If you are interested in fashion and enjoy drawing, designing and making, this is the course for you. You do not need to have studied GCSE Textiles or have any sewing skills to join this course. It is not a problem if you cannot use a sewing machine as you will be taught.  

What will you learn?

  • Learn how to create fashion illustrations, working drawings, mood boards and   design boards.
  • Research and learn about the history of design and use the results of purposeful research to inform own design ideas.
  • Develop pattern drafting techniques and pattern cut a capsule collection of 3   garments. 
  • Construct 3 garments from own designs and patterns.
  • Learn a range of surface decoration techniques.
  • Design and make fashion accessories and womenswear garments.
  • Visit the V&A museum and the ‘All Saints’ flagship store Covent  Garden London  to research historical and                       contemporary  art,  design and fashion.
  • Visit Armley Mills in Leeds to learn about fabric construction.

Unit 1: Contextual References in Art & Design

Unit 2: 2D Visual Communication

Design Brief - Fashion Accessories

You are a designer working for an accessory company. You are given a brief that instructs you to research and develop accessories. You gather research, demonstrating your ability to identify and select appropriate material selected from primary/secondary sources. You will record visually by exploring, experimenting and understanding the use of mark making techniques in 2D and 3D, a range of materials, techniques and processes.

Unit 3: 3D Visual Communication

Unit 9: Working with Fashion Design Briefs

Design Brief – All Saints launch a new range

The contemporary All Saints brand is going to develop and launch a new women’s wear range for Autumn / Winter, the range will be targeted at a younger audience and have lower price points. You will research historical fashion and styles from the Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods.  As a  freelance designer working for All Saints, your design brief is to design and develop three outfits inspired by your research of historical fashions and styles.  

Unit 121- Pattern Construction for Fashion & Clothing

Unit 128- Garment production

Your task is to pattern cut the garments for the new range for A/W. You will be working to tight lead times and must meet your deadline.  You will construct the 3 garments that you have pattern cut and toiled. The lead time for the manufacturing process is 3 months.

How is it assessed?

100% portfolio work

Entry Requirements

GCSE Design & Technology, grade C is required.