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Get creative and level up your designs.
ArtsBridge Summer Fashion Design introduces students to the core concepts of fashion design. Through the creation of a mini collection, each student will develop the basic skills to create a mood board, illustrate their designs and explore fabric and color. Students will be introduced to 3D development through easy patternmaking and draping demonstrations that will allow them to understand the transformation from design sketch to runway garment. This program is designed to give students the creative tools to develop original work for a fashion design portfolio submission.
Applications for summer 2022 are now closed.
Dates: June 20 – 24, 2022
There will be a basic list of supplies needed for the course (estimated cost $250 – $300).
*Need-based scholarship is available for tuition and application fee. Contact us to learn more.
Fashion Design 2022 Faculty
experience in the fashion industry in both women’s and menswear has led her to work for a number of high profile brands including Christian Dior Paris, Liz Claiborne and Hickey Freeman. Susanna is a Part-Time Assistant Professor at Parsons School of Design teaching in the BFA, AAS and MPS programs and Adjunct Professor at The Fashion Institute of Technology. She has created sustainable and ethical modules as a Visiting Professor at The American University in Paris, and has taught or lectured for LIM, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), FIDM, Hult International Business School, Parsons Paris, Woxsen University, and Wenzhou University.
Susanna has mentored students for over 25 years while teaching at the Pre College and College levels at Parsons and FIT. She also has guided, hired and connected her students to the fashion industry in the classroom and beyond. Her knowledge and focus of what is expected in preparing a portfolio for fashion design, branding projects for fashion marketing, strategic thinking to apply to the right college and program, navigating internships and transitioning students’ desired careers has helped her students find the right path to success.
Susanna received a BFA from Parsons School of Design and MPS at The Fashion Institute of Technology in the Global Fashion Management graduate program.
Patrick Boylan has been a sought-after design educator for the past fifteen years at the two most prestigious design schools in the US, the Fashion Institute of Technology and Parsons School of Design. On the global level he has mentored new design talent at universities in China, Taiwan, Turkey, Argentina, and Chile. A graduate of FIT’s rigorous Global Fashion Management master’s program, Patrick informs his teaching with a strong understanding of the business of fashion. Focused on apparel development, Patrick guides his students through the process of transforming their designs from sketchbook concept to runway ready. While the core principles of draping, pattern-drafting, and construction are at the heart of his teaching methods, he is equally at home teaching his students new and dynamic apparel technologies, such as Clo3D, which allow them to design virtually…the future of fashion!