This new specialisation was launched at the CAD three years ago to meet a growing demand from students.
Two well-known professionals in Belgium and around the world have built this programme with the CAD teaching team and have sponsored it since its creation: Jean-Paul Knott and Edouard Vermeulen.
Fashion design is evolving rapidly. Designers are now choosing materials that are more respectful of the planet, they are designing eco-responsible fashions, they are offering second lives to clothes, they are working with new materials. With the evolution of our society and behaviour, the creation of a new Fashion & Textile Design section from September onwards seems to be a natural step.
The training of future designers begins at the CAD, with the development of their artistic culture, their eye, their curiosity, their sense of proportions, volumes, materials, fabrics, colours… In keeping with the CAD philosophy of preparing its students for the realities of the professional world, the school also strives to prepare them for the real life of a fashion house. To do 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, etc. Throughout this 3-year cycle, the student will develop his creativity to be able to bring innovative solutions in his concepts. They will start by using «traditional» textiles to create women’s, men’s, mixed and children’s collections. He will then tackle the issue of the inexhaustible sources of natural materials and recycling…
Finally, and this is an important challenge, our students will develop the technical skills needed to put the most innovative ideas into practice, to work with the 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 with designers, avant-gardists and stylists who make today’s fashion. They will also do numerous internships. What better way to prepare them for the reality and challenges of these beautiful and creative professions with a bright future.