Fashion Illustration

Certificate in Fashion Design

Module Name: Fashion Illustration

Duration: 3 Months
Module Mentor: Mr Raphael
Aim of the Module:   This practical course is designed to take students from basic skills and knowledge to becoming a Fashion Illustrator in the apparel Industry

Topics to be covered

  1. Week One

Introduction to the art of Fashion Illustration ( Understanding why fashion should be treated as art)

Basics (1)

  • Shapes, lines and geometric shapes
  • Human Anatomy
  • Building rhythm with your paper and pencil
  • Angular figures
  1. Week Two
  • Angular figures
  • Art forms in fashion illustration: Impressionism, Pop art, Neo-classicism, Realism
  • Fleshing out the Croquis
  1. Week three
  • Fleshing out the Croquis (front, profile and back view)
  • Analysis of body movement (spinal and limb movements)
  • Facials (Basic facial details)
  • Basics face shapes and dimensions
  • Basic eye shapes, nose, lips, hair…
  1. Week four
  • Drawing head gears: hats, geles, turbans…
  • Art forms in illustration: pointillism, cubism, art deco
  1. Week five
  • Introduction to fashion technical drawing
  • Introduction to specs. And tech. Sheet
  • Flats: drawing and tracing different fashion silhouettes
  1. Week Six
  • Art forms in Fashion Illustration: surrealism, Art nouveau, Baroque, Rococo.
  • Accessories: how to draw bags, shoes, necklaces, sunglasses and indigenous headgears
  1. Week Seven
  • Clothing the Croquis
  • Review of flats
  • Elements of design
  • The color theory
  • Croquis book practice
  1. Week Eight
  • Concise elucidation on: elements of design
  • Principles of clothing design
  • Croquis book practice
  1. Week Nine
  • Putting together a proper fashion collection
  • Croquis book practice
  1. Week Ten
  • Review and project assessment
  • Submission of long term assignments
  1. Week 11&12
  • Project


Note: Class and take home assignments would be based on the substantive lesson for the week and there’d be long term assignments administered to students before, between and after the course.