Duration
2 Years or 3 Years


Schedule

Daytime hours during the weekdays 9.30-16.30


Time
1.035 hours (Every year)


Starting /Ending Dates
October 10th, 2022-June 30th 2023

The main duty of fashion designers is to plan a collection with their creative ideas and their technical knowledge.
Ideas are getting formed first in two dimensional sketches, color scales, preparing ”mood boards” and technical drawings.
A good fashion designer needs to know all the steps from design to production that finalizes a collection.

About the Program

Within each study year, projects are realized that support the students in preparing various creations ranging from basic to advanced models. Vakko ESMOD Fashion Academy works closely with the industry, organizing design competitions with leading fashion brands. Creations by students who win awards in these competitions are sold in the stores of the collaborating brands under the student’s names. Jury members are chosen from among experienced industry professionals, ensuring that students receive professional feedback, preparing them for their career in the fashion industry.

Program Language: English

The main duty of fashion designers is to plan a collection with their creative ideas and their technical knowledge.

Ideas are getting formed first in two dimensional sketches, color scales, preparing ”mood boards” and technical drawings.

A good fashion designer needs to know all the steps from design to production that finalizes a collection.

About the Program

Within each study year, projects are realized that support the students in preparing various creations ranging from basic to advanced models. Vakko ESMOD Fashion Academy works closely with the industry, organizing design competitions with leading fashion brands. Creations by students who win awards in these competitions are sold in the stores of the collaborating brands under the student’s names. Jury members are chosen from among experienced industry professionals, ensuring that students receive professional feedback, preparing them for their career in the fashion industry.

Program Language: English. (Translators are available in classes)


Scholarship Announcement

Vakko Esmod Fashion Academy offers young talents a 50% scholarship in the first year of their Fashion Design and Creation Undergraduate Training. You can visit our scholarship announcement page to get information about the scholarship application.

Program Content

1st Year Curriculum

Focusing on the creation and production of personal models, the first year of education involves preparation for the competition projects organized in collaboration with various fashion brands, as well as factory, museum and fair visits.

Lessons
  1. Basic Technical Drawing
  2. Fashion Silhouette Drawing
  3. Colors / A Brief Introduction to Color Theory / Detailed Color Scale Construcion
  4. Fashion Design Projects: Skirt / Shirt / Sweatshirt / Dress
  5. Pattern Making Projects: Skirt / Shirt / Sweatshirt / Dress
  6. Draping 1
  7. Creating a Collection
  8. Textile and Fabric Technologies
  9. Printing and Fabric Design 1
  10. Fashion History and Culture
  11. Computer Aided Design – Illustrator, Photoshop

2nd Year Curriculum

An internship at a fashion design studio reinforces the theoretical training. Exchange study opportunities are presented at 22 ESMOD schools in 14 countries around the world. Students prepare for competition projects organized in collaboration with various fashion brands. 

Lessons
  1. Fashion Design Projects: Jacket / Suit / Pants / Outerwear /Casualwear
  2. Pattern Making Projects: Jacket / Suit / Pants/ Outerwear / Casualwear
  3. Draping 2
  4. Fashion Management and Marketing 2
  5. Computer Aided Design – Computer Aided Pattern Design Training
  6. Collection Planning and Methods
  7. Printing and Fabric Design 2
  8. Application Methods
  9. Trends, Themes, Concept Analysis and Outlook in Collection Creation
  10. Application of Technical Knowledge to Specific Product Groups
  11. Creation and Production of Personal Models

3rd Year Curriculum

The last year of the Diploma Program is focused on the preparation and presentation of collections, students work within the guidance of their instructors, but more independently. Three different juries consisting of experienced industry professionals closely follow up the work of the students throughout the year and help them develop their collections. At the last year, students are also required to plan the marketing stage of their collections. Within the program, each student is required to have completed their target audience analysis, determined their sales points and prepared their starting budget plans and marketing strategy before presenting their collection. Student collections are presented at a fashion show held at the Vakko Fashion Center. After graduation, students also have the opportunity to attend the Master’s programs at ESMOD’s Paris, and Geneva schools.

Lessons
  1. Specialization in a Specific Fashion Profession Such as Women’s, Men’s or Unisex Design
  2. Developing Your Personal Creative World
  3. Marketing and Communication Management of the Specialized Collection Project
  4. Preparation of the Collection Projects with Regard to the Style Files and Marketing Studies

Frequently Asked Questions

At the end of the second year, our students are entitled to receive a certificate approved by the Ministry of National Education. Due to the content of our curriculum, technical training is completed in the first 2 years and you learn to create a collection in the 3rd year.

High school graduation is enough for you to apply to the program. We have an oral and written evaluation system at the admissions stage, aiming to measure your motivation for fashion.

You do not have to have prior training or a certain level to start fashion design and creation undergraduate education.

Students who have graduated from a 3-year undergraduate program can apply for a master’s program at ESMOD Paris and other schools. Portfolio, technical drawing and mold information are evaluated in master applications.

As ESMOD is an international academy, our students can participate in the exchange program; they can continue part of their education at another ESMOD school if they wish.

At the end of 3 years, you will be entitled to open your own business place because the required training time has been taken and you have the necessary competence to get the master tutorial certificate.

In the 1st year, our students are divided into 2 classes as English and Turkish classrooms. In the 2nd and 3rd years, the language of instruction is English and there are simultaneous Turkish interpreters in our classes.

Foreign students should apply for a short-term residence permit within 3 months after entering the country with a tourist visa: https://e-ikamet.goc.gov.tr

At the end of the year, internship opportunities are provided in Vakko Fashion Center, Vakko Production Center and Vakko stores depending on the student’s success and course grades. After the graduation, depending on the success of the student, necessary contacts are provided with the companies that you cooperate in the sector and Vakko HR department.

Scholarship applications are opened at the beginning of March each year and ends at the end of March. The scholarship is 50% for the first year and gradual scholarship is provided. Depending on the success of the students in the 2nd and 3rd years, 100% scholarship can be provided by our academy. Click here for information about the scholarship announcement.

  1. 6 installments with Garanti credit card, 4 installments with Yapı Kredi credit card and 6 installments with Akbank credit card
    * Installment options vary according to the monthly campaigns offered by the bank.
  2. Possibility to pay in 2-9 installments with Garanti Bank training loan
    Commission Amount
    No Installment 2,41
    2 Installments 4,46
    3 Installments 5,47
    4 Installments 6,48
    5 Installments 7,5
    6 Installments 8,51
    7 Installments 9,53
    8 Installments 10,54
    9 Installments 11,55

    * The commission rates you pay extra will vary depending on the installment amount.

  3. One-time payment by wire transfer

The French education system does not allow credit transfer, but you can apply for transfer to the 2nd or 3rd year with your portfolio of transcripts from the previous school and all the works in fashion design, modelism.

There is no dormitory for Vakko ESMOD, but you can apply to Ortakoy Republika Aparts, which provides discounts to Vakko ESMOD students: www.republika.com.tr

Instructors

Dominique Boillot – Fashion Design

Dominique Boillot has been Fashion Design Instructor at Esmod Osaka, Esmod Roubaix, Esmod Damascus and Esmod Tokyo. She has been style consultant and content coordinator at fashion shows in Paris. Boillot has been Collection Manager for the brand BELLEZA CLUB JAPAN/BROTHER (Tokyo) and Fashion Designer for the brands Alain BOIX, SAINT CLAIR – DANIEL HECHTER (Paris) and Eliane BRETHES Fashion Office (Paris). French being her native language, she additionally speaks English and Japanese.

Jasmina Benferhat – Pattern Making
Jasmina Benferhat is an Esmod Paris alumna. She has been Pattern Making Instructor at Esmod Munich, Esmod Jakarta and Esmod Berlin for 26 years. In the academic year 2018-2019 she is lecturer at the Universität der Künste Berlin. Since 1998, she has been developing Freelance products for various brands in Berlin such as Bernadett Penkov, Sisi Wasabi, Frida Weyer, Frida Weyer for Meissen Couture, C’est tout and Maisonnée. Being guest lecturer for draping courses at SAADA University in Shanghai in 2011, Benferhat has taken part in various projects from Berlin to Nairobi. In the “African Designers for Tomorrow” project in 2015 in Nairobi, Benferhat has individually counselled participants in preparing designs, cutting and developing details. Throughout her coaching as Pattern Making instructor at Esmod Berlin, Benferhat has taken part in various projects such as “Beyond Seeing” in collaboration with Goethe Institut. German and French being her native languages, she additionally speaks English and Arabic.

Yeliz Korur – Pattern Making
Yeliz Korur has graduated from Bilkent University department of Tourism and Hotel management in 1997. In 2014 she entered Vakko Esmod Fashion Academy and completed her Fashion Design & Creation diploma degree in 2017. In the years 1998-2010 she worked in a management role at the Planning-Buying-Logistics departments of AY Tekstil. Throughout her education at Vakko Esmod Fashion Academy, she pursued her designer assistant role at designer Çiğdem Akın. Turkish being her native language, she additionally speaks advanced English and beginner level French and Spanish.

Ece Çavuşoğlu – Fashion Design

Graduated from Vakko Esmod Fashion Academy Fashion Design and Creation Diploma Program with a Special Jury Award. During the student period, won a first prize in competitions within the framework of cooperation with important brands in the sector. She worked in Common Leisure Brand and Elle magazine.

Aycan Başoğlu-Photoshop & Illustrator

 She is the founder and creative director of the brand whiteset6. She has studied Sociology at METU in the years 2001-2005 and continued her education at Strasbourg University, France. In 2007 she graduated from the same university and received her Masters Degree at the department of Sociology. After completing her education she returned to Turkey to pursue her career. In 2013 she graduated from Vakko Esmod Fashion Academy Istanbul with a Golden Needle Award. Upon her graduation she began working with various designers. She is currently working in the sector as designer and also pursuing her career as book translator.

Begüm Başoğlu Öner – Fashion History and Culture

After graduating from Istanbul University Department of Italian Language and Literature, Başoğlu has studied Fashion History at Istituto Europeo di Design in Milano. Since 2005 she has been Curator of Vitali Hakko Creative Industries Library. She has been giving classes about Fashion Culture at Vakko Esmod Istanbul. Başoğlu has contributed translations in academic fashion publications and published a book called “Sade” written with Ege Erim.

Hande Aral – Fashion Management

Hande Aral graduated from ITU Chemical Engineering Department in 1997. Between 1997-2000, she designed product sales points, in-store arrangements, showcases, stands and fairs for various ready-to-wear and FMCG brands. She completed her MA in Industrial Arts / Product Design at San Francisco State University in 2002. The graduate education she received in the USA was decisive in her career journey by providing her with a different perspective on the world of fashion, design, textile and ready-to-wear. She returned to Turkey in 2004 and continued to offer design services. She started working at Shaya in 2005 as merchandiser and brand manager, respectively. She received retail management training at the London headquarters of the River Island brand, where she was one of the managers of Shaya. She took a break from her working life with the birth of her daughter in 2008. She returned to the business world with Mavi in ​​2010. She took an active role in processes such as trend and competitor analysis, sales, collection with the design team, and creating the first location at Mavi, where she was the category manager. She started to work as import product supplier relations and merchandising manager at Beymen in 2014. She managed all the processes of the products from purchasing to the store together with her team. In 2017, she became the marketing and product manager of Adidas’ “Originals” category. She then took over the management responsibility of product managers in all categories of Adidas. Hande Aral, who left her job at Adidas in 2019, continues her career as a consultant in order to share with the participants what she has accumulated so far.

Sibel Ege – Fabric Textile

She graduated from ITU Textile Engineering on 2003. She worked at several global and local companies such as Gap, VSP and managed the merchandising, purchasing, sourcing operations for fabric, textile production, leather production, accessory collections. After getting MBA Turquality Manager Development education in Koc University between 2008 – 2009, she set up her own company, Ren Sourcing in 2010. She cooperates with fabric producers from Europe and Far East to supply for famous Turkish brands and designers. She also supports some European brands for production in Turkey. She studied Fashion Buying & Merchandising at UAL London College of Fashion in 2017.Sharing experiences and knowledge with those who are interested in textile and fashion world has always been one of her goals. She has been teaching at Vakko Esmod since 2016 for diploma, certificate and corporate training programs, both in Turkish and English.  She provides consultancy services to textile companies about branding, market & fair research, fabrics, collection planning, production.

Why Vakko ESMOD Undergraduate Education?

Experience

All Fashion Related Professions Dating Back to 1841

The Fashion Design education that has been applied at ESMOD schools worldwide for 178 years is applied exactly with the guidance of international instructors with 15+ years of professional industry experience.

International

An International Education Network Based in Paris

After completing their third year, students have the opportunity of an invitation to Master’s program at ESMOD Paris.

Career

Worldwide Employment Rate of Graduates: 93%

Vakko ESMOD Fashion Academy works closely with the industry, aiming to introduce its students to the fashion world from day one. Projects in the are applied in collaboration with leading industry brands, ensuring that students receive professional feedback on their work.

Access

Vakko Fashion Center and Vakko Production Center

Students have access to the extensive archive of the Vitali Hakko Creative Industries Library, as well as having the privilege of getting to know the ready-to-wear production industry up close at Vakko Production Center.

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