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Fashion Design Product for Beginners

Fashion Design Product for Beginners

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Rock Galpin


This progressive Fashion Design Products course has the focus clearly set on the crossover between fashion design and product design, in short, wearable product design and personal products. From clothing which embeds new technologies, wearable products, product jewellery and luxury products this course is all about how we perceive, cater for specifically and project ourselves.

This course offers those interested in fashion design who are also very interested in current and futures technologies the perfect opportunity to develop an understanding, learn new skills, practice techniques and design products for an exciting, expanding new market.

On this course you will learn how to identify different individual personalities and learn how exciting new technologies can extend, enhance and further communicate a persons personality, mood, state and aid their world. You will learn the Design Process and how to originate exciting new ideas, develop them in 2D using drawing and model making skills and ultimately bring your design or designs to a conclusion and communicate your final designs in sometimes working prototype form or as appearance concept models.

This course is ideal for those wishing to study Fashion Design (product bias) or Product Design; those with a strong interest in wearable technology and 3D design in general.
This could be the next big step forward in a journey to a successful degree application or your own professional practice or merely to explore an area that you are very interested in.

Course contents

  • Introduction to wearable product design
  • Learning the design process
  • Understanding different individual personalities and needs
  • Researching fashion trends and personal styles
  • Ideation and concept development
  • Product production techniques
  • Learning and developing making skills
  • Sketch modelling and presentation model making/prototyping
  • Working with human measurements and ergonomics
  • New technology and material opportunities, constraints and making
  • Technical pruduction drawing
  • Learning presentation skills
  • Course objectives

    By the end of the course you will have;

  • Produced a a number of Personality Profile boards
  • Learned how to understand different personalities and their needs
  • Learned how to feed fashion, trending and style research findings into your designs
  • Presented concepts to the client (person)/develop client relations
  • Developed a range of drawing techniques and technical skills
  • Learned how to develop your concepts and communicate them in 2D & 3D
  • Worked extensively to explore your ideas, test and develop concepts
  • Produced a finished scaled/full sized model of your design with a specification
  • Presented your finished design to the group for appraisal
  • Who should take this course

    This course is perfect for professionals who are looking for specialist training in the area of Fashion Design Products, fashion designers looking to develop product design skills or students looking to improve their portfolio

    Entry requirements

    Good spoken and understood of English (as per pass entry level on CSM degree course) as minimum.
    A strong enthusiasm for fashion, technology and 3D design.

    Level: Beginners

    Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

    Tutor Description

    Trained with 7 years design education, finishing at Central Saint Martins with an MA Industrial Design, Rock Galpin has set up a number of design companies including his current practice, Rock Galpin Studio, specialising in product and furniture design, founded in 2005, originating from Studio Orange, which he founded in 1995.

    Rock has won a number of awards for his designs including The Laurent Perrier Design Award in 2005 and has been featured throughout the world in the press and TV alike.

    Rock's clients include; Aram, Authentics, Boss Design, Frem, Diageo, Bartle Bogle & Hergarty, Covo, Candy & Candy, Connection Seating, Designers Guild, Heals, Purves & Purves, Weber Shandwick, Hill & Knowlton and Channel 4, The British Council, Conran Shop, Geoffrey Drayton, Bacardi Global Brands, Ogilvy & Mather, Saatchi & Saatchi. In addition, Rock's own brand collection of design/supply furniture supplies to several architects and interior designers such as BDP, Swanke Hayden Connell, Featherstone Young and Waugh Thistleton.

    Combined with his studio practice, Rock Galpin has also taught on the BA Product Design course for over 20 years and is a mentor on MA Industrial Design and is one of the original short course tutors now running seven short courses/online courses in furniture and product design at Central Saint Martins.


    Please bring with you to the first session:

    • Notebook and pens
    • Laptop
    • Camera/phone camera

    Available dates