This course will introduce students to the basic techniques of fashion design used in both illustration and construction including drawing, draping, and sewing while focusing on personal creativity. Students will learn how to create fashion collections following their own fashion project development from the idea to the actual execution and presentation of the project. Technical skills such as sketching a fashion figure, sketching garments and how they fall on the body will be addressed along with how to use coloring media, such as markers, color pencils, collage techniques etc., and how to organize a fashion collection. Field trips to museums like the Costume Gallery at the Pitti Palace and the Ferragamo Museum as well fashion and art exhibitions will be an important source of inspiration to develop personal projects.
SRISA studio courses will have personal and course materials to be purchased in Florence. A complete list will be provided with the syllabus on the first day of class.