Fashion Foundations: Introduction to Fashion Design

Fashion Foundtions: Introduction to Fashion Design


The Fashion Foundtions: Introduction to Fashion Design course teaches aspiring fashion designers the foundational skills of fulfilling concept briefs, fashion sketching and design.  Throughout the lessons students will develop their skills and enthusiasm for design and basic sewing and cutting skills by producing sketched collections and moodboarding.

  • What does the course cover?

    • What is a fashion designer
    • Understanding colour theory
    • Fashion Seasons and Cycles
    • The Categories of Fashion
    • History of fashion and techniques of fashion
    • Sustainable fashion practices and ideas


    • Basics of line drawing and sketching
    • The skills of illustration
    • Introduction into technical drawing
    • Fashion design styles
    • Understanding Fabrics used in fashion
    • Mood Boarding
    • Composition and mood board activity


    • Grain line spotting and practice
    • Equipment for fabric cutting fabric orientation
    • Fabric manipulation
    • Introduction to pattern cutting
    • Importance of pattern cutting


    • Terminology and demonstration of tailoring tools and equipment
    • Hand sewing techniques
    • Types of machines in the industry
    • Understanding the sewing machine
    • Getting to know the sewing machine
    • Practical: sewing samples
    • Stitching practice
    • Safety while using the sewing machine


    • Final project- mood board with results from experimental design
    • Site visit to a fashion design studio for talk with industry leader


  • Dates

    • June 20th  to  July 11th Thursday – In Studio 9:00AM to 1:00PM

    • June 23rd  to  July 14th Sunday – In Studio 9:00AM to 1:00PM

  • Cost

    • In Studio- 2500 AED


  • Available for online training?


  • Requirements

    No Requirements

  • Materials

    1. Paper scissors ( one per student)
    2. Large fabric cutting scissors  (one per student)
    3. Small fabric scissors ( one per student)
    4. Small box with pins
    5. Small box with safety pins
    6. Loop turner
    7. Set of sewing needles
    8. Thimble
    9. Unpicker
    10. Tape measure
    11. Notcher
    12. Tracing wheel
    13. French curve
    14. Square
    15. Chalk / chalk pencil
    16. Pencils
    17. Thread set
    18. Hooks and eyes set

    *Spare equipment is available in class

    **Sewing machines are provided for class however, it is recommended to have a sewing machine at home for practice.

  • Internship & Work

    Internships and the work placement program is only in conjunction with the Diploma. If you would like work placements it is recommended to take the Fashion Design Diploma.