|Couture and Avant-garde - Taking fashion to new heights|
Create a Haute-Couture dress & a Wedding dress for women and an Avant-garde & a stage outfit for men.
The specialisation course presents the old French craft of Haute-Couture, today evolved to Avant-garde, which views fashion as a form of art. Every design is unique and will never be repeated, like a painting each outfit starts with a concept- fashion illustration and evolves throughout the creation process / technical drawing, creative patterning and sewing.
The students produce all of the above listed outfits and create a storyboard for each one defining the theme, main and supporting features, fabrics & colours, according to their vision and aspirations as fashion designers.
Full-time: 20 hours per week over 1 month
Part-time: 10 hours per week over 2 months
Additional research time of 10 hours is also required.
Couture garments constructed by students from CRE - click image to enlarge
For each of the garments, 4 five-hour lessons are conducted: