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Fashion And Textile Forecasting

Course description

Forecasting trends is a key part of marketing and design strategies in the fashion and textiles industries. Anticipating where the market will be in future    gives the designer an important commercial tool. The course covers forecasting of fashion and textile concepts and introduces you to a working perspective    of the fashion industry.

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Materials

Please bring with you to the first session:

  • Notebook/ Sketchbook or some sort of scrap book to collect research and observations
  • Pencil and pen
  • A4 folder for collecting hand-out information throughout the course
  • Any photos, tear-sheets, images and/or written articles that relate to a current trend of interest to you
  • An object or an image that inspires you now
  • A small (passport-size) photograph of yourself
  • As the course progresses you will also need:
  • Photos, tear-sheets and images (such as magazines or your own sources)
  • Collected materials for colour
  • Fabric cuttings (where possible)
  • Card to mount work
  • Folder or portfolio
  • Ruler and set square
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Additional materials may be required to enable the production of your project. This will become evident as your work progresses
  • If you are attending a one week Monday to Friday course you will go out on a visit during your course (within zone 1, the same zone as the college is located in) please bring an Oyster card or Travel card or contact-less payment card (UK banks) to enable you to make the journey easily without having to queue to buy travel tickets.   (See www.tfl.gov.uk)

Details

Topics covered:

  • You will look at events and information, and through group discussion you will analyse and define trends with improving    confidence.
  • You will experiment with visual research and presentation techniques.
  • Individual work projects will be set for you to develop forecast concept boards, which will include personal inspiration and trade research,    with fabric, colour and garment direction.

Reviews

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"I am a Fashion Designer. I attended the Fashion and Textile Forecasting course, taught by Bridget Miles, as I had a friend who had previously attended the very same course; they loved it and recommended it to me. [The course] definitely increased my knowledge of forecasting whilst giving me the opportunity to better understand how a company carries out trend research in order to design a collection. I would very much recommend the courses at CSI had a wonderful time and think everyone should be able to experience the same. Having the opportunity to study with people from different countries and cultures always enhances and increases ones knowledge and creativity and definitely widens the mind." - Eloisa Gordon, Argentina

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"I am a Fashion Designer currently working in the international trading business. I discovered the course on the Short Courses Blog - when I saw the students description it immediately got me."

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"I chose this course to get a better understanding of the industry and to find out what areas to focus on as a Trend Consultant. The variety of the subjects on the course have been amazing and it has been great to learn about the different areas people in the industry look to for inspiration. Our tutor, Bridget Miles, is a very knowledgeable tutor. She is very patient and open to discussions with her class."
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Forecasting trends is a key part of marketing and design strategies in the fashion and textiles industries. This course covers forecasting of fashion and textile concepts and introduces you to a working perspective of the fashion industry.

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