How To Do Fashion Design Research
What you'll learn
- How to easily carry out research for any project or design brief you are given, so you never struggle to achieve success.
- How to organise your research material so that you can quickly and easily refer to it in the future.
- How to create research goals so that you are kept focused and productive.
- Where to go for the 15 sources of research so that you never run dry of material or ideas.
- Understand the 4 fashion design research themes to use.
- How to get behind the scenes access to research material in museums and galleries.
- How to use a research planner to manage all your research projects.
- How to become inspired when you feel stuck and your creative ideas are not flowing.
- No pre-requisites are required.
This course will help anyone that uses research as part of their creative fashion design process. Carrying out effective research is an essential skill for any designer and this course will help you to master this skill.
Make sure your fashion design work is constantly topped up with innovative ideas and inspired work because you have learnt the essential skills for fashion design research.
This course will help:
- Fashion students at all levels
- People going through the application process for a university or college course in fashion design or a fashion related course
- People applying for a job in the field of fashion where an understanding of research in the design process is required.
- Mature students, those on a GAP year and people in a job who want to refresh their design research skills.
After completing the course:
By successfully completing this course and applying what you have learnt you will have a confident, well organised, efficient and disciplined approach to your fashion design research.
Duration - the course will take about 1.5 hours to complete.
Structure - you'll be guided by a tutor who has both fashion design and teaching experience and is a gifted designer in her own right, able to pass on her experience to you.
Materials - you will receive complimentary key learning point sheets, a research planner template, sheet as well as personal goal plans and action planner for use during and after you have completed the course.
Tutor Support - your tutor is on hand to call upon for any support you need and to help you to make the most of the course and the time and money you have invested.
Student Discussions - the course includes an opportunity to join in with other students and discussions relating to the creation of your fashion portfolio.
Life Time Access - you have lifetime access to the course so there's no need to feel that you have to complete it within a few days. Start and finish when it suits you knowing that if for any reasons you can't complete it in one go you can always finish it later.
Who this course is for:
- This course is designed for anyone that needs to carry out design research work as part of their creative process. This will include fashion designers, fashion design students or creatives working in the fashion sector.
In The Beginning
I discovered my passion for fashion early on. I was educated in the Cotswolds. British born, I made my fashion debut in the 80's.
Coming from a design background I have a BA Honours degree in Fashion and Textiles Design, and History of Art. With an eye for detail and a passion for anything creative, fashion has always been intrinsically important in everything I do.
How did you get started in fashion design?
My fashion aesthetic and strong designs are qualities which have established me as a designer of the more innovative stylists. My strength is accessory design, and my first assignment was as a young designer for The Mulberry Company Design Ltd, before launching myself into my own successful fashion design business.
As an accessory designer I took my love and inspiration from the history and culture from Italy's Le Marche region. Le Marche is a land of ancient traditions and crafts manufacturing, here, are located some of the major brands famous all over the world. I feel in love with the shoe making district of Fermo and Macerata situated on the border of the provinces of the same name, where is still the largest concentration of footwear producing companies in Italy.
Now, I have entered a new chapter in my career, writing/developing and designing courses, and helping budding young fashion designers with their first step up onto the catwalk of success.
Since 2009, I built my own brand and business with the lifestyle approach I had always envisioned, and spend much of my time between France, Italy and the UK, where I teach my youngest of four children the 'nitty-gritty' of the fashion industry.
I am passionate, energetic and a highly driven designer, able to think strategically with a creative mindset. I have wide-ranging knowledge and expertise in making collections for different clients and a deep ability as accessories designer. This puts me in the perfect position to inspire a new generation of young designers into the industry.
What do you most enjoy about your job?
I really enjoy helping young people. I like knowing that someone's life is better because of what I do. With the help of the worldwide web and social media, I am able to give budding young designers a step on the ladder to their dream career, this in itself brings me great satisfaction.
As well as evaluating prospective students' portfolios. I also help students with important portfolio presentation.
When I'm Not Working
And when I am not working? Well, one of my passions is travel and when I am not discovering new areas in the South of France and Italy, I can be found sipping a Caffè ristretto at Caffè Florian in the Piazza San Marco in Venice, Italy's oldest Café. Here you can be seated in one of the café's frescoed rooms or outside listening to the orchestra in the Piazza, enjoying impeccable service and products of the finest quality!