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History of Fashion

Apply now to start in October 2020. Our laboratories are specialized and for small groups. Places are limited. You can register now for this laboratory 2020/2021

Studying Fashion at Laboratorio

The Fashion workshops are designed for students wishing to focus their future on the world of contemporary Fashion.

In this laboratory, you will obtain everything you need to develop a professional career in the world of fashion. You will acquire the ability to use and apply all the techniques.

In these laboratories, you will work in a stimulating training environment where creativity, innovation, originality and excellence are encouraged and developed.

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Why choose this course at Laboratorio Firenze?

Attending a fashion course in Florence is a unique opportunity that few can experience. The concept of fashion as we understand it today emerged in Florence, and more specifically in the Renaissance, with the introduction of new genres and a high degree of professionalism in sewing. Renaissance Italy saw the appearance of the richest and most spectacular costumes in history, with vivid colours and imaginative and original shapes, giving great importance to sleeves, pleats and vertical folds of the fabric, with fine embroidery and rich trimmings.

In these workshops we will work the moulage technique. Moulage is a three-dimensional design and production technique that allows great freedom in terms of design. From time immemorial, moulage has been a widely used technique in the field of haute couture.

As well as being the cradle of the Renaissance, Florence has a long tradition and a worldwide reputation in the world of fashion and art, perfectly intertwining tradition, contemporaneity and modernity.

In Florence you can visit the most interesting museums of Renaissance costumes and art. You will be able to participate in seminars that have been following this wonderful tradition for years and you will learn the techniques to be among the top professionals.

As long as there are places and you have been admitted, you can start at any time. Our lessons are for small groups and you will be followed by our tutor, in accordance with your level at the start of the course.

In these courses, we do not admit more than 7 participants per tutor in each class.

In different stages of the course, you will have the possibility to work in a company or organization of the sector, collaborating and developing business projects where you will be able to acquire the necessary experience for the organization of events focused on the exhibition of your works.

You will be able to learn traditional and modern techniques with emphasis on artistic fashion design.

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Tutor: Angeles H. Schumann

All our courses are personalized.

Your tutors will assist you with care and dedication, clarifying any doubts you may have and following at your own pace.

A maximum of 7 students per course allows us to best follow your technical and artistic evolution.

Courses are held on:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
In the morning: from 9,00 to 12,00
In the afternoon: from 13,00 to 16,00 or from 16,00 to 19,00

Laboratory Description

The history of fashion, an introspection into the qualities, forms, colours, printing techniques, embroideries and applications through the different cultures and their uses and customs.

In this laboratory, we will travel through the centuries, examining the habits and evolution of humanity over time, discovering how the social and cultural implications from the 11th to the 21st centuries influenced the way of dressing in different periods. And when and why clothing became a concept that transcends the need to cover up or transport things. The attention towards beauty in all its artistic expressions in the Florentine Renaissance between the 14th and 16th centuries, also affected the uses and customs of clothing. In fact, in the middle of the Renaissance, in the city of Florence, there is talk for the first time of the concept of fashion.

Fashion is always changing, reinventing itself and adapting itself to create new trends. In this laboratory, you will discover all the milestones in the history of fashion and you will learn to identify styles and where they come from.

For any of the areas of fashion in which you decide to train professionally, it is important to have extensive knowledge of the evolution of fashion and the trends in society at different times.

Programme:

  • Clothing in different civilizations.
  • History of Fashion: 11th century to 13th century.
  • History of Fashion: 14th century to mid-17th century.
  • History of Fashion: 18th century to mid-19th century.
  • History of Fashion: from 1851 to 1900.
  • Fashion History: from 1901 to 1940.
  • Fashion History: from 1941 to 1960.
  • Fashion History: from 1961 to today.
  • Making a miniature outfit.

Materials:

  • Pencil
  • Fine tip pen, black
  • Rubber
  • Notebook
  • Watercolour paper notebook
  • Natural fabric samples
  • Watercolours
  • Needle
  • Thread

At Laboratorio Firenze, you will share communal spaces with artists from different disciplines with whom you can share ideas and projects.
You will develop a workbook during the entire process including your projects, photographic images, drawings and applications that you have made yourself so you can present a professional portfolio.


At the end of the course, you will receive a certificate and a diploma that will guarantee your knowledge and the level attained.

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