Fashion and Textile Design


Career Objectives

Bring art to clothing in a way that interprets the personality, culture or way of thinking of those who wear it.


Professional Profile

He is a professional in the design of clothing and accessories, interpreting the cultural and social influences of an era or season, considering the needs and requirements of the market.

He has an investigation method and innovation and the knowledge of the handling of computer and technology tools which allow him addressing the different stages of the development and production of garments creatively.


Specific tasks or activities carried out in the profession

He performs the design of *haute couture, fantasy, casual clothing, formal clothing, sportswear, industrial clothing, commercial and costumes for shows; in men’s clothing, women’s clothing, children’s fashion, young fashion, *tailoring and special forces.

He designs *lingerie and *corsetry.

He develops textile design products such as thread, printed fabrics, knitted fabrics, woven fabrics, jacquard looms and flat weaving.

He addresses the production of fabrics, using techniques such as *shibori, printmaking, *batik, knitting in flat looms, carpet weaving, etc.

He deals with the aesthetic and formal features textile materials must have.

He performs the *sewing pattern and the manufacturing of prototypes and accessories.

He handles high technology digital programs, *patternmaking tools and equipment, dressmaking of the clothing industry.

He directs the clothing production, collections and services related to the branch of the textile industry.

He carries out quality control of garments and customer service.

He creates, develops and manages projects for the manufacturing of textile products, clothing and accessories.

He addresses the organizational, commercial and marketing aspects of his work.

He analyzes the evolution of the fashion market to identify the future trends and anticipate them.

He visualizes ideas, proposals and initiatives which generate added value to the creativity of the textile sector, clothing and accessories.

He generates his own workspaces through the creation and management of micro-enterprises in the manufacturing, transformation, adjustment and repair of clothing or manufacturing of accessories.


Occupational Field

-Textile industry

-Factories for the manufacture of clothes for men, women and children in the mass market.

-High Fashion Boutiques.

-Clothing stores.

-Workshops devoted to the design and mass production or handmade of clothes and accessories.

-*Tailor shops.

-Publishers, magazines and newspapers.

-Advertising agencies.

-Event production companies.

-In costume departments of theater companies, film production companies and/or television production companies.

-Public or private institutions linked to the cultural, educational or communicational area.

-Joining a team of designers under the direction of a design director, for renowned design brands such as Calvin Klein or Ralph Lauren.

-Academic activities and research.

-Free practice of the profession in your own studio or workshop in the Fashion Design field.


Estimated time of College years

5 years


Main courses considered in the syllabus

Basic Training Courses

*History of Art

*Semiotics

*Descriptive Geometry

*Computer Graphics

Product Communication

Professional Training Courses

-Human Figure

-Clothing and Culture

-Design and Trends

-Design Methodology

-Fashion Design Workshop (6 semesters)

-*Textile Design (3 semesters)

-Jewelry Design

-*Pattern and Dressmaking

-Digital Technology for Design

-Computer studies for Dressmaking

-Computer studies for Printmaking

-Computer studies for *Patterns

-*Textiles Materials

-*Textile techniques

-Industrial Production (4 semesters)

Complementary Training Courses

-*Project Formulation

-Foundations of *Marketing

-*Design Enterprise Management

-*Applied Marketing

-English (4 semesters)

Specialties

Textile

Clothing /Garments


Vocation, Skills and Interests required in the candidate to this career


Interests

-Aesthetic sensitivity.

-Continued focus on the aesthetic, that is, an observer of shapes, colors, light effects, shadows, etc.

-Motivation for communicating through the image.

-Interest in attending fashion shows, art, painting, textile art or photography exhibitions.

-Observe other people’s clothes.

-Attention to the fashion industry.

-Motivation to modify his own clothes.

-Sense of perfection and care with manual work.

-Interest in the handling of technology.

-Motivation for organization and management.

-Commercial motivation.


Skills

-Aesthetic creativity

-Graphic expression skills

-Ability to distinguish and identify visual elements.

-Visual imagination ability, image generator, creative in shapes, colors, textures, etc.

-Spatial location and perception of proportions and dimensions.

-Visual memory.

-Natural inclination to represent writings, schemes, drawings and symbols through graphic language.

-Manual work.

-Adaptation to teamwork.


Vocation

-For creating and opening a channel for the expression through the aesthetics of garments.

Or any specific dream or longing which feels involved or oriented towards this direction.


Candidate Personality

Detail-oriented

Organized

Methodical


Work Scope

Urban

Design Workshops using technology


Related Careers

-Graphic Design, Theater Design.


*Glossary of Terms

*Haute Couture/High Fashion: Anatomical molds.

*Batik: Dyeing technique.

*Computer Graphics: Expression and construction of graphics in digital media.

*Corsetry: General name for all kind of women’s underwear that perform a modeling or holding function.

*Project Formulation: Shape a project, describing it in clear and precise terms.

*Descriptive Geometry: Study of the bodies in space through their projections on certain plans.

-Representation of volumes in two or three dimensions. -The development of the abilities of perception, volumetric/spatial analysis.

Exercise of the fundamental principles of perspective.

*Management: Conduct the inquiries and procedures to carry out a project.

*Patternmaking Tools: Tools for the creation of patterns for clothes.

*History of Art: Knowledge and reflection on the authors, works and artistic activity of different periods of visual art, in pursuit of the profound meaning of the artistic expression.

*Lingerie: Underwear.

*Marketing: Study of the functions a company must perform to investigate the needs of the consumer and translate that information in the creation, production and introduction o new products to the market.

*Marketing: Purchase and sale in the market.

*Sewing Pattern: Pattern.

*Tailoring: Art that consists on the creation of garments, mainly for men (suit, trousers, vest), handmade and custom, that is, designing exclusively according to the size and preferences of his clients.

*Semiotics: Science that studies visual signs and their meanings, such as colors, shapes and composition.

*Shibori: Printing technique or dyeing in fabrics.

*Textiles: With regard to woven fabrics or fabrics produced through the mechanical or chemical union of fibers or threads; quilted, braided, bonded, knotted or embroidered materials, etc.

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