Design a Capsule Collection

A Capsule Collection is a small collection of limited and easily interchangeable garments.

The designer is the heart of the fashion system, but it is no longer only the creative who draws a drawing and colors it: the pure and simple talent is no longer enough nowadays because the designer not only creates clothes but also lifestyles.

Some of the fashion professionals involved:

  • Luca Zacco (Fashion coordinator Versace)
  • Emiliano Rinaldi (Art director La Perla)
  • Simona Polli (Director WHITE magazine)
  • Maurizio Cinà (co-Founder of “Buyer Association”, ex A.D. of Frankie Morello)
  • Ornella Rigoletti (Senior Pattern maker Valentino, Armani, Ungaro, Richmond, Montana)

Course Objectives

The Master in Fashion Design Evolution aims to train young professionals able to design and implement their own ideas and collections and to collaborate with other designers as fashion consultants.

Design capsule steps

1) Profile and inspiration of the collection:

Season (spring/summer autumn/winter)

Male or female gender Type of market (casual, elegant, sport, bridal, lingerie etc)

Target (mass market, exclusive, medium, high etc)

  • Principles of Fashion Design, drawing and the human figure
  • Textile technology and goods (fabrics and materials)
  • Graphics processing with computers
  • Packaging and tailoring 1

Important: for all profiles, but especially for the most selective (example..PREMAMAN, BABY, BRIDAL etc) needs a thorough study of the type of customer (where does he live? what are the needs? what do they do in life? what lifestyle do they have? interests?).

2) Analysis of fashion trends Colours, fabrics, accessories etc.

3) Moodboard is a collage of fabrics, materials, and images that are used as a reference and graphic support of the developed profile.

4) Sketches: the initial phase of creation: silhouettes, volumes, details, cuts etc.

5) Collection plan: realization of each garment with reference code or identification name. Mark fabrics, colors, materials etc. for each garment.

Create a flat design of the front and back.

  • Technical Plates
  • Research and coolhunting
  • Packaging and tailoring 2
  • Visual communication

6) Illustrated figures: consider the postures to be drawn on the basis of the research developed.

  • Capsule Woman, Man, Teen, Baby
  • Meetings with professionals (workshops)
  • Packaging and tailoring 3
  • Visit the trade fairs (MilanoUnica, Intertex, Lineapelle, WHITE, Micam, etc.)

7) Technical data sheets: make technical data sheets with all the details that are useful for the realization of the product.

  • Portfolio Creation

For the themes of the Capsule Collection, analyze current trends and modernize or adapt the garments created to one or more of them, justifying the choice.

  • Preparation of the thesis of the Collection for the final examination

All inter-company internships planned during the Master are certified.

Visits are planned at fashion studios, showrooms, boutique, and companies, to support training and understand the sector's buying system.

Certificate: IFDA is certified ISO 9001 for the educational system of quality, sector EA 37 Nr. SQ164098, and releases certificates recognized at international level.

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Last updated February 1, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sept. 2, 2019
10 months
15,000 EUR
Including VAT
June 28, 2019
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Application deadline
June 28, 2019
End Date
July 3, 2020