Fashion Design Technology

Gaining the ability to see top designs and to understand how they were constructed will prepare students to make their own design decisions.  The Fashion Design Archives features a collection of over 800 pieces of designer clothing dating back from the late nineteenth century to today. Unlike a museum where students can only look at the clothing from a distance, The North Coast College students are able to handle these garments from the inside out. This allows design students to learn high-end couture techniques used by the world’s best designers.

Women’s Wear Daily digital newspaper covers breaking news in the high-end fashion industry, a must have for all aspiring designers.

Studio Features:

  • Drafting tables
  • Janome sewing machines
  • Gravity feed irons
  • Mannequins for fitting and draping


  • Gerber Accumark software – CAD software that allows students to do electronic pattern drafting and pattern grading.
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Microsoft Office Suite