2nd Year: Immersion
  • Fashion Culture & Illustration Technique

    Students will explore art and fashion culture through research about precise topics & different illustrators’ styles with the aim to reach their personal way in drawing. Based on their research, they will illustrate digitally their drawings using both Photoshop and Illustrator programs. Students will also manipulate geometrical forms to discover new creative shapes and products.

  • Textile

    Inspired by Optical Illusion Art Work, students will create optical prints and creative fabrics and apply them on manipulated geometrical forms. This will allow them to understand how optical effects can modify a shape.

  • Tailored Suit Collection

    Students will conduct a research about tailor suit volume, fabrics and details, in parallel to art and culture sessions where they study the 20th century per decade and product. They will also learn how to make a collection of tailor suit products based on a precise creative approach, inspired by a theme and a choice of colors and fabrics. Suits will be presented with technical studies. 

    Pattern drafting classes cover all stages of execution, from construction to assembly, corrections, adjustments, fitting and choice of fabric. Focus will be on volumes, dart manipulation, collars, sleeves, pockets, fusing and lining, ending with professional patterns that contain all the details for cutting and sewing the final product on fabric. Students will also learn how to create a pattern out of draping, get exposed to new techniques in creating volumes, collars and different cuts, transfer the draping into a pattern that can be used for production. 

    The students will execute a tailored suit total look from their fashion design file collection with the assistance of both fashion design and pattern drafting instructors. A production file composed of technical drawing, costing and sewing steps with signs and patterns is made.

  • Casual Wear Collection Plan

    Students identify the different existing fashion sectors, understand the product and analyze how a collection is made. Starting from a research about casual wear (definition and history) and referring to latest trends, students will be working on their casual wear collection based on a choice of inspiration, color scale and fabrics. Creativity & Technicity are given equal importance. In pattern drafting classes, the casual wear takes the students to discover more sleeves, collars volumes and fabrics, and to search for an interesting finishing. They will discover the blouson, denim jacket, jeans pants and the trench coat. The students start by constructing, fitting, correcting until the product is finalized. The casual wear project is done in groups of 3 to 4 students preparing them for the summer mandatory internship of one month. The final exam is a complete project, starting from the design and ending with a product to be presented to a professional jury.

  • Multi-Product Collection

    Based on a forecast collection plan, students set up a full collection with different sub-themes. Inspirations, products and technical studies will be presented as a Magazine Identity. Based on their orientation choice and specialization, students will present a multiproduct collection to a professional jury.

  • Digital Tools

    Illustrator in second year is the main program to draw and personalize figurines and manipulate products according to body movements. It is also the tool for technical drawings. In Pattern Drafting, students will improve their knowledge about Lectra program initiated during the first year.