Textiles & Fashion Design
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.
LEARN FROM PROFESSIONALS
This course is taught by Sam Donovan. During his degree, Sam focused on sustainable design techniques such as zero waste pattern drafting, which he used designing his thesis. While at Parsons, he interned for numerous designers and design companies, including Anna Sui, Gap, and Eileen Fisher, where he contributed zero waste designs to the company’s cut and sew line. Immediately upon graduating school, Sam was recruited to participate on Project Runway, where he placed 1st runner-up. He would later compete on an AllStar edition of the series. Sam has freelanced for Macy’s and the Hamburg-based sustainable denim line Bridge & Tunnel, and now designs for private clients. He’s excited to work with the burgeoning designers at CATS Academy, and can’t wait to see what they can do!
BROADEN YOUR SKILLS IN THE INDUSTRY
Effect the most compelling method to present your work to garner attention, whether that be for school applications, editorial features, or—ultimately—sale.
DEVELOP YOUR SKILLS IN
Design, Illustration, Pattern Draping & Drafting, Garment Construction
We will explore design through the conventional sketching, as well as collage, draping, and a variety of other methods
Learn easy-to-use illustration techniques to improve the quality and effectiveness of your visual communication abilities
PATTERN DRAPING & DRAFTING
Bring the 2-D to 3-D with pattern-making and draping
Bring your first design from paper to a fully formed fabric creation.
- Gain the basic knowlege and understanding understanding of the processes involved in garment design and making from your highly experienced tutor
- Have been introduced to design briefs that challenge your understanding and knowledge of contemporary fashion.
- Have experienced the fast paced process of putting together a runway show
|Language level requirements
|| Equivalent to IELTS 5.0+/ Intermediate
|Maximum Class size