Fashion and Accessory Design

    Fashion and Accessory Design

    Design vêtement crédit Béryl Libault

    The Fashion and Accessory Design department offers students numerous viewpoints on fashion and accessories. They focus on craftsmanship, technique and on artistic, theoretical and experimental conceptualization, in relation to current social and environmental issues. 
    The curriculum casts a critical eye on a devastating industry for both the environment and humans. It supports the students’ commitments and innovative answers in each plastic project.


      The Fashion and Accessory Design curriculum is based on a gradual approach which enables students to gain experience and develop both practical and theoretical skills.

      • It provides them the tools they need to evolve in the world of fashion, clothing and accessories. The latter ceaselessly changes and thus shapes new ecological, human, scientific, theoretical and plastic variables. 
      • Understanding an industry, studying its history, analyzing its issues to have a relevant and singular approach.
      • Learning to conceptualize, structure, model and create, using the appropriate skills and techniques and the materials and methods of constructions which fit the purpose the best. 
      • Ecological and sustainable thinking which serves humans and both their current and future environment, with a zero waste approach.
      • Knowing and using both past and present manufacturing methods, considering a situation where the project economy is vital. 
      Design vêtement crédit Béryl Libault

      Bachelor’s Degree

      All students follow the same multidisciplinary curriculum in Year 1, at the end of which they choose the department they wish to enter for the Bachelor’s degree. The degree lasts two years. Outside students may apply to transfer into the department in Year 2.

      Years 2 and 3 are dedicated to learning the basics of clothing and accessory design.

      Those two years provide students both the time and the means to develop a creative approach. They benefit from technical courses (draping, patternmaking) and theoretical and cultural courses (regular lectures, conferences, debates around social and environmental issues).

      The curriculum provides plastic and formal tools, iconographic references (history of fashion and costume courses, workshops and partnerships) and practical skills (knitting, prototyping, pattern-making and assembly workshops…). The entire creative process respects the economy of means and the new environmental rules. It also encourages collaborative work to solve the new issues raised by fashion nowadays.

      The textile and formal experiments, the technical skills, the craftsmanship and the knowledge gained thanks to the courses and workshops widen the future creative exploration possibilities.

      2ème cycle, Master

      Knowing the technical basics is fundamental to carry out a conceptual project.

      The materials & textiles and knitting courses enable students to understand the basics of fabrics and to develop the sensibility that is essential to ensure the coherence of materials and volume in any clothing design.


      • Prototyping and pattern-making course – in workshops.
      • Conceptualizing and making accessories course.

      Iconographic and experimental research is also conducted at the same time to tackle any issue creatively.

      • Clothing design course.
      • History of fashion and costume course. 

      Elaborating a mood board made of images stemming from iconographic research or personal models enables students to develop their creative signature and to shape their objectives.

      *These exercises, practiced during classes and workshops, develop the methodological skills required to revolve issues and carry out projects. Students are all the more prepared to face the expectations of the professional world.

      • Workshops and partnerships with companies on specific themes.
      • Multidisciplinary workshops with students from other departments to favor working collaboratively and sharing skills.


      Nom Fonction
      Anne Ferrer
      Concepteur volume textile
      Guénolée Milleret
      Non renseigné
      Gilles Rosier
      Directeur artistique




      Étudiant.e.s Titre du Projet Année


      Document 1 Document PDF Télécharger
      Document 2 Document PDF Télécharger
      Document 3 Document PDF Télécharger