In this intermediate level fashion course importance will be given to creativity and development of a personal style as well as the improvement of technical skills, such as technical drawings and spec-sheets. Students will learn how to use different coloring and rendering techniques using markers, color pencils, and watercolors offering a particularly artistic look in fashion illustration. The class will involve the study of different categories of the fashion market such as menswear, accessories, active sportswear, high fashion-haute couture, jeanswear, and how to create related sketches. The following will be taken into consideration when evaluating class projects and exams: drawing skills, personal creativity, trend awareness, aesthetic of presentation, effort, improvement, and attendance.
This course is designed for students who already have a basic knowledge of fashion design and an overview of the world of fashion. Throughout the course of the semester, particular attention will be given to the further improvement of the student’s drawing skills and ability to express design ideas based on personal research. Lessons are structured to give students individual attention. They will be involved in class critiques and discussions as well as oral presentations of their collections. Special attention will be given to the understanding of the fashion market, different categories of product, and different aspects of the fashion designer’s job. A thorough foundation in fashion illustration is established in this course, which covers fashion figure and garment interpretation. Individual interpretation and creative drawing skills are emphasized.
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.