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Innovative Fashion Design With Pattern Cutting

Innovative Fashion Design With Pattern Cutting

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Stephanie Cooper


Beginners and intermediate fashion students are invited to join this course focussing heavily on 3D experimentation. You will learn how the most directional cutting edge designs are discovered by working directly on a dress stand. Plus, you'll explore innovative concepts using a variety of abstract research to inspire you to create experimental 3D shapes. You'll understand how inspiration can be found among a variety of sources: historical clothing references, architecture and images gathered from London streets.

Topics covered

  • You will learn how to work instinctively and think creatively in a dynamic fashion school environment.
  • You will engage with research through 3D experimentation and drawing.
  • A CSM pattern cutting tutor and a sewing technician will assist you in realising your design ideas.
  • The course will culminate with the creation of your final piece.
  • You will also have a research book documenting all your design development.

Level: Appropriate for students of all levels

Entry requirements: None

Who should take this course?

Anyone interested in developing their fashion design skills, including students thinking of applying to further studies at foundation or degree level.

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

Tutor Description

Stephanie Cooper works as a freelance designer on projects internationally and also works as a fashion stylist. She is tutor on BA Fashion at CSM and a visiting tutor at the Royal College of Arts.


All materials for this course can be bought from the Central Saint Martins college shop.   You may want to bring your own pattern-master though as the college shop sometimes runs out.

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