DFDS-305                                       Fashion Design Studio-I                                   3(0+3)



Fashion design is the art of applying design, aesthetics and natural beauty to clothing and its accessories. Fashion designers create garments in various ways, including sketching or drawing a pattern onto paper in order to create a basic prototype. Some designers opt to drape fabric onto a previous dress form. This course will make students feel satisfied with the final prototype, he or she will seek out a professional pattern maker to create a finishes, working version of the design via computerized software program. The students as pattern maker will be able to remain precise in the creation of the garment. After finalizing the pattern, a model will test the garment to ensure the suitability of its design to the customer or general public. Most fashion experts explain that most fashion designers only create the concept, whereas the pattern maker actually creates the garment to wear. So, the purpose of this subject is to make students capable to create innovative and conceptual designs.




  1. Mood Board Development (Research, material compilation, exploring links between words and images, analyzing apparel design and investigate its source of inspiration).
  2. Figure Drawing (Human proportions, study of movement & posture).
  3. Fabric / Material Rendering and Development of Fashion Figures (replicate textile surfaces, relationship between garment and silhouette).
  4. Fabric / Material Rendering and Development of Fashion Figures.
  5. Silhouette Derivation
  6. Design Development through manipulation of classic silhouette
  7. Theme Based Design Project


Recommended Texts


  1. Patrick, J. (2005). Introduction to fashion design. (2nd edition). UK: Bats-ford Publishers.
  2. Ireland, J. P. (2003). New fashion figure templates. UK: Bats-ford Publishers.


Suggested Readings


  1. Nancy, R. (2006). Colors for modern fashion. New Jersy: Prentice Hall.
  2. Sharonelle, T. (2003). Inside fashion design. (5th ed.) New Jersey: Prentice Hall.