12 intense weeks of footwear upper pattern making and shoemaking in our factory. Countless technicians and designers now working for top companies have started their career with this course.
After the 12-week course, students who wish to go more in depth of advanced pattern making can take this module. Focus on Strobel Athletic, Moccasins and advanced concepts.
A short course on footwear design, for those who wish to launch their own shoe brand or work as designers for a company. Focus on shoe sketching by hand, digital design and merchandising planning. The perfect complement to the 12-week course.
Learn how to use 3D design software for shoes and 2D pattern making CAD for automatic cutting. Shoe companies are increasingly looking for these skills.
10 intense weeks of bag pattern making with a considerable number of hours dedicated to hands-on making of bag samples in different materials.
A short course on bag design, for those who wish to launch their own brand or work as designers for a company. Focus on bag sketching by hand, digital design and merchandising planning. The perfect complement to the 10-week course
A five days class in New York City dedicated to dress and casual shoes. Shoemaking, international sourcing and product costing. In cooperation with FFaNY (Fashion Footwear Association New York)
A five days class in Boston dedicated to outdoor casual and performance shoes, with a focus on molded soles. Shoemaking, international sourcing and product costing. In cooperation with TwoTen Footwear Foundation
A five days class on the West Coast dedicated to dress and casual shoes. Shoemaking, international sourcing and product costing. In cooperation with FFaNY & TwoTen
Each industry has its own terminology. The footwear industry is no exception. This online course is comprised of 8 lessons, each of which focuses on the terminology of Footwear Silhouettes and the origin of style names.
Fundamentals of shoemaking. The “shoe” is greater than the sum of its parts. What brings a shoe to life and the role and function of each part is covered in detail. This online course is comprised of 7 lessons each of which focuses on the shoe’s life cycle
Overview of footwear materials and components
Footwear is comprised up of many different materials. The choices that are made in materials impact cost, quality and comfort.
We may think mostly of the upper material because that is what is most visible but we have invisible materials as well.
The last and soles are also critical materials to footwear.