Master course Raffles Milano
Fashion Design Womenswear
At the source of emotions
Ten amazing months. Ten top-level teachers in the lecture theatre, one every month. Ten unique chances for learning by doing, elbow-to-elbow with the best. The Raffles Milano Masters: someone has come up with them at last.
Creativity means experimenting with our familiarity with tradition and elaborating on it. Tradition, in its turn, filtered through contemporary awareness and benefitting from new technologies, is transformed into innovation. The fashion system functions as a reflection of the contemporary world and as a prediction of the near future, but also as a dream, as emotions. Our emotions are always the main driving force of the act of creation.
Born in Milan in 1975, Gabriele Colangelo started making his first steps at a very tender age in his family atelier, which specialised in making furs, and it was from his parents that he learned about the care to be taken in creating his own collections. While he was still very young, just after completing his classical high school studies, he won a scholarship with the Italian National Chamber of Fashion as a fashion stylist. His first position designing for the Versace Women’s Jeans brand was followed by other more important ones with Versace and with Just Cavalli Woman. Step by step, Gabriele Colangelo’s interpretation of his fashion ideal of a woman gradually took shape: lyrical, discreet, refined, timelessly graceful but also open to innovation. His first capsule collection was launched in 2008 and it was in the same year that he won the Alta Moda Roma and Vogue Italia Who is Next Award. In 2015, he was appointed Creative Director with the Giada brand, which was founded in Italy by Rosanna Daolio in 2001 and has been expanding vigorously in China since 2006. In 2016, he won the IDA International Design Award for Fashion.
This Masters course is designed to keep a very close relationship with the real working world, exploiting the opportunity to dialogue with and learn directly from people who occupy leading roles in the fashion business. The course aims to develop students’ ability to shape their ideas as a force for generating products, going beyond superficial creativity. It is an advanced form of training that forges contacts between students and all aspects of the design process, from the up-front thinking to the execution and from presenting to communicating. At the end of the course, students will be ready to play an effective role in fashion firms.
Who should attend
Who should attend
This Masters targets graduates in design disciplines, young designers, fashion designers and other creatives, in general everyone who aspires to develop further on their existing knowledge by dialoguing with professionals who work in the field and make their experience, their awareness and their vision available.
Students work on how to approach and set up the collection and its process. The creative idea takes shape by assimilating two basic elements: the fabric, with its infinite solutions and possibilities for experimenting, and the model, i.e. the expression of how volume is applied to the material. The collection is generated by applying the method of styling, so as to maximise its impact and convey a clear, incisive message. The presentation is conceived of as a runway show, paying due attention to the media opportunities of sharing.
- Formulating the collection’s concept.
- Studying materials.
- Tradition and state-of-the-art technologies.
- Experimenting with materials.
- Analysing product characteristics.
- Art direction.
- Presentation and runway show.
- New product communication methodologies.
Learning directly from practitioners is the best way to pick up the most advanced visions and methods at source. Unlike conventional Masters, the Raffles Milano Masters bring hands-on knowledge direct into the lecture theatre, with ten market leader professionals occupying the lectern in the course of the ten months.
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Lecturers in method
Lecturers in method
There are some kinds of practical and theoretical knowledge and abilities that cannot be learned overnight, but need tailored tutoring. You never know when you will need them, but one thing is certain: you will.
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In nearly thirty years of work, the Raffles Group has built up a substantial network of partners that participate in our three-year and Masters courses. These firms’ reputations and the quality of the relationships e have developed with them are a guarantee of a decidedly fertile meeting between education and business.
Adidas, Aigner, B&O - Bang & Olufsen, Boucheron, Brother, Bulgari, Burberry, C&A, Cartier, Chanel, Chloé, Design Business Chamber Singapore, Diesel, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Dunhill, Elle, Fendi, Fujifilm, Furniture Design Award Singapore, Giorgio Armani, H&M, Heinz, Hermes, Hogan, HP Technology, HSBC – Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, IKEA, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Kohler, Lear Corporation, Lego, Li & Fung, L'Oréal, Louis Vuitton, LVMH, Mahogany, Max Mara, MediaCorp, Metro, Michael Kors, Microsoft, Nippon Paint, Nokia, Orchard Road Business Association, Pepsi, Philips, Prada, Puma, Ralph Lauren, Redworks, Richemont, Richmond, Rolex, Saatchi & Saatchi, Saint Laurent Paris, Samsung, Shiseido, Siemens, Singapore Furniture Industries Council, Singapore Jewellers Association, Sony Pictures, Standard Chartered, Textile & Fashion Federation, Tiffany & Co., Valentino, Versace, Y&R, Yves Saint Laurent.
Every Monday evening at 6.00 p.m., Raffles Milano invites its students to meet one of the major personalities who walk the stage of design, style and design culture. Hearing the stories and ideas that influence the market and drive our mindset – straight from the horse’s mouth – is an amazing opportunity that adds substance to our academic programmes. Here is the agenda of meetings for the coming year.