Introduction to Research For Fashion

This course focuses on research and development for a fashion collection. Throughout this course you will be thinking outside the box and aiming to be more creative with you research and development skills. You will be encouraged to develop your own unique design identity by constantly collating new ideas from your creative archive of themes so that you can dip into this as a source of inspiration as you generate future projects...

Taught by: Daisy Butler.

Description

This course focuses on research and development for a fashion collection. Throughout this course you will be thinking outside the box and aiming to be more creative with you research and development skills. You will be encouraged to develop your own unique design identity by constantly collating new ideas from your creative archive of themes so that you can dip into this as a source of inspiration as you generate future projects.

You will be introduced to CSM library as a source of collecting inspirational imagery. Within the creative research, drawing and mixed media work we will also concentrate on areas of colour, scale, accessories and styling that will get you discovering new fashion concepts. You will look at the work of contemporary designers and their aesthetics.

We will have group critiques, discussions and editing, which will help you develop informed decisions and learn to communicate your aesthetic through your unique visual presentation style.

Outcomes

By the end of the course you will have explored new approaches to design and creative ways of generating design ideas, research and imagery .Students will take away a body of creative visual research that is unique to them. This archive of information can be a source of reference and inspiration for future projects and fashion collections.

Who should take this course?

Anyone looking to improve or gain creative research and development skills in fashion.

Topics covered include:

  • independent research projects
  • creative drawing and mixed media workshops
  • design development
  • presentation skills
  • visual communication skills

There will be external visits, individual tutorials and group critiques.

Entry requirements: None

Level : Beginners

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

Tutor information

Daisy Butler graduated with a BA in Textile Design at Chelsea College of Art and Design then gained her MA in Fashion at Central Saint Martins. She worked for fashion label Meadham Kirchhoff for 5 years and now works freelance as designer and creative consultant. Daisy is also a visiting tutor at London College of Fashion.

Materials

Materials:

  • Collected materials, objects and imagery
  • Drawing materials
  • Paints
  • Scissors
  • Masking tape
  • Camera or phone camera

Please note that this will discussed in more detail on the first day of the session

Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
05/10/2017 - 23/11/2017Thursdays (plus Saturday 28 October, 10:00 - 16:00)18:30 - 21:008 Weeks£545Available Granary Sq. - N1C Add to Basket