The Fashion and Design Program provides a series of introductory, intermediate and advanced courses of study, developed to meet the needs of tertiary students and industry professionals studying within the fields of fashion and textile design, textile manufacturing and product development. Individual courses within the program may also be of interest to users within the areas of fashion marketing, trend forecasting, merchandising and buying.
THIS PROGRAM IS FOR
Creatives & Designers
NO. OF COURSES
COURSES : 4
This course provides a foundational knowledge of wool knitwear design and manufacture. The main focus of the course is to explore knitting in relation to the production of knitted wool garments. Although the content briefly touches on the topic of hand knitting and its place in the knitwear industry, the emphasis is on commercial-scale mechanised knitwear design and manufacture.
This course takes an in-depth look at the basic principles of woven textile design and manufacture. It covers the basic principles and mechanics of weaving and investigates a broad range of weave constructions. The design process is discussed along with an exploration of the endless possibilities available to the woven textile designer who has a foundational understanding of how to select suitable yarns and utilise colour and weave combinations to create innovative, fit-for-purpose fabrics.
This course provides a foundational knowledge of printing in the textile industry. It provides an overview of the range of printing techniques and technology used to create colour and interest in textiles and garments. The course explores the evolution of printing on textiles and takes a close look at the key technologies used for commercial printing applications.
There is a particular emphasis on printing on wool and wool-blend fabrics and a focus on some of the technical aspects that must be considered when selecting and using particular print technologies on these fabrics.
In a world of growing awareness of the need for sustainable, environmentally friendly practices, new innovations in the printing space are continually being developed, providing opportunities for creative expression; some of these are covered in this course.
The course explores opportunities and solutions for creating products with seamless knit technology, and showcases how designers and brands can create, innovate and manufacture with seamless technology, with a focus on Merino wool yarns.
This innovative technology, led by knitwear technology manufacturer, Santoni, provides designers with an ever-increasing array of opportunities to create beautifully designed products, which fully integrate fashion with function to satisfy a variety of end-users. Studio Eva x Carola is at the forefront of global innovation in performance textiles. This course showcases the decade-long partnership between Studio Eva x Carola and The Woolmark Company to explore opportunities with seamless and circular knit technology using Australian Merino wool.