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Uk fashion cources

In this section we have research into fashion courses and we have found the best colleges and universities in the uk that offer fashion courses. There is also a section on online courses to do over the internet and computer based cd courses.

Other courses that might be of interest related to fashion inc business, Retail, photography, art & design, ict & computers, web design, marketing, management and teaching.

Uk courses.

The best colleges & universities that offer further education and have really good fashion courses based in the uk:

1- http://www.fashion.arts.ac.uk

This is part of the uk’s biggest college offering one sites of six owned by the http://www.arts.ac.uk {London’s arts college} . They offer short courses from 5 day workshops inc sewing & pattern cutting to 4 year honours degrees.

They offer online courses as well up to two years inc fashion buying & merchandising and marketing & promotion courses.

Rating – 10/10

2- http://www.mancat.ac.uk

Manchester college offer three basic fashion courses for 16-19 years old and six fashion courses inc a year btec national diploma course.

-Pattern cutting
-fashion marketing
-General courses

Offer a good set of courses with a small range of options in fashion.

Rating – 8/10

3- http://www.dmu.ac.uk

De montford university in Leicester six course for 16-19 year olds and seven high education adult courses inc ba honours fashion design, fashion fabrics and accessories and textile design.

offer a large variety of courses at different levels

Rating- 8/10

4- http://www.aib.ac.uk

The Arts Institute At Bournemouth offers four basic course for 16-19 year olds inc three foundation degrees in fashion, jewellery and textile and there is also a 10 week short course in fashion design for beginners.

They offer 1 high education adult courses a Ba honours in fashion full time.

Offer a good set of courses of options in fashion.

Rating- 7/10

5- http://www.uclan.ac.uk

The university of central Lancashire only offers higher education ba honours courses in fashion and textile. The big choice of 11 courses incs textile innovations, Creative fashion knit, digital design for fashion, fashion, 3 fashion brand promotion combinations, styling and promotion.

uclan offer a large selection of higher education courses in fashion.

Rating- 7/10

6- http://www.solent.ac.uk

Southampton solent university offers one basic course for 16-19 year olds which is fashion merchandising. They do offer 4 high education courses at ba honours standard inc fashion, fashion graphics, fashion management and fashion photography.

offers a medium range of options in fashion.

Rating- 6/10

7- http://www.eca.ac.uk

Edinburgh College of Art offers offer one basic fashion courses for 16-19 years old and three fashion courses inc fashion, textile and fashion illustration.

Offer a good set of courses with a small range of options in fashion.

Rating – 5/10

8- http://www.northumbria.ac.uk

Northumbria university in Newcastle only offers higher education ba honours cources in fashion and textile. The choice of 5 courses inc fashion, fashion marketing, fashion product management, fashion communication and apparel design & retail merchandising.

offers a small range of options in fashion.

Rating- 5/10


Other colleges inc
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-Northbrooks college in Sussex

-University of Bedfordshire

Leeds college of art and design

-plymouth college of art and design

-Bristol university

-Cardiff university

-Trent university

-university of Northampton

-National college of Art & Design in Dublin

Online courses.
Here is a list of online courses you can complete in the comfort of your own living room. We would seriously recommend doing a courses mainly becauses they are very informative and upto 90% cheaper than short courses costing upto £1,250 per year.

http://www.fashion.arts.ac.uk/courses/5333

http://www.fashioncampus.it

http://www.online.academyart.edu/fashiondesign

http://www.openstudycollege.com/courses

http://www.online.academy.edu

manufacturing

We have research the top clothing manufactures that can produce bespoke garments from your designs and specification, each manufacture has a profile, review, website link, photo and rating.

1- http://www.xii-ii.com

Twelve two garments is a clothing manufacteur based in the philippines with 18 year experience. They specilise in cut and sew projects and they can print & emboridery design onto garments and attach labels.

They give you the choice to customise every detail of your order form material, colour, design as well as printed packaging and labels.

Review.

Twelve two garments offers everything a small clothing line will ever need with clothing, packaging, tags and shipping all taken care of. They offer a small min order of 50 per style and can create samples for you but they are quite costly at around £30-£40 per garment

Rating – 8/10

2- http://www.bbleisurewear.com

BBlesuirewear is a clothing manufacture of ethnic clothing based in the untied kingdom, derby. They manufacture your garments to your designs from 120 min order per style, with samples only 200% of bulk price around £4 for t-shirt, £11 for a tracktop.

Stock garments min order is only 10 perstyle with 30 min order attach labels for 10p extra and print or emborider logo onto garment with choice of upto 8 colours.

They have a organic cotton range and offer 12 fabrics, 40 colours with test dipping available. They have a massive stock range of garments inc menswear, ladies and kidwear. They also have a catalogue you can order and they visit the uk trade fair “printwear and promotion” at NEC Birmingham exhibite.

Review.

BB lesuirewear offers a good service for more experienced brand that manufacture labels and packaging seperatly. They have really good quality stock garments that need no design set-up fees and though which are perfect for busy first time start-ups where their is only 1 or 2 people involved.

Rating- 9/10

Tracktop- £6 {min order 10}

Drawing fashion

Fashion design is the drawing and evaulating of drawings related to textile or clothing garments. In fashion there are 3 sections the mass market, haute couture and ready to wear clothing.

In this section we will show what equipment to use, how to draw a design template, how to evaulate your design and how to gather inspiration.


Equipment .

When designing garments for a range you need to use the correct equpiment and stationary to make sure you can make the drawing as detailed as possible:

– Semi transparent paper {To trace your fashion templates and see the line guide}

– Fashion templates {A silhouette of a garment e.g t-shirt}

-Lineguide or lined paper with a thick dark line {To write next to your design}

-Collection of pencils {2b for light sketch and 4b for emphasis or underline}

-Metal ruler {Use for drawing straight lines}

-Putty rubber {Creates no excess mess}

-Colouring pencils and watercolours

-Paper clips {To attach Semi transparent paper to line guide or template}

fashion template .

A fashion template is unique to you it is a garment drawing which you can trace to save you time next time you are designing the same garment. It works best for shoes as they are the hardest garment to draw and takes forever.

The best thing to do is to use a 2b or b pencil to shade template outline and keep rubbing out mistakes and altering your design utill your happy with it and then you can add detail and emphasis or outlining.

To use the template on your next design you need to get your Semi transparent paper and clip it infront of your template. Then using a ligh pencil trace the outline of the template and then add your detail and then your alterations like logo, branding and design etc.


Evaulating your designs .

The evaulating is the most important bit to your design so somebody else can understand the garment and can image what it looks like.

The evaulation should include:

-Garment type {e.g. polo shirt}

-Material {e.g. polyester}

-Colour

-brading or logos

-Details {Elastic cuffs Or thick seam}

-Style {Printed design or stripped}

-price

The description should be writen on a piece of paper to the left hand side with the product design to the right hand side with a title.

Inspiration .

When designing you need to get inspiration otherwise you will run out of ideas. You should collect research once a month so you are always on track as fashion moves quite quickly and you can easily get left behind.

I would recommend usign a variety of sources inc:

– Fashion retailers

– Fashion brands

– Catwalk garments

– Magazines

– History

– Books & museums

– Culture

You can create a folder on you computer to save photos colelcted from the interent or you can Collect magazine cutouts, cliparts, material squares and print offs to make moodboards.

Thank you

Trends

A trend is the latest of something, in fashion it is the newest style, garments or design that is new this season e.g v-neck t-shirt.

We will help you understand the top mens fashion trends this season, we have collected the images from catwalk shows and fashionable brands.


Latest trends:

1. Printed t-shirt

This season the printed t-shirt is popular mainly because it lets you express yourself through a Statement or picture. There are many types of prints for t-shirts inc screen printing, foil print, flox print and digital transfer.

Screen printing is a cheap method using a stencil of the design you want on the t-shirt and ink is passed through a woven mesh to create a print and then let to dry and a 2nd layer can be added after.

Foil printing is a more detailed form of printing where you can get a metallic shiny finish is pressed through a heat press transfer onto the garment.

Flox printing is velvet soft material cut of and heat applied to the t-shirt to give it a 3d smooth design.

Flex printing a bright detailed print formed from a sheet of polythene which is heated and pressed then let to dry.

2 . Black trench coat

A trench coat has been around since world war 1and has recently come back into fashion. This often thick wool or poplin coat is very long sometimes as low as your knees. The latest spring summer trench coats are made of cotton and are thin.


3 . Leather messenger bag

leather bags are so hot this season and more men are buying messenger bags so the combination
is great. The messenger bag or shoulder bag is a bit larger for men and has a long strap so it doesn’t
look too feminine.

The Messenger bag is a new garment and trend designed from a couriers delivery bags usually red
with silver reflective straps.

About us

Mens clothing trends is a portal for fashion brands and students looking to improve their skill and understanding of fashion.

We have a collection of contacts and articles along with great content covering everything a young fashion designer would need from drawing templates to advice on how to start your own clothing line


Our website is free to use with no membership fees or content to purchase. You can donate money or click on our advertisements this will keep our website up and running with new content weekly.

Our drawing section has a collection of content from how to draw a design template to evaulating your design.

Our trends section has the latest trends on show and will feature the best garment related to that trends, what to wear with each garment and product details.

Our education section lists the best colleges and universities in the uk and us for colleges and Universities which offer fashion realted courses.

Our jobs section has many fashion jobs profiles like fashion designer, retail merchandiser and catwalk model and will tell you what qualifications you need, job description and general salary.

Our book section shows you the best books on offer to buy with a direct link to Amazon where you can purchase the title as well as a description, rating and book cover.

Our manufacturing section lists 20 main clothing manufactures inc t-shirt printing, knitting, accessories and footwear. We will give you a review of each one which will inc their term and conditions.

Our starting a clothing line will show you how to create your own fashion brand like g-star raw or bench as well as articles inc manufacturing, marketing and e-commerce website set-up.

We hope you enjoy our website and benefit from the useful content and contacts we have shared with you in a very competitive market.

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