FASHION DESIGN, ILLUSTRATION & CREATIVE DESIGN
Start dates: January 13, May 11, September 8
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.
PROGRAM DURATION: 14 WEEKS X 20 HOURS A WEEK
LECTURE: 8 HOURS A WEEK
LAB: 12 HOURS A WEEK
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
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
Recognize and identify garment styles, names, and fashion terminology
Learn correct names and pronunciations in the fashion industry, including designers
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
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.
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.
TURNING YOUR EDUCATION INTO A CAREER
ASSISTANT FASHION DESIGNER
VISUAL MERCHANDISING DIRECTOR
APPLICATION FEE (ALL STUDENTS): $50
ASSESSMENT FEE (ALL STUDENTS): $100
(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