P.O. Box 60215
Las Vegas Nevada
Fashion At Its Best!
Building Education, Careers, and Industry
UNLV Publicist: Dick Benoit
NAFD: Victoria Campe
UNLV Educational Outreach
40th Anniversary 2006
Fashion Design Honor
Join this educational, structured and fun basic sewing class that will introduce you to the development of garment construction, master patterns and provide you with the skills for garment enhancement. Instruction will include how to take proper body measurements and how to read and use master patterns, size variations and alterations for a proper fit. In this hands on class students will learn how to operate a sewing machine and be introduced to the serger machine and its benefits. Discussion on fashion fabrics, stretch fabrics, fibers, threads, sewing materials, and etc.
Projects: Top, Pant and Skirt.: Create and designyour very own casual or fashionable clothing. This fashion class is for the beginner or the advanced sewer, the fashion oriented person or the homemaker. 32 Hrs. 3.2 CEU’s.
Nevada Association of Fashion Design
NAFD: A Nevada state fashion and design educational organization. NAFD is a non profit 501c3, association and training program founded and incorporated in 1995 is governed by its by-laws and voluntary board of directors.
Mission & Objectives: 1-2 Yr. Graduate, 200 Hr. Fashion Certificate Program
To promote the fashion industry in the State of Nevada
To conduct itself, and act in a professional manner of a school as described in the bylaws 501c3 of Article 1 Section 2; which offers fashion educational courses to the community for careers in fashion.
To assist unknown and/or new designers market their designs, and to offer designer memberships with benefits for the aspiring designers.
- To assist unknown and/or new designers develop the educational background necessary, and to assist them in the fashion industry, to assist in special events for promotion in the fashion industry.
- To develop educational programs and operate within the State of Nevada to promote fashion designing.
- To partner the fashion design program(s) with educational entities i.e. schools, colleges, universities, businesses, organizations, within the State of Nevada.
- To recruit, train, recommend, and contract teaching personnel and instructors, and assist schools, and colleges locate and employ qualified instructors to implement its fashion programs.
- To contract and subcontract instructors for hire to teach educational courses and programs which promote the fashion program, with the NAFD and educational entities.
- To keep all data and files of the fashion program, instruction, instructors, students, personnel, and operations on file and confidential, and for review, recommendations, comparisons, assessments, and for any other lawful purpose as an informational system and verification for adhering to the bylaws Article III purposes and objectives of the NAFD.
- To create, develop, and own the fashion courses and operations of its fashion program(s).
- And any other lawful purpose; which would promote the growth, fashion education, and fashion industry in the State of Nevada, and for the Nevada Association of Fashion Design.
Develop the skills necessary for drafting flat patterns/ slopers though standard or individual measurements. Using Graph Drafting paper students will learn to draft a bodice, sleeve, pant and skirt. Students will learn how to take proper body measurements and alterations/grading for fitted patterns. Students will construct muslin fitted and sewn samples utilizing dress forms and sewing/serger machines. Student projects will include drafted and muslin Bodice, Sleeve, Skirt, and Pant patterns.
Projects: Include Drafted and Muslin Patterns (6 total) 3.2 CEU’s.
Join this hands-on sewing and alterations class. By altering your garment, you can make it appear to be custom made. You will learn the fundamentals and different phases of alterations and tailoring techniques including, how to understand human body types and to take measurements for correct fit, marking, repairing, and grading as well as working with various fabrics and styles. Learn to determine what can and cannot be altered, and why. Class topics will include: hand sewing, finishing stitches, pattern alterations, methods of fitting, and redesigning. Please bring a jacket, a pair of pants, and a skirt to class that you will alter in order to practice your new skills.
Projects: Altering Jacket, Pants, and Skirt. Sewing experience. Elective 24 Hours. 2.4 CEU’s.
Combine fun, funky, charm, vitality, and trendy design in this cutting edge of intimate apparel designs used in swimwear, lingerie, and club wear. Create the modern women designs for those who love freedom, independence, comfort and passion with style. Develop an appreciation for beautiful intimate apparel. The most important principle in creating fine lingerie is the understanding of correct body measurements, types of fabrics, trims, and elastics used for lingerie. You will use a variety of colors and styles to create affordable, yet stunning swimwear for you to enjoy, model or proudly display in your portfolio. You will learn about the special types of notions, needles, threads, and elastics necessary that work with swimwear, lingerie, dance and club fabrics, including Lycra, Spandex and nylon.
Projects: (1) Swimsuits and /or bikini (1) Lingerie . Basic sewing skills are required. 24 Hours. 2.4 CEU’s.
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Nevada Association of Fashion Design EDU
Careers In Fashion Design Education & Training Co-sponsored with UNLV EO
Dress Maker Studio Instructor: Maria Bruce
Learn to create a perfect pattern custom and tailored fitted for women’s clothing. A dressmaker must be able to find a balance between “haute couture”, or high end fashion and ready to wear clothes when being consulted for one-of-a-kind pieces. In this Dressmaker Studio the designers will have a hands-on fashion approach to style and sewing that will include different levels of apparel and study. Discover the “how to” for custom fitted designs with a fashionable tailored look while learning about seams, darts, pleats, grading, lining, interfacings, stiffening, buttonholes, fibers and fabrics. Students will also discuss and execute the process of then taking the pattern from inspiration to creating a fabulous one of kind stylish fitted garment. Students will utilize design and illustration techniques; with special focus on draping and embellishments.
Projects: 1. Design and draft a custom fitted dressmakers pattern, with emphasis on high-end design.
2. Using the custom fitted pattern you will create a fashionable and stylish garment.
Pre-req: Must know how to sew and use patterns. 3.2 CEU’s.
Learn active skills and exciting methods to designing through this advanced sewing class. Students will develop techniques of learning button holes, zippers, velcro, shoulder pads, interfacing, waistlines, fabrics, and embellishments. You will learn to design your very own stylish Dolman jacket and zippered skirt, with your very own unique embellishments.
Projects: One jacket, and one skirt.
Pre-req: Sewing skills (they do not need to have taken basic sewing, they just need to know how to operate a sewing machine).
24 Hours. 2.4 CEU’s.
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Join this fun and educational class of Fashion Graff sketch class. Learn to create markings, slogans, and drawings, the "how to" apply them directly to the fabric. Through art and expression graff designs has exploded into the fashion world, designed on clothing and accessories, utilized by fashionistas, models, movies, and the music industry. A special presentation by Graff designer Carlos will be included. Students will learn to design Graff style using fabric and fashion markers. You will leave this class with your very own unique fashion graff design.
Projects: Create a fashion graff design on muslin fabric. Create a fashion graff design on a t-shirt. 24 Hours. 2.4 CEU’s.
Fashion Marketing Instructor Gretchen Marshall
Fashion Designers learn about the tips and tricks of Fashion Marketing to apply towards your own designs for become successful. Fashion marketing advertises and promotes clothing lines to a target audience by creating a story, designing ads and getting the collection seen. Learn what style is all about, and be responsible for helping designers by ensuring that their lines sell. Professionals who work in fashion marketing and merchandising examine fashion trends, help retailers’ stock fashion lines, coordinate sales and promote goods. Learn about generating clientele, your target audience, and the fashion and retail industry. Who would be more interested in a blue A-line skirt with red embroidery, an adult or teen? These are the questions a good Fashion Marketer must be prepared to ask and answer when working with a new clothing line. Learn to market fashion and generate your audience by appealing to them.
Project: Design a product and marketing plan presentation board. 24 Hours. 2.4 CEU’s.
Illustration & Design Instructor: Desiree Vittorio
Fashion Illustration & Design:
Learn to create your fashionable designs and line through the art of Fashion Illustration and Design. This class will take you through the designer process of Fashion Elements, Principles, and Illustration. You will learn to develop or enhance your drawing skills and work from designing concept to creation. Topics and focus on fashion design, sketching the human body, illustration of dress, colors, and the designer’s fashion portfolio. Learn how to apply the characters of color, season elements, rendering mediums, techniques and sketching.
Projects include Illustration & Design for the Portfolio and Presentation, & Figure Board, and Flats.
Videos and fashion magazines will be utilized in this class 32 Hrs. 3.2 CEU’s
Business of Fashion Design Workshop 1: Instructor: Gigi Morris
BOF Workshop 2: Fashion Elements of Design
Gain an understanding of the billion dollar worldwide fashion industry, a powerhouse combination of fashion design and apparel production. If you are interested in stepping into the world of fashion, it is important to understand the business side of this creative and exciting career. This three-session workshop starts by uncovering your creative side, refines your business entrepreneurship skills, and helps define the brand called YOU.
Project: Draping and Fashion Presentation Board
Workshop 1 is scheduled in the Spring
Workshop 2 is scheduled in the Fall
Fashion Showcase: Instructor: Gretchen Marshall
Develop and market your fashion and merchandising skills. Through designer case studies and collaborative group projects, learn about product development and brand management concepts, such as graphic design and fashion design. Gain experience in public relations, retail buying, trend spotting, and fashion publishing. Course content also covers fashion designers, designer lines, logos, taglines, networking, budgets, staging and rehearsals, fashion show production and promotion, press kits, models, photographers, venue, and dressers.
Projects: Create an ad presentation board. Plan and market a fashion show event.
School of Fashion Design- Edu
NAFD received their 20th Anniversary Recognition
for Arts & Education from the Nevada State
Governor Brian Sandoval and
City of Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman
Leading the Way, 1st Fashion Design Education & Training Program in Nevada, offered since 1995
1995-1997 CSN Continuing Education & UNLV Educational Outreach 1997-2016.
International School of Fashion Design
ISFD Coming 2016 DBA of NAFD