Childrenswear Design (Online)

Kidswear has, for too long, been perceived by the fashion elite as a by-product of its adult counterpart. Now, most luxury brands are launching kidswear collections alongside adult fashion, and young and emerging specialist brands are approaching kidswear design with a mix of sophistication and fun...

Taught by: Florence Blall.

Description

Kidswear has, for too long, been perceived by the fashion elite as a by-product of its adult counterpart. Now, most luxury brands are launching kidswear collections alongside adult fashion, and young and emerging specialist brands are approaching kidswear design with a mix of sophistication and fun. This course will teach you about this exciting, growing market, provide the technical skills to create stunning designs, and result in a comprehensive kidswear project to be presented in a portfolio.

Topics

  • Key players on the international scene of Childswear
  • Moodboards and etxracting colour palettes from them
  • Fabrics, deatils and design shapes for the kidswear market
  • Flat drawings from templates
  • Silhouette Design
  • Enhancing designs on Illustrator
  • Prints for the kidswear market

Outcomes

By the end of the course you will

  • Understand the Kidswear Market and know its major players
  • Recognise how successful Kidswear ranges are put together
  • Know how to root your designs in the specfic world of childhood, rather than making children mini versions of adults
  • Complete your own observational research
  • Produce a comprehensive kidswear project to present in your portfolio
  • Present your finsihed product to the group

Who is Childrenswear Design (Online) for
The course is excellent if you are considering a career in Childswear or want to get a better understanding of the emerging kidswear market. The course is a beginner level course.
Please note: the course if for students aged over 18


Why choose a CSM Online Short Course
Our online learning short courses allow you to experience Central Saint Martins wherever you are in the world. Additionally all CSM Online Short Courses include


  • Live sessions with expert
  • Lesson recordings
  • Practical assignments
  • Personal feedback
  • VLE with course content
  • Forums for support
  • 3 months online access
  • CSM Certificate upon completion

Further details about preparing for your online course, and the equipment you need, can be found here:
http://www.arts.ac.uk/csm/courses/short-courses/short-courses-online/frequently-asked-questions/


Tutor information

Florence Blall, studied fashion design and pattern cutting in France before completing her BA Fashion Design with menswear at Central St Martins. She has worked as designer for the like of Paul Smith and Kenzo, and as head designer for British kidswear label No Added Sugar. She is currently freelancing in both design and teaching in France as well as launching her own business.

Materials

Please bring with you to the first session

  • Fashion (both kids and adults), photography, interior design etc. magazines to be used to create moodboards
  • Small cuttings of solid colour fabrics or yarns to create colour palettes
  • Art materials that you feel confident drawing and colouring-up designs and silhouettes with (pencils, felt-tips, pantone markers, water-colours etc.)

Suggested Reading

Publications:

Milk
Doolittle
Vogue Bambini

Specialist Websites:

www.smallable.com
www.centrecommercial.cc/fr/product/enfant/vetements

Additionally, if you have any, please bring along your portfolio and any work you have produced



Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
09/10/2017 - 13/11/2017Monday13:00 - 14:306 Weeks£450Available Online Add to Basket
24/01/2018 - 07/03/2018Wednesday17:00 - 18:306 Weeks£450Available Online Add to Basket
22/03/2018 - 26/04/2018Thursday13:00 - 14:306 Weeks£450Available Online Add to Basket