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Creating New Concepts In Fashion

Creating New Concepts In Fashion

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Jeanette Osterried


The importance of an inspiration or concept for a fashion collection cannot be overstated. It is a very necessary starting point for a strong contemporary collection. In this course you will learn how to develop a whole fashion collection from inspiring images, objects or abstract thought. Inspiration can be found in the obvious source of historical clothing but also in nature, art, abstract forms - even from a mundane object such as a bottle of milk!

Topics covered

By looking at good and bad taste, beauty and ugliness and questioning why we make the choices we make, this course will help you to find new ways of designing and to develop your personal fashion design signature.

You will look at the work of contemporary fashion designers, their aesthetics and tastes, which will inspire you and help you find your own creative approach.

Several books of personal inspiration will be produced that can feed your creativity for years.

Entry requirements: None

Level: All levels

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

Tutor Description

Jeanette studied Fashion Design Womenswear at Central Saint Martins and the Royal Academy of Antwerp. Since then she has run her own womenswear and knitwear business and worked alongside designers like Ann Sofie Back, Sharon Wauchob (Paris) and Peter Jensen (London). For the past ten years Jeanette has been an Associate Lecturer at Central Saint Martins, BA Fashion Design womenswear, as well as knitwear department. She is a long standing tutor on the CSM short course program and has also taught fashion design at numerous other colleges.


Please bring with you to the first session:

  • Old magazines (fashion, art, tabloid...any) and/or newspapers etc
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pen and pencils
  • Camera

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