Fashion Designing is the art dedicated to creation of apparel. A Fashion designer is a creative and technical professional who designs clothing within a specific theme for a specific purpose of a specific market.
The fascinating business of FASHION lies somewhere between art, science and commerce. Traditionally, the vibrant world of fashion was centered in London, Paris, Milan and New York cities which established International Reputations in Fashion, influencing trends and styles world wide. The fashion map has since grown progressively. Globally, public interest in Fashion has grown to such an extent it influences almost everyone and everything. A thriving fashion industry: stunning fashion shops, vibrant Fashion Shows, informative Exhibitions and Fashion Schools offering a range of Fashion courses.
Designers need to keep their fingers on the pulse, constantly creating new ideas using a melting pot of the latest design concepts, forthcoming trends, and historical, cultural and futuristic influences.
The fashion industry is a challenging and competitive business, so it is essential to be well equipped with professional drawing skills.
Fashion has become a global phenomenon; from catwalk to street it touches almost everyone all over the world. Television, newspapers, magazines and films constantly keep us up to date with the latest fashion trends and fads. The fashion industry employs million of people, not just fashion designers but also; illustrators, journalists, editors, photographers, models, stylists, hairdressers, manufacturers, sales and marketing, and not forgetting education. Clothing has long passed being just a basic need- most of us crave change and excitement in the way one another, making us fashion slaves and dedicated followers of fashion
Fashion tells us about our sexuality, our morality, our approach to individuality. It´s what pop stars do, what kids on the Lower East side of New York do, teenagers in a Manchester disco do, football stars…. Who are pushing forward fashion, life, culture. Who are pushing forward fashion, life, culture….The need for constant change is a pressure the fashion world craves continually.´ Colin Mc Dowell (fashion writer).
Fashion designers design and sketch garments to communicate their ideas to a design team- pattern makers, sample machinists, and buyers. They need to be able to draw well to make their designs understood, but they do not necessarily need to excel in the more stylist art of fashion drawing. The fashion designer discusses the designs with the pattern maker, patterns are drafted and sample garments produced. After various meetings and adapt ions to the designs, these garments are shown to the buyers for final approval before manufacturing.
A designer must always be aware of the latest clothing, color and fabric trends and be able to interpret these into styles for a particular customer and target market.
Fashion Illustrators, by contrast, give a signature style to a fashion designer´s creation. Using their creative drawing skills, they build on and enhance these basic fashion sketches.
Many of us dream about becoming a famous fashion designer with all the glamour, lights and panache that it entails. Names like Jean Paul Gaultier conjure up images of stunning models strutting down the catwalks at the London and Paris fashion shows in the most amazing creations. Glossy fashion magazines and street fashion also inspire our desire to be creative.
However, if you wish to bridge the gap between Fantasy and Reality. You will need to learn how to draw professionally- an integral part of a designer´s portfolio of skills.
Fashion Designing program equips you with the creative thinking along with the essential technical knowledge. The curriculum covers the Development of Garments, Technical aspects like Art, Pattern Making, Illustrations, Grading, Garment Construction, Draping and Merchandising