Minimum Secondary or Equivalent examination (CBSE, ICSE, WBSE or any other equivalent board exams) with English as a compulsory subject preferred.
Draping is an intuitive, playful and enjoyable way to incorporate an idea into a garment. This course will introduce the concept of volume and folds and will help in visualizing an idea and explore on dress forms by twisting, folding, gathering and layering fabric.
It encourages students to develop:
The course begins with an introduction to the discipline, giving you the tools to operate in your specialist design field. Throughout the course of study, each component gives experience in different aspects of design practice and theory, with an emphasis on ethical and sustainable materials and technologies, and the fusion of contemporary and naturally sustainable traditional skills enabling you to build confidence in exploring your subject.
We see this combination of curious enquiry and professional rigour as key to nurturing the designer as a ‘critical professional’, grounded in the specialist field of Fashion Design, but one who understands the need and is equipped to work towards an ethical and sustainable industry. Practical skills are taught throughout the course in workshops and tutorials using traditional and state of the art equipments.
|Introduction to draping and dress forms|
|Preparation of fabrics|
|Terminologies, tools, techniques and measurements|
|Principles of grain|
|Technical process to see drape fit through pinning on muslin|
|Basic bodice and exploring variations|
|Marking and truing|
|Basic skirt and exploring variations|
|Cowls and exploring variations|
|Yokes and midriffs|
|Zero waste Draping techniques|
|Exploring new designs and advanced techniques|
Our Design Courses actively encourage you to develop:
The assessment strategy for our design courses uses a perfect balance between summative and formative assessments in order to improve skills not only on core disciplines but also in project planning and time management. Projects are concurrently conducted between all modules in order to improve students’ transferrable skills, allowing them to link skills and competencies from various domains.
An Integral part of the course is the links to profession practitioners and industries, and in particular to this unique course is the connections you will make with ethical and sustainable sectors of the design and textile industry. You will learn how traditional sustainable practices such as ‘ikkat’ textiles, hand loomed weaving, shibori, along with contemporary ethical and sustainable practices such as; ‘peace silk’ and herbal dying can be incorporated into modern contemporary design practices.
Also how organisations such as ‘blue sign’ technologies and ‘Beyond Surface Technologies’ (BST)are working with massive fashion, sports, footwear and apparel companies to create more sustainable products for the mass consumer market.
Students will learn how these important traditional skills and techniques fused with new technologies can provide a design pathway to a sustainable and ethical future.
To have the knowledge of the basic principles and techniques of draping in fabric to develop contemporary designs by exploring the three-dimensional draping approach to executing garment design on the dress form, to develop a sense of proportion, silhouette, line, and style.