The second week of the program is focused on exploring the concept of combination: how to combine clothes with accessories and how to combine the upper and lower parts of the outfit, taking inspiration from the Fashion-related sites available on the web.
Students also learn color schemes and combination of different styles, while researching on useful web sites that reflect the latest trends.
The teacher also gives many advices on how doing web-research at home, checking the recommended sites and continuing exploring new styles.
Regarding the usage of colors, the teacher introduces the color chart and the famous Pantone color palettes.
She also recommends students to attend the exhibitions that often take places in Autumn and Winter, to acquire more knowledge of the field.
After the theoretical part, students are asked to actually start designing.
First of all students learn the typical body figure used by Fashion Designers (neck, arms, knees and ankles are slightly deformed, they look thinner than reality).
It is important to observe the human body on daily basis, for example your own body reflected in the mirror. The design has to be properly aligned to the basic body poses, in order to convey a natural sense of movement.
When you create the design you like, draw the irregularities by adding the shadow so that it looks more three-dimensional.
Then, to each important part of the design add all other details, such as pattern, cloth, material, etc. The next step is coloring.
※ Basic knowledge review
Keep your pencils always sharply angled. You cannot design if the pencil tip is too rounded.
When you draw the body figure, be sure to determine accurately the center of gravity.
※ Since observation skills vary from person to person, students less familiar with hand drawing, should practice autonomously with the mirroring technique explained above.