Course Description: A thorough foundation in fashion illustration is established in this course, which covers the fashion figure and garment interpretation. Students study and develop the basic structure unique to the fashion figure and its characteristics, history, stylization, influence, and use in fashion illustration. Students will learn to interpret draping quality and surface texture of fabric. Individual interpretation and creative drawing skills are emphasized. Supplies list: Each student must provide the following materials for personal use:
The exact cost of the supplies depends on the amount of colors and quality of the supplies; the minimum cost is approx. 50 euro.
Sketch/Marker pad A4 size
At least 2 pencils (H, HB, 2B, 4B)
A set of colour pencils( min.12)
At least 5 coloured markers
2 black thin markers (0,2 and 0,5)
Coloured paper and garment decorations for the creative projects.
You may need to purchase more supplies as the semester proceedsAprox.cost: 35-40 Euro
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A common thread, by Julie Moncrief (Published on "The Florentine", Issue 70/2008, January 10, 2008) Fashion lessons in Florence
I could have twirled for hours. I was wearing my favorite skirt, the one that spread out in a perfect circle from my waist when I spun around. It was powder blue cotton and I had picked it out myself. I wanted to be a dancer. That skirt was about as close as I would ever come... When I arrived in Florence to study for the semester, I was almost immediately reminded of the lessons that I learned with my dancing skirt as a child. Clothes are shortcuts, symbols that tell us immediately what we need to know about a person. In this city you can often determine nationally based on dress. To the rest of the world, Italy has become known for the way that it dresses itself and by the garments that it calls beautiful. As much as this is true for Italy, I have been reminded that it is also true for individuals. In Italy is is clear that clothes are the outward symbols of what an individual values, be it labels, comfort, individually, price or quality. Clothing is an abbreviation for what a person can never tell a stranger about himself. Indeed there is more to life than fashion, but there is also more to fashion than labels and fabrics. Fashion is fun. Fashion is art. Fashion represents us as individuals and, for better or worse, fashion represent this country. Its economy and its creative spirit. I spent four wonderful months studying at Santa Reparata in Florence.