Summer Fashion Design Institute

Fashion Design 2018 Session I will run July 1st - July 14th
Fashion Design 2018 Session II will run July 15th - July 28th

Fashion Design Session I: Apparel Design with a Textile Concentration

Do you have what it takes to become a fashion designer?  Are you interested in pursuing a career in the Fashion Industry?  The Marist Summer Pre-College Program in Fashion Design provides you with an opportunity experience some of the exciting elements of fashion design while attending an intensive thirteen-day program on the beautiful Marist College campus.  Upon completion of the course, high school students will receive three college credits along with the opportunity to explore the exciting world of fashion design.

The Fashion Summer Institutes are housed within the Marist College School of Communication and the Arts.  The faculty of the highly regarded Fashion Program at Marist teaches the curriculum.  Faculty members all have extensive experience in the fashion industry and related fields.

The focus of this Summer Pre-College Program in design will be in Fashion Design: Apparel Design with a Textile Concentration.  The Summer Pre-College Fashion Apparel and Textile Design program allows you to fully explore designing a capsule collection culminating in a portfolio presentation of clothing and related textile design. Students will learn numerous textile design techniques like painting, drawing, monoprinting and stencil printing as well as shibori dying and batik.

Students will have the opportunity to develop ideas from inspiration source to a final collection of textiles to accompany a capsule collection of garments. 

Students will develop and refine their presentation skills as they progress towards the ultimate goal of a fully finished portfolio collection.

A field trip to New York City will include a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to see the current exhibition at the Costume Institute and explore the fashion district in order to further enrich the student’s understanding of the career opportunities available to fashion designers. If you are accepted to the Summer Fashion Design Institute, you can look forward to days and nights full of fashion and fun.

Program Goals (Students will):

  • Gain an understanding of the process of designing a capsule apparel with related textiles collection.
  • Create printed textile designs on paper and fabric using techniques such as monoprinting, stencil printing, block printing, batik and dying.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the development of inspiration to finished textile design.
  • Create concept/mood boards based on original visual research.
  • Gain an understanding of presentation techniques as they apply to a fashion design.
  • Develop projects that will culminate in a completed fashion capsule collection with related textiles.
  • Discuss the history of textiles.
  • Analyze and discuss the role of textiles in the fashion industry

Fashion Design Session II: Apparel Design with an Accessories Concentration

Do you have what it takes to become a fashion designer?  Are you interested in pursuing a career in the Fashion Industry?  The Marist Summer Pre-College Program in Fashion Design provides you with an opportunity experience some of the exciting elements of fashion design while attending an intensive thirteen-day program on the beautiful Marist College campus.  Upon completion of the course, high school students will receive three college credits along with the opportunity to explore the exciting world of fashion design.

The Fashion Summer Institutes are housed within the Marist College School of Communication and the Arts.  The faculty of the highly regarded Fashion Program at Marist teaches the curriculum.  Faculty members all have extensive experience in the fashion industry and related fields.

The focus of this Summer Pre-College Program in design will be in Fashion Design: Apparel Design with an Accessory Concentration.  The Summer Pre-College Fashion Apparel and Accessory Design program allows you to fully explore designing a capsule collection culminating in a portfolio presentation of clothing and related shoes and handbags. Students will learn the elements of basic fashion design sketch and develop a portfolio of their own. 

Students learn how to develop their design ideas in fashion sketches by understanding garment and accessories details, silhouettes, construction of garments and rendering techniques. Students will develop and refine their presentation skills as they progress towards the ultimate goal of a fully finished portfolio collection.

A field trip to New York City will include a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to see the current exhibition at the Costume Institute and a visit to a working design studio in Manhattan in order to further enrich the student’s understanding of the career opportunities available to fashion designers. If you are accepted to the Summer Fashion Design Institute, you can look forward to days and nights full of fashion and fun.

Program Goals (Students will):

  • Gain an understanding of the process of designing a capsule apparel with related accessories collection.
  • Learn advanced figure drawing techniques.
  • Develop advanced garment and accessory rendering techniques.
  • Acquire an understanding of garment, shoes and bags details, silhouettes and construction.
  • Gain an understanding of presentation techniques as they apply to a fashion design.
  • Develop projects that will culminate in a completed fashion capsule collection

 

Please see below for the 2018 Pre-College program costs. Cost includes tuition & fees, housing & all meals, field trips, and all course materials. Cost does not include travel expenses. Students may wish to bring funds for incidentals, shopping at the Marist Bookstore or the local mall, souvenirs, and any personal items they wish to purchase.
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