Head of Department – Merav Lavie
The world of fashion, being a reflection of social, economic and historic processes, is an inseparable part of our culture. Believing that innovation in fashion design comes, among other things, by familiarization with the materials, colors, textures and their interlinking, a significant part of the studies in the department, is devoted to the exploration of the world of textiles. The courses include in-depth study of textiles, from general sketching to computerized design, from fabric workshops to silk screen printing. This is in addition to studies that delve into collection structuring, fashion illustration, creating trends, and commercial marketing. The department is noted for its atmosphere of innovative creativity, which is fundamental to the understanding of the taught materials, while developing each student’s signature style.
B.Ed.Des. Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Design
Fashion implies innovation, simply because it is part of a broad international industry that includes diverse markets, production and communication. The world of fashion, being a reflection of social, economic and historic processes, is an inseparable part of our culture.
What makes our department unique.
In the Department of Fashion Design, a substantial part of the academic programm is devoted to the exploration of the world of textiles. We believe that innovation in fashion design comes, among other things, from close familiarization with the materials, colors and textures and their interlinking properties. This is why, across the four years of study, courses on textiles cover the range from general sketching to computerized design, and from fabric workshops to silk screen printing. These are studied in addition to courses that delve into structuring collections, fashion illustration, developing trends, and commercial marketing. An innovative, creative learning atmosphere naturally evolves as each student develops and hones their signature style.
Students experience a wide range of studio classes which aim to provide them with knowledge about the processes of structuring a collection, starting from inspiration and research, to color palettes and unique textiles, and to the eventual execution of a complete apparel range. Experiential concepts include: designing swimwear, the little black dress, bridal gowns from knit fabrics, menswear, evening dresses, and many more areas, given as studio classes that explore the link between fashion and art.
Completing four years of study, each student presents a collection as part of the annual fashion show.
At the technological level, students gain broad knowhow of sewing, pattern making and free sampling.
As part of fashion design’s practical applications, students join local and international fashion houses and retailers at the end of their second year. This activity offers up-close familiarization with the fashion industry, collection preparation processes, teamwork and operating within commercial limitations.
Enriching the student’s world of content, art studies include socio- historical aspects, art history, mass media, Israeli fashion, and the history of clothing. The curriculum is multidisciplinary, and integrates fashion design studies with studies in education, allowing graduates to additionally integrate as teachers of fashion design and applied arts in junior and senior high schools.
Merav Lavie, Head of Department
Tamar El-Al, Department Coordinator. Tel: 04-8562534 email@example.com