Margétoile School of Fashion Design
École de Mode
Established in 1987, Margétoile School of Fashion Design has been offering beginning and intermediate level classes in fashion design for over three decades. The school's intimate setting, a converted horse barn surrounded by lush woods and flower gardens in Northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, promotes a gentle atmosphere of creative inspiration.
At Margétoile School of Fashion Design, private instruction is taught by Margee Minier, a 1975 graduate from The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, holding a degree in Fashion Design. Margee has worked in the fashion industry on an international level for over 30 years. The one on one, student/teacher rapport allows each student to blossom at their own pace with rapid absorption of the skills and lessons presented to them.
During their course of study, students ages 12 through 18 learn the properties of Textiles and Fibers, Construction Technology,
the basics of sewing, Draping, Flat Patternmaking, how to manipulate a Sloper, how to analyze and develop a Croquis,
Fashion Illustration, Rendering Techniques and learn how to create a Portfolio, from conception to completion.
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Fashion Illustration Classes: Students learn Croquis Development, how to create fashion figures in various poses, quick sketch techniques, how to analyze and draw faces, hands, feet, shoes, hairstyles and more.
Student's Rough Sketch
Student's Final Portfolio Illustration
Draping Classes: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Couture Levels Taught
Draping, Flat Pattern Techniques and Sewing taught to Capucine for her Kintsukuroi Outerwar Piece