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Course Description

This design studio is an introductory exploration of fashion design and visual communication of original ideas for fashion. An expert in the field of fashion guides you in developing and interpreting your research and concepts to the creation of drawings and presentations at an introductory level. You’ll explore a variety of making skills to interpret original ideas for fashion from 2D to 3D using traditional and non-traditional techniques and materials such as paper draping, material handcraft manipulations, and basic hand or machine sewn mockups. A sewing machine is not required. The creative process, trends, and careers are further explored in field trips and visits by industry professionals.

Course Notes: For the online sections of this course, all field trips and guest speaker presentations occur as virtual events and experiences.

Course Length - Online 11 weeks

Learner Outcomes

  • Understand the creative process that fashion designers use to evolve and interpret original ideas
  • Demonstrate an understanding of exploratory making skills to interpret original ideas for fashion from 2D to 3D using traditional and non-traditional rapid prototyping techniques and materials (paper draping, material handcraft manipulations, and basic hand or machine sewn mockups)
  • Create garment studies and mock-ups
  • Demonstrate an understanding of drawing and imaging mediums and styles to visually communicate different phases of the fashion design process including concept, color story, textile and surface design, garment design, and presentation
  • Demonstrate an understanding of an art/design studio practice by participating in a variety of activities including lectures, demos, and discussions; individual and collaborative exercises and projects; and self and peer critiques

Additional Information

The 2021 Parsons Summer Academy online format is synchronous with hands-on live studio sessions occurring at the listed meeting times. For more information on schedule, requirements, registration, and refund policies, see program details.
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