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