Introduction to Fashion Design

A course by Lupe Gajardo
Fashion Designer. Santiago, Chile.
On Domestika since 04/27/2020
, Fashion Designer

Discover the creative process to design a capsule or limited edition collection in your own style

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (13)
  • 773 students
Introduction to Fashion Design

Discover the creative process to design a capsule or limited edition collection in your own style

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (13)
  • 773 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 15 Lessons (2h 35m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German
  • Unlimited access forever

Get started in fashion design and unravel its expressive power alongside fashion designer Lupe Gajardo. Learn how to create a capsule collection from scratch using research and conceptualization. With collections seen on catwalks at fashion weeks in Berlin, Santiago de Chile, London, and New York, Lupe will guide you through the fashion industry, explaining the field from her own perspective and showing you why she considers fashion to be an essential form of expression.

Learn how to conceptualize your ideas using a simple creative process and design a unique capsule collection.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Introduction to fashion design
  • U3
    U3. The development of the collection
  • U4
    U4. Final thoughts
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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Start the course by getting to know Lupe, her career as a clothing designer, and how she founded her clothing brand in Chile. Discover where she finds inspiration and what is covered in the course.

Get a brief introduction on the history of fashion. Go through the elements and basic principles of design to prepare for your project. Understand what a capsule collection entails and its main characteristics.

Learn to give shape to your collection step by step. Lupe shares her research process for mapping out a concept. She shows you how to write your manifesto and create a list of key concepts to use as a guide for your collection.Define your key elements including your colors, target audience, and more.

Begin working on your final project by sketching your ideas. First, begin by making preliminary drawings to accentuate gestures, advancing on your final sketches for your collection. Work on the silhouettes, movements, and textures;the fundamental elements that add life to your collection.

Build your collection, organize your final designs, and ensure there’s a connection between each design to express your vision fully.

Learn how to create a detailed technical file of your collection. Finally, see how to attractively present your collection in a lookbook.

What is this course's project?

Design a capsule or limited edition collection of 8 garments, focusing on the creative process to express your signature style.

Who is it for?

For anyone interested in the creative process behind making a limited edition fashion collection.

What you need

To take this course, you should have basic drawing skills and a desire to express your ideas through fashion.

As for materials, you need a sketchbook, pencils, an eraser, colored pencils, magazines, pieces of fabric, and a piece of cardboard paper.


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Lupe Gajardo

A course by Lupe Gajardo

Fashion Designer

Chilean native Guadalupe Gajardo, better known as Lupe, has always had an interest in crafts and creating clothes. She graduated as a Fashion Designer in Instituto Incacea in Viña del Mar, Chile and worked with renowned designer Miguel Ángel Guzmán, before creating her own brand in 2009, Lupe Gajardo.

For Lupe, fashion goes further than just the garments; it’s a unique form of expression. She has taken part in some of the most important catwalks across the world, including in New York, London, and Berlin. Her brand has been highlighted by WGSN as a brand to follow.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What Will We Do on the Course?
  • U2

    Introduction to fashion design

    • Milestones in the history of fashion
    • Basic design elements
    • Design principles
    • What is a capsule collection?
  • U3

    The development of the collection

    • The investigation
    • The conceptualization
    • The manifesto
    • Sketches 1
    • Sketches 2
    • Assembly and structure of the collection
  • U4

    Final thoughts

    • Technical Specifications and Design Details
    • Presentation of the collection
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Introduction to fashion design

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Introduction to Fashion Design. A Design course by Lupe Gajardo

Introduction to Fashion Design

A course by Lupe Gajardo
Fashion Designer. Santiago, Chile.
On Domestika since 04/27/2020
  • 100% Positive reviews (13)
  • 773 students