BA (Hons) Fashion Design
IED Barcelona is the only centre in Spain imparting the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Fashion Design validated by the University of Westminster. Since 2010 it offers the opportunity to combine the studies of this prestigious university, entirely taught in English, with the IED experience in the city of Barcelona.
The BA (Hons) in Fashion Design prepares professionals with a wide technical and cultural knowledge through learning concepts from the fashion field, based on creativity and analysis of the needs of the market. Its philosophy is to develop students as individuals, to become innovative and creative designers, and challenge them to develop an aesthetic style relevant to the international fashion industry.
The BA (Hons) in Fashion Design offers an academic path that allows students to create their own brand or to work for other firms. It provides the required knowledge to work in a design department or to connect with various departments in a production company.
The first year of the course is focused on acquiring the main competences together with a strong culture and project methodology. The development of the personal style of each student starts being motivated and specific techniques of fashion are infused: pattern making, modelling, illustration, accessories, history, etc., essentials for anyone working on the field of fashion. Traditional and modern techniques are always combined during the lessons, to face the current industry in its full extent and encourage each student to discover techniques to further the development of the own creativity.
During the second year, students widen the knowledge acquired in previous semesters, they learn advanced techniques on modelling and pattern making, illustration, specific techniques such as knitting or accessories, and develop several collections (for man and woman). Various projects stand out because of their forward-thinking on techniques and tissues.
The third year emphasizes on the improvement of practical abilities in accordance with the exigencies of the professional world. A project on styling and sustainability will be developed, among others. During the last semester students will perform their degree final project, which is their official introduction to the professional world. The year culminates in the fashion show, where the creations conceived for their final project are shown.
Didactics is focused on a practical methodology of experimental projects and business simulations performed jointly with professionals in the sector. It is divided in subject modules so students can develop one project after another, not many at the same time. A more effective proceeding that allows improvement in both development of concepts and production process of each project.
Fashion designer, stylist, trendsetter, fashion accessories designer, visual merchandiser, fashion communication and brand image, illustrator, consultant, pattern designer, textile designer, coolhunter, product manager, etc.
IED MODA alumni work at:
3.1 Phillip Lim, A.Knackfuss, Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, Alexis Reyna, Antonio Miró, Armand Bassi, Balenciaga, Balmain, Bassols, Bibian Blue, Bless, Boris Bidjan Saberi, Camper, Cardón, Carolina Herrera, Chanel, Cortana, Cruciani Cashmere, Custo Barcelona, Desigual, Eden Park, Elie Saab, Emme Accesorios, Esprit, Formula 1 Footwear, Gallostra, S.A., Gentz & Súarez, Grupo Cortefiel, G-Star, Hallotex, Huit, Inditex, Ivana Follová, Jeremy Scott, John Richmond, José Castro, Juan Pedro López, Justicia Ruano, J.W. Anderson, Kamla, Loewe, Lupo, Mango, Marisa Bosch, Martin Lamothe, Masscob, Massimo Dutti, Max Mara, Mediaset (Tele5), Mi&Co, Muzza, Natori, Paper Magazine, Pepe Jeans London, Pimkie, Pronovias, Pull and Bear, Reebok, Shiatzy Chen, Smash Barcelona, Stradivarius, Style.com, Suncoo, TCN, Tempé Diseño SL, Tess Giberson, Tom Scott, Valentino, Vanesa Lorenzo, Vicosta S.L., Women´s Secret, Zara, etc.
IED MODA alumni with their own brand:
About Arianne, Aizuri by Hiske Ter Veld, Aljoscha Quooss, Angela Bang, Binvignat Streeter, Bruum Knits, Byphos, Closet BCN, Cynthia Buttenklepper, Eva vs. Maria, Geraldine Garcia, Ida Johannson, Ivy Day, Ixone Elzo, Kolbrun, Mariel Rojo, Nordic Wardrobe, Sinners London SCP, Twin y Vasya by Sasha, etc.
After studying Art History and Costumes, Fashion and Textile Design, she started freelancing as stylist in New York for magazines such as Glamour, FHM, Paper Magazine or Podivm.
She worked in costumes design for Teatre Lliure, Teatre Tantarantana o the Gale Gates Arts Center, as well as for several video and music productions.
Her career also includes collaborations in fashion shows productions (Jose Castro, Circuit), in addition to her performance as a market editor for Style.com. As designer, she has collaborated with Jose Castro besides creating her own brand.
She is currently the Director of the Fashion School of IED Barcelona Escola Superior de Disseny.
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