Fashion in Italy

Summer Italy Institute
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This course provides an introduction to essential processes of fashion design including drawing the fashion figure, color theory, silhouette and proportion, and rendering texture and pattern. Both hand sketching and Computer Assisted Design techniques will be explored, in addition to the creation of collection concepts and inspiration boards.  Site visits will include the Gucci and Ferragamo museums, selected classic museums, fashion design showrooms and fabric stores, and a day trip to Prato.  Students will create photographic journals of all site visits helping students document the development of their eye for fashion design.

Program Goals:

  • Understanding of fundamental fashion design concepts
  • Introduction to sketching and computer assisted design techniques
  • Increased ability to document and describe fashion design and inspiration
  • Exposure to the work of great designers in Florence

The Marist Summer Fashion Pre-College Program - offered in partnership with Istituto Lorenzo de’Medici - is a Portfolio Development Program for talented high school students who are interested in pursuing a design career, and applying to prestigious Fashion undergraduate degree programs. Students will work with experienced design faculty in the heart of Florence, visiting important fashion and design industry sites, exploring museum collections, and developing the eye of the fashion designer.

The 2015 Summer Pre-College dates are still being finalized. The 2014 Summer Pre-College Programs took place July 13th-July 26th.

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