Building a Fashion Collection

A collection can be any number of different garments, from a few exclusive pieces with different design elements to a large selection of varied styles. More important than the number of pieces is the point the collection is making - its fashion statement...

Taught by: Philip Mauger, Charles Jeffrey.

Description

A collection can be any number of different garments, from a few exclusive pieces with different design elements to a large selection of varied styles. More important than the number of pieces is the point the collection is making - its fashion statement. This introductory course will take you through the various steps to building a collection, from conception and range planning through to design and presentation.

Topics covered

Students will first establish the purpose of their collection and the market they are aiming at.

The next step is to find a theme to stimulate a visual interpretation.

An intense research process follows, where often quite vague ideas have to be pinned down and the direction of the collection established, resulting in the right choice of fabric, colour and silhouette.

A storyboard is then put together to clarify your intentions and visually lay out the size and diversity of each story and of the entire range.

Then the designing takes place. Designs are chosen, altered and redrawn and as they evolve a well-balanced collection is achieved.

Entry requirements: None

Level: Beginners

 


Tutor information

Philip Mauger has for the past 10 years built his design experience within the luxury sector.In 2006 he completed an MA in Womenswear Design at Central Saint Martins. With a final collection sponsored by Vivienne Westwood, he went on to collaborate with Jens Laugesen, followed by design positions at Lanvin, Alexander Mcqueen and Nicole Farhi. Currently Philip freelances for film as well as fashion, having developed costume most recently for Star Wars, Game of Thrones and James Bond. Philip also currently consults for design houses such as Akris and Paul Smith.

Charles Jeffrey is a London based fashion designer and illustrator, born in Scotland in 1990. Jeffrey graduated from London Central St Martins menswear BA in 2013 and, with special thanks to Creative Scotland Scholarship, undertook the MA in fashion menswear from 2014.


Materials

Please bring with you to the first session:

  • A3 layout pad
  • Pencil (1 HB and 1 4B)
  • Eraser
  • Pritt Stick
  • A2 or A3 Bound sketch book
  • Small pair of scissors
  • Colour drawing materials - this can be anything acrylic, pencils, pastels, water colour etc.

Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
12/01/2017 - 16/03/2017Thursdays18:30 - 21:0010 Weeks£560Available Granary Sq. - N1C Add to Basket
27/03/2017 - 31/03/2017Monday to Friday10:00 - 16:001 Week£560Available Granary Sq. - N1C Add to Basket
20/04/2017 - 22/06/2017Thursdays18:30 - 21:0010 Weeks£560Available Granary Sq. - N1C Add to Basket
04/09/2017 - 08/09/2017Monday to Friday10:00 - 16:001 Week£560Available Granary Sq. - N1C Add to Basket