Teen Vogue & Parsons School of Design: Unlocking Visual Style… Part 1/5

Happy MONDAY awesome people! Yup…. Another week with lots to do and very little time to do them. Although it’s days like this that call for extra coffee, I decided to go for a walk and write this post instead 🙂

It took me some time to decide how I was gonna write about the first course in the fashion certificate, since my head is exploding with info right now (hahahaha..), so I decided to split the course info into several parts. In this post, I’m gonna give you a little bit of an overview of what the course is about, how the course is structured, and what to expect by the end of it, so let’s dive in 😉

Each fashion piece is defined by its “look”. The look is the thing that either grabs your attention & gets you love struck, or gets itself dismissed. If a look resonates with you, it’ll do more than wow you, It’ll tell you a story. A story that will communicate to you the designer’s voice, emotions and atmosphere. A story you can see yourself being a part of. This is the piece’s “visual story”.

The course is designed for you to see how well you can interpret a trend from the visual style of a designer’s collection, gives you tools to enhance your skills so that ultimately you can create your own visual style. The course begins with an introductory video about “Visual Style”, then a series of lessons about the development of a number of styles such as “The White Dress”, “Sportswear”, “Hollywood Glamour”, etc. Fashion trends that you’ve always loved, and now you get to be blown away by the history, culture and events that influenced developing them.  After the lessons, you get six assignments to complete. These are aimed for you to put the knowledge and tools you learnt to use. The last section of this course introduces you to all the industry experts you’re gonna be meeting in the entire certificate, as well as some valuable career tips. I’m half-way through my third course, and till now they are all  structured the same way 🙂

Next post is going to be about visual style from a designer’s perspective. Can’t wait!



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