Introduction To Fashion Design - Level 2
Do you want to know how to report from the catwalk shows, co-ordinate a fashion shoot and write fashion news? Do you dream of working for a fashion magazine? If you are interested in taking the first steps towards a career in fashion journalism, this beginners course is the one for you...
Taught by: Ian Kettle.
Do you want to know how to report from the catwalk shows, co-ordinate a fashion shoot and write fashion news? Do you dream of working for a fashion magazine? If you are interested in taking the first steps towards a career in fashion journalism, this beginners course is the one for you.
Topics covered include:
- how to write news and features
- face-to-face interviews
- building contacts
- getting a job in fashion
- the structure of a fashion team in a magazine
Journalists increasingly have to commission fashion shoots, if not style themselves, so an introduction on how to choose pictures and basic fashion styling are also included.
Who should take this course?
The course is aimed at those looking for an insider's overview into the fashion journalism profession.
Basic writing ability, a good grasp of the English language and an eye for fashion.
After doing this course, you should look into our Fashion Journalism - Intermediate short course, which will provide you with plenty more opportunities for putting what you've learned into practice.
Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older
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.
For the first session:
- HB Pencil-Pen-Rubber
- A5 Note Pad
- £5 cash for Research Photocopying
- USB memory stick (Min 8GB)
- Colour (any) pencils-Pens or Pastels
Needed later into the course (your tutor will advise you)
- (A4) Portrait or (A3) Landscape Sketchbook (white paper)
- (A4) Layout Pad
- HB Retractable Pencil
- Black 0.1 and 0.5 Fine Line Pens
- Letraset Pro-Markers: 1 x ivory & 1 x cool grey no1
- Small paper scissors
- Paper glue
- 1cm Masking Tape
- Camera or Smartphone (for research only, high quality not necessary)
- All the above available at the CSM ArtShop open during course time?