Fashion Product Management

Summer and Winter Courses - Barcelona

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This Summer Course is addressed to graduates in fashion design and marketing who want to improve their knowledge of fashion products to go into professional industry. Salespeople, and sales and retail managers, interested in going more deeply into the field of fashion products to enhance their skills and stand out from other professionals.

Creatives from different fields (graphic, interior or product design) attracted by the fashion system and the functioning of collection and interested in broaden and specialise the proposals to be given to their clients. Product, production and logistics managers, and sales planners, who want to attain a wider vision of fashion and comprehend the creation of collections adapting them to trends and markets at the same time. Visual managers and agencies looking for a broadening of their product strategic visual, its movement in stores and its adaptation to the needs  that users have.

  • Credits
    5*
  • Start date
    July 2019
  • Duration
    2 weeks
  • Attendance
    part-time
  • Language
    English

Objectives

Learn to develop a collection strategy, pointing to markets while being creative. Know and use the necessary tools to implements a product strategy in tune with target and brand positioning; an integral project for a fashion product where the priority will be to define a brand style to set a stand-out position in the market.

Build a collection, its structure, extent and profundity, through sales, competence and trends analysis to develop an optimal collection considering final value, time and costs..

Develop the processes of collections, purchases, providers management and product logistics. Understand the intervention degree of each actor (design, product, commercialization and communication) to obtain a successful collection. Qualify students to face real situations in the field of fashion coherently and with a professional attitude.

Methodology

The development of the didactic sessions, modules and exercises of this intensive course means to imitate the process and the professional management of a fashion project. In this way, the course is divided into different types of educational sessions:

Theoretical lectures: provide updated professional information as well as the knowledge bases to meet the proposed projects during the course. In addition, the course offers a bibliography and appendices with additional readings.

Experimental classes: case studies. To analyze and deepen into the experiences made ​​by companies in the sector forms a fundamental learning. It is not about imitating strategies of other companies, but analyzing its fundamentals, applications, impact, market, etc., to extract the sufficient information and analysis to enable us to face our challenges with confidence and knowledge.

Projects: The purpose of every professional course of the school is the final development of professional projects, therefore, throughout the course the performance various practice exercises is included, which show that the path of the course is developed maintaining the "work in progress" dynamic. These exercises are an important first contact with real cases that can be found in the professional world.

Workshops: some highly practical subjects are developed imitating workshop sessions, so fundamentals are put into practice, such as well-planned teamwork observing a specific briefing for each session.

Professional talks: the educational curriculum of the course is completed with the presence of professional talks, which put students in contact with professionals from relevant in-sector companies. This is certainly a unique opportunity to learn and network with professionals from different fields of fashion.

Student Profile

This course is addressed to graduates in fashion design and marketing who want to improve their knowledge of fashion products to go into professional industry. Salespeople, and sales and retail managers, interested in going more deeply into the field of fashion products to enhance their skills and stand out from other professionals.

Creatives from different fields (graphic, interior or product design) attracted by the fashion system and the functioning of collection and interested in broaden and specialise the proposals to be given to their clients. Product, production and logistics managers, and sales planners, who want to attain a wider vision of fashion and comprehend the creation of collections adapting them to trends and markets at the same time. Visual managers and agencies looking for a broadening of their product strategic visual, its movement in stores and its adaptation to the needs  that users have.

Coordinator

Anna Sabater Casas

Business Sciences (UAB), DAF in Marketing (ESADE), Fashion Design (IDEP), Textile Design (Central Sant Martins School of Art), Relational Marketing (IESE), Project Management (IESE). Her career in fashion began in 1985 as a member of the Nicolas Bosch Mir S.A. textile design team. She has developed textile collections for Michele Solbiati Sasil S.p.a. and Textil Dobert S.A. In 2000 she joined the team at Antonio Miró.S.L. as product director, completing her vision of the product from the idea for the fabric to the garment at the point of sale. In parallel, she started collaborating with and teaching at IED Istituto Europeo di Design. Ms Sabater is the course coordinator of the three-year programme in Fashion Marketing and Communication and teaches on a number of programmes.

In April 2005 she founded her own fashion consultancy "It's about Product", specializing in product strategy, collection structuring, style definition and product-led brand development. She works with a number of universities and organisations in Spain and South America, teaching master classes and seminars on creative differentiation in fashion products.

Duration and frequency: 

1st of July 2019
Frequency: 2 weeks
Timetable: Monday to Friday from 4.40 p.m to 9.40 pm.