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Fashion Summer Camp

Preparing a creative portfolio after high school is fundamental when applying to college admissions, or to bring along to an interview. Specifically designed with the high school student in mind, this short 6-week fashion portfolio course (Saturday mornings only) provides a step-by-step guide to creating a fashion design portfolio, as well key insights into the exciting and fast-paced world of fashion, all via a highly informed and yet fun approach to learning.

Participants will have the chance to explore hand illustration and digital drawing skills, gain key notions in visual merchandising, and fashion styling, and put together simple creative research in preparation for a college bound professional fashion portfolio and final visual presentation. Alongside developing their technical and hands-on skills, participants also have the opportunity to discover the world of Istituto Marangoni; the Miami school, its internationally recognized training methods and programs for future study opportunities in Fashion, Design and Art.

Starting from ‘what makes a successful professional fashion portfolio’ participants are introduced to key skills in fashion sketching, learning the basics of fashion figure drawing (hand sketching) and fashion illustration. They will discover how designers ‘work’ to put together a fashion collection, and will also have the opportunity to channel their creativity through hands-on workshops; for example in fabrics and materials.

Moving on the course provides a stimulating journey into image manipulation, looking at moodboards, inspiration boards, and working on the digital presentation of ideas. Participants become acquainted with basic skills in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign software packages, all necessary when creating visuals for a final portfolio presentation.

As well as fashion design, the course also introduces the ever-evolving areas of visual merchandising and fashion styling, with an opportunity to create a basic fashion photoshoot through contemporary digital media.

At the end of the program participants will bring together all creative materials, images and illustrations to produce a creative portfolio of ideas; a portfolio that fully represents their individual capabilities, their creative design skills, and ultimately, demonstrates their ability and passion for their next steps in working towards a successful future in any creative field.


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Sebastian Grey - Project Runway Winner

From the day I stepped into Marangoni Miami I felt at home. The teachers were strong, resourceful, and full of real-life experiences. I can say the skills, concepts, and mentorship I gained from Marangoni made it possible for me to win Project Runway 17 in 2019.

Sebastian Grey, MA in Fashion & Luxury Brand Management  

Download the Youth Programs Brochure

Our fashion design classes for our youth programs are supported by lectures, workshops, and subject specific presentations by a faculty of professionals in the field. If participants have little or no previous experience but would like to become familiar with some of the key disciplines in the industry, or a specific area, there are a variety of levels and course durations to suit all preferences. Continuing education courses are also the perfect ‘taster’ or introduction to the fashion industry, which may help in decision making for future in-depth study or career path development.

Complete your information and download the Brochure about the Degree programs and Fashion Courses. There are some experiences in life that lead to a radical transformation, where what comes after is light-years ahead of what preceded it. It is via such experiences, nurturing emotion and aspiration combined with academic rigor and expertise, that Istituto Marangoni participants have the opportunity to successfully navigate a stimulating, challenging, and productive future, and take their place amongst the stars. Studying at Istituto Marangoni provides such an experience, connecting skill and style at high-end international locations with an Italian imprint of history and culture, enriching talent and encouraging ambition.

Complete your information and download the brochure about our degree programs and online fashion courses with a certificate. Studying at Istituto Marangoni connects skill and style at high-end international locations, with an Italian imprint of history and culture, enriching talent and encouraging ambition.

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