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Textiles and Fashion Design
Be a maker, designer, creator


Who is this programme for?

This program is for artists looking to contribute to the ever-evolving fashion world. Students will discuss trends and the future of fashion, from gender and sustainability to materiality, and learn to apply those concepts to the design and creation of a finished garment to add to their portfolio—or better yet, their wardrobe.

What will you achieve?

You will:

  • explore and address the growing changes within the fashion industry
  • conceptualize, design and illustrate a mini-collection
  • fabricate and construct a fully-realized, original design
  • participate in visits to fashion departments
  • participate in a fashion show.

Quick facts

Age 14-17
Language level requirements TOEFL 40+ or equivalent
Average class size 14
Availability CATS Boston

Timetable highlights

Through this program, you will develop a vocabulary for fashion design and the fashion industry. You will learn how to conceptualize and develop design ideas, and how to translate them to a constructed, wearable garment to showcase at the end of program fashion show.

Sample lectures

  • Develop your fashion ideas
  • Be Introduced to major events and trends in the fashion history
  • Learn what makes for a compelling garment showpiece
  • Participate in a group collection critique

Sample workshops

  • Learn machine and hand sewing techniques
  • Learn pattern drafting and garment draping
  • Learn how to refine the fit of your garment
  • Design and develop mini-collections
  • Learn what makes for a compelling garment showpiece
  • Participate in a group collection critique

Sample lessons

  • Lesson on fashion illustration and creating fashion concepts and ideas
  • Learn how to style and present designs for showcase

Sample activities

  • Visit to the David and Roberta Logie Department of Textile and Fashion Arts at the Museum of Fine Arts
  • A tour of Boston Harbor
  • Learn to take editorial style photos to document each garment
  • Final fashion show

*Timetables are subject to change. We reserve the right to change these schedules with out prior notice.