FDM 30171 Florence Fashion Design Studio I
Course Name: FDM 30171 Florence Fashion Design Studio
Description: This is an advanced level design course for students who already have a basic knowledge of fashion design, in which design and tailoring techniques are very closely connected. The most important aspect of this course will be to find the perfect connection of the design phase with the finished garment elements including construction technique, testing and fit, product development, finishing and details. Particular attention will be given to learning and improving the fast sketching of croquis and flats for an appropriate development of the garments made directly on the dress form, discovering new volumes and exploring contemporary shapes for an strong personal style. Attention will also be given to learning different ways of style research used for new collections and during this course an important emphasis will be on personal creativity, architectural concepts, sewing technique ( alternative seams), and exploring contrasting shapes and volumes. The importance of accessories will be explored. Different kind of projects will be required during the semester and students (divided into groups) must be able to create collections based on a chosen themes and research. At the end of the course students will be able to express design ideas based on research and creativity, translated through the tailoring technique to realize the appropriate silhouette in terms of shapes, details and fit.
Credit Hours: 3