3 fashion cities
This unique opportunity gives you access to fashion experts in each city and key insights taught by experienced fashion staff and technicians in each institution. Each area of study is designed to compliment your current course level and give you extra specialist first-hand knowledge and skills particular to each institution. The 3 FASHION CITIES short course can be an excellent opportunity for any student currently studying on an undergraduate fashion course, or preparing an application portfolio for entry to a degree course in fashion including You will be introduced to new research methods in order to enhance your existing design research and portfolio skills. The three institutions have aligned their educational teaching methods to give students an innovative short course programme.
Why 3 Fashion Cities?
London, Paris and Rome are all European Capitals of Fashion with their own history and cultural identity. The new collaboration between 3 different international reputable fashion institutions in Europe; Kingston University in London, Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne in Paris and Accademia Costume e Moda in Rome, is a new innovative formula of fashion education short courses combining an introduction to each city’s specific diverse culture and their own fashion system.
This courses is designed for
The course is designed for international students from different cultures and fashion backgrounds who are interested in an opportunity to be taught in 3 different fashion institutions. Students studying fashion at undergraduate level could benefit from these experiences as complimentary to their own course, as it can help them to prepare an application portfolio for any undergraduate or post-graduate course. The subject areas, not often covered within a traditional course, would give an opportunity to compare both international cultural differences and similarities within the broad fashion subject area. The teaching methods are flexible so students of different undergraduate levels can benefit and achieve a positive outcome.
This exciting opportunity covers a variety of creative research and specialist workshops led by experts. The content of each course is based on design methods within each institution leading to different fashion outcomes, reflecting the locations and the cultural diversity of the three capitals.
The interactive approach of a creative workshop format within each school is combined with city visits and exhibitions. This enables the student to gain a full understanding and appreciate the different cultural approaches to fashion in the 3 cities.
A detailed programme will be given to each student that is successfully selected to be on the course and have completed the tuition payment.
Each Fashion City experience can include the following but is not limited to:
– Visual research including archives
– Museum and library visits
– Creative workshop exploration
– 2D/3D design work
– Work on stand
– Making of a toile or prototype
– Portfolio feed back
What to Bring?
Most workshop resources will be provided in each school, however you will need to bring some basic art and design equipment to each course:
– Laptop (with ADOBE Photoshop and Powerpoint)
– Drawing materials
– A detailed list of equipment will be provided when you have been accepted on the course
26th of June.
26/06 – 01/07 LONDON: KINGSTON UNIVERSITY
04/07 – 08/07 PARIS: ECOLE DE LA CHAMBRE SYNDICALE DE LA COUTURE PARISIENNE
11/07 – 15/07 ROME: ACCADEMIA COSTUME & MODA
Minimum of 4 hours a day 5 days a week, including external visits, directed visit. Students have workshop access during school opening hours.
A detailed timetable and further details will be provided on confirmation of your place by the individual institute.
27th June – 1st July 2016
Cutting Edge Design – From Archive to Modernity
Kingston would offer an experience of the cutting edge uniquely British point of view of Fashion Design. The unique design experience will include:
- London shops/exhibitions
- Visit and talk at premier vintage store
- Visit to top London designer studio
- Research in Kingston costume archive
- Access to Kingston state of the art Learning Resource Centre
- Access to fashion department, staff, technicians and resources
- Launch/signature of book “Developing a Fashion Collection” published by Bloomsbury
ECOLE DE LA CHAMBRE SYNDICALE DE LA COUTURE PARISIENNE
4th July — 8th July 2016
Haute Couture tradition of ‘flou’ technique – from Classical drape to avant-garde.
The course will offer the students an introduction to the origin of draping and its link from the ‘flou’ tradition of Paris Haute Couture to avant-garde. The course is designed in an interactive workshop format and will include:
- Introduction to Haute Couture tradition of “flou”
- Visual research methods and how to document your process
- Visit to a reputed Paris Fashion Museum and library resources
- Introduction to techniques of draping and fabric manipulation
- Shown how to present your work in mini portfolio
ACCADEMIA COSTUME & MODA
11th – 15th July 2016
Understanding Italian Design through Luxury Fashion Accessory Brands and Creative Workshops
The course offers an opportunity to be introduced to the real Italian Fashion System through study of Accessories Design, its luxury brands and by the end of the week produce your own bag design in leather.
- Bag design and development
- Practical workshops in order to create leather bag prototype
- Introduction to the luxury accessory design brand codes
- Theory/history lectures on accessories
- Special visits day visit to Florence
- Expert guided tour to both the Gucci and Ferragamo
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