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Street Fashion for 13 to 16 Year Olds Short Course

Course description

Street Fashion and Streetwear, have become part of our global lexicon of style. With authentic origins in subculture, the street is where established and emerging designers and brands can find their creative voice. Rebellion, youth and D.I.Y attitude define street culture and street fashion. This course will introduce you to London street fashion as a source for inspiration and design.

The course will introduce students to basic techniques and approaches to the development and visualisation of design ideas for fashion including: research, concept building, illustration, 2D to 3D translation, hand making, customization, upcycling, textiles, image making and styling. Students will complete daily tasks, building a body of work that can contribute to portfolio building and preparation for further study. They will learn about fundamental techniques for Fashion design and methodologies used within industry, further and higher education.

Advice will be provided on application processes, portfolios and further study options at FE and HE level. The course is co-taught by visiting designers, fashion practitioners, working independently or with international brands, and graduates from Central Saint Martins.

Who should attend this course?

This course is for students aged 13 to 16 years old.

Level: Beginners

 

Clear, easy to understand lessons: 

  • Our tutors will explain things in easy to understand, accessible English. If they need to use any special terminology they will make sure they explain what they mean. 
  • New methods will be shown to students through live demonstrations, in a way that’s crystal clear and easy to understand. 

Experience life on campus 

  • Network and share ideas with students from across the globe 
  • Access the technology and materials relevant to your discipline 
  • Shop in our college shops for any materials you might need 
  • Ask questions of your tutor in real time 
  • Receive feedback and critique on your assignments 
  • Experience the many sights of London on your down time 

A certificate of completion: 

  • You've put the work in so we want to make sure you have something to show for it! 
  • As long as you attend a minimum of 80% of your classes, we will provide you with a certificate of attendance. 
  • We always recommend you attend all of the classes so that you get the most out of the experience! 
  • Certificates are great to complement your cv. 

This course is scheduled to run on campus in a face-to-face delivery format. Please note that due to the ongoing pandemic situation this course may be adapted in line with UK government guidance or other operational requirements. This may include changing course location (to another UAL site), cancellation of the course, or moving part or all of the course online. In the event of any changes being required we will inform you as soon as possible and support you in any changes required. Please bear this in mind when making any travel, visa, or accommodation arrangements. 

 

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Details

Topics covered:

  • The course is project based and will guide you through the design process to three- dimensional customisation, deconstruction and reinvention, using vintage, recycled clothes and materials.
  • Research methodologies and sketchbook techniques for fashion
  • Advice will be given on portfolio preparation for further study at Foundation and degree level.
  • Group and peer critiques
  • Styling and presentation
  • The course does not include patternmaking or machine sewing. However, students will be encouraged to experiment with hand-sewing, studding and simple embellishment techniques

Materials

Please bring with you to the first session:

  • Drawing Kit - Pencils, Colour Pencils, Felt tip or Marker pens, Conte or Charcoal
  • Camera or hi spec phone with camera (plus film/memory card/batteries)
  • Personal laptop (this is not essential but if you do have a laptop please bring it along)

All other materials and specialist equipment will be provided by the college, including mannequins, individual sketchbooks, textiles and art and design mediums.

Meet the Tutor:

London is the 'street fashion' capital of the world. Many international fashion designers look to London as a source of inspiration and ideas. It is a rich cultural melting-pot that has provided a unique background to some of fashion's most famous trends.

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