Credits: 10

Schedule: 26.10.2015 - 11.12.2015

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Students strengthen their creative process with a focus on development of expression through 3D shaping. They understand how to take advantage of a research approach as a starting point for their personal artistic expression and design process. They have an innovative approach to building new concepts in the field of fashion design.

Students are familiar with and able to apply methods of innovative garment shaping, 3D experimentation and testing of ideas on the body. They have a personal approach to the relationship of material and shape and are able to use them as design tools.

This unit is meant to open up new ways of perceiving the shaping of garments and the use of material with an account for emerging technologies, neighbouring disciplines and sustainable viewpoints.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Students explore and study a topic based on a pre-assignment as a starting point for their individual projectThey collect extensive research from diverse sources to support their study, based on the research they develop and introduce a fashion concept that features new methods and approaches. Students are challenged to think about shaping in an unorthodox way; they analyse and question the effect of different materials to the shape.

Experimenting with mini modelling is used to provoke unexpected design solutions that are then developed further into full scale prototypes with innovative solutions in garment construction. The approach of the course is experimental and practice-led.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Workshops, tutoring, individual projects, critiques, visiting lectures.

Marking Criteria: research, design analysis and experimentation. Process documentation. Professional development.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

270 h

80 h Lectures, tutoring, critiques

155 h Independent work

35 h Own reflection

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Innovative Fashion Design 6 ECTS

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

In WebOodi

Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

First priority is given to Fashion, Clothing and Textile Design students who have this course accepted in their personal study plan. Max. 15 students.