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Menswear Design (Online Short Course)

Menswear Design (Online Short Course)

College
London College of Fashion
Taught by
Tina Sutradhar

Description


This course is an essential introduction to menswear design, for anyone wanting to design for this exciting and growing market. More and more men want to break away from conventional and formal looks, and express their personalities through the clothes they wear. This is creating demand for creative designs, whilst good fit with clever details and comfortable and stylish fabrics will always make a strong foundation for a menswear collection.

During this course, you will develop your own comprehensive menswear project, creating a range of designs. We will look at case studies of key players on the international scene in order to see how they put their ranges together. Then each week we will explore themes, choices of print and material, use of colour, silhouettes and manufacturing details so you can create and develop your own mood boards, colour palettes, flat drawings and illustrations.


Topics

  • Key players and trends in the menswear market
  • Moodboards and colour palettes
  • Design details
  • Research into materials, prints, and silhouettes
  • Producing flat drawings from templates
  • Drafting a collection


Outcomes
By the end of the course you will have;

  • Developed your understanding of the menswear industry
  • Communicated your design ideas back to the group, and received feedback
  • Learnt how to illustrate your designs using industry-relevant techniques
  • Drafted a complete collection of your own menswear designs
  • Produced work that can contribute to a portfolio that can be used to enter industry or for further study


Who is Menswear Design (Online) for?
The course will provide an excellent introduction to Menswear design whether you have previous Fashion Design experience or are a complete beginner. The course will put you in an excellent position to further your studies, explore career options within Menswear, and to gain a better understanding of the Fashion Design industry as a whole.
Level: Beginner
Please Note: This course is for students aged 18 and over



Why choose an LCF Online Short Course
Our online learning short courses allow you to experience London College of Fashion wherever you are in the world. Additionally all LCFOnline Short Courses include

  • Live sessions with expert
  • Lesson recordings
  • Practical assignments
  • Personal feedback
  • VLE with course content
  • Forums for support
  • 3 months online access
  • LCF Certificate upon completion

Visit Frequently Asked Questions for further details about preparing for your online course, including any equipment you need.

Please note that all courses are taught in UK time. To compare times, please check World Time Buddy.



Tutor Description


Nikita and Tina Sutradhar founded luxury clothing brand MIUNIKU. Growing up in the city of Mumbai, the designers were a part of rapid globalization, and many of its factors greatly influenced the way they lived and perceived things. Thus it could be said that they have always had an international outlook, which became even more polished from the time they have been in London. In 2009, Tina completed her Bachelors degree in business studies in Mumbai and later that year, went on to do a short course in Fashion marketing at London College of Fashion. In the summer of 2010, Nikita completed a diploma in Fashion design from Raffles International in Mumbai. Later in 2010, both of them went to study a Degree in Pattern Cutting, progressing onto a BA (Hons) Womenswear, at London College of Fashion. They graduated in June 2013. They are currently based in London and Mumbai. The brand name comes from the nick names given to the designers by their parents. Tina - Miu and Nikita - Niku. The overall brand aesthetic is a balance between clean lines and graphic details, mixing minimal and maximal elements. In May 2014, they were awarded the Special Jury Prize at the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers 2014. Tina and Nikita also received the Fashion Innovation Award at London college of fashion (July 2013) and the ISKO™ Denim Diffusion Award (July 2013). They were Semi- Finalists of the H&M Design Awards 2014. 

Materials


In order to fully participate in the practical exercises please have the following materials/equipment for the first class:

  • Notepad and pen
  • Fashion, photography, interior design etc. magazines to be used to create moodboards
  • Small cuttings of solid colour fabrics or yarns to create colour palettes
  • Art materials that you feel confident drawing and colouring-up designs and silhouettes with (pencils, felt-tips, pantone markers, water-colours etc.)


As the course is online, you will also need to following basic computer equipment;
  • A recent computer with a recent operating system
  • An up-to-date web browser. (It would be advisable to ensure you have access to two separate web browsers eg Safari and Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome and Internet Explorer)
  • Microphone (a headset with microphone/headphones is recommended)
  • Headphones
  • Webcam


Finally, a good broadband connection is also recommended. (Mobile data 3G/4G or a mobile dongle might not provide sufficient bandwidth).

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