A NEW WORLD OF STYLE STUDY THE FASH­ION IN­DUS­TRY FROM THE IN­SIDE OUT

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - UP SKILL - Re­becca Dargie

THERE’S a very big in­dus­try be­tween a designer com­ing up with next sea­son’s great new look and the process of get­ting that style on to the street.

The Karl Von Busse In­sti­tute of­fers cour­ses cov­er­ing all as­pects of the fash­ion in­dus­try through its Di­ploma of Ap­plied Fash­ion De­sign and Tech­nol­ogy and its Di­ploma of Fash­ion and Tex­tiles Mer­chan­dis­ing.

Teach­ers at the in­sti­tute in­clude Yassin Kavak, a for­mer Dior haute cou­ture pat­tern­maker who worked with John Gal­liano and Va­lerie Tolousa, a KvB alumni who now owns a la­bel.

De­sign teacher An­gelique Sloss said the de­sign course starts with an in­tro­duc­tion to ba­sic con­cepts and works to­wards com­pleted gar­ments ready for pre­sen­ta­tion and the run­way.

It in­cludes fash­ion il­lus- tra­tion and pat­tern­mak­ing and com­bines th­ese with teach­ing the com­puter tech­nol­ogy needed to bring con­cepts to life.

Stu­dents on the two-year vis­ual mer­chan­dise course are taught to de­velop aware­ness of re­tail spa­ces and ex­plore the ways in which such spa­ces can be de­signed.

“Through un­der­stand­ing the role that cloth­ing plays in iden­tity, we teach our de­sign­ers to cre­ate gar­ments that are func­tional, aes­thet­i­cally pleas­ing and com­mer­cially vi­able,” Ms Sloss said.

Be­come part of the world’s most glam­orous in­dus­try.

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