Fashion Design

Undergraduate Courses - Cagliari

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A Fashion Designer is able to create clothes or accessories building a personal tale inspired by the surrounding territory and society, reading the marks of the time, and foreseeing trends. This professional catches inputs not only from fashion, but also from visual arts, digital media, marketing, new technologies, product management, semiotics, art direction, business communication. Today, a Fashion Designer is not just a creative, is a specialised technician, who pays attention to innovation and knows every designing step, productive and communication aspect, and who knows how to deal with several subjects, maintaining a coherent overall view.

Career opportunities - Fashion Designer, Accessories Designer, Textile Designer, Product Manager, Trend Forecaster, Fashion Buyer.

Title – The course is recognised by Italian Ministry of Education and Research (MIUR) as a 1st Level Master’s Degree and awards 60 credits allowing to pursue the studies in Italy and abroad. 

  • Start date
    October 2019
  • Duration
    3 Years
  • Attendance
    full-time
  • Language
    Italian

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Get an insight into the creative professions: Fashion Designer

Fashion is a dynamic and articulated productive chain, that starts from thread and ends with the finished cloth, a complex world made of passion and technic skills, valorisation of traditional knowledge and innovative impulse, organisational ability, and courage to face new challenges. 

Methodology and structure – The educational pathway is structured in order to give students the theoretical and practical knowledge to design a woman, man, accessories, or textile collection. Project and methodology play an essential role and are faced by students with increasing level of complexity. Particular attention is given to the learning of modeling and tailoring techniques, textiles’ technology, fashion drawing and illustration techniques, and production of clothes or accessories. 

Next to technical and methodological preparation, students acquire cultural knowledge, in order to look at the language of fashion as a historic, artistic and social phenomenon, a flow made of trends and signs, a visual and creative tale. In conclusion, the programme deals with the economic system, from different points of view: the production chain, marketing, and online/offline communication on different channels. Participants have the possibility to develop business skills that make them able to face different dynamics in fashion system. 

Starting an educational pathway in fashion in Cagliari means offering students the possibility to get in touch with local peculiarities, in order to acquire them and to export them in a second time to other contexts as an element of added value. It means blending past with present, defining the future of fashion, studying the typical shapes and materials that are typical of Sardinia and its fine craft. The programme focuses on the present, local, national, and international context, thanks also to the presence of external professionals who are able to transform traditional elements into textiles and collections that fit contemporary fashion.

Remarkable is that teacher who accomplishes himself what he teaches to others.
(Italian proverb)

IED faculty are professionals that daily face the market. Here you can read their bios.

Annalisa Cocco

Annalisa Cocco
Designer. She created Imago Mundi, a brand that, since ten years, represents a renowned model of research contamination and production of objects that are a blend between design and fine craft. She designed important settings and produced objects now distributed all over the world. In 2011, she was awarded with Compasso d’Oro as Designer and Consultant for the project Domo – XIX Biennale dell’Artigianato Sardo.

Umberto Sannino

Umberto Sannino
He started his career working in the style offices of important Maisons, such as Ballantyne and Costume National. Currently, he is Head of Design at Redemption and he collaborates as Stylist for several freelance projects. He collaborates with Moda Operandi and Ermenegildo Zegna. He is Associate Creative Director for The Greatest Magazine, Consultant for Taschen and Art Director for Noplace Magazine

Giorgia Bistrusso

Giorgia Bistrusso
Designer from Cagliari. She follows a line of research that gathers her passions: the traditions of her native land with its fine craft, and the Japanese one, minima and essential. In 2010, she founded the exclusive brand Bistrusso, 100% Made in Italy, blending research, design, and tradition.

Cristiana Arangino

Cristiana Arangino
Designer. Since 2003, she is the creative soul of Atelier Cri Cri, haut couture fine craft fashion lab. She collaborated with theatres, she is a member of judging committees in competitions for young designers, and takes part to international exhibitions and fairs, among which, in 2011, Paris Pret-à-porter. 

Alessandro Cortes

Alessandro Cortes
Art Director, he started his career collaborating with several studios and assisting Graphic Designers, such as Walter Ballmer and Heinz Waibl. In the first ‘90s, he opens his own studio, Cortes Design. In the meantime, he wins the competition promoted by CMT, a transportation company located in Cagliari, and starts a long collaboration that brings him to specialise in graphics for public utilities. He studies and realises corporate images for Italian and international companies.

Daniele Conti

Daniele Conti
He studied visual communication and Illustration at IED. He is an Illustrator and Creative, blending in his works illustration with design, giving birth to unique projects. He works as freelance Designer and Illustrator.

Giovanni Ottonello

Giovanni Ottonello
Art Director at IED. After his graduation in Architecture and different experiences in exhibit and scenography, he starts dealing with art and fashion. He takes part to the set up of Museo Diocesano in Genoa, and collaborates with Galleria di Palazzo Spinola, Palazzo Ducale, the Scenographer and Director Pieluigi Pizzi, Picclo Teatro di Milano, and the Luca Ronconi theatre schools. He also collaborated as Consultant for innovative projects with Salvatore Ferragamo, Bottega Veneta, Hugo Boss, Mandarina Duck, Combiperl, Carrefour, Lancia, and Ethos. 

Gianfranco Setzu

Gianfranco Setzu
Designer, Editor, Blogger and Art Director. He has a solid experience in the creation of corporate identities and design concepts. He collaborated with galleries, museums, fashion, and food companies. His research moves from product design to artistic contemporary language. His works are hosted by several Italian and foreign exhibitions.

Caterina Quartana

Caterina Quartana
Textile Designer, founding her styles on the principle of design and fine craft, creating a unique and sophisticated aesthetics.  Her creations recall techniques from the old tradition combined to an innovative re-elaboration, from home furniture, to fashion accessories, paintings, and weaving through manual looms.

Massimo Noli

Massimo Noli
After the studies in Fashion Design and an internship at Les Copains, he becomes Teacher and Style Consultant. His passion for Fashion, design, and trends leads him, together with Nicola Frau, to the creation of the brand Quattromani. In 2013, they take part to Who is on next, a competition organised by Vogue Italia and Altaroma, gaining a special mention for the impact and strength of their collection on the catwalk. The brand is today one of “the brand to watch” for several fashion magazines. 

Nicola Frau

Nicola Frau
After the studies in Fashion Design and an internship at Les Copains, he designs his own accessories’ collection and studies the modelling techniques, both for clothes and accessories. Together with Massimo Noli, he founds the brand Quattromani. In 2013, they take part to Who is on next, a competition organised by Vogue Italia and Altaroma, gaining a special mention for the impact and strength of their collection on the catwalk. They have been published by several fashion magazines, thanks to their collections characterised by colours, contemporaneity, and tie to the history of their land.