Using both traditional and digital techniques, students design their own clothing and accessories.
The first week, students learn basic principles of hand-drawn fashion design, including drawing strokes, color balance, texture, croquis, garment and accessory categorization, poses, and historical trends. They use light boxes and art supplies to create designs using both hand-drawn figures and premade templates.
The second week, students apply these concepts and skills using the vectordrawing program InkScape. They use layers, colors, shapes, and shading to create a virtual fashion line. As a final project, students assemble their designs into a portfolio.