The Fashion Design Postgraduate Program / Major in Garment 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.
Every year, manufacturers working with BALENCIAGA, CELINE, CHANEL, HERMES, KENZO, LOUIS VUITTON, SAINT LAURENT PARIS… actively participate in the creation of garment prototypes with the designers of the program.
Know-how on production techniques enables designers to create in a more realistic way without forfeiting inventiveness. Examples of the prototypes developed by the designers may be found in the catalogue published every year.
The program consists of workshops and masterclasses, all coached by professional experts, providing a natural and immediate link with the sector, and a perfect match between the skills of the designers and the needs of the market.
#1: PERSONAL GARMENT COLLECTION
DESIGN 2D, 3D & PROTOTYPES
Design a personal collection of over 60 styles. Establish materials, patterns and technical data sheets for selected styles. Visit a production unit. Master all parameters ranging from pure aesthetics to high technology. Ensure the development of the prototypes and follow up their production with partner companies.
#2: GARMENT COLLECTIONS FOR BRANDS
DESIGN, MARKETING & PROTOTYPES
Create different collections related to the brief given by the companies. Embrace the values and the creative dimension of a brand. Present all the research in front of brand representatives.
#3: COMMUNICATION & ART DIRECTION
PORTFOLIO CONSTRUCTION & INTERVIEW COACHING
Set up a design brief as an art director. Develop the capacity of working in a team on photo styling & shoot, color and print workshops and young designers brand identity. Make digital presentations at the end of each workshop in front of a jury of professionals. Learn how to communicate your creative universe. Study how to adapt your communication to any actor of the creative chain. Transform your portfolio into a truly professional tool. Prepare yourself for interviews and meet all the major recruitment actors in the business.
#4: THE BRAND & MARKETING
BRAND NAME & PRODUCT STRATEGY
Organize a balanced offer through collection plans with a view to launching the designed products. Explore brand concepts. Analyze the strategy of partner brands.
#5: CREATIVE STRATEGY & BUSINESS
COSTING & BUSINESS PLAN
Compare creativity, technical constraints and production costs. Incorporate the components that determine both the up-stream and down-stream price. Analyze the cost of the prototypes. Draft a letter of intent of an innovative fashion concept. Define a strategy and develop a financial plan with IFM Management students.
Joint workshops allow IFM designers and managers to work together and cover topics such as creative identity, marketing strategy, brand image and the launch of an innovative fashion concept.
The program includes a 6-month internship within a company. It reinforces contacts between designers and professionals in the industry.
Former students of the Fashion Design Postgraduate Program / Major in Garment have carried out internships in companies such as: BALENCIAGA, CARVEN, CÉLINE, CHLOÉ, GIVENCHY, KENZO, LANVIN, LOUIS VUITTON, MAISON MARGIELA, NINA RICCI, & OTHER STORIES...