Fashion design - Ecole Conte

Ecole Conte | Grande Arche - 1 parvis de la Défense - 92044 Paris - La Défense | 01 43 07 04 13

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As the capital of fashion, Paris is the ideal place to

become a renowned fashion designer. The Fashion design course at Ecole Conte – a school created in 1949 – is one of the oldest such courses delivered in Paris. During the course, we provide a creative laboratory space that facilitates contact, sharing, mutual encouragement and communication around fashion. Our students benefit from a high-quality fashion education as well as our textile know-how, and get a very comprehensive professional training.

 

The training can be combined with work placement from the second year onwards.

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1st year

Learning the basics

The first year is an opportunity to acquire the basic elements of a range of disciplines: concepts and trends, collections, fashion drawing and accessories alongside an exploration of techniques in pattern-making, moulding, assembly and direct cutting. First-year goals include creating mood-boards, analysing images and developing themes – all of these going towards the development of a personal portfolio.

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2nd year

Enhancing the creative profile

During the second year, the basic elements acquired in the first year in designing, creating and presenting a mini collection of one to three accessorised silhouettes are enhanced. This project is shown to the public at open-door events. The year is also notable for its industry partnerships and the inroads made into the world of business, including an internship at a major company or with a designer. The experience is rounded off with the production of a written work placement report.

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3rd year

Assertion of your own style

Design, creation and presentation of a personal collection of 6 to 8 silhouettes. Every aspect of the project is covered including the collection’s publicity, distribution and manufacture. The entire range is presented to the public during a fashion show and also to a panel of acclaimed industry professionals and designers.

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Points clés duprogramme

  • Live modelling
  • Fashion sketching
  • Pattern-making and assembling
  • Concepts and trends
  • Fashion project
  • Professional skills
  • Accessories
  • Infographics
  • Textile design
  • Mesh workshop

Theopportunities

  • Fashion design stylist
  • Infographic stylist
  • Fashion trends
  • Product advice stylist
  • Photo stylist
  • Material and surface
    textile designer in fashion

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Admission procedure

Educational level required: Baccalaureat

Personal work portfolio:

For B1s:

  • Creative portfolio: any creative output is accepted (including photos, collage, drawings and paintings) – the more varied the elements you submit, the more solid is your portfolio.
  • Report on a recently viewed exhibition on a new development in branding or fashion (20 to 30 lines)

 

For B2/B3s:

  • Creative portfolio: 1 trends board or mood-board and/or technical information sheet (clothing or accessory) + drawings (not just a silhouette) + volume creations (clothing or accessories). Any creative output is accepted (including photos, collage, drawings and paintings) – the more varied the elements you submit, the more solid is your portfolio.
  • Report on a recently viewed exhibition on a new development in branding or fashion (20 to 30 lines)

Qualities required: a fashion designer should have a strong feel for future trends. Always in the know, the designer has a curious mindset and keeps abreast of the latest trends, keeping up to date with everything: devouring magazines and blogs, looking at window displays of major stores and boutiques, visiting trade shows and staying on the cutting edge of street fashion…with an assertive personality, the fashion designer has the ability to leave his or her mark on everyone!

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