FASHION DESIGN COURSE

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) faculty, alongside experts from WWD and the fashion industry, help aspiring fashion designers learn the skills needed to begin designing a fashion collection through Yellowbrick’s fashion design course. Lessons include sketching a concept, researching your targeted consumer base, the importance of mood boarding, writing a collection statement, and presenting your collection.
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Self-paced assignments and hands-on projects reinforce critical knowledge and help develop skills in key areas, including:

  • Developing your personal design aesthetic
  • How to ideate and flesh out a concept
  • Developing a mood board and using it as a collaborative tool
  • Understanding the value of rough sketches
  • Determining a price point based on your target market and materials
  • Selecting your final collection pieces
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Curriculum

Identifying and cultivating your personal design aesthetic is essential before designing your collection. Find design inspiration by observing your surroundings. Through our fashion design course, students learn about the importance of a design journal – a personal notebook used for sketching and collaging, capturing ideas, documenting information, and recording anything else that inspires you.
A mood board serves as a visual summary of the design ideas for your collection. Developing a mood board is essential to refining your initial concept and turning it into a formal draft. Learn about the process of building a mood board, modern mood board tools, and how to get creative with the items, textiles, and images you decide to include.
Every design begins with an initial rough sketch. Study the evolution of sketching in fashion and go deeper into the overall modern process to build this important skill set. Learn how to draw a basic silhouette, refine your sketching techniques, and render fabrics to illustrate your ideas.
A great designer understands their target audience. Learn how to research and analyze your market before making your final designs to determine materials and set your price points. Get an introduction to the concept of a ‘collection statement’ – an elevator pitch for your collection that explains your inspiration, logic, and vision to others.
When it’s time to finalize your collection, pare down your designs and select the strongest pieces to tell the story of your collection. Learn how to identify the common thread across your designs to ensure its cohesion. Study the differences between a ‘look’ and a ‘piece,’ and how to create various ‘looks’ with a few pieces from your collection.
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The fashion design course consists of five online modules and related skill-building activities. Each module takes 3-5 hours to complete and is broken into shorter lessons that students complete at their own pace. Upon finishing the course, students earn a non-credit certificate of completion from the renowned Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM).

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