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Fashion Mix student work, students at desks and the fashion collages created.

Fashion Mix Online Short Course

Course description

This course will give you a flavour of the mix of various fashion skills needed in the design process encouraged in fashion design classes at Central Saint Martins. A personal approach will be key. You'll learn why and how to visual research, fashion design & illustration, colour/print design, 3d/ drape experimentation in order to realise your fashion concepts for your portfolio. A fashion visitor will also chat to you about your class work. It is suitable for beginners as well as intermediate students.

Each daily workshop will lead step by step to design your own unique fashion collection. You will learn how to experiment, communicate, expand your skills, use your individuality and realise original fashion ideas.

Who should take this course?

The course will suit beginners who have not designed before or those with more experience who want to see what it is like to experience the design process at UAL.

All our Online Short Courses include:

  • Live online lessons with the same tutors
  • The same course content and learning outcomes
  • Lesson recordings, for review
  • Access to VLE with course content
  • Forums for support
  • 2 weeks online access
  • Certificate upon completion

Please note that all courses are taught in UK time.

Online courses are closed to all new bookings 48 hours prior to the course starting.

Available dates

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Topics covered

  • Learning to research for a fashion collection in CSM Library
  • Talks with a professional from the fashion industry
  • Draping - translating your ideas into 3 dimensional work
  • Fashion figure drawing
  • Creating colour ways for fashion
  • Designing your own fashion collection

The outcomes of the projects should constitute a helpful addition to a fashion portfolio.


Online short course materials

To take part in the Online sessions you will need:

  • An up-to-date web browser (we recommend Chrome)
  • Microphone and headphones (a headset with a microphone function is recommended. The built-in microphone in your device would also be fine)
  • Webcam
  • Strong Internet connection - we recommend a minimum of 2 Mbps download, and 1 Mbps upload, faster if possible. You can test your network speed here -

Please source the following materials:

  • A4 white copy paper
  • 1 x A1 sheet of paper (optional)
  • 1 x layout / marker paper pad
  • Mixed drawing material; colour pencils, oil pastels, colour markers, pencils and whatever else you like to draw with
  • Material to collage with; various paper and foil, old magazines to cut up
  • some pieces of simple fabric / calico (wait before buying)
  • scissors / standing knife and cutting mat
  • glue / pritt stick
  • masking tape / sellotape
  • fabric pins

Optional materials

  • dressing stand / dummy (male, female, size does not matter) or a sibling/friend who is willing to model for a while
  • printing facilities
Meet the Tutor:

This course will give you a flavour of the various fashion skills needed in the design process encouraged in fashion design classes at CSM. You’ll learn via a various mix of workshops enabling you to gain skills to express your individuality and realise a mixture of ways for creating a unique fashion collection.

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