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International Certificate in Fashion Design
1. Fundamentals of Design Introduction
2. Art Techniques – Pencil
Learn about the different types of pencils, shading techniques and start to sketch.
3. Elements of Design
Learn how one can use these elements to design innovative fashion collections.
4. Principles of Design
Learn about the application of one of the principles of design - proportion a designer must follow to become visually creative.
5. Colour and Pattern Application
Learn about colour, print and pattern application techniques and understand how they can help enhance a fashion collection.
1. The Fashion Industry Introduction
2. Futuristic Couture
Learn what futuristic couture is, a journey and how today's fashion designers are paving their way into the future with innovation and technology.
3. High Street Fashion
Learn about some popular high street fashion brands, their nature, and the holding line in creating trends from the runway to the streets.
4. Fashion Seasons
Learn how fashion season challenges the understanding of the economic concept of supply and demand.
5. Fashion Capitals
Learn about Paris, Milan, London and New York, the most influential and prominent fashion capitals, called the "big four" have fashioned in their air.
1. Textiles and Clothing Introduction
2. Textiles in Everyday Life
Learn about the history of textiles, its journey from the neanderthal to today and their importance in day-to-day life.
3. Fibre - Yarn - Fabric
Learn about the difference between fibre, yarn and fabric and understand the different phases of the textile making process.
4. Weaving: Significance and Evolution
Learn about the process of weaving in detail and look at some widely practiced types of weaving in the textile industry.
5. Methods of Fabric Identification
Learn about the fabric characteristics and Identification techniques.
1. Fashion History and Contextual Studies Introduction
2. Fashion Icons of Past
Learn about the royals and the past influencers that paved the way for fashion and changed its future.
3. The Genesis of Haute Couture
Learn about the beginning of haute couture (high sewing) and some significant designers who were the stepping stones in creating the world of couture.
4. Vivienne Westwood in London
Learn about the history of punk subculture, its relevance today and how Vivienne Westwood changes the face of punk into fashion.
5. Sustainable Fashion
Learn how sustainability was practiced in ancient times and understand its importance in today's day and age of global warming.
1. Fashion Sketching and Illustration Introduction
2. Demonstrating the Illustration Tools
Learn about the illustration tools, materials and rendering techniques.
3. Drawing Flats
Learn to hand draw flat sketches.
4. Fashion Figures
Learn to draw fashion figures and poses.
5. Fashion Head
Learn to draw fashion figures.
6. Adding Skin Tones
Learn to select the right colours and render different skin tones.
7. Drawing Garments
Learn to draw different inner and outer wears on fashion figures.
8. Rendering Garments
Learn to render transparent, opaque, print and various fabrics used for making your designs.
1. Sewing Technology Introduction
2. Sewing Supplies
Learn about all the must-haves you need to master sewing.
3. Sewing a Pleat
Learn how to sew a perfect pleat.
4. Sewing a Gather
Learn how to sew a perfect gather.
5. Sewing Tucks
Learn all about tucks and how to sew them perfectly.
6. Sewing Seams
Learn different types of seams and how to ace them perfectly.
7. Sewing Hemlines
Learn how to sew a hemline perfectly.
8. Sewing Pockets
Learn how to sew different types of pockets.
9. Sewing Closures and Fasteners
Learn how to sew different types of closures and fasteners.
1. Pattern Making Introduction
2. How to Take Measurements
Learn how to take precise measurements.
3. Drafting a Basic Bodice
Learn how to draw a pattern for a basic bodice.
4. Drafting a Basic Sleeve
Learn how to draft a basic sleeve.
5. Drafting a Skirt
Learn all about creating a pattern for a skirt.
6. Drafting a Dress
Learn how to create a pattern a dress.
1. Fashion Draping Techniques Introduction
2. Marking and Trueing
Learn all about marking and trueing.
3. Drape to Paper Pattern
Learn how to convert your draped pattern into a paper pattern.
4. Drape a Sleeve
Learn how to drape a sleeve.
5. Drape a Skirt
Learn how to drape a skirt.
6. Drape a Dress
Learn how to drape a dress perfectly.
1. Surface Ornamentation Introduction
2. Surface Ornamentation Techniques
Learn about the various techniques to enhance your textiles and express a unique idea and concept.
3. Basic Embroidery Stitches
Learn 8 basic embroidery stitches.
4. Fabric Manipulation Techniques
Learn how fabric manipulation techniques help enhance design ideas.
5. Marigold Natural Dye
Learn to dye with natural components such as flowers, spices, and tree barks.
6. Block Printing
Learn the process of printing patterns by means of engraved wooden blocks.