This course is designed for prospective students who are interested in establishing their own menswear brand. You are required to have a BA in a fashion subject or a significant amount of industry experience. Additionally, you must have an awareness of the international marketplace and your positioning within it to launch your brand upon successful completion of the course. The project-based curriculum has two core modules that are progressively designed to develop your confidence in an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary context. These projects aim to encourage imaginative, practical and theoretical knowledge. Our graduates have gone on to enjoy a range of roles in places such as Bottega Veneta, Givenchy, Alexander McQueen, Adidas and Charles Jeffrey among others. Some have also set up their own businesses. Notable alumni include Priya Ahluwalia, winner of the Queen Elizabeth II Award 2021, winner of the shared LVMH Prize 2020, New Generation prize 2019 and H&M Prize 2018, Mateo Velazquez, finalist at Hyeres 2021, and San Kim, whose inflatable garment design went viral in 2019. Based at our dedicated Arts campus at Harrow, we have outstanding industry-level facilities and equipment, a broad range of networking opportunities and visiting industry practitioners as guest lecturers.
A minimum of an upper second class honours degree (2:1) or a lower second class honours degree (2:2) and substantial relevant work experience. Applicants are required to submit a portfolio, if this does not contain sufficient menswear content, applicants will then be required to create a virtual portfolio of three design projects that best evidence individual inspiration, and how this is developed through the process of designing. Applicants will also need to identify in writing a specific area of personal interest that they believe will create a positive contribution to the menswear industry and which they envisage studying in depth whilst on the course. Selected applicants invited to interview (who have not done sufficient menswear) will be sent a project which entails creating six menswear outfits. The work is to include a visual portfolio; inspirational design development ideas, including fabrics research and techniques; line-up with illustrations and flats including final fabrics and colour palette; working toile or single finished garment. If your first language is not English you should have an IELTS 6.5 with 5.5 in all components. Applicants are required to submit one academic reference.
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