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Full-time program

International Technical Apparel Designer - Menswear

Admission Requirements

AICP’s Foundation Year graduates / Technical Apparel Industry high school or higher national diploma or associate degree graduates / Candidates with prior clothing assembly and manufacturing experience - Entrance Exam


12 months including a 3 months internship intervals - 1 190 hours of training


Modéliste International du Vêtement - Certified Level 5 diploma, equivalent to 2yrs of higher education (RNCP37745 - code NSF 242s - 19/07/2023)


17 500 € (+ 200 € de frais d’inscription), divisible into two payments (50% upon enrollment, 50% at least 1 month before the start of classes).

The training program for the architects of clothing

This program is for students who have successfully completed the Foundation Year: Intro to Technical Apparel Design, as well as clothing industry vocational high school or higher national vocational diploma graduates looking to develop their savoir-faire and knowledge and to perfect their skills, or for employees with some prior experience in clothing assembly.

This program allows you to discover the technical apparel design job role and to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed in this highly in-demand career of the future in all sectors of the clothing industry (luxury, ready-to-wear) and to master the different pattern drafting techniques (draping and flat pattern cutting).

Program objectives

Crafting a garment on a couture dress form by draping or by setting shape and volume with muslin while respecting body shape.

Creating a foundation piece via geometric construction individually from a sketch, industrializing and crafting clothing pieces and components and modifying or transforming a block pattern to craft a new garment.

Conducting prototype fittings and drafting patterns by seeking technical solutions according to feasibility, cost, and style criteria.

Interpreting measurement size charts and crafting a size set by respecting the balance, fit, comfort and allure of the garment.

Crafting an entire garment individually with an assembly methodology.

Using the Lectra Modaris and Modaris Expert software with professionalism.

Putting together a tech pack with the varying spec sheets which are employed by different departments and services.

Oral and written English exchange for a professional fashion environment targeting specific technical information and mastering the vocabulary necessary to put together a tech pack.



The technical and theoretical training takes place at the AICP. The practical training takes place both in class and throughout the on-the-job work placements.

Draping Module

  • Shaping, setting, altering, and assembling the muslin
  • Pattern alterations
  • Prototype assembly
  • Technical English

Flat pattern cutting, Patternmaking, Gradation Module

  • Pattern Drafting and Transformation Development
  • Gradation
  • CAD (©Lectra Modaris et ©Clo3D)
  • Tech/Spec Packs



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Career prospects

Career prospects

Successful completion of this module guarantees access to the “Fashion and Technical Apparel Designer” program. Graduates are ready to apply for jobs within a workshop, design, product, or prototype teams in France or abroad.
Full-time program

Fashion and Technical Apparel Designer

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Technical apparel designer

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Second seamstress

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Finished product technician

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Patternmaker – Grader

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