Fashion design Masterclass
gives you her secrets for getting inspired, finding your style, and creating your own collection
16 VIDEO LESSONS
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The 16 chapters of the masterclass
MY PASSION FOR DESIGN
"What I expected from a designer’s life"
In this chapter, Chantal Thomass will discuss her passion for design, her love of fabrics and fashion, her sources of inspiration, and her inexhaustible curiosity. She will also discuss the important turning points in her career, her encounters with the biggest designers, as well as the most important changes in the world of design since the arrival of marketing.
BECOMING A DESIGNER
In this chapter, Chantal Thomass will explain the role of the designer, as well as how it has changed over time; the designer's mission, expectations, the effect of discipline in daily life, the good and bad reasons to embark on this career, the strengths and weaknesses of trend books, and what is taught in design schools today. She will illustrate her discussions with exclusive archival images and will share all her advice for beginning a design career today.
CREATING FASCINATING AND UNIQUE DESIGNS
In this chapter, the undisputed fashion queen will share valuable advice for standing out as a designer. You will hear one of her keys for success, which is often forgotten today and yet remains indispensable: learning fashion history. Chantal Thomass, who has lived through several generations of designers and trends, will tell you everything she's learned about fashion, and how to draw inspiration from that history today. Once again, you’ll have the chance to view an array of rare and precious archival images.
FINDING YOUR STYLE
Chantal Thomass will begin this chapter by discussing how her style has evolved over the different eras, and how she built a recognizable style over the years, despite all the constraints imposed by brands, trends, and marketing. As an exercise, she will have you create a book reflecting your image and your own style.
ADAPTING YOUR STYLE
“Creative people can have ideas that fit every style and every price"
In this chapter, Chantal Thomass teaches you how to adapt YOUR style for different purposes, and turn it into a brand or get picked up by existing brands.
FEEDING THE CREATIVE PROCESS
"Keep an eye on everything"
This chapter tells you how to organize your time to leave room for the ongoing curiosity that will feed your designs. Chantal Thomass will share tips on how to sustain creativity: people watching, painting, materials, books, animals... and will suggest a way to organize your time.
THE THEME AS THE BASIS FOR THE DESIGN PROCESS
In this chapter, Chantal Thomass shares the keys to finding the theme for your design or collection. She will explain what she thinks is a good theme and how to work alone or in teams (discussion being indispensable) to define the "theme" that will serve as the basis for your design.
STARTING FROM THE MATERIAL
Materials are very important in the design process, and the criteria for choosing them are crucial (texture, quality...). Chantal Thomass loves materials, and in this chapter, she’ll reveal her strategies (where to find the best quality for the best price).
PLAYING WITH COLORS
Colors are also a crucial part of what drives the creative process. Chantal Thomass discusses her relationship with color, how she got started, her choices, and she’ll share some tips on ways to pair them, as well as “daring" combinations.
PERFECTING THE DETAILS
"Just like with cooking, you have to know the right dose for everything"
Chantal Thomass always pays attention to the details, both in her lingerie as well as in each object she creates. She'll explain how to perfect the details of a design (accessories, clothing, lingerie...), even suggesting that you sometimes go overboard with details.
DESIGNING THE COLLECTION
In this important step, the designer will explain how to frame your project and use the right dose of originality to sell to the greatest number of people. How to create luxury designs then rework them into more accessible creations.
FROM DESIGN TO PROTOTYPE
“Insist, work hard, and see your ideas through to the end"
In this video, Chantal Thomass will explain how to materialize an idea, go off the beaten track, and free yourself from any constraints. Visit factories, discuss with other creatives, and know how to make concessions when necessary to finish a project.
FINALIZING YOUR MODELS
For those wishing to progress to the professional level, this stage is important. The key advice you’ll receive from Chantal Thomass will help you save time as you make your choices: the decision-makers you’ll need to meet, the conversations to have right away, the important steps that can’t be forgotten...
Fashion has changed a lot, and the arrival of the Internet and of marketing into this industry turned all its conventions upside. Chantal Thomass was able to navigate these changes and continues to be sought after by the biggest brands. In this chapter, she’ll help you gain recognition, build your image through today’s influencers (web, salons, media...), and create longevity.
SELLING OR GETTING DISTRIBUTED
In this chapter, Chantal Thomass will share all of her secrets (successes and failures) to enter the market and create your own brand, open a store, sell online...
STAGING YOUR COLLECTION
Staging your collections is very important. Chantal Thomass will discuss, in this chapter, her most impressive stagings, whether through a runway show, hotel display, or store window. She’ll also explain what she looks for in other designers and how she discovers young talent, as well as what she considers a successful staging.
On average, our participants give our masterclasses
4.8 out of 5 stars.
I’m very honored to have had the chance to talk to Chantal Thomass, who is truly inspiring to me. The fact that she took the time to answer us is just marvelous! So thank you for this class!