Fashion Design For Beginners (Online)

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Suitable for absolute beginners and those with some experience wanting to expand their portfolio. This course is aimed at students who would like to explore the fashion design process however, have little experience. You will be taught fundamental skills such as choosing a concept, sources of research, developing ideas into fashion sketches, rendering designs and a collection line up...

Taught by: Jeanette Osterried.

Description

Suitable for absolute beginners and those with some experience wanting to expand their portfolio.

This course is aimed at students who would like to explore the fashion design process however, have little experience. You will be taught fundamental skills such as choosing a concept, sources of research, developing ideas into fashion sketches, rendering designs and a collection line up. You will have the opportunity to present your collection back to the class at the end of the course and receive feedback.

The course is split in to 3 sections:

Research
  • Choosing inspiration, developing a personal fashion statement/ identity
  • Compiling the creative visuals into sketchbooks to inspire new ideas
  • Selecting a colour palette and fabric options.  
Design
  • Creating a fashion template as a tool to communicate design ideas
  • Developing initial silhouettes, rendering designs
  • Considering print and embellishment.
Presentation
  • Layout and helpful tools for portfolio presentation
  • Preparing a line up of 10 outfits to present back to the class
Course Schedule - 8 weeks: 1.5 hours of live class per week

Week 1
Introductions
Primary and secondary research
Task- students to collate research for individual themes

Week 2
Students to present themes/concepts
Designers and shops: competitors
Task- students to position their designer collection and present 3 international shops they would want to sell in

Week 3
Students to present their brand positioning
Creative visual collage to inspire ideas
Task- students to create stimulating collages in their sketchbooks with drawing

Week 4
Students to present 3 collage ideas
Fashion template options
Task- students to design identity fashion template

Week 5
Students to present their fashion template
Initial designs
Task- students to draw 20 initial designs in pencil

Week 6
Students to present their initial fashion sketches 
Design development
Task- students to design and colour final designs

Week 7
Students to present final designs to class
Line ups/ final collection
Task- students to edit designs and draw line up

Week 8
Presentation of collection back to class

Please note this course is being delivered on UK time.To view more information and a live UK clock, please follow this link: http://www.timeanddate.com/time/zone/uk/london

Please refer to your joining instructions about getting set up for your first session.
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

Jeanette studied Fashion Design Womenswear at Central Saint Martins and the Royal Academy of Antwerp. Since then she has run her own womenswear and knitwear business and worked alongside designers like Ann Sofie Back, Sharon Wauchob Paris, and Peter Jensen, London. For the past ten years Jeanette has been an Associate Lecturer at Central Saint Martins, BA Fashion Design womenswear, as well as knitwear department. She is a long standing tutor on the CSM short course program and has also taught fashion design at numerous other colleges.

Materials

Please ensure that you have the following materials to hand:
  • A4 Sketchbook
  • Pencils
  • Eraser
  • Ruler
  • Blue tack
  • Scissors
  • Magazines (to cut up)
  • Design pens (0.1, 0.5.0.8)
  • Tipex
  • Colouring pencils

Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
26/01/2017 - 16/03/2017Thursday18:30 - 20:008 Weeks£520Available Online Add to Basket
21/02/2017 - 11/04/2017Tuesday13:30 - 15:008 Weeks£520Available Online Add to Basket
13/03/2017 - 15/05/2017Monday10:00 - 11:308 Weeks£520Available Online Add to Basket
13/04/2017 - 01/06/2017Thursday17:00 - 18:308 Weeks£520Available Online Add to Basket
31/05/2017 - 19/07/2017Wednesday13:30 - 15:008 Weeks£520Available Online Add to Basket