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Cool Hunting

College
Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Daniela Bomba

Description


An introduction to cool hunting and trend research using London as a source of inspiration. Designed for beginners, the course will explore relevant exhibitions and museums, and you'll discover places not found in the guidebooks. You'll experience London from a multi-disciplinary design perspective. If you are interested in trends, both past and future, and wish to develop your visual research skills for design, this course will be ideal.

Cool hunting is an increasingly crucial area for many large companies, designers, stylists, and the creative industry in general. If you are eager to learn about the emergence of trends and explore London's role in influencing trends worldwide, this course is a must.

This course is also ideal for those who are unfamiliar with London and wish to explore some of the key cultural aspects of the capital that inform and reflect global trends.

Topics covered

  • We will visit key areas of London where trend prediction teams seek out the 'new' and 'underground'.
  • We will explore the culture and influences that help to shape and reflect new trends: new designers and artists, cutting-edge magazines, contemporary exhibitions and street fashion.

Who should take this course?

  • Anyone wanting to explore the emergence of trends and trendy places around London’s cultural scene.
  • Those who have a natural curiosity, like travel and have an interest in design and fashion.

Entry requirements: None

Level: Beginners

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

Tutor Description


Daniela is a womenswear designer, print designer and creative consultant. She has worked both in London and abroad for luxury fashion houses and brands as well as tutoring at Central Saint Martins.  Glaswegian born Daniela Bomba began her studies at Ravensbourne college of Art, design and communication then completed her Masters in Fashion womenswear at the prestigious Central Saint Martins under the guidance of Professor OBE Louise Wilson.  She has worked for various fashion labels including Jonathan Saunders, Luella, Maria Francesca Pepe. 
A consultant to several brands including Adam Andrascik, Selfridges creative windows and brands in Eastern Europe and Asia, Daniela also teaches womenswear on the fashion folio course at Central Saint Martins.

Materials


Please bring with you to each class:

  • Camera or Phone with built in camera
  • Pen/Pencil and a notebook
  • Travelcard or Oyster card which is already topped up
  • Shoes that you can walk in
  • Suitable clothes for the climate.


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