FIT Design Tests- Fashion Design & Accessories Design

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FIT 

Fashion Design 

PART ONE: Design Test

Project One: Mix-and-Match Designs

  • Create a mood/inspiration page for the following mix-and-match designs. The mood page should include an image(s) that has inspired you to create these designs. Include a short written explanation of how the designs have been inspired by the mood page image(s). Also list the destination and season of the year that these designs will be worn in.
  • Draw original garment designs in color using the medium of your choice. Show mix-and-match separates that work together.

1) Design a jacket

2) Design a top (use the top twice, once on each figure)

3) Design pants

4) Design a skirt

  • Sketch the designs in color on two figures. Include back views of the garments on a figure or as a flat sketch. Attach actual fabric swatches and identify the fabrics on the front of the sketches. Note: Original artwork can be computer generated.

Reminder: Only color copies are to be submitted for this project.

Note: For ePortfolio review, submit digital pictures of your mood page as well as your mix-and-match design sketches. Images submitted must be properly oriented (i.e. not upside down or sideways).

How To Submit Your ePortfolio: General Instructions. Name your mix-and-match design pages in order as follows: yourlastname_1-1.jpg, yourlastname_1-2.jpg, yourlastname_1-3.jpg. Your file names should use all lowercase extensions. Also, when uploading your image(s) in step 2, use the ”File Description” text box on the image upload page to include a short written explanation of how the designs have been inspired by the mood page image(s).

For Mail-In review, please send 8 1⁄2 inch x 11 inch color copies of your mood page and mix-and-match designs and include a photo of the image that inspired your designs. Do not mail your original artwork – it will not be returned.

For In-Person review, bring 8 1⁄2 inch x 11 inch color copies of the original mood page and mix-and-match designs with you, as well as the image of your inspiration and be prepared to discuss what inspired you to compose this work.

Note: Nothing submitted will be returned. Also do not submit work on art boards or mats. CDs, DVDs, flash drives, slides, binders, sketchbooks, plastic sleeves and portfolio cases are not acceptable.

Project Two: Fashion Design Artwork

Submit four sketches of your original fashion design artwork.

  • Draw original designs in color using the medium of your choice. Note original artwork can be computer generated. Design sketches are to be on full-length fashion figures with back views.
  • Include 2 inch x 2 inch fabric swatches on the front of each sketch, identify the type of fabric (e.g. 100% wool gabardine).
  • Include a short written explanation of the inspiration.
  • Note Only color copies of your sketches are to be submitted.

Note for ePortfolio review, submit digital pictures of your sketches. Images must be properly oriented (i.e. not upside down or sideways).

How To Submit Your ePortfolio: General Instructions. Name your Fashion Design Artwork sketches in order as follows: yourlastname_2-1.jpg, yourlastname_2-2.jpg, yourlastname_2-3.jpg, yourlastname_2-4.jpg. Your file names should use all lowercase extensions. Also, when uploading your image(s) in step 2, use the“File Description” text box on the image upload page to include a short written explanation of the inspiration.

For Mail-In review, please send 8 1⁄2 inch x 11 inch color copies of your four original sketches.

For In-Person review, bring 8 1⁄2 inch x 11 inch color copies of your sketches with you and be prepared to discuss what inspired you to compose this work. Do not mail your original artwork – it will not be returned.

Note: Nothing submitted will be returned. Also do not submit work on art boards or mats. CDs, DVDs, flash drives, slides, binders, sketchbooks, plastic sleeves and portfolio cases are not acceptable.

PART TWO: Sewing Test Project Three: Garment Samples

Submit photographs of a maximum of three garments you have sewn (include front and back views). Samples are to demonstrate knowledge of construction. Originality, creativity, and design aesthetic are valued. Clothing is to be photographed on a person or dress mannequin. Garments can be created from commercial patterns or you can develop your own patterns or drape the design. Garment examples should be sewn. Do not show existing garments that have just been decorated.

Note for ePortfolio review, submit digital pictures of your garments. Images must be properly oriented (i.e. not upside down or sideways).

How To Submit Your ePortfolio: General Instructions. Name your Garment Samples in order as follows: yourlastname_3-1.jpg, yourlastname_3-2.jpg, yourlastname_3-3.jpg. Your file names should use all lowercase extensions.

For Mail-In review, Do not mail actual garments—they will not be returned. Mail photos of your garments on 8 1/2 inch x 11 inch paper.

For In-Person review, please bring your garments with you. If you cannot bring some garments, then you should photograph them on a person or dress mannequin. You will take all of your garments home after the portfolio review.

example by Jungmin:

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Accessories Design 

Portfolio submissions for Accessories Design consist of: a design test, a portfolio of original work, written essays, and a portfolio cover page. We want to understand your creative process in both written and visual components.

PART ONE: Design Test

The design test for Accessories Design includes a timed still life sketch of accessories from your personal collection. It also includes additional sketches of original designs to demonstrate color rendering and inspiration.

PART TWO: Your Original Artwork

As part of the requirements for admission to Art and Design majors, applicants must submit original work for evaluation by the FIT faculty. Applicants to the Accessories Design AAS program are expected to submit one option demonstrating either technical capacity (digital manipulation of an original drawing) OR creative arts (photographs and creative art samples).

PART THREE: Written Essay

You will be required to provide a short essay. Please respond thoughtfully and note that your answers do not replace the essay/academic history that you are required to submit as part of your FIT/SUNY application.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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