Fashion Design: Design your Capsule Collection.
Summer and Winter Courses - Florence
The Fashion Design: Design your Capsule Collection enables you to experiment the basic tools of design. Theoretical lessons are enhanced by creative workshops, trade fairs, and possible seminars with industry professionals.
Florence, with a centuries-old tradition in the world of fashion and its manufacturing excellence, has an enviable international reputation in fields ranging from fashion and artistic craftsmanship to design and technological innovation. In such incomparable place together with your fellows you will observe and analyze current creative realities and trends.
This course is intended for motivated students interested in learning the fundamentals of fashion design and have no prior knowledge or experience in the discipline. This is an introductory course, no previous studies within the field are required.
Methodology and structure.
This course introduces the multifaceted industry that is fashion design. During the program you will cover a wide range of subjects such as fashion history, trend research and techniques while developing skills such as drawing, patternmaking and tailoring techniques in order to complete a capsule collection as your final course project. Also you will learn how to identify and discuss current trends and leaders in the Italian fashion industry and will acquire organization skills and experience working as part of an international student team. Furthermore, you will employ the standard research methods, key concepts and tools necessary to develop a “collection project” based on the chosen “concept” and “target”.
Throughout the course, you will meet with diverse professionals in the field as part of traditional lecture or showroom visit. Active participation in discussions with guest lecturers and site visit attendance is fundamental.
For more than fifty years, the Istituto Europeo di Design has been operating in the fields of education and research in the disciplines of design, fashion, visual communication and management. Today, the IED is a constantly expanding international network that issues first-level academic diplomas and organises three-year courses, Masters courses, continuous professional development and advanced training courses.
The most significant milestones in the Group’s history include the foundation of the IED campuses in Milan (1966), Rome (1973), Turin (1989), Madrid (1994), Barcelona (2002), São Paulo (2005), Venice (2007), Florence (2008) and Cagliari (2009). In 2012, the Aldo Galli Academy in Como also joined the IED Group and as of 2013 courses have commenced in Rio de Janeiro, the second IED school in Brazil.
Since 1966, the IED has developed innovative and diversified teaching methodologies, focused on synergies between technology and experimentation, creativity, strategies and integrated communication, market issues and a new form of professionalism. Thus does the Istituto Europeo di Design offer young professionals working in the fields of Fashion, Design and Communication the knowledge and the effective tools they need to cater for the constantly developing requirements of the working world.