Menswear Design Portfolio
Do you want to develop your menswear skills in your chosen areas of commercial, creative or conceptual design? Are you thinking of applying for further studies at undergraduate or postgraduate level? This course will guide you through key aspects of the creative design process in order to boost your skills and give you an insight on how to take them to the next level...
Taught by: Rory Parnell-Mooney.
You should will leave the course feeling confident to work independently and a plan on how your portfolios will be laid out and completed for applications and/or interviews.
- Doing and using good design research.
- Designing and sketching skills.
- Developing an eye for mood and colour.
- Understanding fabrics and their use.
- How to design a balanced collection.
- Using illustration and technical drawing techniques to convey your ideas,
Who should take this course?
- Students with some experience or interest who are thinking of applying for further studies in menswear at either BA or MA level.
- Anyone wanting to develop their menswear design skills in order to create or boost a portfolio.
- Beginners are also welcome but it would be helpful if they have an idea about 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.?