Centre for Fashion and Creative Industries
For creative types with an eye for detail, trends, styles and fabrics
Kangan Institute's Centre for Fashion and Creative Industries is an exciting department for creative people interested in the fashion, clothing, hair, beauty and millinery industries.
You will be offered the skills and knowledge necessary to embark on a career anywhere in the fashion and retail industries. You may undertake generalist study in clothing and fashion along with specialist training in pattern-making and garment construction.
Courses cover all aspects of clothing and fashion manufacturing from concept, design, pattern-making, manufacturing and promotion through to in house fashion shows. Delivered within a boutique training environment, our new hair and beauty courses offer additional skills and knowledge for the styling and retail side of fashion businesses. You can also gain valuable experience creating a business plan of their business idea for final release in the marketplace.
We offer training from short courses through to diploma level programs, and courses can be delivered in whole or in part, or modified to meet an organisation's specific needs.
Possible career paths:
- Visual merchandiser
- Retail store manager
- Fashion designer
- Fashion production assistant / design assistant
- Fashion/textile merchandiser or purchaser
5 reasons to choose Kangan Institute:
- Our students consistently achieve highly in local and national-level competitions including the Australian Wool Awards, the Wyndam Fashion Awards, Australian Gown of the Year Award, the Textile Institute Student Design Competition, Fashion Group International, Fringe Fashion Awards, Royal Melbourne Show Millinery section and WorldSkills Regional Competitions.
- Our talented trainers deliver a wide range of training packages from short courses and certificate-level programs through to diploma and advanced diploma.
- As a graduate of the diploma you may be eligible for up to 12 months credit towards a fashion degree course.
- We have industry connections with companies such as MYER and Hugo Boss. We also have an affiliation and/or membership with associations including Council of Textiles and Fashion Industry of Australia (TFIA), Textile Institute, Fashion Group International (FGI), Fashion Technicians Association Australia (FTAA), and LPA Lighting Specialist.
- Based in Richmond, the heartland of Melbourne's fashion precinct and featuring cutting-edge, 4-star environmental design, the centre has been created to provide you with quality learning experiences which lead to employment in the industry.
View all courses on the right, and click through for additional information on each.
TOWARDS PATTERNMAKING AS A SOURCE OF COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE
Specialist course aimed at professionals interested in advancing technical expertise in the area of block drafting and construction based grading. This 12-week course aims to introduce and exchange ideas of innovative working practices based on solid technical training and a proactive approach to the product development process. It covers the pattern's foundation, blocks & construction methods, the human three-dimensional form and its relationship with pattern technology and grading.
Requirement: Experience within the TCF Industry or a pattern-specific qualification as we incorporate nationally accredited units of competency.
Presenter: Barbara Davis, ICCON Associates
PATTERNMAKING EXCELLENCE FOR FASHION INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS
A 10-week course in practical and theoretical concepts involving in block based patternmaking and grading for a sample product range. Gain skills and knowledge on the principles of initial diagnosis, specification assessment, pattern drafting principles and various methods to address fabric characteristics (ease requirements, stretch and shrinkage). This course incorporates nationally accredited units of competency.
Pre-requisite: Towards Patternmaking as a Source of Competitive Advantage
Presenter: Barbara Davis, ICCON Associates
Centre of Fashion has provided training to a range of organisations using various delivery models. Areas include:
- Production Management on a global market
- Production Engineering
- Lean Manufacturing
- Advanced Patternmaking and Grading Techniques
- Frontline Management
The industry clients section of the website provides information on how Kangan Institute can support your training and development needs.
The Centre of Fashion has an affiliation and/or membership with the following associations:
- Council of Textiles and Fashion Industry of Australia (TFIA)
- Textile Institute
- Fashion Group International (FGI)
- Fashion Technicians Association Australia (FTAA)
- LPA Lighting Specialist
- Dean Pethick and Associates
Achievements and Awards
Our students achieve great results in local and national-level competitions including the Hamilton Sheepvention Awards, Fashion Forward, Paris American Academy competition, Crown Oaks Day Awards and MYER Fashions on the Field.
- Uyen Katie Doan
- Highly Commended Garment
- Fantasy Winner Avant Garde
- Australasian Young Designer Wool Award Winner (major winner)
- Lidia Matijevic - 1st place for day wear corporate section
- Salote Streil - 3rd place for evening wear section
- Nikki Galaher - 3rd place for street wear section
- Jodie Winks - 1st place for sportswear section
- Laura Pettrucelli - 2nd place for men's wear section
2011 MYER Fashions on the Field at Oaks Day
- Hannah Pearce - Winner
2011 Crown Oaks Day
- Rebecca Share - Crown Oaks Day Millinery Award
- Ally Li - People's Choice
- Erin Weibye - Most Sustainable Design
- Stephanie Garra - Most Innovative Design
2011 four month scholarship in Paris with the Paris Academy
- Elise Morrow
- Leeuwin Games - 2nd place for evening wear section
- Joseph Saldarriaga - 3rd place for theatrical/fantasy/avant-garde section
- Sarah Tyrell - 3rd place for street/sportswear section
- Meg Jacobs - Winner of the fantasy section
- Laura Keogh - Winner of the daywear section
- Melanie Stieskal - Overall winner and winner of the sportswear section
2010 Avatar (Paris American Academy International Academy) International competition judged in Canada
- Laura Keogh - Winner