your own) you will learn drawing and design techniques used when creating a couture collection. Inks, pastels and markers will be used to render couture fabrics...

Taught by: Maggie Doyle.

Description

This course is for all students wishing to design and learn about couture collections. Using templates provided (or you may develop your own) you will learn drawing and design techniques used when creating a couture collection. Inks, pastels and markers will be used to render couture fabrics. By the end of your studies you will have produced a small portfolio of designs together with the appropriate fabrics.

Topics covered

  • There will be lessons on how to render satins, voiles, and jacquards. Samples will be provided to inspire these collections.
  • The course will include a day of fashion life drawing and visits related to couture designers and fabrics. 
  • To complement this there will be lessons on how to draw shoes and render hairstyles and make-up. 
  • A history of the development of haute couture to present day will further your knowledge of this fascinating subject.

Who should take this course?

Students and designers of all abilities and levels would benefit from this course.

Tutor information

Maggie has designed for many years in Paris, both in ready to wear and haute couture.She also taught for over ten years at Esmod in Paris and Lyon. She is currently teaching at Croydon College.

Materials

Please bring with you to the first session:

  • A good selection of the drawing materials and media that you currently use.

It would be useful to bring:

  • HB and 2B pencils
  • Gel pens, inks and markers 
  • A selection of A3 and A4 paper.
On the first day the tutor will discuss other materials that you may wish to buy to use for the rest of the course.

Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
12/12/2016 - 16/12/2016Monday to Friday10:00 - 16:001 Week£560Available Granary Sq. - N1C Add to Basket