Lingerie and Swimwear Design

Lingerie and Swimwear Design

Lingerie and Swimwear Design

Lingerie and Swimwear Design

Lingerie and Swimwear Design

Lingerie and Swimwear courses - video

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

Taught by: Amelia Firth-Waugh, Eva Lai, Lynsey Allison, Nichole de Carle.

Description

This course covers the design processes of lingerie and swimwear enabling you to design your own capsule collection. You will also gain valuable insights into the lingerie and swimwear industry, allowing you to develop a suitable retail concept.

You’ll focus on research development, customer profiling, establishing a market level, 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

Amelia Firth-Waugh is graduate of BA Fashion Contour and has worked with numerous companies in both design and technical based roles. Having been awarded the Fashion Contour Ambassador Prize, she went on to work for cult lingerie and lifestyle brand Reckless Wolf. Interested particularly in the luxury sector, with experience in couture embellishment and hand finishing techniques. Accolades include having garments walk at NYFW 2015 for Chromat and features in numerous prestigious publications. Amelia is currently a Specialist Contour Technician at LCF, as well as Lingerie and Technical Designer and for independent luxury brand E.L.F Zhou London.




Eva Lai graduated from London College of Fashion with First Class Honours in (BA) Fashion Contour. Her graduate collection for the LCF press show was featured in Vogue and Tatler. Eva is a specialist in lingerie, nightwear and swimwear covering all aspects including  the design process, CAD, pattern cutting, sewing, production and creative direction. Eva is currently a specialist contour technician and associate lecturer on the LCF BA contour degree aswell as working as a technical consultant for Gilda&Pearl, Les Girls Les Boys and Attollo plus size lingerie. Eva started her career at Agent Provocateur and has worked as a CAD designer, pattern cutter and seamstress for many well-known brands.  Eva founded her own luxury intimate apparel label eLai London in 2012, which is still an ongoing passion.




Lynsey Allison is an experienced lingerie and swimwear designer who has worked with in retail, manufacturing and branded design, focusing on high end, commercial and international projects. She has spent the last 5 years specialising in full figure design and grading, with an extensive knowledge of the entire design process from concept through to production. Lynsey is currently working as an Associate Lecturer at UAL on BA Fashion Contour and freelancing as a designer/grader.

Nichole de Carle graduated from the Contour Design Course at De Montfort University in England with a First Class Honors degree. Nichole mastered rare skills in body contour and fit across lingerie, swimwear and corsetry. Such expertise later secured her positions at fashion power-houses Alexander McQueen and Donna Karen New York, then later at Sydney based lingerie specialists, Pleasure State. Nichole’s time with McQueen inspired her to pursue couture design within the intimates sector, founding her eponymous label, Nichole de Carle London in 2010. Originally a bespoke service, she quickly built up an impressive client list of A-list performers and international High Net Worth Individuals. Nichole’s specialism is in the technical creation of innovative, fashion-forward intimates for the modern power-woman. In 2012 Nichole set up a new business in parallel to building her brand, called 'London Contour Experts'. This company is based in London and specialises in product development and sampling, with expertise in creating high quality lingerie, activewear and swimwear for other brands and designers on a global scale. 


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
  • 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
  • Laptop (optional)

Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
03/07/2017 - 07/07/2017Monday - Friday10:00 - 17:005 Days£450Fully Booked Curtain Road - EC2A
14/08/2017 - 18/08/2017Monday - Friday10:00 - 17:005 Days£450Available Curtain Road - EC2A Add to Basket
26/09/2017 - 14/11/2017Tuesday18:00 - 21:008 Weeks£450Available John Prince's St - W1G Add to Basket
11/10/2017 - 06/12/2017Wednesday18:15 - 21:009 Weeks£450Available Curtain Road - EC2A Add to Basket
11/12/2017 - 15/12/2017Monday - Friday10:00 - 16:005 Days£450Available Curtain Road - EC2A Add to Basket
17/01/2018 - 14/03/2018Wednesday18:15 - 21:009 Weeks£450Available Curtain Road - EC2A Add to Basket
23/01/2018 - 13/03/2018Tuesday18:00 - 21:008 Weeks£450Available John Prince's St - W1G Add to Basket
19/03/2018 - 23/03/2018Monday - Friday10:00 - 16:005 Days£450Available Curtain Road - EC2A Add to Basket
03/04/2018 - 06/04/2018Tuesday-Friday10:00 - 17:154 Days£450Available Curtain Road - EC2A Add to Basket