Summer Study Abroad - Experimental Fashion Knitwear
This course offers a taster of the BA Fashion Design with Knitwear at Central Saint Martins. You will be shown how to initiate ideas through your sketchbooks and how to explore your research and develop fashion and fabric designs from it...more information below
Taught by: Sarah Gresty
This course offers a taster of the BA Fashion Design with Knitwear at Central Saint Martins. You will be shown how to initiate ideas through your sketchbooks and how to explore your research and develop fashion and fabric designs from it. With a series of workshops covering techniques such as machine and hand knitting, crochet, embroidery and smocking, you will be encouraged to design and produce a range of fashion and fabric ideas.
Who should take this course?
This course will suit students with a very creative design aesthetic in fashion and those who wish to develop and specialise in knit and other related fabrics.
- You will learn how to edit your work and where to concentrate your technical abilities with the support from professional technicians and pattern cutters.
- The first two weeks will be spent experimenting and developing your technical expertise.
- By the end of the first two weeks you will choose one fashion look or silhouette to develop and produce during your third week for presentation on the final day.
- Throughout the three weeks you will be expected to explore London's museums, markets, cafes and clubs to inform your design development.
- You will be encouraged to come up with design solutions that are contemporary and relevant.
- You will receive peer and individual assessment and will potentially develop a strong and successful design project.
Sarah Gresty is the Course Director for BA Fashion Central Saint Martins and a knitwear design consultant who has worked on projects for Versace, Karl Lagerfield, Chloe, Chanel, Lacroix and Balenciaga amongst others.
Please bring with you to the first session:
- tape measure
- needle and thread
Material provided by us: We will supply sketchbooks and a selection of yarns.
This course requires prior experience in Fashion.
In order to assess your suitability for this course, please complete the following questions and email them to the Short Course office before booking. You can email your answers directly to: firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Where are you currently studying fashion?
2. What interests you most about this course?
3. What do you hope to get from this course?
4. What are your plans for the future?
5. Who is your favourite fashion designer?
6. What made you want to study fashion?