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, Ian Kettle.

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

 


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

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.

Ian Scott Kettle BA (CSM) MA (RCA) Fashion Design

Ian is the head of Fashion Design on FESP (Free Elective Semester Programme) here at Central Saint Martins, along side running the Introduction to Fashion programme, as well as setting-up and delivering bespoke one-to-one and group design courses here and in Mexico, Buenos Aires and China for beginners, industry professionals and the odd celebrity.

Ian is a well respected freelance designer with over twenty years experience, having worked for several independent designers, including Dexter Wong - Head of Womenswear & Alberta Ferretti – Designer and running his own business. His own work has been profiled in many magazines (Vogue, Elle, Grazia, WWD, ID, Nylon & 125…) He has contributed to projects in the arts, film, theatre and pop. (Cindy Sherman, Toyah and Michael Jackson…)

IAN SCOTT KETTLE is Ian’s current business of Gentlemen’s Bespoke Accessories. One-off, hand made pieces, catering to private clients, run from his studio at Cockpit Arts in London. Studio visits (by appointment) are welcome. Come see a working studio or simply to discuss your course options.

www.ianscottkettle.com





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
03/09/2018 - 07/09/2018Monday to Friday10:00 - 16:001 Week£625Available Granary Sq. - N1C Add to Basket
26/01/2019 - 23/02/2019Saturdays10:00 - 16:005 Weeks£625Available Granary Sq. - N1C Add to Basket
04/05/2019 - 01/06/2019Saturdays10:00 - 16:005 Weeks£625Available Granary Sq. - N1C Add to Basket