FASHION DESIGN, ILLUSTRATION & CREATIVE DESIGN

Start dates: January 13, May 11, September 8

Its amazing how much they can teach you in just 4 months! I came here having just basic sewing skills and now I know how to produce pretty much any of the clothes I see around!
— Tanya Kim, Pattern Making and Assembly Student

The entire fashion cycle and design process will be explored from conception, research, customer profile, and mood, to inspiration and execution. To complete the creative design process, a final 40-look collection, specific to each designerʼs unique point of view, will be created in full colour, with fabric swatches and technical flat drawings, presented in a professional portfolio.

 
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PROGRAM DURATION: 14 WEEKS X 20 HOURS A WEEK

LECTURE: 8 HOURS A WEEK
LAB: 12 HOURS A WEEK

 
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CLASSES INCLUDE:

 

SEEING THE FIGURE AS FAMILIAR SHAPES/PROPORTION

  • Breaking the figure down into simple shapes

  • Learning about gesture drawing and proportion

  • Fleshing out the figure

  • Illustrating elements such as, faces, hands and feet

  • Exaggerating the figure and creating stylization drawings

  • Students will learn how to render the figure in colour and apply a light source (shadow). Skin tones and hair rendering will be studied and executed in both realism and stylization.

  • Live model drawing

ILLUSTRATE A VARIETY OF ELEMENTS

  • Learning to illustrate products such as skirts, blouses/shirt, pants and jackets

  • Developing techniques to illustrate details such as lapels, collars, closures, rushing, ruffles, drape and fabric texture

 

RENDERING

  • Utilizing gouache, markers and colored pencils, students will learn to render fabrics accurately, including prints in actual scale.

  • Rendering details on textiles such as linen, wool, satin, leather, vinyl, sequin, lace, eyelet and fur.

  • Illustrating patterns such as houndstooth, tweed, pinstripes prints, both geometric and floral

PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN

  • Learning about the 7 silhouettes in fashion

  • Understanding hand, fabrics, weights, seasonality, prints and print matching

  • Practicing the 5:8 proportion and Golden Mean

  • Analyzing rhythm and balance- symmetrical/asymmetrical, Equal and unequal rhythm, continuous line movement and unity

 

FASHION ELEMENTS

  • Recognize and identify garment styles, names, and fashion terminology

  • Learn correct names and pronunciations in the fashion industry, including designers

INSPIRATION/RESEARCH

  • Building a collection concept

  • Learning effective types of research

  • Creating a Brand Matrix and customer profile

  • Developing a mood board for a collection

  • Research and design for a target market/demographic.

 

FABRIC RESEARCH AND FABRICATING A LINE

  • Researching textile trade shows (Premiere Vision)

  • Understanding fabric agents and the role of sourcing

  • Creating a cohesive fabric story

  • Learn how to select appropriate fabrics for seasons and mood, and be able to swatch a collection

TECHNICAL SPEC DRAWING

  • Create and hand render technical drawings for specification packages and line sheets

  • Work from spec library to create new styles

 

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & PRESENTATION

  • Learn how to bring all the elements of the fashion cycle together and create and draw a 40-piece cohesive
    collection specific to your own designer niche

  • Students will create professional fashion drawings and learn how to create a professional layout of a 40-piece collection with technical drawings and fabrications, as well as a collection and designer statement.

  • Students will present their final presentation to peers, the Dean of The Cut Fashion Design Academy and the course instructor.

 
 
 

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Meet Your Instructors

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Jason Matlo

Jason Matlo is a Canadian fashion designer who has been in the business for fifteen years. With three lines and a devoted clientele for both his commercially available garments and custom creations, Matlo has been able to utilize his couture background to create exceptional collections.

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Magali Blanc

Magali has a diploma in Design and Modelism from l’Institut Superieur des Art Appliques in Paris and has been working for 12 years for the fashion industry with successful brands. Creative, innovative, attention to details and focus on brand’s DNA, she has strong ability to create and design into concept.

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TURNING YOUR EDUCATION INTO A CAREER

ASSISTANT FASHION DESIGNER
PATTERN MAKER
FASHION BUYER
ASSISTANT BUYER
FASHION EDITOR
VISUAL MERCHANDISING DIRECTOR


PROGRAM PRICE

APPLICATION FEE (ALL STUDENTS): $50

ASSESSMENT FEE (ALL STUDENTS): $100

TUITION: $6,995
(Does not include books and materials, check program outline for details)




This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training

The Cut Fashion Design Academy is designated with PTIB