High school graduates (all categories) or an equivalent or superior diploma - Personal Interview
8-11 months including internship intervals - 620 hours of training
Integrated preparatory class - AICP diploma
10 500 € divisible into two payments (50% upon enrollment, 50% at least 1 month before the start of classes).
An introduction to technical apparel design
The Introduction to Technical Apparel Design Foundation Year is for high school or vocational high school graduates or for candidates seeking a professional reconversion; who have little or no prior experience in the apparel industry nor in clothing assembly; and are looking to work in the technical fashion job categories.
This program provides training in sewing basics and clothing assembly and fabrication and is the fast track to AICP’s advanced technical apparel diplomas, while allowing students to discover the IRL true-to-life working conditions of fashion houses and brands.
Learning the fundamental cut, assembly, fusing, and ironing technological solutions employed in today’s fashion world.
Identifying fabrics and their compositions and their individual limitations and characteristics.
Understanding and interpreting fashion looks and style silhouettes, while applying the necessary geometry to obtain the appropriate volume and fullness.
Recognizing the varying quality grades to apply according to the company’s market range level and the fashion pyramid.
Developing knowledge in fashion history by exploring clothing through the ages and understanding and interpreting fashion trends.
Identifying production process operations and organizational structure and the varying playbook spec sheets which are required.
Using English for the professional fashion industry, in both the written and oral forms.
Manufacturing Process and workshops
- Sewing (Hand and Machine)
- Mock-Up Development
- Fabrication of an 11-piece women’s wardrobe
- Introduction to patternmaking
- Product Glossary
- Environnement d’une collection
- Textile technology
- Tools and Equipment
- The History of Fashion
- Entreprises et métiers du secteur mode
- Exhibitions and visits
- Technical English
After having worked as a fashion designer, I realized I was lacking technical know-how and skills. I decided to start from scratch with the technical apparel design foundation year to learn the basics.
Learning about fabrication has helped me considerably: the care and precision that I must bring to my work, and all the technical aspects of ironing and assembly.
Average success rate
in the last 3 years
The average grade from
the 2023 intake
International Technical Apparel Designer
International Technical Apparel Designer - menswear