IED Barcelona is the only center in Spain imparting the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Fashion Design validated by the University of Westminster. Since 2010 it offers the opportunity to combine the studies of this prestigious university, entirely taught in English, with the IED experience in the city of Barcelona.
The BA (Hons) in Fashion Design prepares professionals with a wide technical and cultural knowledge through learning concepts from the fashion field, based on creativity and analysis of the needs of the market. Its philosophy is to develop students as individuals, to become innovative and creative designers, and challenge them to develop an aesthetic style relevant to the international fashion industry.
The BA (Hons) in Fashion Design offers an academic path that allows students to create their own brand or to work for other firms. It provides the required knowledge to work in a design department or to connect with various departments in a production company.
The first year of the course is focused on acquiring the main competencies together with a strong culture and project methodology. The development of the personal style of each student starts being motivated and specific techniques of fashion are infused: pattern making, modeling, illustration, accessories, history, etc., essentials for anyone working on the field of fashion. Traditional and modern techniques are always combined during the lessons, to face the current industry in its full extent and encourage each student to discover techniques to further the development of their own creativity.
During the second year, students widen the knowledge acquired in previous semesters, they learn advanced techniques on modeling and pattern making, illustration, specific techniques such as knitting or accessories, and develop several collections (for man and woman). Various projects stand out because of their forward-thinking techniques and tissues.
The third year emphasizes the improvement of practical abilities in accordance with the exigencies of the professional world. A project on styling and sustainability will be developed, among others. During the last semester, students will perform their degree final project, which is their official introduction to the professional world. The year culminates in the fashion show, where the creations conceived for their final project are shown.
Didactics is focused on a practical methodology of experimental projects and business simulations performed jointly with professionals in the sector. It is divided into subject modules so students can develop one project after another, not many at the same time. A more effective proceeding that allows improvement in both the development of concepts and production process of each project.
Fashion designer, stylist, trendsetter, fashion accessories designer, visual merchandiser, fashion communication and brand image, illustrator, consultant, pattern designer, textile designer, coolhunter, product manager, etc.
IED MODA alumni work at:
3.1 Phillip Lim, A.Knackfuss, Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, Alexis Reyna, Antonio Miró, Armand Bassi, Balenciaga, Balmain, Bassols, Bibian Blue, Bless, Boris Bidjan Saberi, Camper, Cardón, Carolina Herrera, Chanel, Cortana, Cruciani Cashmere, Custo Barcelona, Desigual, Eden Park, Elie Saab, Emme Accesorios, Esprit, Formula 1 Footwear, Gallostra, S.A., Gentz & Súarez, Grupo Cortefiel, G-Star, Hallotex, Huit, Inditex, Ivana Follová, Jeremy Scott, John Richmond, José Castro, Juan Pedro López, Justicia Ruano, J.W. Anderson, Kamla, Loewe, Lupo, Mango, Marisa Bosch, Martin Lamothe, Masscob, Massimo Dutti, Max Mara, Mediaset (Tele5), Mi&Co, Muzza, Natori, Paper Magazine, Pepe Jeans London, Pimkie, Pronovias, Pull and Bear, Reebok, Shiatzy Chen, Smash Barcelona, Stradivarius, Style.com, Suncoo, TCN, Tempé Diseño SL, Tess Giberson, Tom Scott, Valentino, Vanesa Lorenzo, Vicosta S.L., Women´s Secret, Zara, etc.
IED MODA alumni with their own brand:
About Arianne, Aizuri by Hiske Ter Veld, Aljoscha Quooss, Angela Bang, Binvignat Streeter, Bruum Knits, Byphos, Closet BCN, Cynthia Buttenklepper, Eva vs. Maria, Geraldine Garcia, Ida Johannson, Ivy Day, Ixone Elzo, Kolbrun, Mariel Rojo, Nordic Wardrobe, Sinners London SCP, Twin y Vasya by Sasha, etc.
After completing his studies at the Fashion Institute in Barcelona, in 1995 Mr. Pérez finished his training in design and industrial pattern-making at the American Mitchell Designing School in Barcelona.
In 1997, he and a partner created llamazares y de delgado, and since then they have produced two collections of men’s and women’s clothing every year.
In 2006 he joined the IED as a lecturer and teaches men’s pattern-making classes for the Fashion Design courses. Since 2011 he has been teaching on the Men’s Collection course, in 2012 he was on the Men’s Collection project and he is now the coordinator of the IED BA in Fashion Design.
About the School
The IED Barcelona is a workshop for conducting analysis and research applied to material culture, a focus it is destined to develop increasingly in the future.