Fashion design – Studio Parisien des Arts et de la Mode

Fashion design

Fashion design

Create your own fashion collection

6 days/5 nights

Create your fashion collection in 6 days! In the very heart of the world fashion capital, immerse yourself in the world of art and fashion and follow  the evolution of the historical costume. In Yves Saint Laurent Museum  visit the working space of the great couturier and admire the unique garments created by the legendary fashion house.   On the example of impressionist paintings exposed in Musée d’Orsay, see how artists are creating their color palette. During the program you will also visit the closed sale of French fabrics Haute couture and prêt-à-porter de luxe with the possibility of the purchase at attractive prices.

Learning goals:  you will learn how to create your fashion portfolio to showcase your works. The methods we use are same as in all leading European schools of fashion design, which consists of a selection of sources of inspiration, colors, textiles, creating a mood of the collection and sketches illustrating your collection.

The course includes theoretical and practical masterclasses as well as a stay in the hotel in the historical center of Paris. All program participants will receive a certificate upon completion of the program.  

Each student is provided with further remote support during skype sessions and the opportunity to broaden their knowledge on our intensive courses.

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Course program

Day 1

Arrival, check-in at the hotel.

Getting to know Paris.  Walk in the historical places.

Free time

Day 2

Breakfast at the hotel

10.00  Paris Fashion Academy office: lecture on the stages of creation of the collection by the French fashion schools method:

  • selection of inspiration sources,
  • selection of color palette,
  • selection of fabrics/textiles,
  • building a collection based on the development of the form or on its content.

12.30 Lunch

14.00 Work in the specialized fashion library. Introduction to right work with fashion and textiles books.

Task: making of a perfect mood board, selection of sources of inspiration to create your future collection:

  • Sources of inspiration that give the highlight of your future collection (the choice of the main image/symbol and the atmosphere associated with it, on the basis of which we will develop all models)
  • Silhouette
  • Elements on which the collection will be based (cut, embroidery, print, textiles, decorative elements)
  • Color palette

 

Free time

Day 3

Breakfast at the hotel

10: 00 Visit of Yves-Saint Laurent Museum (Musée Yves Saint Laurent), sketches of models.  The Museum presents more than five thousand pieces of garments, fifteen thousand accessories, as well as sketches, illustrations, photographs and other works of the legendary couturier, created in the period from 1974 to 2002.

On the first floor you will have a look into the workshop of Saint Laurent, where he received his clients and created his stunning outfits. The collection is featuring sketches, personal belongings of the designer, as well as samples of fabrics he has been working with.

13.00 Lunch

15.00 Library, work on the collection. Viewing with the instructor of a material selected the previous day in the library (for inspiration and color palette). Discussion on the ways to build a collection (development of form or its content), selection of textiles, accessories, etc. Creation of silhouette/silhouettes or the prints of the future development of the collection.

Free time

Day 4

Breakfast at the hotel

9.30 At option:  visit of the closed sale and the opportunity to purchase at competitive prices stock French and Italian fabrics haute couture houses and prêt-à-porter de luxe or work on a collection in the library.

14.00 Lunch

16.00 Work on the collection. Examination and discussion with the instructor of the sketches. Development of silhouette and decorative elements / prints (depending on your collection). Correction of collections / selection of the prints.

Free time

Day 5

Breakfast at the hotel

10: 00 Visit of Musée d’Orsay, sketching. Musée d’Orsay houses the largest collection of impressionist and post-Impressionist masterpieces in the world, by painters including Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne, Seurat, Sisley, Gauguin, and Van Gogh. These paintings will unveil the specific color palettes, a unique color atmosphere and composition, as well as the art of playing with color shades.

14.00 Lunch

15.00 Paris Fashion Academy office. Work on the collection:  designing the portfolio

  • sources of the image of the collection, silhouette,
  • color palette
  • textiles and accessories
  • model sketches

Drawing of models, prints and details.

Free time

Day 6

Breakfast at the hotel

10.00  Paris Fashion Academy office: Task: Design adjustments and preparation for the general view of the fashion portfolio.

16.00 General view of the portfolio, course analysis and key takeaways with the instructor.

Presentation of certificates of completion of the course “Fashion Design” in Paris.

Free time

Departure.

Tuition fees include:

  • Transfer to the hotel from the airport
  • Stay at the hotel in the historical center of the city in a TWIN room
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Visit of 2 museums: Yves Saint-Laurent Museum and Musée d’Orsay
  • Courses and workshops listed in the program
  • Optional visit of the closed sale of French and Italian fabrics haute couture and prêt-à-porter de luxe.
  • Group accompaniment
  • Certificate of course completion

 

Tuition fees do not include:

  • Tickets to Paris (airplane, bus, train etc).
  • Visa (if needed)
  • Health insurance – compulsory  
  • Meals (lunch, dinner)
  • Public transportation in Paris (up to 25 EUR)

Attention! We kindly ask you to bring your own supplies for the course: fabrics, accessories, paints, pencils, paper…You will also need to bring a 3,5×4,5 cm ID photo in order to make your pass to the specialized fashion library.

 

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