In this module you will be introduced to what fashion design is, the types of fashion design you get and the skills required to be successful in this field. You will learn design terminology and the five stages within the fashion cycle.
In this module you will learn how Fashion Design has evolved throughout the years. Once you have completed this module, you will be equipped with the knowledge necessary to predict fashion trends and create fashions of your own based on centuries past.
In this module, you will learn how to transform your ideas into a theme and create a mood board. You will be taught how to develop your design and how to sketch your theme on paper. These skills will help you advance towards a career as a fashion designer.
In this module you will study the different types of textile fibres, yarns and fabrics available as well as their properties. You will gain a better understanding of basic fabric construction as this impacts a fabric’s appearance and performance. Finally, you will learn to identify material finishes that you should consider when designing.
In this module you will learn to turn your garment into a sample for review which will advance you towards constructing your own designs. You will become competent in how to lay and cut your patterns and properly fit your garment for production. Finally, you will be taught how to drape a mannequin.
This module focuses on developing a strategy to source material for production. You will learn some basic skills, including pattern making, sizing, and grading. Finally, you will learn the importance of fabric and trim storyboards and how to assemble your own.
In this module you will learn how to add structure and support to your garment to help it flow and complement the body’s natural curves. This module will teach you how to make a tech pack and guide you through the preparation phase for mass production of your clothing line.
In this module you will learn how to create a business plan so that you can finance your clothing label. Become competent in marketing your designs and learn how to go about owning a business in the United Kingdom. Acquire the skills you will need to break into the Fashion Design Industry and create your own future.
In this module you will explore the many different career options available in the industry. You will learn the various sectors within the UK fashion industry and the fashion design resources that are available to you as you emerge into your new career. You will understand how to develop a strong brand name and how to prepare for London’s Fashion Week.