Introduction to Fashion Design
Immerse yourself in the world of the fashion designer and discover the fashion design process
Do you dream of designing your own clothes? But not sure how to get started? This four-week fashion design and fashion drawing course will provide you with the skills you need. Introduction to fashion design (week 1)Through practical exercises and focused discussions, you will research a theme and learn how to develop this into fashion designs...
Taught by: Ana Stankovic-Fitzgerald, Lezley George.
Do you dream of designing your own clothes? But not sure how to get started? This four-week fashion design and fashion drawing course will provide you with the skills you need.Introduction to fashion design (week 1)
Through practical exercises and focused discussions, you will research a theme and learn how to develop this into fashion designs. You will begin to draw and communicate your ideas exploring silhouette, detail and colour, eventually developing a small capsule collection of designs. This unit includes:
In the second week you explore drawing styles and techniques in the context of fashion. We will show you how to express your designs figuratively, and get your ideas on paper. You will learn to draw a fashion figure, deconstruct and sketch garments, and seamlessly combine figures with clothing. By the end of this week, you will know the ins and outs of drawing throughout the design process, and you will be able to communicate design ideas more freely and effectively, and begin a collection of work for your portfolio. This unit includes:
Week three is a follow-on from week one. The course will help you develop your understanding of the principles of fashion design, with an emphasis on three-dimensional experimentation. You'll work with fabric directly onto dress mannequins and your experimental ideas will then be developed onto paper. This course will help you consolidate your understanding of fashion design. This unit includes:
In week four you have the chance to develop your ideas and creative skills through the medium of fashion illustration. You'll study different methods of illustration and recording work in the context of fashion, and learn conventional and new media techniques. The idea is to find your own visual language and unlock your creativity through experimentation, from concept to completion. This unit includes:
Beginners. You should have an interest in fashion and a desire to learn but no previous experience is required.
Your course place is confirmed once you have booked online or via the phone using a credit or debit card. There is no deadline for booking. Places are offered on a first come, first served basis, and all courses have a maximum number of students. We suggest you book early to avoid disappointment.
Ana Stankovic-Fitzgerald has been teaching on a variety of drawing courses at London College of Fashion since 2003. Originally, she studied drawing, painting, print-making and sculpture in the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Arts in Belgrade, specialising in painting. She is a member of the Association of Illustrators and has had freelance commissions published online, in magazines, books, as advertisements and in corporate literature.
Ana is currently teaching on a number of drawing, illustration and visual communication courses on different programmes at LCF and Nottingham Trent University. Ana has pioneered the delivery of practical fashion drawing and illustration courses via an online medium at LCF as well as teaching face-to-face courses.
Ana is passionate about the craft of drawing and teaching drawing and she has a vast knowledge and expertise in utilising & experimenting with various media including charcoal, ink, watercolours, collage, markers, pastels, acrylics, oils, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Lectra Kaledo Style and various iPad applications.
Ana's work was selected for the 'Best of British Illustration' in 2001 and exhibited at numerous venues abroad and in the UK including Royal College of Art.
Over the years, Ana has devised and delivered combination of analogue and digital Fashion Drawing and Illustration workshops for various institutions, including several workshops for Victoria and Albert Museum (Art of Adornment for Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion Exhibition, Shoe Design and Drawing for Shoes: Pleasure and Pain Exhibition, Illustrating Garments in V &A Fashion Galleries), Design Museum (part of Drawing Fashion Exhibition), Fashion Space Gallery (Drawing from Fashion Film), Royal Collection (Fashioning a Reign Exhibition), Clerkenwell Design Week and numerous charities.
In order to fully participate in the practical exercises please bring the following materials/equipment to the first class:
As part of your research you will be required to do some printing. Please bring a small amount of cash to the course on your first day to credit your printing account. It is unlikely you will need to spend more than £5. Please be aware you may also need to purchase a small amount of fabric for draping on the stand during week 3.