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The Art of Geometric Fashion Design on the Stand

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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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Laboratory Details

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Material included

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

Fashion design experimentation through geometric architecture.

Design your exclusive collection.

  • Minimum one month, introduction to geometric fashion
  • Realization of a geometric collection – 3 months.
  • Project and realization of collection and final presentation – 6 months.

Geometric forms are an indispensable element of artistic creation, with a long journey still to be explored in fashion design.

You will learn to design and create your exclusive fashion and textile art collections.

In this laboratory, the classes are practical. You will experiment on the stand. We will learn about the great secrets of geometric design through creative geniuses, artists of the fashion world, Vionnet in the 20’s and her bias cut, Issey Miyake and his infinite folds, Yohji Yamamoto, Pier Cardin, Raf Simmons, or the application of the golden proportion of Maura Ireri. We will study the geometric forms applied in architecture.

We will analyse the techniques used in their works and their possibilities of development in this context, in order to break the traditional concepts of pattern making and to dismantle them. We will learn through these by practical repetition.

The use of geometric form as a basic structure to create a three-dimensional silhouette results in the clothes producing visual effects with the movement of the body.

In this laboratory, we will analyse the relationship between the characteristics of geometric shapes and clothing patterns, we will work on fabrics and materials giving them a three-dimensional shape on the stand.

We will try to use the language of artistic fashion to communicate everything we want to convey. What the philosopher Arthur Koestler called “The Visual Language”.

The design process and analysis of the creative results provide the participants with different design ideas for their study and further development.

You will acquire the necessary knowledge to develop your collection, learn about different types of fabrics, their weight and their adaptability to the body by working with them on the stand. The dyeing of materials with your colour palette and textile printing using the Shibori technique.

You will carry out toiles on the stand, experimenting through cutting and sewing to adapt the fabric to the human body.

In this laboratory, you will gain control of forms, fabrics, and colours. You will become a designer capable of developing any idea you propose.


  • Creation of a geometric collection:
  • Study of geometric figures
  • Study of the golden ratio
  • Study of fibres
  • Study of basic patterns
  • Textile experimentation through geometric architecture.
  • Textile experimentation through fibres and their qualities
  • Practical laboratory on the stand
  • Forms and their realization in 3D in fabric
  • Colour and the movement of materials.
  • Study of results, analysis and realization of sketches
  • Shibori printing technique, colour dyeing and its geometric effect in the art of textile printing.
  • Sewing and finishing
  • Finished work, group analysis.
  • Making sketches during the whole process, with measurement notes, collage of samples of the tests carried out, photographs, sketches…

Final work, presentation of the collection and the realization of your art book with all the notes of the creative process, written texts, sketches, colour charts, images, collages…


  • Cotton fabric, 10 m
  • Pencil
  • Rubber
  • Notebook
  • Measuring tape
  • Fabric scissors
  • Paper scissors
  • Paper roll by the meter
  • Set of needles
  • White cotton thread
  • Cardboard
  • Rulers
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