Futurum Education project started on March 31 in the Museum of Moscow. Tutors from 19 top fashion schools of the world, including Polimoda, IED, BHSAD, HSE, MAIU and many more gave classes based on real fashion design training programs for guests of MBFW Russia. The agenda included information technologies in fashion, fashion illustration, professions of the future, fashion education approaches, and fashionable retail. Leading industry experts arranged workshops, master classes, public talks, and presentations of training programs in the fashion sector.
Futurum Education is an education project and a new creative venue for future specialists of the fashion industry. Over 20 schools taking part in the event arranged their corners at the venue and gave workshops and classes based on real training programs. Among the participants there were representatives of British Higher School of Arts and Design, HSE Art and Design School, Higher School of Image and Style, the international network of Italian schools IED, the first private European University Istituto Marangoni, Polimoda (Italy), Poliarte Academy of Fashion and Design (Italy), Business and Development School (B&D), Stroganov Moscow State Academy of Arts and Industry, State Theatric Art University GITIS (theatrical costumes design), Moscow Art and Industry University, Saint Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design, Modern Design School, State University of Kuban, and Ivanovo Polytechnic University.
Tutors from the leading schools didn’t only give their lectures, but also presented their training programs. During the day, guests of Futurum Education had an opportunity to meet representatives of fashion schools in person, get advice on entering, as well as learn about specifics of training, see results of students’ work at practical classes presented at the exposition in the Museum of Fashion, and obtain professional literature in Russian and foreign languages. Subjects of classes: the project-based approach in fashion education, information technologies for automation of design processes, modern trends in fashion illustration, fashion professions of the future, “slow fashion” and Russian folk arts and crafts, fashion in the sphere of art, theatre and modern museums. Practical workshops for designers were given by Praktika Clothes Design School, Samara State University. Representatives of business lines at fashion schools told the audience how to start up a business and succeed with brand presentation at the market. Creator of Telegram channel @frontfashion, founder of Front Fashion School, fashion reviewer for Vogue Russia and Kommersant Olga Mikhailovskaya spoke with the visitors of Futurum Education about who needs fashion journalism and why, and if it is possible to learn how to write about fashion.
The Museum of Fashion became a creative venue for Futurum Education, all the day long accommodating those interested in fashion education both in Russia and abroad. Futurum Education was not just an opportunity of learning some up-to-date information from experts of the fashion industry. It was a chance of meeting influencers and earning their support for future projects. The education project was arranged by the Russian Fashion Council and followed up Fashion Futurum and Fashion Futurum Accelerator, the projects intended to support emerging designers.