Sportswear Design – Master - Hosted By tandek
About Instituto Marangoni
Istituto Marangoni is the international fashion school par excellence, with four Schools in the most prestigious venues of international fashion. In Milan, the capital of Made in Italy, in Florence, where fashion, art and tradition meet, in Paris, the home of haute couture, in London, where trends are born and in Shanghai, where fashion is the future, Istituto Marangoni is able to offer different visions of the contemporary fashion system to its students. Istituto Marangoni is a school where the passion for fashion unites cultures, ideas and people from all over the world. Entering Istituto Marangoni means being part of a very special community, where fashion is the common denominator in all its most cosmopolitan aspects. The four sites of Istituto Marangoni are truly one of the most international student contexts in the world, with more than 4,000 students from 106 countries, each with infinite interests, styles, and knowledge. Attending this school is an experience of being immersed in fashion, learning and being enriched through contact with the most varied and interesting cultural realities. The new School of Art brings together, in one prestigious site, all the disciplines taught by Istituto Marangoni. The school is located in a historical building in via de’ Tornabuoni 17, in the core of the city, just a few steps away from Piazza S.Trinità and the museums of Gucci and Ferragamo. In addition to a range of long and short courses in fashion and design, the new Firenze school provides an intense programme of studies dedicated to art and encompassing History of Art, Art ‘Management’ and Visual Multimedia Art. The Florentine school is on the one hand characterised by the support of professors who are both professionals and highly specialized technicians in the ‘art of making’, and on the other by collaboration with an important French institution in the field of art teaching, the renowned Atelier de Sèvres (for Art courses). This completes the school’s innovative and prestigious profile.
Designing for the sportswear industry signifies a whole new approach to fashion design. With trends leading to more high-intensity, sport focused workouts, and the growth of active wear in luxury brands; sportswear apparel has to work on both performance and appearance in equal measure – a stimulating challenge for any competent designer.
This 9-month course takes on board all aspects of sportswear design, including product development, garment technology, and the communication of design features in order to empower a commercially strong product. At postgraduate level participants will already have experience in fashion design, pattern cutting, garment making and portfolio creation in order to successfully meet the challenges of this course, graduating with a specialization in fashion sportswear design. One of the most important elements in the industry is the fusion of sportswear, streetwear, and the world of luxury fashion including ‘athleisure’.
Alongside advanced collection design skills participants are encouraged to look beyond the boundaries of ‘fitness’ in order to create sportswear collections that cover new markets and consumer opportunities. They discover key technical aspects of fabric, trim and fit development for performance-focused apparel, and are introduced to the relation of fabrics and materials in sports performance analysis; such as modern competitive level swimwear completely covering the body, and the use of breathable fabrics, or cooling and moisture wicking elements.
POSSIBLE CAREER PATHS
- Sportswear Designer
- Fashion Designer
- Leisurewear Designer
- Product Manager
- Fabric Researcher
- Full Time