THE CAD, ONE OF THE MOST RESPECTED COLLEGES OF FASHION DESIGN
In order to meet the growing demand of students looking for a fashion design school in Brussels, the CAD has teamed up with two fashion professionals: Jean Paul Knott and Edouard Vermeulen to create a three-year fashion design training programme.
PRESENTATION OF OUR FASHION SCHOOL IN BELGIUM
At the CAD, the training of future designers begins with the development of their artistic culture, their eye for detail, their curiosity, their sense of proportions, volumes, materials, fabrics and colours.
In keeping with the CAD’s philosophy of preparing its students for the reality of the professional world, the school also strives to prepare them for life in a fashion house. For this, they learn to create the visual identity of a clothing line for example, and to imagine the presentation of products, their photography, and the different components of a fashion show.
Throughout this 3-year cycle, students will develop their creativity to bring innovative solutions to their concepts. They will start by using “traditional” textiles to create women’s, men’s, mixed and children’s collections. They will then tackle the issue of inexhaustible sources of natural and recycled materials.
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 new so-called ‘intelligent’ textiles, and to understand the technologies of tomorrow.
Students will be 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.
STUDYING AT THE CAD OPENS DOORS TO INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCES
The CAD is an international institution. Courses are taught in English, offering our students the opportunity to do internships abroad. They can take part in international workshops and become familiar with other cultures thanks to visits and cultural trips organized each year.
As part of the double degree programme with the Ecole de Design de Nantes, this programme allows students to go abroad to France, India, Brazil or China for a semester of study in one of the destinations offered by our partner.
Experiences like these allow our students to pursue international careers all over the world (across Europe, the USA, Brazil, Australia, Thailand, China and beyond).