The course is an on-site practical course with Chris Hill culminating in a full set of patterns for your own ladies' court shoe design.
5 day course or every Friday evening for 10 weeks
This is an exclusive opportunity to be taught by the tutor of Prof. Jimmy choo. Chris Hill will be taking the studio sessions at JCA Mayfair on site and the Global virtual learning programme. The course is an on-site practical course culminating in a full set of patterns for your own ladies' court shoe design. Chris Hill, “Throughout my career I have designed and developed footwear for all market levels in the fashion footwear industry. I have worked in factories worldwide and have first-hand experience of manufacturing. The relationship between design and technology has always fascinated me and this has been the basis for much of my academic research. For my MA dissertation, I explored the many complex factors that led to the demise of the British footwear industry post WW2. In my academic career, many of my students have gone on to become successful designers and include Jimmy Choo, Emma Hope, Patrick Cox, Victoria Pratt (Red or Dead), Joachim Sedelmeier (Paul Smith) and Nick Fowler (Dior)”Meet the mentors
By the end of the course, you will have an understanding of footwear construction and pattern making. You will be able to produce a full set of sectional patterns for a lady's court shoe. Be able to identify the professional terminology associated with shoe lasts, pattern and shoe making. Understand and explored designing upon the last and producing simple balanced wearable styles. You will have expanded your understanding of footwear design through the consideration of pattern technology and the constraints of foot anatomy.
A certificate of recognition to your dedication to study.
We like to celebrate our achievements at JCA. On completion of the course if you have attended 80% of the classes you will qualify for your certificate in dedication to learning.
This should be included in your CVs and shows the level of learning you achieved.