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Design Short program


For fashion students and professionals, 8 days of advanced training, 100% English-speaking, focused on French know-how and the ESMOD method for an audience who have already practiced pattern-making at an advanced level. A dive into the heart of the French fashion industry and “Made in France” creative techniques of  excellence. July 2022

Design : Orlane Carrez ; Photo : Amel Kerkeni

ESMOD EXCELLENCE – The Art of French Fashion

You have already practiced pattern making at an advanced level and are able to put together a prototype garment using the flat cut method (women’s, men’s or children’s wardrobe). The garment pieces you have learned to put together are the skirt, dress, blouse, pants and suit jacket and their variations. In design, you are able to express your creations in silhouette drawing and with technical drawings in 2D. ​

profile : Students already studying fashion design or professionals of the fashion industry



From July 5 to 15, 2022 (the school will be closed on July 14) / 8 days

Teaching language: English

Tuition fees 2 500€
Validation School certificate
Informations and registrations
Janan Fugel
+33 (0) 1 44 83 81 59

Program details

Fashion Industry Perspectives

A seminar that will show how changes in the fashion industry are leading to evolutions in the skills and professions required of those wokring in the industry today. New techniques, the impact of digital fashion and evolutions in the field of buying are some examples of the topics that will be discussed.​

Master Class with a fashion designer

A respected designer will lead a masterclass that will consist of a demonstration followed by a question and answer session that will help you learn more about professional practices using the ESMOD draping technique as the vehicle for creation. ​

French fashion touch & made in France

Learn about the specificities of French fashion via a presentation that deciphers how French fashion is reverting to locally-based craftsmanship and how the challenges of a more responsible fashion industry can be met by thinking disruptively and creatively.​

"Savoir-Faire" Atelier

A guided tour to explore the unique expertise of Parisian haute-couture.

"Creative Pattern-Making Workshops": The Art of Draping

Learn the art of draping via the ESMOD method in the form of practical workshops that will empower you to unleash your creativity. Each student will work on a personal project, accompanied and guided by an ESMOD professor. The practice of draping will be emphasized in order to foster a complex and innovative result. ​

The Future of Fashion

This seminar will help you understand the fundamentals of the metaverse, NFTs and digital fashion. Ponder such questions as how can “real” fashion and digital fashion be complementary and/or co-exist?​

Museum Visit

Trip to the “The Fashion Show Tribute to Albert Elbaz” exhibit at the Palais Galliera Museum – Paris ​

"Decoding Fashion Week"

A seminar that will discuss the rhythm, calendar, analysis of shows, highlights and trends. Gain the insight of an expert and his analysis in order to be able to analyze a fashion show or a collection by linking it to the current trends in the industry. ​

"Discover the History of the House of Dior through Emblematic Spots in Paris"

A guided visit on the streets of Paris, in search of places that have made history in the House of Dior, in order retrace some of the milestones of this major fashion house. ​

Interactive conference: Marketing Fashion Today

Examine a set of issues relating to eco-responsible and sustainable fashion. Break out of the current framework for eco-responsible fashion (that would only be conceived by considering a part of the issues that need to be challenged) in order to place ourselves in a true circular economy. ​