The fashion designer is a professional figure who elaborates projects screening through the fashion language and market needs, creating new fashion trends and attitudes.
He absorbs inputs while attending exhibitions and cultural events, has a good knowledge of the History of Costume and he pays particular attention to innovations in textile technologies; he has a marked aestheticism and a great interest in the production process.
The fashion design course is the ideal tool for people who are interested in realizing a complete and catchy Fashion sketch and the subsidiary subjects enable students to elaborate a collection analyzing and choosing the most suitable materials; Adobe Photoshop computer graphics also provides a strong creative and graphic impact on the final project.
High – School Diploma or equivalent. A good knowledge of the Italian language is required for foreign students.
3 years (816 total hours – mandatory attendance)
8 hours weekly
Students will receive teaching handouts for each course and will have free entrance to the Fashion – Trends Library.
Classes will be provided with computer facilities.
Meetings with Professionals and field trips to fashion design exhibitions will enhance students’ educational path.
Our Faculty consists of highly – qualified professionals, with several years proven experience in Fashion business.
They’re constantly updated on Fashion and Market Trends and New Technologies.
1) EU Citizens and Switzerland Citizens: a copy of Identity Card ; n. 1 digital passport photo; a copy of diploma or self – certification; a copy of Social Security Number (SSN) /Tax Code.
2) NON EU Citizens: a passport copy and a Student Visa; n. 1 digital passport photo; a copy of the Social Security Number (SSN) / Tax Code.
1ST YEAR PROGRAMME
Study of live and stylized fashion figure drawing;
basic techniques of Fashion Drawing;
study of color palette;
study of different types of garment.
Approach to Fashion Trends;
flat – drawing and technical forms;
basic structure of a Fashion Collection.
History of Costume
Historical – evolution analysis of Costume from Ancient Egypt to 18th century;
modern approach and viewpoint to lines, shapes and costume techniques.
Textile Technologies 1
Natural and synthetic fibers characteristics;
yarn count , methods and machinery for textile production;
textile weaving, methods and machinery for fabric production;
identification of fibres and textiles.
2ND YEAR PROGRAMME:
Stylization of a Fashion sketch;
trend analysis through social, economic and cultural facts;
creation of Fashion Collections related to different market segments;
History of Fashion
History of Fashion evolution from 18th Century to present ;
style analysis of one of the most famous couturier and fashion designer in the Italian and international fashion
Textile Technologies 2
Knitwear Production: method and machinery;
non – woven textiles production;
finishing textiles techniques;
coloring: dye and print.
Graphic design/Adobe Photoshop
Managing images to realize mood, material and colour layout by setting- up a new document, adjustments,
selections , color selection, color palette, image – merging methods, masks, layers, text tools.
Layout set – up and import of the fashion sketch;
different coloring techniques for fashion sketches, textures and patterns;
photo – editing tools;
styles and Filters;
raster and Vector Graphic: differences;
tools: pen and shape;
shape layers and paths.
Fashion system and communication;
business communication strategies survey;
“How – to- make – a – presentation” strategy;
How to set up a professional portfolio.
3ND YEAR PROGRAMME:
Collection Design /Project
Research and survey techniques;
a to Z project of a “ ready-to-wear” collection;
organization of a professional and dynamic portfolio which enhances students’ unique style and creativity skills;
Design a Collection for the Final Fashion Show.
History of Accessory evolution;
product – development process and function: (merchandising; press and media, window and in-store display, fashion show);
raw materials and accessories research;
color palette; raw and galvanic materials properties;