Fashion Design

 

Course Information

Course Duration: One Year

Course Title: One Year International Programme in Fashion Design

Course Code: OIPFD

Qualification Honored

  • HNC in Fashion & Textile by EDEXCEL UK
  • One Year Programme in Fashion Design by FAD International

Who is the Course for?

The course is aimed at individuals wanting to pursue careers within the fashion industry either as designers or as fashion boutique owners. Individuals with specific personal objectives and goals can achieve the same through a final project directed towards individual student needs.

Course Introduction

The fashion design courses at FAD International aim at training Fashion Students on both design and technical areas within Fashion. The course looks at Fashion in totality where higher emphasis is laid on developing the creative thought process and understanding the design methodology before experimenting with technical aspects of garment construction. The course allows students to realize their individuality through self research and projects apart from guided lectures and industry visits.Taught through an integrated approach, the course at all levels helps students to connect their learning to real life industry situations. The courses also integrate learning on global fashion through the Europe study tour covering some of the fashion capitals of the world and with further support through exclusive FAD coverage of fashion events across the globe.

The students have access to state-of the art studio facilities with industry based machinery from Singer, Reece, Brother, Juki and others to support their technical learning and an internationally sourced library to support research and further learning.

On successful completion of the course students would be able to further progress onto higher education as well be able to work as design professional with an individual style.

 

Course Module Outline

Course Structure

  • Art & Design Foundation
  • Visual Research Skills
  • Global Fashion Awareness
  • Design Studies
  • Fashion Theory
  • Fashion Illustration
  • Garment Manufacturing Technology
  • Textile & Fabric Studies
  • Fashion Styling
  • Global Fashion History
  • Professional Practice
  • Portfolio Development

 

Course Assessment

The course is assessed through assignments and projects on a continuous assessment basis through the year.

FAD Europe Tour

The Europe tour gives students an exclusive opportunity to visit some of the worlds finest fashion capitals such as Paris, London & Milan for fashion events and guest lectures at leading fashion universities. Students achieve both a professional and an unparallel academic experience providing a platform to work on a global level on completion of the course.

International Term Transfer

Students have an exclusive opportunity to study one term at the World’s leading fashion Schools with the term study abroad option and can spend from 4 -15 Weeks at either

  • Central Saint Martins
  • University of Arts London
  • IED Italy

For details speak to a counselor at FAD International.


Career Progression

Academic Progression

On successful completion of the One year Programme, students can transfer credits for further education either to a 3 Year Programme at FAD International or to the following universities in UK & Italy.

  • Nottingham Trent University
  • Coventry University
  • Istituto Europeo di Design Italy
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Bath Spa University
  • Middlesex University
  • University for Creative Arts London

 

Career Progression

Students can work with retail chains, design houses, export houses, independent designers or start their own venture with roles such as:

  • Fashion Designer
  • Fashion Illustrator
  • Garment Merchandiser
  • Fashion Stylist
  • Fashion Consultant
  • Fashion Boutique Owner

 

Entry Requirements

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

  • A Levels/12th Pass Outs.
  • Students having passed 10th can be accepted through a personal interview.
  • This course is also ideal for individuals pursuing alternate qualifications.


Semester Abroad Option

FAD International students have an exclusive opportunity to continue a semester at Worlds Leading Fashion School IED Italy. Students can pursue an entire term at IED Italy Milan, the worlds fashion capital, and get to be part of the Italian Fashion System. Students completing the second term at IED Italy will be honored with a Dual Certification by IED Italy & FAD International India.

Students can either choose the January to June Semester or the September to December Semester to study in Milan.

 

September to December Semester in Milan

Semester in Fashion Design - Creative Collections

The Creative Collections semester is conceived and structured as a comprehensive overview of the Italian leaders in fashion and textile design: professionals, companies, trademarks, events and trade fairs connected with the world of style.

The Creative Collections semester focuses on three main objectives:

  • The acquisition of a multidisciplinary methodology needed to produce a collection;
  • Application of the expression languages and representation tools of the industry;
  • Master the fundamental skills and techniques necessary to design clothing collections and to supervise technical development, choice of fabrics and coordination.

The “project work” semester is structured around courses that introduce the Italian design system, understanding company and marketing dynamics, analyzing current trends in interior design in terms of language, and understanding form and materials. Students will use their analytical skills and theoretical knowledge to develop and complete a hands-on design project as a final semester work.

The IED approach offers students the unique opportunity to work directly with industry professionals as part of their academic experience and professional development thanks to long-standing relationships with Italian fashion and design industry leaders.

Students have the option to extend to a full “Academic Year / One Year” program by adding an additional semester either in the same field or different discipline or they can opt for the Two City Option by enrolling in an additional semester at another IED location offering semester programs

Academic Programme & Modules

  • Design Methodology
    Introduces contemporary trends and designers in order to gain consciousness about one’s identity and positioning vis-a-via fashion. This serves as the foundation for the following course components and projects: research, detection and analysis of a concept; stylistic knowledge of the sector and of trends; idea development; key elements of the moodboard; realization of a book of materials and colors; application of the individual working and presentation of a final look book.

  • Fashion Pattern Making And Tailoring Techniques
    Covers the basics pattern making and tailoring techniques. Particular emphasis will be given to the womenswear and menswear coordinated collections and their realization. Concepts of pattern cutting and sewing, with a specific glossary of terms necessary to develop the technical ability to make garment patterns and prototypes will be covered. A detailed analysis of the technical terms and design for the creation of the following patterns: skirt, trouser, bodice, corset, dress, t-shirt, sleeves, collars, pockets, buttoning and fastening, zippers and cutting placement.

  • Menswear Collection Project
    Introduction to the fundamentals of designing a coordinated collection of men’s clothing. Research on trends and fabrics for the chosen theme, in order to find the right ideas and the inspiration, which will be developed afterwards. Main topics include: realization of a book, starting from the choice of the concept; the presentation of the moodboards for atmosphere; colors and the inspiration key words and images, focusing then on single theme. The course will conclude with a final presentation of a collection book consisting of: figure designs, details in the style, colors, fabric swatches with the description of the yarns, quality, supplier, art, number etc.

  • Personal Design And Portfolio
    Is concerned with improving confidence and ability in drawing and examines a variety of approaches that can be used in fashion illustration. This is the basis for the creation of a final personal portfolio. Main course topics include: research preliminary to mood-boards; technical drawing for fashion and the representation of student’s collection items; study of the main techniques experimented in illustrations; study of the more innovative and experimental illustration techniques (such as media, spry art, collage and performance) aiming at leading every student to the development of a personal drawing language; realization of a personal portfolio that will be submitted for the exam.

  • Textile Pattern Drawing
    This course focuses on how to experiment with textile techniques of construction, embellishment and print so as to become aware of the possibilities of expression by means of the fabric. Main course topics and students works include: Understanding of the characteristics of the materials used; analysis of textile pattern and texture techniques within a chosen trend; development of a visually exciting collection of textile designs relevant to the chosen trend; creation of a stimulating impact exploring creative sense of style developed in various pattern making techniques.

  • Womenswear Collection Project
    Introduction to the fundamentals of designing of a coordinated collection of women’s clothing. Research on trends and fabrics for the chosen theme, in order to find the right ideas and the inspiration, which will be developed afterwards. Main topics include: realization of a book, starting from the choice of the concept; The presentation of the moodboards for atmosphere; the colors and the inspiration key words and images, focusing then on single theme. The course concludes with a final presentation of a collection book consisting of: figure designs, details in the style, colors, fabric swatches with the description of the yarns, quality, supplier, art, number etc.

  • Technical Drawing
  • Technology Of materials

 

January to June Semester in Milan

Semester in Fashion Design - Building Collection

The objective of the “trend” semester is to deepen the student’s understanding of the “Italian design system” from the management and design methodology perspective. Course content and site visits focus on building a solid analytical and theoretical base in order to interpret and understand trends.

Students will be introduced to the unequalled atmosphere of Italian Fashion World: with its continuous innovations in style, unrivalled number of style production related companies, international fashion shows and boutiques.

The IED approach offers students the unique opportunity to work directly with industry professionals as part of their academic experience and professional development thanks to long-standing relationships with Italian fashion and design industry leaders.

Students will have the option to extend to a full “Academic Year / One Year” program by adding an additional semester either in the same field or different discipline or they can opt for the Two City Option by enrolling in an additional semester at another IED location offering semester programs.

Academic Program & Modules

  • Art In Fashion
    An historical and critical analysis of modern and contemporary artistic movements and artists of the 19th and 20th Century: Impressionism, Post Impressionism, Art Nouveau, Expressionism, Cubism, Surrealism. An integral part of the course will be site visits including relevant historical sites, museums and exhibitions.

  • Computer Design Applications
    Mastery of Photoshop and Illustrator in order to complete projects. Introduction to the software tools used for the design and the communication of a collection, developing various techniques applied to fashion designing.

  • Dressing And Self-Decorating Communication
    How “dressing” is a means of individual, social and cultural communication. Clothing and accessories are filters and junctions for the articulation of the dynamic dialogues amongst me, myself, my body, the others, my culture, and my expectations. Analysis will focus on the different communication levels mediated by clothes; communicating myself: work on the different communication levels mediated by clothes; cultural background; Decorating the senses; Keywords and mood boards. Project work will consist of producing a fashion/ jewelry/accessories collection and book project.

  • History Of Fashion And Accessories
    The fashion world and its evolution from the second part of the 19th century to today; Introduction to the most significant rudiments of history of costume from the Italian Renaissance to Napoleon; The relationships between political and social changes and costume development; The fundamental role of fashion designers and accessories designers in these changes, the ability to translate all with their own abilities and understanding of Fashion.

  • Introduction To Color
    Discussion of the key issues linked to the use of color. Appraisal of color management methods, considered as a project tool. The Chromatic system; Color physics and chromatic harmony; The perception and the social use of color; Color matching techniques; The reading of Loesche psychological test; Demonstrations and practical exercises on color matching and color board development.

  • Fashion Drawing


Course Information

Course Duration: One Year

Course Title: One Year International Programme in Fashion Design

Course Code: OIPFD

Qualification Honored
One Year International Diploma in Fashion Design by CCL London

Who is the Course for?

The course is aimed at individuals wanting to pursue careers within the fashion industry either as designers or as fashion boutique owners. Individuals with specific personal objectives and goals can achieve the same through a final project directed towards individual student needs.

Course Introduction

The fashion design courses at FAD International aim at training Fashion Students on both design and technical areas within Fashion. The course looks at Fashion in totality where higher emphasis is laid on developing the creative thought process and understanding the design methodology before experimenting with technical aspects of garment construction. The course allows students to realize their individuality through self research and projects apart from guided lectures and industry visits.

Taught through an integrated approach, the course at all levels helps students to connect their learning to real life industry situations. The courses also integrate learning on global fashion through the Europe study tour covering some of the fashion capitals of the world and with further support through exclusive FAD coverage of fashion events across the globe.

The students have access to state-of the art studio facilities with industry based machinery from Singer, Reece, Brother, Juki and others to support their technical learning and an internationally resourced library to support research and further learning.

On successful completion of the course students would be able to further progress onto higher education as well be able to work as design professional with an individual style as designers or fashion entrepreneurs.

 

Course Module Outline

Course Structure

  • Art & Design Foundation
  • Visual Research Skills
  • Global Fashion Awareness
  • Design Studies
  • Fashion Theory
  • Fashion Illustration
  • Garment Manufacturing Technology
  • Textile & Fabric Studies
  • Fashion Styling
  • Global Fashion History
  • Professional Practice
  • Portfolio Development

 

Course Assessment

The course is assessed through assignments and projects on a continuous assessment basis through the year.

FAD Europe Tour

The Europe tour gives students an exclusive opportunity to visit some of the worlds finest fashion capitals such as Paris, London & Milan for fashion events and guest lectures at leading fashion universities. Students achieve both a professional and an unparallel academic experience providing a platform to work on a global level on completion of the course.

International Term Transfer

Students have an exclusive opportunity to study one term at the World’s leading fashion Schools with the term study aborad option and can spend from 4 -15 Weeks at either

  • Central Saint Martins
  • University of Arts London
  • IED Italy

For details speak to a counselor at FAD International.

 

Career Progression

Academic Progression

On successful completion of the One year Programme, students can transfer credits for further education either to a 3 Year Programme at FAD International or to the following universities in UK & Italy.

  • Nottingham Trent University
  • Coventry University
  • Istituto Europeo di Design Italy
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Bath Spa University
  • Middlesex University
  • University for Creative Arts London

 

Career Progression

Students can work with retail chains, design houses, export houses, independent designers or start their own venture with roles such as:

  • Fashion Designer
  • Fashion Illustrator
  • Garment Merchandiser
  • Fashion Stylist
  • Fashion Consultant
  • Fashion Boutique Owner

 

Entry Requirements

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

  • A Levels/12th Pass Outs.
  • Students having passed 10th can be accepted through a personal interview.
  • This course is also ideal for individuals pursuing alternate qualifications.

 

Semester Abroad Option

FAD International students have an exclusive opportunity to continue a semester at Worlds Leading Fashion School IED Italy. Students can pursue an entire term at IED Italy Milan, the worlds fashion capital, and get to be part of the Italian Fashion System. Students completing the second term at IED Italy will be honored with a Dual Certification by IED Italy & FAD International India.

Students can either choose the January to June Semester or the September to December Semester to study in Milan.

 

September to December Semester in Milan

Semester in Fashion Design - Creative Collections

The Creative Collections semester is conceived and structured as a comprehensive overview of the Italian leaders in fashion and textile design: professionals, companies, trademarks, events and trade fairs connected with the world of style.

The Creative Collections semester focuses on three main objectives:

  • The acquisition of a multidisciplinary methodology needed to produce a collection;
  • Application of the expression languages and representation tools of the industry;
  • Master the fundamental skills and techniques necessary to design clothing collections and to supervise technical development, choice of fabrics and coordination.

The “project work” semester is structured around courses that introduce the Italian design system, understanding company and marketing dynamics, analyzing current trends in interior design in terms of language, and understanding form and materials. Students will use their analytical skills and theoretical knowledge to develop and complete a hands-on design project as a final semester work.

The IED approach offers students the unique opportunity to work directly with industry professionals as part of their academic experience and professional development thanks to long-standing relationships with Italian fashion and design industry leaders.

Students have the option to extend to a full “Academic Year / One Year” program by adding an additional semester either in the same field or different discipline or they can opt for the Two City Option by enrolling in an additional semester at another IED location offering semester programs

Academic Programme & Modules

  • Design Methodology
    Introduces contemporary trends and designers in order to gain consciousness about one’s identity and positioning vis-a-via fashion. This serves as the foundation for the following course components and projects: research, detection and analysis of a concept; stylistic knowledge of the sector and of trends; idea development; key elements of the moodboard; realization of a book of materials and colors; application of the individual working and presentation of a final look book.

  • Fashion Pattern Making And Tailoring Techniques
    Covers the basics pattern making and tailoring techniques. Particular emphasis will be given to the womenswear and menswear coordinated collections and their realization. Concepts of pattern cutting and sewing, with a specific glossary of terms necessary to develop the technical ability to make garment patterns and prototypes will be covered. A detailed analysis of the technical terms and design for the creation of the following patterns: skirt, trouser, bodice, corset, dress, t-shirt, sleeves, collars, pockets, buttoning and fastening, zippers and cutting placement.

  • Menswear Collection Project
    Introduction to the fundamentals of designing a coordinated collection of men’s clothing. Research on trends and fabrics for the chosen theme, in order to find the right ideas and the inspiration, which will be developed afterwards. Main topics include: realization of a book, starting from the choice of the concept; the presentation of the moodboards for atmosphere; colors and the inspiration key words and images, focusing then on single theme. The course will conclude with a final presentation of a collection book consisting of: figure designs, details in the style, colors, fabric swatches with the description of the yarns, quality, supplier, art, number etc.

  • Personal Design And Portfolio
    Is concerned with improving confidence and ability in drawing and examines a variety of approaches that can be used in fashion illustration. This is the basis for the creation of a final personal portfolio. Main course topics include: research preliminary to mood-boards; technical drawing for fashion and the representation of student’s collection items; study of the main techniques experimented in illustrations; study of the more innovative and experimental illustration techniques (such as media, spry art, collage and performance) aiming at leading every student to the development of a personal drawing language; realization of a personal portfolio that will be submitted for the exam.

  • Textile Pattern Drawing
    This course focuses on how to experiment with textile techniques of construction, embellishment and print so as to become aware of the possibilities of expression by means of the fabric. Main course topics and students works include: Understanding of the characteristics of the materials used; analysis of textile pattern and texture techniques within a chosen trend; development of a visually exciting collection of textile designs relevant to the chosen trend; creation of a stimulating impact exploring creative sense of style developed in various pattern making techniques.

  • Womenswear Collection Project
    Introduction to the fundamentals of designing of a coordinated collection of women’s clothing. Research on trends and fabrics for the chosen theme, in order to find the right ideas and the inspiration, which will be developed afterwards. Main topics include: realization of a book, starting from the choice of the concept; The presentation of the moodboards for atmosphere; the colors and the inspiration key words and images, focusing then on single theme. The course concludes with a final presentation of a collection book consisting of: figure designs, details in the style, colors, fabric swatches with the description of the yarns, quality, supplier, art, number etc.

  • Technical Drawing
  • Technology Of materials

 

January to June Semester in Milan

Semester in Fashion Design - Building Collection

The objective of the “trend” semester is to deepen the student’s understanding of the “Italian design system” from the management and design methodology perspective. Course content and site visits focus on building a solid analytical and theoretical base in order to interpret and understand trends.

Students will be introduced to the unequalled atmosphere of Italian Fashion World: with its continuous innovations in style, unrivalled number of style production related companies, international fashion shows and boutiques.

The IED approach offers students the unique opportunity to work directly with industry professionals as part of their academic experience and professional development thanks to long-standing relationships with Italian fashion and design industry leaders.

Students will have the option to extend to a full “Academic Year / One Year” program by adding an additional semester either in the same field or different discipline or they can opt for the Two City Option by enrolling in an additional semester at another IED location offering semester programs.

Academic Program & Modules

  • Art In Fashion
    An historical and critical analysis of modern and contemporary artistic movements and artists of the 19th and 20th Century: Impressionism, Post Impressionism, Art Nouveau, Expressionism, Cubism, Surrealism. An integral part of the course will be site visits including relevant historical sites, museums and exhibitions.

  • Computer Design Applications
    Mastery of Photoshop and Illustrator in order to complete projects. Introduction to the software tools used for the design and the communication of a collection, developing various techniques applied to fashion designing.

  • Dressing And Self-Decorating Communication
    How “dressing” is a means of individual, social and cultural communication. Clothing and accessories are filters and junctions for the articulation of the dynamic dialogues amongst me, myself, my body, the others, my culture, and my expectations. Analysis will focus on the different communication levels mediated by clothes; communicating myself: work on the different communication levels mediated by clothes; cultural background; Decorating the senses; Keywords and mood boards. Project work will consist of producing a fashion/ jewelry/accessories collection and book project.

  • History Of Fashion And Accessories
    The fashion world and its evolution from the second part of the 19th century to today; Introduction to the most significant rudiments of history of costume from the Italian Renaissance to Napoleon; The relationships between political and social changes and costume development; The fundamental role of fashion designers and accessories designers in these changes, the ability to translate all with their own abilities and understanding of Fashion.

  • Introduction To Color
    Discussion of the key issues linked to the use of color. Appraisal of color management methods, considered as a project tool. The Chromatic system; Color physics and chromatic harmony; The perception and the social use of color; Color matching techniques; The reading of Loesche psychological test; Demonstrations and practical exercises on color matching and color board development.

  • Fashion Drawing