Street Fashion for 16 to 18 Year Olds
London is the 'street fashion' capital of the world. Many international fashion designers look to London as a source of inspiration and ideas. It is a rich cultural melting-pot that has provided a unique background to some of fashion's most famous trends.
Street Fashion and Streetwear, have become part of our global lexicon of style. With authentic origins in sub-culture, the street is where established and emerging designers and brands can find their creative voice. Rebellion, youth and D.I.Y attitude define street culture and street fashion.
This course will introduce you to London street fashion as a source for inspiration and design, through visits to museums, street markets and fashion hot spots.
The course is co-taught by visiting designers, fashion practitioners, working independently or with international brands, and graduates from Central Saint Martins
- The course is project based and will guide you through the design process to three dimensional customisation, deconstruction and reinvention, using vintage, recycled clothes and materials.
- Research methodologies and sketchbook techniques for fashion
- Introduction to CSM library and digital learning resources
- Research field trip to central London gallery or museum
- Advice will be given on portfolio preparation for further study at Foundation and degree level.
- Group and peer critiques
- Styling and presentation
- The course does not include patternmaking or machine sewing. However, students will be encouraged to experiment with hand-sewing, studding and simple embellishment techniques
Entry requirements: You must be at least 16 and no older than 18 years old.
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Please note: This course is for students aged 16 to 18 years old only
Jane Francis is a BA and Masters graduate of Fine Art. She has over thirty years of experience in the fashion industry. She founded her own label for womenswear and accessories in the 1980’s, retailing through Liberty, Hyper-Hyper, Harrods, Saks and Patricia Field. She went on to work professionally for Vivienne Westwood for over a decade, focusing on the creation, production and catwalk presentations of her collections specialising in fashion accessories, jewellery and footwear. She has held posts within CSM and UAL as a Senior Lecturer Foundation Studies (Fashion), Course Leader for BA (Hons) Fashion Jewellery and Fashion Accessories courses and worked as a freelance consultant, stylist and photographer to many international fashion brands and designers, including Ghost, Tank Magazine and TopShop Now she combines educating internationally in Fashion at Parsons NYC, with her research practice into fashion image making, curation and fashion cultures.
Jane draws on the experiences gained from working with fine art and the fashion industries, to inform her educational ethos: To encourage forward thinking, innovative and creative approaches to design, through experimental, academic and practical inquiry.
Please bring with you to the first session:
- Drawing Kit - Pencils, Colour Pencils, Felt tip or Marker pens, Conte or Charcoal
- Pritt Stick or Glue Stick
- Camera (and Film / Memory Card / Batteries ) - this can be a camera phone but high quality camera recommended
- Travel costs and entry to Museum and Street Market (approx £10.00).