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Creating New Concepts In Fashion

Creating New Concepts In Fashion

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Petra Metzger


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

Petra Metzger is an international Fashion Designer and Fashion Tutor.
Over the last year Petra has been living and working in Rio de Janeiro where she set up the post-graduate Fashion course Orbita at Centro-br. Parallel she has been working as a fashion consultant at Dacri Deviati where she designed for brands at Sao Paulo Fashion Week such as Lenny Niemeyer one of the most important fashion brands in South America and the trend-setting TOP5 brand in Brazil, Vankoke.

Following her graduation from the acclaimed Fashion MA at Central St. Martins College of Art and Design, Petra launched her brand EINE in summer 2013.
She developed her dressmaking and design skills while working alongside innovative designers such as Haider Ackermann , Hussein Chalayan and Peter Jensen.   Her work is distinguished by its strong tailoring and its unabashed celebration of woman. While pursuing her profession as a designer, Petra is teaching fashion design, pattern cutting, drawing, portfolio and styling at international universities including Central Saint Martins College, Norwich University of the Arts and Centro-br as well as giving creative fashion design workshops to professional design teams in high-street and high-end fashion.


Please bring with you to the first session:

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

Available dates

If no dates are showing then please Enquire about this course and we will contact you when new dates are published.