Fashion DesignStart date: January 2014 | Duration: 12 months - Full time | Language: English
The Master course will train Fashion Designers aiming at becomingexplorers of the fashion trends, creative professionals able to link theoretical concepts, innovation, organization and relationship skills to the production world. The pathway aims at training fashion professionals, who are able to design and coordinate clothing collections by starting from the research and the analysis of the contemporary trends and, then, by supervising the technical development of the garments and their production through the assessment of their feasibility, reproducibility and costs.
Graduates in Fashion Design, those with diplomas from university-level fashion schools. Professionals with at least two years experience in the sector.
Through a pathway consisting of modular studies, the students of the Fashion Design Master Course will have to approach a series of subjects that test and point out their skills in the drawing and in the use of manual techniques linked to the world of the knitwear and to the design, printing and reprocessing of fabrics without ignoring the important technological support of the most well-known IT programs.
Beyond the technological-instrumental courses, the Fashion Design Master Course includes cultural subjects that underline historical and sociological aspects necessary to design and develop a fashion project.
In order to allow each student to face a collection plan with the proper tools and knowledge, each project (menswear, womenswear and knitwear) has been divided into essential segments and complementary segments: from the knowledge of the materials and the modeling and tailoring techniques up to the analytic study of the trends that - once identified and selected - will be useful to create original collections in terms of image that are able to communicate the stylistic identity of the designer.
By starting from a deep analysis of the most relevant pieces of clothes, a commercial feasibility will be considered by studying both the possible production at industrial level and a costs and pricing evaluation.
- Fashion Culture
- Objective of the course is to analyze fashion as a historic and cultural phenomenon, from the growth of the stylistic codes of the end of 20th century to the development of the so called style avant-gardes of the 21st century, emerging figures and rising fashion weeks, the editorial and web scenario, as part of the new representation of the Fashion World.
- Fashion Sociology & Trends
- Elements of analysis of the social interaction and application of ethnographic research as a method to outline a cultural profi- le and the issues related to the life-styles. How a fashion trend is created today: micro and macro trends.
- Music & Fashion
- Analysis of the history of modern Music, the development of different artistic Movements and its influences in Fashion.
- Video & Fashion
- Analysis of video communication as sign of contemporary aesthetics.
- Fashion & The Movie
- How movies inspire the designers’ and brands style and how fashion influences the big screen.
- Computer Tools (photoshop/illustrator)
- Objective of the course is to provide students with the software tools necessary for the design and communication of a fashion collection. The integration between the Adobe programs will enable students to create artistical compositions and personali- zed books, and learn how to create, modify and edit their own graphical and technical documents.
- Main aim of the course is to concentrate on the material and physical qualities of textiles by introducing techniques of textile construction and embellishment as a means of pattern making. Through practical use of various materials and fabrics an understanding of the characteristics and the suitability of specific materials is developed. Personal style and creativity are explored through further experimentation of the techniques.
- T.r. Lab Man / Woman
- TR Technique Course (propaedeutic in pattern making and tailoring) is based on the TR Technique (Transformation and Recomposition) and it proposes training students about essential knowledge to construct both menswear and womenswear garment bases, changing shapes and volumes with new cuts.
- Knit Lab
- This course will enable students to explore the various knitting techniques, to experiment with yarn and colour directly on the machines in order to acquire an important know-how. A means to develop and express creativity making samples, this wor- kshop is an integral part and propaedeutic to future Knitwear Collection Project that the students will design along the year.
- Flash Project
- It represents the first challenge students will be asked to face, a chance to express theirselves and show their starting level of skills and competences. This workshop will be held by the Master Course Coordinator and will set the limits that each student must outperform along the year in order to im- prove and enhance his/her own projecting skills as a future professional fashion designer.
- Personal Design
- The course aims to develop the creativity and technical skills of the students, together with aspects, both practical and aesthetic, which the student will need to master as a fashion designer: use of colour, 3D sense and silhouette, sen- sitivity to fabric and material, attitude on fashion drawing as ability to develop ideas in visual forms and illustration, presentation.
- Underwear Design
- This workshop will focus on a more specific branch of wo- menswear design. As for Womenswear Project students will be challenged to create and design a flash collection in which to express their very own vision of the feminine ele- ment, through a coherent, yet different approach to project due to diversity of materials and shapes.
- Students will be asked to explore womenswear universe by realizing and producing two garments belonging to two typologies: classic and sportswear, in order to explore totally different styles and understand their deeply diverse spirit.
- Design exercise and realization of menswear garments, fol- lowing two different styles of design: classic and sportswear, in which different materials and colours must be experimen- ted to build shapes, volumes and lines in order to create a different effect.
- Knitwear Collection
- This course offers the opportunity to explore the knitwear design process from concept to finished product. A prepa- ratory workshop on machine knitting techniques will anti- cipate the designing phase in order to equip students with the visual interpretive and basic technical skills required to design knitwear.
- The aim of the course is to acquire the knowledge and the know-how, once a concept is developed and a collection is designed, regarding the management of the fashion product, considering the specific market to which it refers, the strong coordinated image and competitive quality/price ratio to which it stands, as well as the creation of a precise and cohe- rent technical sketching system, readable by all technical fashion professionals.
- Thesis Project
- The thesis project represents the apogee in didactic terms of this educational stance,due to the implication of a real client in the process and the possibility of realization,giving the student a ‘cutting-edge’ in the jobs market upon graduation. While theproject is developed in response to a real brief, the student is nonetheless encouraged to undertake the conceptualization and development process with liberty, not necessarily being bound by the mundane restrictions of the client, looking to a solution that solves tomorrow’s problems, not just today’s.
- Fashion Culture
Filippo Leone Maria Biraghi
Freelance Stylist, he has collaborated in the past with RCS-Rizzoli MediaGroup as fashion journalist for magazines such as Max, Style, M., with Publishing House Futura for Uomo, Maxim e 20Anni magazines, ajnd with Arnoldo Mondadori Ed. as stylist for fashion editorials Panorama Travel magazine. Image Consultant and Buying Consultant for concept store 10 Corso and Carla Sozzani Gallery, he has created and is art directing Flamoboyant web magazine.
Tecnologia dei materiali
Independent Fashion Designer, she has won ?Next Generation 2009?, fashion contest organized by Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana, and she?s also been selected for the ?Nude? Project always sponsored by Camera Moda. She has worked in Amsterdam for Viktor&Rolf, in Paris for Jean Paul Gaultier, in Italy for Brioni. She?s responsible of the Fashion/Costume project at Moulin Rouge in Paris, for which she will also design a collection of foulards and t-shirts ?Mouline Rouge by Francesca Liberatore?. She?s constantly involved in in fashion design courses and lectures between Paris and Milan.
Freelance Tailor and Pattern Maker. He collaborates with different fashion designers and private individuals in projecting and executing prototypes and tailored clothing. He is periodically involved in the pro- duction and fitting of fashion show garments for various fashion desi- gners and maisons during Milan and Paris fashion weeks.
Fashion Design Degree at Saint Martin?s School of Art in London, BA Degree of Fashion Design and Textiles degree, she has specialized in knitting techniques and design. Freelance Designer, she has collabora- ted with different brands such as Giorgio Armani, Max Mara and Ver- ri, she?s also consultant and researcher for textile companies as well as technical expert and developer of industrial knitting systems.
Journalist, author and director, he has taken part in the production of different video documentaries as well as theatre projects. Hehaswritten forvariousmagazinesandnewspaperssuchasFlair, Wired, La Repubblica and operated as editor in chief for OVO, multilingual video-encyclopedia. He?s also collaborated as senior copywriter and screenwriter of corporate videos (Telecom, Gruppo Olivetti, Gruppo Merloni, Flou, etc..).
Professional dj, label manager and producer, he is considered one of the most appreciated Italian djs of electronic and house music in the international scenario. He is the founder of underground music label Soundplant Records and of Boogie Drama project. He also creates sound designs for fashion shows, fashion and design exhibition (Adi- das, Edra, Prada, Moroso, etc..). Co-founder and art director of music festival Elita, he is currently resident dj at Magazzini Generali in Milan.
Sociologia della moda
Fashion and the movies
A texture, either precious or high-quality, must receive personality and intensity from the hand of its interpreter.? Carlo Contrada. Since he was selected among the emerging designers of the New-Generation competition, organized by Alta Moda, he?s never missed Milan and Rome catwalks. He was art director for Nathu and he designed a capsule collection for Annie srl.
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