Fashion Workshop III

Teaching staff

Fran Casado

Fran Casado

Designer for several commercial brands (Trucco, Divinas Palabras, Elisa Amann), technical advisor, window dresser and stylist.

Designer for several commercial brands (Trucco, Divinas Palabras, Elisa Amann), technical advisor, window dresser and stylist. Designer for several commercial brands (Trucco, Divinas Palabras, Elisa Amann), technical advisor, window dresser and stylist. He was Sales Director at Josep Font in Spain for 6 years. He occasionally DJs at local events and is a fashion show music editor for clients like Josep Font, Desigual and TCN. He coordinates the Fashion Department of the Higher Education Diploma in Design, and the External Apprenticeships from the Bachelor’s Degree in Design at the BAU College of Design.

Fact sheet

Formal qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Design

Credits: 6

Course: Fourth

Typology: Elective Fashion Design

Code subject: GDVM14

INTRODUCTION

This course aims to provide a space for reflecting on theory and the projects in order to establish a social imaginary and create a concept book. It aims to push limits and enrich skillsets to foster the generation of new ideas.

 

CONTENTS

1. Project methodologies

  • 1.1 Analysis and subsequent application of design methodologies from the specific field of fashion
  • 1.2 Conceptualisation, development and formalisation of a design proposal in which will work, among others, the following:
    • Imaginary fashion.
    • Concept book.

2. Research methodologies

  • 2.1 Application of research methodologies in the phases of conceptualisation and development of the project.

3. Specific content of fashion design

  • The development of a personal universe that will serve the future designer.
  • The development project is structured as follows:
    • Proposal
    • Research
    • Development
    • Formalisation
  • Both print and digital presentation.
  • 3.2 CONCEPT BOO
  • Methodology of a concept book that will later become a fashion collection.
  • The development project is structured as follows:
    • Proposal
    • Research
    • Development
    • Formalisation
  • Both print and digital presentation.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Investigation and creation of an imaginary fashion brand.
  • Development of a concept book for a fashion collection.
  • Exhibition of the fashion design project, in each of its different phases, to an expert audience in a coherent way.
  • Development in complex situations that require new solutions both in academia and in the professional field of fashion design.
  • Preparation of a documentary and social research in the form of a visual dissertation based on a personal challenge.

 

SPECIFIC SKILLS

  • SS1. Critical analysis and evaluation of the consequences and implications of proposals raised in design projects, both the student’s own and those of others, and their adjustment to suit the social, economic, political and cultural context.
  • SS2. Integration of knowledge and approaches related to cultural, artistic and historical references in design, to practical design projects in creative and innovative ways.
  • SS3. The ability to conceptualise and experiment with suggestions for design projects, and approach them with a proactive and problem solving attitude that will facilitate decisive solutions to real or potential problems, all the while taking into account the integration of cultural, artistic and instrumental approaches.
  • SS4. Apply appropriate methodologies and varied research according to the subject matter, both for knowledge management and for formal experimentation and production that meets academic and professional standards.
  • 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.
  • SS9. Implementation of design projects which provide alternative solutions and propose improvements based on functionality and viability. These solutions and improvements must also be able to respond to problems or changing situations in advance, through the development of a formal production at a professional level.
  • SS10. Effective contribution to cooperation and collaboration structures for the development of action plans with the capacity to adapt to the varied working methods of different creative teams.

 

EVALUATION

  • Observation and participation
  • Monitoring work
  • Carrying out works or projects
  • Presentation of projects