I Manswear Design – Portfolio



Master – Milan

The course leads the student to make an in-depth study of research methods, stylistic and graphic design of a total look men’s collection, creating a coordinated image between the clothing and / or accessories collection, following the highest standards required today by the offices Style and by fashion companies. The Portfolio is a very important business card for the Fashion Designer: it is the tool that allows it to present itself to the “experts” looking for collaborations or job and career opportunities within Style Offices and Fashion Houses. Through a well presented and structured Portfolio it is possible to define immediately what are the features that most distinguish the Fashion Designer and his style, as well as to quickly focus on his technical abilities and working methodology. For this reason, many companies in the sector, during the selection of personnel, often ask to be able to view, together with the CV, the candidate’s personal portfolio, to assess their suitability in holding the position in the company.


The course develops starting from the analysis of Brand Identity and from the marketing analysis as well as that of the competitors, passing through the product research, the study of the folder and the color coordinated, the development of the graphic and technical part of the collection, up to the product grid design. Creating a complete and highly professional portfolio allows the student to present himself to the experts with an excellent “business card” that allows him to demonstrate his professional maturity and the technical skills acquired.

Course details:

  • Location: Milan
  • Course Beginning: January 2023
  • Duration: 10 months


To be admitted to Masters courses, students must be over 21 years of age and be in possession of a Diploma / Laura Triennale in Fashion (or other qualifications or documented work experience) obtained both in Italy and abroad, recognized as suitable. The selection of students admitted to the Masters is done with an admission test aimed at identifying the formal qualities and technical artistic skills possessed by the candidate.

For the purposes of admission, the course requires students to demonstrate good artistic and technical drawing and illustration skills, as well as fashion culture, technical knowledge of fabrics and materials and graphic tools (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign), since the course program is focused on the design and creation of the collection and on the research of the stylistic identity of the Fashion Designer.

For those who have the requisites required but have little knowledge and ability to use the software, it is necessary to first attend the course in Computer Design for Fashion, and then proceed with admission to the Master.

The admission procedures require the presentation of the following documentation:


  • Certificates of Previous Study (or equivalent working experience) 
  • Motivational Letter And Presentation of the Student’s Portfolio
  • Fact-finding and Motivational Interview with the Enrolment Team and the Course Leader
  • Admission Test


The course aims to train or specialize a Professional able to develop and design a highly professional and complete Portfolio, which demonstrates the professional maturity and the technical skills acquired, to better present themselves on the labor market. Having a quality portfolio is very important for the Fashion Designer; consequently it is essential to take care of the smallest details, showing a clear and recognizable stylistic identity and an ability to analyze the market, trends and trends that anticipates the needs of the audience plate to which the collection is addressed.


The Master allows the student to specialize and perfect his Portfolio to better present himself on the job market and collaborate with important Style Offices and Fashion houses both in Italy and abroad, as Fashion Designer, Stylist or Art Director.


  • Image Collection Plan
  • Brainstorming and graphic processing
  • Moodboard Design
  • Competitors analysis
  • Research and Analysis Trend and Trends
  • Color Chart Design
  • Color Coordinated Design
  • Texture
  • Volumes
  • Fabric sampling
  • Research on Materials
  • Textile Design – Graphic Design of Applications, Prints and Embroidery
  • Design Collection Portfolio – Collection Plan Man
  • Product Grid Design
  • Technical design
  • Brand Identity
  • Graphic design Logo, Labels and Packaging
  • Research Methodology
  • Sociology and Marketing
  • Fashion accessories
  • Press Folder
  • Fashion Show
  • Make-Up & Hair
  • Man Mood


Teachers schedule quarterly verification tests following the progress of the study plan to check the progress of the students in order to help them in case of difficulties or delays in the program.

Once the course program has been successfully completed, the student can access the final exam to obtain the Master Certificate in Menswear Design, that will allow the student to directly enter the job world as highly qualified professional.