Fashion Illustration

Enrol in the Fashion Illustration programme at Istituto Marangoni Firenze to explore the potential of visual imagery. This course delves into the latest techniques and technologies, highlighting unconventional illustrators and pushing the boundaries of what illustration can achieve.

The course explores how the illustration can translate across different formats and can be produced using a variety of different techniques and technologies, by spotlighting illustrators who work in unusual manners, while also questioning what illustration can be.

The experienced illustration tutors will guide participants from the initial ideas and inspiration to the techniques employed in achieving the end result both emotionally and physically.


  • Illustration for Fashion
  • Portfolio Development
  • Drawing & Mixed media
  • Digital Design
  • Graphic Design and Communication


Week 1
In the first week the students explore and experiment the different techniques in realization of fashion illustration, drawing by hand, working with color combinations, mixed media and variety of proportions towards the creation of contemporary fashion illustration.

Study of fashion illustrators, trends analysis and art influences will offer visual and aesthetic inspiration towards the creative process. Spotlighting illustrators who work in unusual manners, while also questioning what illustration can be.

Week 2
In week 2 participants focus on the digital techniques applied to the fashion illustration and personalization of illustration. The development of the student’s creative work will be supported through the teaching of digital design software and graphic design solutions and communication methodologies towards a professional presentation. Working with professional illustration tutors will help you find your own visual language and unlock creativity through drawing from concept to completion.

Week 3
During the final week participants will be working on the interpretation of collections from key designers in New York, London, Milan and Paris, with original fashion illustrations which will become part of their personal final portfolio.

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