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15 hours
English
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One of the most important competitive aspect of a fashion house is to be creative and design impactful collections.

In this online course, we will analyse how the designers take their resource in order to come up with a new creation. You will get an in-depth view of their world of inspiration from art, architecture, natural species or fantastic creatures. You will observe how they nurture their ideas and how they transform them in designs of clothes. For example:

Yves Saint Laurent and the inspiration from Art (Picasso, Matisse, Piet Mondrian),
Martin Margiela and the deconstruction of the parts of the dress inspired from 
contemporary architecture and Pop Art,
Thierry Mugler and the metamorphosis of women inspired of 
birds, butterflies, mermaids and chimeras.

The Creativity provides techniques that mobilise our capacity to generate ideas, choose the best of them and implement them into the realisation of a prototype or the production of another tangible result.
You will learn the creativity techniques (brainstorming, mind map, yellow box, six thinking hats) and apply them to the realisation of fashion projects.

  • Live sessions: two sessions of 3 hours (Saturdays)
  • Autonomous work (with interaction): around 9 hours

Tuition fees for the course: €99

  • Who is this course for?

    To follow the course, you don’t need any prerequisite.

    Whether you are a student, young professional or more experienced, you will enjoy this course if you wish to:

    Improve a specific skill related to a topic or theme.

    Interact with experts who will help you to address challenges and identify opportunities for your future, giving you constructive feedback.

    Deepen your knowledge and apply it to your professional life.

    Discover and practice new skills and receive a certificate of achievement at the end of the course after evaluating your knowledge.

  • What is the content of this program?

    You will follow various exercises as you prepare individually for the two 3-hour workshops with your professor. These live sessions will be based on French time (Paris). You will participate to a total of 6 hours of classes with your professor.
    This programme encourages you to work for 6 other hours independently by following different exercises on our platform: videos, quizzes and other content.

    Workshop 1

    First we will show how some leading fashion designers find their inspiration, what do they take from the source, how they transform it and what result they obtain. For example :

    – Yves Saint Laurent and the inspiration from Art (Picasso, Matisse, Piet Mondrian),

    – Martin Margiela and the deconstruction of the parts of the dress inspired from contemporary architecture and Pop Art,

    -Thierry Mugler and the metamorphosis of women inspired of birds, butterflies, mermaids and chimeras.

    Workshop 2

    Afterwards we will introduce and practice the creativity process and the creativity techniques in order to make a project in fashion design.

    – The creativity process will be studied with its stages (preparation, incubation, illumination and verification)

    – The creativity techniques (brainstorming, mind map, yellow box, six thinking hats) will be applied to the realisation of a fashion design project.

    Project

    In the last session the oral presentation of the projects will be done, illustrated by visuals and supported by a short written report.

  • How will this program benefit my career?

    At the end of the course, you will:

    Analyse fashion designers creative methods

    Identify creative problematics in the domain of fashion

    Develop your capacities in observation and imagination

    Choose the appropriate creative techniques that help you to realise a fashion project

    Apply the creative process to fashion projects

  • Practical information
    • Live sessions: two sessions of 3 hours (Saturdays)
    • Autonomous work (with interaction): around 9 hours
    • Minimum number of pre-registrations to open the course: 10 students

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