Fashion Workshop I

Teaching staff

Elisa Amann

Elisa Amann

Coordinator of the Fashion Department. Graduate in Fine Arts from the University of the Basque Country (UPV).

Coordinator of the Fashion Department. Graduate in Fine Arts from the University of the Basque Country (UPV). Fashion designer, specialising in tricot. She founded Elisa Amann S.L., where she designed her own collections which made it onto some of the most important national catwalks (Cibeles, Gaudí, Circuit…). She currently combines her work as a designer for the team at Josep Font with lecturing on fashion and knit projects.

Claudio Marzà Compte

Claudio Marzà Compte

Claudio studied fashion design at the BAU/UVic-UCC (Barcelona)

Claudio studied fashion design at the BAU/UVic-UCC (Barcelona) and is currently part of the BAU fashion department teaching staff. He holds a Master’s Degree in Digital Arts from the University Pompeu Fabra (UPF), and develops various projects in the field of artificial intelligence, robotics and interaction. He is a member of the creative team at IBCO, a fashion design studio that carries out projects and collaborations with artists from a variety of fields.

Fact sheet

Formal qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Design

Credits: 6

Course: Third

Typology: Elective Fashion Design

Code subject: GDVM13


  • 1. Acquisition of the fundamental knowledge and skills required to work and relate to the fashion industry.
  • 2. Learn how the techniques and resources specific to fashion design work.
  • 3. Develop collections in accordance with a concept, choosing the most fitting techniques and resources in terms of design, finishes and tailoring so that the collection conveys the intended message.
  • 4. Represent the garment in technical terms for mass production purposes.



Collaborative project: Desigual-Bau «Del crit al murmuri» (‘From screaming to whispering’).

1. Research of trends and development of concepts

  • The sketchbook as a tool for everyday work. Searching for ideas and concepts.
  • Realisation of proposals and trend boards.
  • Carry out a finished look, in collaboration with the Pattern Making course.

2. Analysis of collections

  • Analysis of different types of fashion collections in order to understand working methods within the fashion industry.
  • Line-up: Study of shapes and types of garments.
  • Terminology and details of the collection.
  • The concepts of a collection.
  • Preplanning a collection.
  • Body measurements.
  • Technical hand-drawing of a garment.
  • Technical specifications.
  • Illustration and representation techniques.
  • Designing two finished looks in collaboration with the Pattern Making course.

3. Research and development of a collection

  • Development of personal concepts to begin individual research.
  • Research Book showing the work process for a collection.
  • Development of a distinctive personal technique to apply to a collection.
  • Colour in the fashion industry.
  • Exercise: Model Research using a mannequin on scale.
  • Delivery of two full looks in collaboration with the Pattern Making course.



  • Acquiring the ability to gather and interpret relevant data and information which will be the foundation –whenever it is deemed necessary and pertinent– for reflections related to social, scientific or ethical matters within the field of design.
  • To be able to successfully share knowledge, methodologies, ideas, problems and solutions with all kinds of audiences (specialised or otherwise) in a clear, precise way, using the specialised terminology of fashion design.
  • Being able to identify their own training needs in their field of study and the professional environment and to organise their own learning with a high degree of autonomy in all kinds of contexts (structured or not).
  • Define their own personal learning goals and design development processes that are consistent and feasible considering the objectives that have been set and their deadlines.
  • Be motivated and committed to improve personally and professionally.
  • Detects actual needs or speculates on new scenarios and evaluates the results from an analytical and critical perspective.
  • Proposes creative solutions for existing needs and / or create new ones with a respectful approach to users and the environment.
  • Chooses the most adequate silhouettes, fabrics, colours, volume-related resources and finishes for each piece.
  • Applies research and inspiration methods for the creation of collections.
  • Uses concepts to create a coherent collection.
  • Is able to successfully handle complex situations or those which require new solutions, both in academic and professional contexts, in the field of fashion design.
  • Proposes research methods and defines design goals that are consistent with the principles of sustainability and are committed to the diversity of contexts and users.
  • They prepare technical specifications sheets properly.
  • Appropriate use of multiple representation systems for the design of the pieces.



  • SS5. Excellent command of languages of expression, graphic representation techniques, digital imaging tools, and formal and manual production techniques specific to different fields of design, thereby enabling their consistent application in the experimentation, development, execution and presentation processes inherent to professional projects.
  • SS7. Consider the properties and behaviour of the materials used in the different fields of design, in order to use them at the professional level in their own productions with aesthetic sensitivity and social and environmental responsibility.
  • SS8. Mastering the use of aesthetic and symbolic codes of communication, as well as specific design languages, to adapt the communicative intention of any given project to the vision of the user.



  • Observation of participation
  • Monitoring of the work produced
  • Realisation of works or projects
  • Presentation of projects