Fashion Design Processes
September 7 - December 16 / Tuesday, Thursday 4-6:45pm
Study the basic principles of designing a collection that can be applied to various fashion categories. You will use research methods to enable you to design a collection that can be applied to various areas including menswear, women’s wear, etc. You will take inspirational cross-disciplinary ideas and translate them to a workable concept. The concept is then turned into a desirable object. In other words, you will learn how to research and what to do with this research. At the end of the semester, you will present a fully illustrated collection focusing on a specific client area (men, women, children, etc.).
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Incorporate the design process as defined by phases of the project.
- Present work verbally for class review and critique in an organized, clear, and effective format.
- Build sketch models and create finished 3-D models with attention to detail and a basic understanding of form language.
- Organize deliverables by creating a clear and captivating visual process that adheres to the brief and successfully communicates a story and present the design process by using presentation software
Aki Choklat has held numerous positions with top-tier, international fashion labels, such as designing a capsule footwear collection for London-based menswear Diverso and Finnish brand Lahtiset. In addition, he directs his own London-based label of shoes, handbags and accessories. Choklat is also a celebrated author of “Footwear Design” considered the authority on shoe design.
Donavan Dewberry earned his BFA from CCS in 2018. He is an independent designer creating original designs for Gucci Change Makers.
Tracy Reese is a celebrated American fashion designer who is a board member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America. Reese's designs can be found at such venerated retail stores such as Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Nordstrom and Bloomingdale's. Reese has a number of celebrity clients including First Lady Michelle Obama.
Julie Muszynski is fashion illustration instructor with 30 years experience working in the New York fashion world.