Summer Study Abroad - Fashion Design


Course Dates 

02/07/2018 - 20/07/2018Monday - Friday10.00 - 16.003 Weeks£1900AvailableGranary Sq. - N1CApply Now
23/07/2018 - 10/08/2018Monday - Friday10.00 - 16.003 Weeks£1900AvailableGranary Sq. - N1CFully Booked

In this course you will use research as the key to the design process, using London's streets, museums and people as the starting point...more information below

Taught by: Heather Sproat, Rosemary Wallin and others


Central Saint Martins' fashion alumni like John Galliano, Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney have changed the way that the world looks at fashion. In this course you will use research as the key to the design process, using London's streets, museums and people as the starting point. You will then go on to develop your ideas into designs and explore a range of different illustration techniques to present them to finished portfolio standard.

You will be expected to push your ideas to expand and explore what is possible through the design process. During the course you will visit specialist fabric shops and the costume collection at the Victoria & Albert Museum. You will be assessed on research in a sketchbook, sketches and rough design ideas, with designs developed from these ideas presented as illustrations to portfolio standard.

Level: This course is open to all students, from ambitious beginners to those with more experience.

Tutor Information

Session 1: Heather Sproat, Stephanie Cooper, Alexis Panayiotou
Session 2: Rosemary Wallin plus staff from BA Fashion

Heather Sproat is senior lecturer and pathway leader for BA Fashion Design Womenswear at Central Saint Martins. She gained her BA in Fashion from the college and worked subsequently for Dior and Louis Vuitton in Paris.

Stephanie Cooper works as a freelance designer on projects internationally and also works as a fashion stylist. She is a tutor on BA Fashion at Central Saint Martins and a visiting tutor at the Royal College of Arts.

Alexis Panayiotou is a fashion illustrator and tutor on the BA Fashion course at Central Saint Martins.

Rosemary Wallin is senior lecturer and pathway tutor for BA Fashion Design with Marketing at Central Saint Martins. Rosemary graduated from Central Saint Martins in fashion and Royal College of Art in footwear and product design. Rosemary’s work has been featured in Design Report, Guardian Newspaper, Vogue, International Design Exhibitions and in Sir John Sorrell’s book on British Design innovation: Creative Island
Rosemary is currently completing a PhD at Central Saint Martins investigating ‘Technology for Sustainable Luxury’. Rosemary consults on sustainable design for Louis Vuitton and Loewe as well as lecturing on sustainable luxury at the Mode am Institut für Design in Vienna and CREA Genève.


Please bring with you to the first session: 

  • Sketching pencils
  • Black pen
  • Colouring pencils
  • Digital camera.
  • Other art materials are optional and can be purchased at a discounted price from the college shop: coloured inks, pastels, glue, coloured paper, paintbrushes, gouache, watercolours and scissors

Material provided by us:

  • Central Saint Martins sketchbook and layout pad

Course Handbook

Download the Summer Study Abroad - Fashion Design [PDF 342KB] course handbook.

Entry Requirements

None. This course is open to students of all levels.