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Fashion Design And Fabrics (Weekend)

Fashion Design And Fabrics (Weekend)

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Maggie Doyle


Aimed at fashion design students wishing to further their design skills and fabric knowledge, this course will explore, identify and explain most fabrics used by designers. By the end of the weekend you should leave with a mood board in a current theme, fabric and design ideas for a fashion collection.

Who should take this course?

  • It is a valuable tool for those in the initial stages of designing a collection.
  • Students learning about fabric for textiles and fashion-related pathways would also benefit.

Topics covered

You will be shown and given examples of fabrics from different suppliers, which will enable you to have a clear idea of which supplier to contact for specific fabrics.

You will be encouraged to delve into fashion magazines and reference books finding a personal style or theme to develop. The internet may also be used to stream current collections.

Using fabrics provided you can begin to develop your ideas ready to photocopy and sketch.

Magazines, fabrics and sketches will provide the necessary information for you to start your mood board.

A series of design developments and possible final drawings will then be produced providing the starting point for your collection and portfolio.

Entry requirements: None

Level: Beginners


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

Tutor Description

Maggie Doyle designed for many years in Paris, both in ready-to-wear and couture fashion. She taught for over ten years at Esmod in Paris and Lyon. More recently she has been teaching a number of courses at Central Saint Martins, including fashion drawing and couture fashion courses. She also currently works on her own designs and illustrations.


Please bring with you to the first session:

  • Drawing materials - Pencils and pens.
  • Paper/fine card to attach fabric samples.
  • Fabric samples that inspire you, not too small 20cm/8inches.
  • Scissors.

Available dates