Menswear Design Portfolio
This course will give you an overview of the creative design process and an insight on how to take your existing skills to the next level of career or study progression. It will help you to develop skills in your chosen areas of commercial, creative or conceptual design within menswear...
Taught by: Rory Parnell-Mooney.
Successful students on the Menswear Design Portfolio will leave the week feeling confident to work independently on their individual project work. They should leave the course knowing how their portfolios will be laid out and having a plan of work to complete their portfolios for application or interview.
During the course you will:
- learn what good research is and how to use it
- learn about design and sketching
- develop an eye for mood and colour
- be introduced to fabrics and their uses
- understand how to design a balanced collection
- learn illustration and technical drawing techniques to convey your ideas
Who should take this course?
It will be particularly useful for those with some experience/interest who are thinking of applying for further study in menswear at either BA or MA level and want to develop their skills in order to create a portfolio.
Beginners are also welcome but it would be helpful if they have an idea of the direction to which they want to take their design.
Entry requirements: You should have some basic experience in fashion design through work, previous study, or personal interest.
Rory Parnell-Mooney is an Irish-born menswear designer who lives and works in London. He completed a Masters in Menswear at Central Saint Martins in 2014. Parnell-Mooney presented his first collection under his own name at London Collections: Men in January 2015 with support from Fashion East and Topman and his second solo collection was shown in June 2015. He is currently stocked at Dover Street Market in London and New York and other international stores.
Rory also teaches menswear on the Fashion Folio course at Central Saint Martins http://www.arts.ac.uk/csm/courses/foundation/fashion-folio/
Please bring to the first session:
- previous portfolio/design work
- interesting visual research
- magazines, old/new/your own photos , books, photocopies, garments with interesting details, fabrics anything you find visually interesting and would like to discuss
For subsequent sessions you will need a selection of drawing media:
- pencils/graphite pencil/ charcoal
- pencil crayons/pastels/felt tips/markers/pantones/fine liners
- any wet material (inks/watercolour/gouache/water soluble crayons
- any other material or medium thing that you like to draw with
- A4/A3 paper
- camera (your phone will do)
Drawing material does not need to be brand new and expensive. You could go to £1 stores/markets and find interesting inexpensive materials.?