Title Mobility for European Fashion-Designers
Project Number DE/2011/LLP-LdV/IVT/283567
Project Type Mobility - initial vocational training IVT
Individual Participation Not possible
Today, fashion designers need to move safely on international ground in order to keep staying on the market in the long run.
The aim of our project is to convey to our students an intercultural competence as well as a confidence in using the specific terminology of fashion design. Furthermore, we strive to make the specific international difference of the textile sector to be experienced and thus to be comprehended by our participants.
Personal contacts between the participants and the project partners, first of all because of working together, serve as an important network option for the professional future.
Because of the diverse focal points of training concepts of our project partners various approaches of design and production will be additionally conveyed.
Within the framework of the mobility project the beneficiaries complete an up to 4-month stay abroad with one one of our partners.
Since English was the language of instruction at both places of our project partners one could notice after their return that all of the beneficiaries could strengthen their foreign language skills – especially their technical terminology.
Moreover, the participants that have stayed in Krakow acquired basic knowledge in Polish (A1 for beginners).
Because of the traineeship abroad the beneficiaries could learn, experience and understand the local, regional and national characteristics in all the areas of the clothing sector (concept-design-cut-production-distribution).
Thereby, the beneficiaries have learned to comparatively realise and understand recognisable congruities but also specific differences within the fashion- and textile sector of Poland and England that they can also use for their future education and profession.
The project partners have been chosen because of their different focuses. Whereas the partners in England tend to work rather industry-oriented, the partners in Poland work much more artistically.
Because of the different focuses within the contents of training of our project partners, the participants were able to learn diverse design- and production approaches.
The beneficiaries were all students who have completed “Realschule” (secondary school), high school, or were students that hold a technical diploma. They will be trained as fashion designers and journeymen/women of custom tailoring at the sending organisation.
Within the framework of the language preparation courses, all beneficiaries could prove at least sufficient knowledge especially of the technical terminology in English and basic knowledge in Polish (A1 for beginners).
Doncaster: Training for the whole group as a full-time school-based education, main focus on industry-close designing processes and preparation for production.
Krakow: Main focus on a creative, artistic oriented design and group training.
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