Fashion Design: Capsule Collection

During this 8 week fashion design course, students invent a capsule collection of five outfits. Students will learn how to:

  • apply the elements and principles of design to their work
  • research and design for a specific target market
  • visualize ideas through boards, sketching and draping
  • analyze the construction of garments
  • pattern draft through dart manipulation exercises
  • understand fabrics, notions and trims
  • make spec sheets for production (buyers and sewers)
  • make line ready to present to a buyer.

Five projects will be worked on throughout the course, which students will present to their peers on the last day. Presentation format and style is determined by each student. These projects include:

  • a target market profile
  • a mood board
  • a storyboard
  • a line sheet
  • a spec sheet.

The instructors will work with each student based on personal skill level and preferred pace.

For a week-by-week schedule, please view the course outline.

Studio time is available to students during their 8 week session. Up to 3 hours per week (at no additional charge).

Class Details

Start Date (choose your preferred start date):
Tuesday May 16
Tuesday July 11
Tuesday September 12

Length: 8 Weeks

Day & Time: Tuesdays from 6PM-8PM

Schedule: Classes run once per week, same day and time, for the duration of the course

Class Capacity: 6 students only

Must be 16+ years old to take this course.

Students will receive an official certificate from The Cutting Room upon completion of this course.

Have you completed this class? Check out our advanced Fashion Design Workshop course.

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Cost $682.50 CAD ($650.00 + $32.50GST)

“I would recommend the Fashion Design course to anyone! Starting my own line seemed so daunting until I met Liza and her team.”

– Kathleen Kilroe, Fashion Design Graduate, Summer 2016

Instructors: Patty Nayel and Taran Cheema

Patty Nayel is a Canadian born fashion designer who is based out of North Vancouver, British Columbia. After graduating from Kwantlen Polytechnic University in 2009 with a degree in Fashion Design, Patty started her career as a technical designer in the lingerie industry. While working there, she started her eco Bridal brand, Pure Magnolia, as a side project and launched the brand as a full collection in 2010. Patty feels quite strongly about nurturing other designers and has worked hard to promote eco-friendly vendors and photographers that she feels are doing good things for the planet.

Taranjit (Taran) Cheema is a Canadian-born designer who has a strong eye for colours and graphics. She explores mix media and always strives to create unique and inspirational pieces.

Taran Cheema graduated from Parsons The New School for Design, in New York City, with a Bachelor in Fine Arts. In May 2013, she exhibited her thesis collection at the prestigious Parsons 560 Exhibition and the Parsons Benefit Gala. Within her fashion program graduating class, she received she was among a few students who received a high score on her thesis collection.