skip to main content
Fashion Design For Beginners

Fashion Design For Beginners

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Daniela Bomba, Alexis Gane


During 10-weeks you will explore the foundations of fashion design through drawing, research, 3 dimension development, textile and print. You will be guided through the process of designing and developing a collection and will leave with a strong foundation and the confidence to continue further studies in fashion education. The course is an excellent preparation for studying fashion at Central Saint Martin's. Previous students went on to do our Fashion Folio or our Foundation Diploma in Art and Design.

Topics covered
There will be three projects over 10 weeks. They will cover:

•    doing visual research for inspiration
•    experimenting with fashion ideas and concepts
•    designing, drawing and illustration
•    preparing a fashion portfolio
•    3 dimensional development

The projects will give you a taster of what studying fashion at Central Saint Martins is like. You will experiment with three dimensional work on mannequins, be encouraged to explore different fabrics and develop drawing and collage techniques.

Who should take this course?
•    Motivated beginners who want to develop their creative skills.
•    Those with some previous experience who need to gain more confidence in communicating and presenting their fashion ideas.
•    Those who wish to progress to further education at Central Saint Martins such as foundation studies or fashion folio.

Entry requirements: None

Level: Beginners

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

Tutor Description

Daniela is a womenswear designer, print designer and creative consultant. She has worked both in London and abroad for luxury fashion houses and brands as well as tutoring at Central Saint Martins.  Glaswegian born Daniela Bomba began her studies at Ravensbourne college of Art, design and communication then completed her Masters in Fashion womenswear at the prestigious Central Saint Martins under the guidance of Professor OBE Louise Wilson.  She has worked for various fashion labels including Jonathan Saunders, Luella, Maria Francesca Pepe. 
A consultant to several brands including Adam Andrascik, Selfridges creative windows and brands in Eastern Europe and Asia, Daniela also teaches womenswear on the fashion folio course at Central Saint Martins.

Alexis is a print designer, womenswear designer and product development specialist, with over 10 years of experience working within the fashion industry.

After graduating with a BA (hons) in Womenswear Design from Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication, she has worked for brands in both London and Paris. Names including Eley Kishimoto, Antipodium, Topshop Unique and Guy Laroche. 

Whilst working as a designer, she also honed her skills into the realm of product development. Working creatively with technical teams and with a natural instinct for fabric selection, she helps to ensure collections maximise their potential.

Currently she is working for Ninety Percent, a brand whose focus is on sustainability and ethics. Trying to make better choices for the planet at design level, with innovative fabric developments, slow design features, and considered trims.


Please bring with you to the first session:

•    A3 + a4 paper
•    A selection of drawing pencils
•    Fine liner pens
•    Watercolours
•    Paints
•    Selection of paintbrushes
•    Scissors
•    Pritt stick
•    Any other materials you enjoy working with.

Available dates