Introduction to Footwear Design
Under the expert guidance of the tutor, this inspirational and comprehensive footwear design course will take you through all the processes involved in designing your own collection. You’ll start by looking at how shape and function affect shoe design and investigate different drawing techniques whilst you develop your own design ideas...
Taught by: Fiona Campbell.
Under the expert guidance of the tutor, this inspirational and comprehensive footwear design course will take you through all the processes involved in designing your own collection. You’ll start by looking at how shape and function affect shoe design and investigate different drawing techniques whilst you develop your own design ideas.
You’ll explore different materials and trims and how to incorporate these into your design work. The course will also cover different ways of applying colour and texture through traditional skills.
Once confident in the basics of designing and researching you’ll then be given a project to complete in order to bring your research and design skills to production level. During this project you'll gain an understanding of technical terminology.
The course includes:
- How to develop your design ideas
- Footwear design and construction theory
- Decoding Trends and Fashion Predictions
- Story/Mood Boards
- Design development process
- Range building
- Drawing techniques
- Tutorial on digital processes
Drawing and presentation will be covered in a series of technical workshops. This is a design course and doesn't involve footwear construction.
Beginners. You should have an interest in the subject area and a desire to learn but no previous experience is required.
Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older.Booking:
Your course place is confirmed once you have booked online or via the phone using a credit or debit card. There is no deadline for booking. Places are offered on a first come, first served basis, and all courses have a maximum number of students. We suggest you book early to avoid disappointment.
London College of Fashion joined forces with the world-renowned Cordwainers College in 2000, forming a union of unique specialist expertise in footwear and accessories. This collaboration has broadened LCF’s portfolio of specialist courses and since its formation has trained some of London’s most interesting shoe designers.
In order to fully participate in the practical exercises please bring the following materials/equipment to the first class:
- A4 or A3 Layout pad bleed proof for markers (weight from 70gsm to 130gsm )
- A5 sketchbook (cartridge paper starter sketchbook or equivalent)
- Sketching pencils (HB, B, 2B such as Derwent Graphic)
- A Staedtler 0.3mm black fine liner pen
- Coloured prints from the internet or magazines of a subject that interests you to use as a theme for your design inspiration
Please bring a small amount of cash to the course on your first day to credit your printing account. It is unlikely you will need to spend more than £5. We recommend that you buy your materials from an art shop.