Fashion Design - Research and Creativity - Fall Semester.
Semestral Course - Milan.
Duration: 15 weeks
Attendance: full time
The IED Milan Fashion Design – building collection semester offers students the possibility to master the fundamental techniques and tools of fashion design as well as an introduction to the “Italian fashion system” in the design capital “Milan”.
Participants may take a single semester as part of a “study abroad” experience or to acquire new skills or continue in the following semester where they “design” as part of the “academic year” option.
Introduces students to the fundamental theories and methodologies of the Italian fashion system as the basis for learning the skills and techniques for designing a collection.
In order to develop design techniques, the program begins with the introduction of those fundamental techniques such as freehand drawing, paying particular attention to the anatomy of the human figure, and then proceed to the use of graphics software and its digital sketching techniques.
Special attention is given to the use of color and the methodological research of concept and image that will support the creation of a fashion collection.
Through the study of art and the history of costume and fashion, the student will be able to recognize the connection between these disciplines, their evolution and influence they play in visual communication and defining trends.
This course is intended for motivated students interested in learning the fundamentals of fashion design and are interested in pursuing further study or a career in the multi-faceted fashion industry. There are no pre-requisites for these semester courses.
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.
This semester program is open to current students, graduates and professionals seeking to define or acquire new skills and perspective. IED is able to provide further information regarding course content, facilities and faculty upon request. IED facilitates students spending a semester or academic year abroad by facilitating credit transfer in collaboration with the student’s home institution.
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.
IED International relations:
IED belongs to Cumulus, the International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media, and has stable relations with many universities and international academic associations.