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Elevate Your Fashion Career: Join Our Transformative Short Course on Packaging Your Fashion Skillset

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Are you a recent fashion design graduate, eagerly seeking to complete your portfolio and embark on your career journey? We totally get it! We who have once stood in your shoes know all too well the overwhelming demands of the final semester. We remember the moments when our portfolios took a backseat as we poured our hearts and souls into our graduation collection. The result? Well, let's just say our portfolios ended up a tad more lukewarm than the intended cool. But hey, we've all been there, and we're here to help! Because we understand the struggle firsthand, we're absolutely thrilled to offer you an incredible opportunity to revamp and elevate your portfolio through our short course. Trust us, your portfolio will thank you for the upgrade!

"How to Package Your Fashion Skillset" is a meticulously crafted short course exclusively developed for recent graduates from fashion design programs in Montreal. With Milan Tanedjikov as your guide, this transformative short course composed of three comprehensive parts will completely reshape your approach to presenting yourself

Let's dive into the thrilling details of each part:

Part 1: Portfolio Revamp:

The journey will begin with a portfolio assessment, where we'll explore examples from the most prestigious fashion academies worldwide. Under the expert guidance of LIGNES DE FUITE founder, you'll learn the art of effectively organizing and structuring your portfolio to captivate viewers and leave a lasting impression. We'll leave no stone unturned as we uncover the secrets of creating a showcase that truly reflects your unique style and skills. We embrace the following guiding principles to help you transform your fashion portfolio:

  • Quality over quantity: Showcase a smaller selection of strong, well-executed pages to make a lasting impression.

  • Tailor to your audience: Customize your portfolio to align with the expectations and preferences of potential employers or collaborators.

  • Showcase versatility: Demonstrate a range of skills by including different designs, fabrics, textures, and techniques.

  • Highlight your design process: Incorporate sketches, mood boards, fabric swatches, and visual representations of your creative journey.

  • Pay attention to presentation: Ensure your portfolio is well-organized, visually appealing, and easy to navigate.

  • Include real-world projects or collaborations: Showcase your ability to work in a team through collaborative endeavors.

  • Seek feedback: Embrace constructive criticism from professionals to continuously improve your portfolio.

  • Stay updated and relevant: Keep up with current graphic design trends and technological advancements.

As an added bonus, we'll have the opportunity to engage with a couple of recent graduates from esteemed Master's programs at the world's top fashion schools. Their invaluable insights and experiences will inspire you and provide valuable guidance as you revamp your portfolio. Additionally, we'll have the privilege of speaking with a Montreal-based employer who will share their perspective on what they look for in a standout portfolio.

Part 2: Crafting Your Narrative:

In this most intense part of the course, prepare to delve into the art of storytelling and unlock the secrets behind designing an impactful narrative that brings your personal fashion journey to life. Throughout this section, we'll navigate the exciting realm of presentation methods, whether in digital or physical formats, as we strive to amplify how you can best package your skillset.

While we'll focus on presenting what you already have, we may need to rework certain content and introduce new elements to create a truly compelling narrative. Get ready for an immersive exploration of portfolio print formats, binding systems, paper choices, graphic interfaces, typography selections, and layout considerations. We'll dive into the depths of visual rhetoric, constantly refining and iterating through multiple maquettes to find the perfect balance between form and function.

To achieve this, we'll harness the power of Adobe InDesign, seamlessly integrating various elements. However, rest assured that the end result will be far from a simple photocopy. Your portfolio will transform into a multimedia masterpiece, seamlessly blending original drawings, tangible textile swatches, and a captivating array of photos and images.

By the end of this part, you'll possess the tools and knowledge to captivate attention, curate an engaging story, and leave an indelible mark on potential employers or collaborators. Your narrative will be a true reflection of your unique fashion journey, showcasing your talent in the most extraordinary way possible.

Part 3: Embracing Self-Promotion Events and Opportunities:

In the last part of the short course, prepare to dive into the world of fashion events and networking as we unravel their significance within the Montreal fashion scene. This section is crafted to provide you with tailored strategies to prepare and confidently present your revamped portfolio at a highly anticipated LIGNES DE FUITE event hosted at WIP on June 14th.

Imagine the thrill of showcasing your portfolio to hundreds of attendees, including your peers, industry professionals, potential employers, and collaborators. This is the perfect opportunity to test the power of your portfolio and see for yourself if it is memorable. We'll guide you through the process of harnessing attention, ensuring that all eyes are on your remarkable work. From capturing initial interest to funneling that attention into potential contacts, we'll reveal the secrets of creating an effective social media presence and a compelling portfolio landing page on the web.

But it doesn't stop there. We understand the importance of forging connections within the Montreal fashion industry. Through our expert guidance, you'll unlock the strategies and techniques to network effectively, establishing relationships that can propel your career to unprecedented heights.

As former student Rachel Sudbury shared, "Milan Tanedjikov is not just a mentor, he's truly passionate and driven. He'll take you on a transformative journey, helping you develop a diverse set of skills and completely change the way you think about contemporary fashion. He goes to great depths to shape you as an artist, providing invaluable insights that go beyond just elevating your portfolio. With Milan's guidance, you'll gain the know-how to navigate the industry and build a solid network of connections that can open doors to exciting opportunities."


So, do you want to transform your fashion portfolio into a powerful tool that captivates attention and reflects your unique style? Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to elevate your fashion career to new heights. Join us for "How to Package Your Fashion Skillset" and unlock your true potential as you embark on a transformative journey toward success in the Montreal fashion industry. Secure your spot now!



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