Menswear Design (Online)

This course is an essential introduction to menswear design, for anyone wanting to design for this exciting and growing market. More and more men want to break away from conventional and formal looks, and express their personalities through the clothes they wear...

Taught by: Florence Blall.


This course is an essential introduction to menswear design, for anyone wanting to design for this exciting and growing market. More and more men want to break away from conventional and formal looks, and express their personalities through the clothes they wear. This is creating demand for creative designs, whilst good fit with clever details and comfortable and stylish fabrics will always make a strong foundation for a menswear collection.

During this course, you will develop your own comprehensive menswear project, creating a range of designs. We will look at case studies of key players on the international scene in order to see how they put their ranges together. Then each week we will explore themes, choices of print and material, use of colour, silhouettes and manufacturing details so you can create and develop your own mood boards, colour palettes, flat drawings and illustrations.

Course level
Beginner to Intermediate level. This course is ideal for anyone considering menswear for starting or furthering their careers in design.

Course Schedule - 6 weeks: 1.5 hours of live class per week

Week 1
Analysis of key players and trends in the menswear market.

Week 2
Development of themes, moodboards, and colour palettes.

Week 3
Research into silhouettes and manufacturing details, materials and prints.

Week 4
Design development and introduction to flat drawings from templates.

Week 5
First draft collection review (6 fully illustrated silhouettes + flat-drawings corresponding to 1 key silhouette)

Week 6
Final presentations of student projects, feedback and guidance for future development.

Why choose a CSM online learning short course?
Our online learning short courses allow you to experience Central Saint Martins wherever you are in the world. The real-time chat sessions are fully interactive allowing you to communicate easily with the tutor at the same time as fellow students. You will participate in the live classes each week and you will undertake weekly assignments to be completed in your own time.

Online learning
Please make sure you are available to participate in the live online chat sessions which are run to UK time. All online learning courses include weekly chat sessions with your tutor and other students on the course, which are conducted through an interactive seminar (called Blackboard Collaborate). The chat sessions will include text and voice/video chat, as well as an opportunity to 'share' your tutor's desktop so that they can navigate you through websites, PowerPoint presentations and other work. These sessions are essential to attend each week, so please check the times of the course when you book and take into account any local time differences. You may also be required to undertake weekly assignments between sessions. These will be housed on our Workflow website, along with additional resources and discussion forums which can be used to interact with fellow students in between classes. You may be expected to dedicate between one - two hours a week to these self-study projects. A full technical specification is listed in 'Materials'.

Please book as early as possible. This will allow us enough time to provide you with login for the online short course learning software. When making your booking do not tick the 'If you DO NOT hold a UK/EU/EEA passport click here' box as this is only relevant for classroom courses. If we send you an email telling you to present your passport to us, please ignore this email, as it does not apply to you. If no dates are available for this course please 'Make an enquiry' using the link below and we will contact you when new dates are published.

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:

Please note that this course is available for students aged 18 and older

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.


In order to fully participate in the practical exercises please have the following materials/equipment for the first class:

  • Notepad and pen
  • A recent computer with a recent operating system
  • An up-to-date web browser. (It would be advisable to ensure you have access to two separate web browsers eg Safari and Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome and Internet Explorer)
  • Microphone (a headset with microphone/headphones is recommended)
  • Headphones
  • Webcam

Finally, a good broadband connection is also recommended. (Mobile data 3G/4G or a mobile dongle might not provide sufficient bandwidth).

Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
12/10/2017 - 16/11/2017Thursday17:00 - 18:306 Weeks£450Available Online Add to Basket
26/02/2018 - 02/04/2018Monday10:00 - 11:306 Weeks£450Available Online Add to Basket