The Grafton Academy of Fashion Design is Dublin’s leading college for pattern making and dress design. We have upcoming short courses with places still available.
Working on a limited time frame, this intensive course provides the key technical and theoretical concepts related to fashion design and the fashion industry, looking at womenswear, menswear or children’s wear, as well as an introduction to the study of materials and fabrics, and professional fashion illustration.
Participants learn the more technical aspects of fashion design such as fabric analysis and garment structure. Students will gain an understanding of the importance of individual research, key to developing innovative proposals which will lead to valuable content for their body of work.
This intensive course is suitable for those on a career or educational break and to gain an insight into Fashion Design as a career or for those who simply want to design and make for themselves. An ideal way to try out the course before making a bigger commitment to the Diploma course. All ages welcome.
The intensive 3 month Fashion Design course focuses on:
• Fashion illustration and collection design
• Pattern cutting and construction
• Fabric knowledge
• Research approaches
• Design portfolio presentation
• Building a professional portfolio