Fashion Design

Free Elective Semester Program - Fashion Design

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Fashion Design 3
Fashion Design 5
Fashion Design 1
Fashion Design 2
Fashion Design 4
Fashion Design 2
Fashion Design 2
Fashion Design 1
Fashion Design 5
Fashion Design 3
Fashion Design 1
Fashion Design 5
Fashion Design 3

Central Saint Martins is world renowned for Fashion. There is a strong emphasis on the creative process, experimentation and design development.

The Free Elective Semester Programme in Fashion is designed to encourage students to explore & expand their creative process through extensive research, experimentation and design development through 2D & 3D.  Students on this track will take core modules Fashion Design 1 and Fashion Design 2 as well as Mandatory and Elective modules.

Fashion Design 1

Tutor: Ian Kettle

In the Fashion Design 1 module, you will have the opportunity to take your two dimensional design concepts based on your research into three dimensions. This will be achieved by exploiting a technique used by many fashion designers called draping. Draping is a method of creating structures and even patterns by draping fabric on to a body form, or mannequin.  As well as draping you will be shown methods of evolving and reworking found garments to develop new design ideas. This module will also introduce you to specific techniques such as pinning, cutting and manipulating fabric. In addition to practical experimentation, you will produce a body of research. This research based on your initial sketchbook work and draping, should then inspire your experimentations and help you develop your design ideas. You are encouraged to document your findings visually and with written comments as the work progresses so that by the end of the project there is a clear record of the way your ideas have developed into a final garment design.                     

  • Unit Type: Core
  • Credit Value: 3
  • Class hours: 30
  • Non-class hours: 15

For more detailed course information please contact studyabroad@csm.arts.ac.uk  

Ian Scott Kettle completed his BA in Fashion Design at Central Saint Martins followed by an MA in Womenswear from The Royal College of Art, he also has a PGCE. He has worked for several independent designers, including Alberta Ferretti, as designer, illustrator or master pattern cutter. His work has been profiled in Vogue, Elle, WWD, Nylon, 125 and Luxure magazines to mention but a few. He has contributed to projects in the arts, film and theatre for names such as Cindy Sherman and Michael Jackson. For the past 12 years Ian has taught fashion design at Central Saint Martins, and is currently the course director of the Free Elective Study Abroad Fashion programme, as well as setting up and delivering courses in Mexico City, Buenos Aires and China. Ian currently has a new collection of accessories created whilst working from his studio Cockpit Arts.

Materials Required

2 garments (from a charity shop/thrift store), A4 ring binder research file, A3 landscape sketchbook, dress pins, pen, pencil & eraser, chalk pastels, charcoal, scissors, stapler, glue stick, knife & cutting board, masking tape, sewing needles & thread, camera (digital)

Fashion Design 2

Tutor: Ian Kettle

This module is an amalgamation of all the skills you will have learnt so far on the course and specifically follows on from the Fashion Design 1 module. In this module there will be more advanced experimentation with draping and textile experimentation. There will be an emphasis on construction, creating sophisticated 3D realizations of your 2D concepts, also focus on sketchbook and presentation skills for your portfolio preparation. You will generate a capsule collection considering; seasons, materials, colour range, costing, your market, and other issues that would have to be considered in the role of a fashion designer. 

▪ Unit Type: Core
▪ Credit Value: 4
▪ Class hours: 40
▪ Non-class hours: 20

For more detailed course information please contact studyabroad@csm.arts.ac.uk

Ian Scott Kettle completed his BA in Fashion Design at Central Saint Martins followed by an MA in Womenswear from The Royal College of Art, he also has a PGCE. He has worked for several independent designers, including Alberta Ferretti, as designer, illustrator or master pattern cutter. His work has been profiled in Vogue, Elle, WWD, Nylon, 125 and Luxure magazines to mention but a few. He has contributed to projects in the arts, film and theatre for names such as Cindy Sherman and Michael Jackson. For the past 12 years Ian has taught fashion design at Central Saint Martins, and is currently the course director of the Free Elective Study Abroad Fashion programme, as well as setting up and delivering courses in Mexico City, Buenos Aires and China. Ian currently has a new collection of accessories created whilst working from his studio Cockpit Arts.

Materials Required

Your ongoing A4 ring binder research file, A3 landscape sketchbook, dress pins, pen, pencil & eraser, chalk pastels, charcoal, scissors, stapler, glue stick, knife & cutting board, masking tape, sewing needles & thread, camera (digital)