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Even complete beginners can master reliable techniques and cultivate rich sensitivity that are necessary for designers/pattern makers. Design & Creation Course

Even complete beginners can master reliable techniques and cultivate rich sensitivity that are necessary for designers/pattern makers.

Design & Creation Course

  • Three years

Design & Creation Course is highly and widely regarded for its high level and outstanding work placement result. Students learn design, pattern making and sewing to master basic and advanced knowledge and techniques needed for fashion professionals.
Making full use of curriculum and methods of ESMOD Paris, ESMOD JAPON unique program aims at developing professionals who can immediately start their career in the fashion industry.

First year
General basic knowledge and techniques

Starting from how to use sewing machines and basics of illustration, you will learn general flow of innerwear production from design analysis to sewing such as skirts, shirts and dresses. It enables you to master fundamentals of making clothes.

Figurine

Figurine

You will learn how to draw figurines, which mean fashion illustrations. You will draw flesh on a skeleton base model and divide it into 8 parts. It allows you to see how head, shoulder and chests should be placed on the illustration.

Skirt

Skirt

You will learn skirts, which is a garment for flat part of the human body. Acquiring flat pattern cutting and draping techniques for skirts enables you to learn various items such as semi-flare skirt, flare skirt, mermaid skirt, panel skirt and pleated skirts with the full-scale mannequin.

First year curriculum

Stylism (design)

  • Illustration
  • Colour expression
  • Creative process
  • Flat sketch
  • Product variation
  • Portfolio creation: Skirt, shirt and dress

Modelism (pattern making & sewing)

  • Shirt
  • Blouse
  • Basic knowledge of flat pattern cutting, draping and sewing for dress making.
  • Collection realisation

Liberal arts

  • Marketing
  • Visual design
  • Textile
  • Croquis
  • History of clothing

Promotion exam

  • Stylism: Creating a dress portfolio
  • Modelism: Making a dress
  • Presentation of these works above

Second year
Applied techniques/Creation

You will learn techniques needed to make all the types of designs by realizing outerwear such as jackets, which requires high level skills. Our industry-academia collaboration project deepens your understanding of the fashion industry. It gives you a chance of practical creation which helps you to launch your own brand in the future.

Jacket

Jacket

Tailored jacket is the basis of all of the other types of jackets. Study it and develop your aesthetics of volume and balance of clothes.

Industry-academia project

Industry-academia project

Industry-academia project is a part of our sustainability program where you create a new value by upcycling leftover fabric. Students work for design, patternmaking, sewing, PR and selling for their limited time brand which is launched by themselves.

Second year curriculum

Stylism (design)

  • Fashion illustration
  • Establishing your own style
  • Product analysis
  • Visual research
  • Portfolio creation: Suits, luxury casualwear, trend book

Modelism (pattern making & sewing)

  • Tailored jacket
  • Luxury casualwear
  • Trousers
  • Flat pattern cutting and draping for jeans
  • Collection realisation

Liberal arts

  • Marketing
  • Merchandising
  • Textile
  • Croquis
  • CAD
  • Trend research

Promotion exam

  • Stylism: Creation of your unique portfolio by referring to fashion magazines.
  • Modelism: Making outerwear such as blousons and jackets
  • Presentation of these works

Third year
Creative techniques/Creation business

Making full use of skills you acquired in first and second year, students create their own collection as a brand. After a jury by professionals in the fashion industry, it is released on the runway as their graduate collection. Focusing on wide range of activities in your future, we give you comprehensive instruction such as creation of a commercial line as part of the graduate collection.

Graduate Collection

Graduate Collection

Graduation Collection represents the culmination of your three year study. An atelier-like atmosphere merging stylism and modelism instruction enables you to deepen your concept and theme. You will visualise them with materials and designs to express and represent your own brand universe.

CLO

CLO

CLO is a 3D CAD system which enables us to make or modify experimental designs and patterns and simulate finished products on the computer before sewing. More fashion manufacturers and producers exploit it now. We introduce this software into our curriculum to let you learn the latest technology of the fashion industry.

Third year curriculum

Stylism (design)

  • Creating portfolios
  • Photo shoot

Modelism (pattern & sewing)

  • Flat pattern cutting, draping and alteration of coats
  • Womenswear
  • Menswear
  • Unisex
  • Children’s clothing
  • Knitwear
  • Lingerie
  • Personal collection project such as stage costume
  • Design
  • Patternmaking
  • Sewing
  • Release of graduate collection
  • CLO

Graduate collection jury

  • Exhibition
  • Presentation
  • Assessment
Nami Nosaka

Student Interview
Nami Nosaka
Design & Creation Course student

After graduating from science university, I joined ESMOD. I made clothes on self-study when I was a high school student and I was missing the fun of that creation. I work part-time to pay tuition fee and materials, so I’m always paying attention to balance creation time and working time. I learnt CAD in the dedicated class because I want to be a pattern maker and it helps me a lot. It enables me to draw big patterns on the computer and I can work efficiently thanks to that.

Major future occupation of our students

  • Stylist (fashion designer)
  • Modelist (pattern maker)
  • Textile designer
  • Planner
  • Production manager
  • Dresser

Examples of work placement result