Sportswear Design

Sportswear Design

Sportswear Design

This course covers the design processes of activewear and bodywear enabling you to design your own capsule collection. You will also gain valuable insights into the activewear industry, allowing you to develop a suitable route to market.You’ll focus on research development, market profiling, establishing a production plan, concept development and exploring design details/components...

Taught by: Thomas Elliott, Claudine Rousseau.

Description

This course covers the design processes of activewear and bodywear enabling you to design your own capsule collection. You will also gain valuable insights into the activewear industry, allowing you to develop a suitable route to market.

You’ll focus on research development, market profiling, establishing a production plan, concept development and exploring design details/components.

This course also includes trend, fabric and colour palette development to aid your collection, with drawing tips and range planning. You will be working both independently and in groups, with regular group feedback.

Please note that this is a design based course and does not include any garment construction work or pattern cutting.

Level:

Beginners. You should have an interest in the subject area and a desire to learn but no previous experience is required.


Booking: 

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.


Tutor information

Thomas Elliott is Course Leader and a creative director and designer across a range of media from film, editorial, digital and fashion design. He is a graduate from the MA communications design at CSM where his focus was on the genealogy of subcultures and the semiotics of the clothes they wore. Thomas is the course leader of BA (Hons) Fashion Sportswear course. He runs a creative agency with clients ranging from Harvey Nichols, British Fashion Council, Harrods, Levi’s, ShowStudios, Superga and Goodhood.

Claudine Rousseau is the Programme Director and a graduate of LCF. She has worked in the fashion industry for over twenty years, initially as a womenswear designer overseas and then as a design interpreter, both for an innovative design consultancy and as a freelancer. Brands she has worked with include PUMA, Hussein Chalayan, Adidas, Levi’s, Nike ACG. Claudine currently collaborates on projects with Rapha Cycling and Christopher Raeburn. Her research interests encompass how clothing can enhance performance, both professionally and recreationally, from both physiological and psychological perspectives.

Materials

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

  • A4 layout 45gsm paper pad
  • Technical/mechanical pencil
  • Eraser
  • Fine black pens
  • Glue stick, scissors
  • Materials for colour work in your preferred medium (e.g. coloured pencils, water soluble coloured pencils, felt tip pens etc)
  • Notepad and pen for note taking
  • A3 art folder (a basic polythene one)
  • Magazine cut-outs of inspirational imagery
  • Laptop (optional)

Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
19/03/2018 - 22/03/2018Monday - Thursday10:00 - 17:004 Days£475Available Curtain Road - EC2A Add to Basket
09/07/2018 - 13/07/2018Monday - Thursday10:00 - 17:005 Days£475Available Curtain Road - EC2A Add to Basket
06/08/2018 - 10/08/2018Monday - Thursday10:00 - 17:005 Days£475Available Curtain Road - EC2A Add to Basket