Creation

of their own clothing lines,
design of scarves or hats,
creation of clothes with new materials.

Programme in FASHION & TEXTILE DESIGN

Cycle 1: 3 years – 180 ECTS
Fashion design is evolving. Stylists are now choosing materials that are more respectful of the planet, they are designing eco-responsible fashions, they are giving clothes second lives, they are working with new materials.

With the evolution of our society and behaviours, the creation of a new Fashion & Textile Design programme from September on seems like the logical next step for CAD.

The training of future creatives begins at CAD, through the development of their artistic culture, their curiosity, the sense of proportions, volumes, materials, fabrics, colours …

In line with the CAD philosophy which best prepares its students for the realities of the professional world, the school will also prepare them for the real life of a fashion house. For this, they must learn to create the visual identity of a clothing line, the presentation of products, photography, the different components of a fashion show, …

Throughout this 3-year cycle, students will develop their creativity to be able to provide innovative solutions in their concepts. They will start by using “traditional” textiles to create women’s, men’s, mixed and children’s collections. They will then address the topic and the inexhaustible sources of natural materials as well as of recycling…

Finally, and the challenge is important, we will develop in our students the technical skills necessary to realise the most innovative ideas, to work with new so-called intelligent textiles and to understand the technologies of tomorrow.

They will be followed and supported in their ideas to one day create their own concept. They will meet designers, avant-gardists and stylists who make the fashion of today. They will also complete many internships. What better way to prepare them for the reality and the challenges of these beautiful creative professions with a bright future.

CLASSES IN FASHION & TEXTILE DESIGN

1st Year – Integrated Preparatory Year – Quarter 1
• Drawing, painting
• Photography, video
• Exhibition visits & History of art
• Creativity Fitness
• Spatial creation
• Graphic design
• English

1st Year – Quarters 2 & 3
• Fashion design
• Study of textile
• Pattern maker
• Photoshop / Illustrator
• English
• etc.

2nd & 3rd Years
• Fashion design
• Study of textile
• Art direction
• Pattern maker
• Accessories
• Colors
• Photography
• Scenography
• Digital design
• History of Fashion
• Fashion industry
• Study of brand – corporate identity
• Social media communication
• Portfolio preparation

3rd Year
• Management courses (not compulsory but mandatory to have a VAT number)

INTERNSHIPS IN FASHION & TEXTILE DESIGN

1st Year
• 2 weeks in a Fashion house during the Easter break

2nd year
• 4 weeks in a Fashion house during the Easter break

3rd Year

  • 4 weeks in a Fashion house during the Summer Holidays
  • 4 weeks during the Easter break in a Fashion house specialised in the same kind of products that the students will present for their graduation project (end of June)
  • 3 months in a Fashion house to be completed between early July and end of October. Graduation day in November.Remark
    All internships must be submitted to the pedagogical committee for approval. The goal is indeed to develop, together with the student, a mix of internships as to achieve a complete training while taking the student’s future aspirations into account.