The new generation of fashion designers must have the capacity to identify and analyze contemporary trends to reprocess them in the form of the original story, trying to balance individual creativity with the concept of fast fashion from the world and from the market. Equally important is knowing how to combine these elements with a solid knowledge of design and visual culture of the fashion world.
Methodology and structure:
Through a modular training, the participants of the Master in Fashion Design learn from the beginning how to deal with materials designed to align and implement the basic skills. The course will concentrate on technological teachings workshops in parallel with cultural insights that highlight the historical and sociological aspects necessary to develop a fashion project.
Throughout the route students will develop managerial skills: predisposition to teamwork, communication skills and collaboration with the various sectors and manufacturers of fabrics and clothing.The Master focuses on the development of projects dedicated to specific product areas involving the student in the design and creative development by thematic areas, according to the personal inspiration or following specific requests from companies participating in the learning pathway.
The Fashion Design - IED Milan Master offered by Istituto Europeo Di Design (IED) - in Italy and Spain involves distinguished Fashion Designers in various vertical workshops that follow the issues of the brief such as open workshops where teachers serve as mentors during the entire design process. The course deals with different issues: conception and vision, research, design sketches, colours, materials, evaluation of the economic feasibility, prototyping, presentation and story collection.
The student explores the culture of contemporary fashion by studying the ideas and the work of the icons that have influenced the more recent history of costume and those of designers who are dictating the trends of taste, style and the market for the foreseeable future.
Students will examine social phenomena and processes of the international fashion world trying to figure out what the future scenarios will change in the relationship between people and products, focusing on the most sensitive and receptive areas.
The multidisciplinary approach of the Master leads the student to penetrate within the fashion business, developing a range of skills in product management and merchandising, marketing and branding, distribution and customer care.
The Master culminates in a final Project aimed at checking the skills acquired.
Thanks to the training acquired during the Master, participants can work as a Fashion Designer, as specialists in the creative process and the creation of collections of clothing for fashion houses in Italy and abroad. They can also work as a product manager, Fashion Merchandiser, Creative Advisors.
The Master in Fashion Design welcomes students with an Honours Degree in Fashion Design and designers operating in the sector who feel the need to improve and/or update according to contemporary approaches of research and design. To gain access to the course it is essential to know well the techniques of Fashion Design (mastery of basic software: Photoshop and Illustrator, technical drawing, model and tailoring...).
To get the most out of IED Master courses a level 5.5 IELTS (68 TOEFL IBT or equivalent) of language proficiency in English is required. To prove the necessary language proficiency the applicant has to present a language certificate issued by authorised bodies or undergo a language assessment test
No work experience is required.
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