WWD is partnering with online education firm Yellowbrick and Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising on a program devoted to showing clothing and accessory designers how to build a cohesive collection.
The self-paced online program offers five course modules: “Make it Personal,” “Show, Don’t Tell,” “Fashion Sketching 101,” “Muse and Market,” and “Your Final Designs.” Participants will earn non-credit certificate from FIDM upon completion.
The courses will be taught by industry professionals from WWD and faculty from FIDM.
“It’s one thing to channel all your design skill into that one perfect fashion piece, but it’s really quite another to do that over and over again and make a cohesive statement with a unified collection,” explained Amanda Smith, president of Fairchild Media.
The pandemic pushed FIDM to “lean fully into online learning through the spring and summer quarters of 2020,” states Barbara Bundy, vice president of education at FIDM. It has since sought to create new programs for students.
“By partnering with Yellowbrick and WWD, we’re providing vital training to a cohort of students who might not otherwise be able to join us, and we’re very proud of the resulting program,” Bundy adds.