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Becoming a successful fashion designer involves understanding a wide variety of core principles. This foundation course is an ideal introduction for students, dressmakers, and anyone interested in the creative side of fashion.
Step-by-step tutorial, practical exercises, and inspirational interviews with industry professionals teach you how to create your own unique fashion design collections.
Manipulate motif, texture, mood, and detail with confidence; challenge your conceptual abilities; discover your design vision; and learn how to develop your ideas through process and investigation.
Create a dynamic portfolio that showcases your design skills and gives you the edge when you're looking for work in this competitive but exciting industry. Steven Faerm
is the BFA Director of Fashion Design at Parsons The New School for Design in New York City. An alumnus of Parsons ('94), he was nominated for the prestigious Designer of the Year Award during his final year. Following graduation, he went on to work for such designers as Donna Karan and Marc Jacobs. He has been an active faculty member at Parsons since 1998, and won the University Teaching Excellence Award in 2008.