Introduction to Fashion Design
This inspirational and practical fashion design course will immerse you in the world of the fashion designer and will help you understand how they undertake the fashion design process. We will introduce you to the principles of fashion design and fashion drawing and show you how to develop your ideas from extensive research.
The course includes:
- Experimental fashion design analysis
- Primary and secondary design research
- Refining design ideas for your chosen market
- Creating mood boards for colour selection
- Fabric awareness
- Basic fashion drawing techniques
- Exploring different media
Beginners. You should have an interest in the subject area and a desire to learn but no previous experience is required.
Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older.
Your course place is confirmed once you have booked online or via the phone using a credit or debit card. There is no deadline for booking. Places are offered on a first come, first served basis, and all courses have a maximum number of students. We suggest you book early to avoid disappointment.
Carlyn McGuire is a graduate from Central Saint Martins and has been teaching fashion design development and fashion media, fashion textiles and print at foundation & degree level in colleges/university across London for over 10 years. Specialising in creative textiles, fabric print, 3D experimental design and fashion design development through design and media pathways. Carlyn also works as a freelance designer, working closely with emerging new talent, developing fabric prints and textiles for collections. Carlyn is currently a fashion design lecturer at the London College of Fashion for the international school for the study of fashion , she also delivers fashion design development and visual studies workshops for the BA Fashion design part-time course as well as intensive design courses for short courses. Carlyn’s classes and previous workshops can be followed on instagram: iisf_1617
In order to fully participate in the practical exercises please bring the following materials/equipment to the first class:
- An A3 layout pad
- Pencils and fine black fibre tip pens
- Glue stick
- Magic marker or brush pen in your choice of skin tone
These can be purchased from any good art shop. As part of your research you will be required to do some printing. Please bring a small amount of cash to the course on your first day to credit your printing account. It is unlikely you will need to spend more than £5.