Each year, this program brings together a small number of designers from all around the world, chosen for their creativity and their desire to develop prototypes in direct collaboration with industrial partners and world-famous fashion houses.
Fashion design majors now work for companies such as Acné, Céline, Hermès, Carven, Tom Ford, Burberry, Louis Vuitton... or have established their own brand like Esther Perbandt, Fridtjof Linde, Sadaharu Hoshino, Stéphanie Coudert...
Here are a few of the companies that actively participate in the creation of prototypes: Louis Vuitton, Robert Clergerie, JM Weston, Eram (shoes)... Ducey Manche Création, La Ferté Confection, Marty, Pollux/La Couture du Cuir, Production Simon Fonlupt, Styl'Couture (clothes)...
CLOTHES COLLECTION #1 (PERSONAL COLLECTION)
Developing a personal collection of 60 designs. This involves taking into account the elements that determine production costs and sale price. Creating a collection of basics, with 3D rendering, understanding technical constraints.
CLOTHES COLLECTION #2 (PROTOTYPES & BUSINESS PLAN)
Organizing and balancing the collection with the launch in mind. Outlining a collection plan, pre-models, technical specifications and supervision in the company of the final prototype. Analyzing the costs of prototypes. Writing a letter of intent, a strategy and a business plan.
SHOE COLLECTION (FOR A BRAND) DESIGN & PROTOTYPES
Designing a collection of shoes based on a brief supplied by our partner companies. This involves mastering all of the parameters, from high technology to the pure aesthetic dimension. Organizing and balancing the collection. Presenting of the research results to the brand managers. Selecting of the best designs before the production of the prototypes. Developing and supervising the prototype within the company.
INNOVATION AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Understanding the theoretical and practical implications of sustainable development. An ecological approach to the garment: exploring possible strategies in a joint workshop with students from the Postgraduate Program in Fashion, Design & Luxury Management.
BRAND COMMUNICATION, ARTISTIC DIRECTION AND VISUAL MERCHANDISING
Exploring brand concept. Analyzing the communication and advertising policies of the different houses. Creating a coherent image on the basis of varied visuals.
Analyzing space, the concept of display and web design. Working on a portfolio and meeting with HR directors from the sector.