1st Year: the Fundamentals
  • Fashion History

    Students focus on the historic timeline of fashion through different centuries and movements. They are invited to search themselves for answers. They are asked to research and report the history of each of the focus product of 1st year: skirt, shirt and dress. The research should focus on volume, length, details, usage, main innovations and innovators.

  • Market And Consumer Analysis

    Students observe how a fashion street is, what do people wear, and how different fashion streets compare. It is mainly a tool for students to discover their taste and build their inspiration through observation.
  • Textile

    The first part focuses on the discovery of the yarn and its origins, the different weaves and the differentiation between main categories of fabrics. The second part invites the student to creatively manipulate and create individualized fabrics.

  • Technical Base of Drawing

    Students are invited to discover how to get mix colors to reach the desired composition, how to use an inspiration photo and extract a color scale out of it. This class also teaches students how to use proportions to construct a human figure and helps complete beginners in the drawing and illustration field for quick results. Figure base covers women, men and children drawing.

  • Illustration Base Level 1

    In this class, students are guided to elaborate their personal hand illustration techniques through inspirations drawn from famous illustrators.

  • PRODUCT Conception

    This class is divided into two parts: the Creative Dress and the Checkered Shirt. In each part, students are guided to discover and use a new Creative Approach that helps them conceive creative products and compose a mini collection.

  • Draping Technique

    Students will start the year by draping technique on the mannequin, exposing them to essential details of the garments, from the skirt to the shirt. The year culminates in a skirt of their design to be draped on the dummy.

  • Assembly

    Students are exposed to the use of different machines of the class and the different sewing techniques required for garments’ finishing.

  • Flat Drawing

    The class is designed to teach the students the technique of flat drawing on paper for three garments: white shirt, white skirt, and checkered shirt. The students will execute their own products designed in the Fashion Design class.

  • Dress Project

    Students will work on different volumes of dresses, exposing them to various silhouettes. The idea of the class is to combine the basic shirt and skirt into one garment. The final project that students will be working on in Fashion Design class enters the Pattern Drafting class, to fully develop a dress with the correct material and finishing, combining different techniques acquired throughout the year.

  • Industrial Pattern Drafting

    The class introduces students to the proper preparation of patterns for industrial use, through up sizing and downsizing. The students will also be exposed to the concept of dart manipulation, learning how to manipulate the garment shape to create different volumes.

  • Digital Tools

    In Fashion Design, the first part focuses on using Adobe Photoshop as main program to manipulate photos, extract color scales digitally, and develop creative layout skills. The second part focuses on using Adobe Illustrator as main program for executing technical drawings. In Pattern Drafting, an introduction to Lectra program is given from different functions and uses, concluding with creating the patterns of a skirt.