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Footwear Design (6 credits)

Split view of four photos, three of women and one of a pair of feet in boots

This is a creative programme and you will be encouraged to be as experimental as possible, bearing in mind commercial restraints. We hope to inspire you to challenge preconceived ideas and opinions – in order to look at alternative interpretations, conclusions and design solutions.

You will cover:

  • Design experimentation and play: learning through deconstructing & making
  • Foot analysis, foot anatomy, measuring the foot & fitting
  • Understanding the last
  • An introduction to fashion forecasting
  • Working with inspiration, design conceptualization, through design development
  • Sketching & speed drawing for footwear
  • Materials & their properties
  • From mass market to conceptual footwear
  • Understanding the consumer
  • Colour
  • Collection & range building
  • Technical drawing for footwear & visual communication
  • Sourcing & production.