Introduction To Fashion Design (Weekend)
Have you ever wondered what a fashion designer actually does or whether it is the right career for you, or simply, how do designers come up with a fresh collection every season? This weekend taster, taken from the two part INTRODUCTION COURSE series, specifically designed to introduce new methods in research for the new or practicing designer or those interested in fashion as communication...
Taught by: Ian Kettle.
Have you ever wondered what a fashion designer actually does or whether it is the right career for you, or simply, how do designers come up with a fresh collection every season? This weekend taster, taken from the two part INTRODUCTION COURSE series, specifically designed to introduce new methods in research for the new or practicing designer or those interested in fashion as communication.
Using new techniques in research and exploring the collections of the masters to better understand how an idea evolves into a ‘story’ this course is two days of intensive idea mining. By the end of the weekend you will have a better understanding of design communication for fashion and the role of the designer.
NOTE: This course is in conjunction with Level’s 1&2 of the INTRODUCTION series and seen as an informative and condensed taster of ‘aspects’ of what happens over the two week course.
Both Menswear & Womenswear design are covered.
- Develop an understanding of the design ‘story’ and its relationship with the collection
- Explore the purposes of research for design & communication
- Trend Analysis & Fashion Communication Lecture/Workshop
- Runway Review (deconstructing a designers collection)
- New Research Methods for Designers
- Color Palette Workshop
- Lecture: The Business Of Fashion’
- Guidance on your next steps in fashion
Who should take this course?
- Absolute beginners
- Business start-ups
- Experienced students looking to refresh their design practice.
Entry requirements: None
Level: Beginners – Intermediate
Follow-up course: Introduction to Fashion Design – Levels 1 & 2
"It was all-round fantastic!" - Emily C S, January 2017
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.
• HB Pencil-Pen-Rubber
• A5 Note Pad
• £10 cash for Research Photocopying
• USB memory stick (min 8GB)
• Color (any) pencils-Pens or Pastels
• Small Paper Scissors
• Paper Glue Stick
• 1cm Masking Tape
• Camera or Smartphone (for research only, high quality not necessary)