DESIGN PROCESS AREA
Fashion trend research
This is the discipline that identifies social trends related to consumerism and fashion. Fashion Coolhunting offers a global view of the fashion industry, teaching real-world, basic techniques for hunting down trends. Trend studios that work constantly on trend analysis and research in order to predict them have become key reference points for all kinds of industries and sectors, not only in the field of fashion, which use their services to focus their production.
This class collects information and analyses the concepts that develop in our society and culture.
Illustrations, in the broadest sense, have always been used to document the fashions and customs of society as a reflection of the era; they offer a path through the rites of beauty and clothing, observing the language of the textiles, their drape and their subsequent interpretation using different techniques, creating new ways to visualise and compose an image of fashion. All the illustration classes are practical. The students will experiment with different techniques and media, discovering ways to improve upon the visual communication of a fashion collection.
In this class, there will be exercises in anatomy, textures and proportions so that the students can make a start and be trained in the world of fashion drawing. It provides an introduction to various techniques, such as watercolour, collage and pencil drawing.
Moulage is the art of modelling fabric on a mannequin, a technique used by the great fashion designers to bring their ideas to life that has been compared on innumerable occasions with the work done by a painter on canvas. This technique leads to new cuts and volumes through improvisation and intuition.
Moulage Couture is based on answering the students' queries about their creative process by teaching them the different ways to create a garment from a more creative viewpoint.
All this work is aimed at obtaining a final portfolio.
Fashion design is the central pillar of the course as it brings together all the content worked on in the different classes and it is the space in which new visual and creative languages are investigated.
The work begins with the development of the concept and an investigation into the volume and silhouette of the garment that is to be made (research techniques using moodboards, creativity exercises and innovative concepts, all entered into the sketchbook). The basics are essential for defining the development of a collection and the final prototype.