Design, Photography, & Fashion

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Marc Jacobs

Lesson time 4:10 min

Meet Marc. In his first lesson, the CFDA Award-winning designer describes the scope of his class, from inspiration to runway shows, and explains his goal: to inspire, encourage, and enlighten you on your journey in fashion.

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In 18 lessons, iconic designer Marc Jacobs teaches you his process for creating innovative, award-winning fashion.
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This MasterClass is for you. You, who is interested in fashion for a career, and a life in fashion, or a career in fashion. Or just because, like me, fashion is something that interests you and inspires you, delights you. This MasterClass is for anybody who's ever wondered about what the process of putting a show together is, what putting a collection together is, what the life of a designer is like, what the daily ins and outs of making things, creating things, transmitting ideas through fashion is about. The goal of this class is for me to share with you my experiences to stimulate you to have your own experiences through my experiences. Or through sharing my experiences with you by outlining how my process is, how my thought processes, how my actual processes are in terms of making a collection, putting a collection together, designing clothes, having a show. I think the goal is to enlighten you, and to inspire you, and to encourage you. I will also be discussing in this class how to work with fabrics, the properties of different fibers and different fabrics, conceptualizing an idea, construction techniques. I will be discussing contrasting thoughts and ideas, inspirations, collaborations. I will communicate those ideas by showing you garments on the figure and explaining my thought process, pointing out seams, and details, construction. I will share with you some of my background in terms of education, how I learned about certain things. I will share with you my references towards to art, to music, to style, and culture. And I'll do a lot more talking. There are things that I will discuss that I wish I knew starting out. I couldn't get enough information. I mean, there wasn't enough information in the world for me when I was starting out. I would have loved to have hours of my favorite designer or a designers speaking to me about their process, about what they went through, how they learned about fabric, how they learned about pattern making, how they built a collection, how they put on a show, how they collaborated with others to create and transmit a message and a story. I would have loved that. I'm Marc Jacobs, and this is my MasterClass.


Create your own trends

Marc Jacobs’s infamous grunge collection got him fired. It also won him the CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year Award. In his first online fashion design class, the 11-time CFDA Award winner teaches his hands-on process for creating clothes that push boundaries and set trends. Learn Marc’s construction techniques, how he creates unique shapes and silhouettes, and how you can develop your own ideas from the first sketch to the final piece.



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Students give MasterClass an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

am excited to be apart of this class. i guess this is exactly what i have been looking for

Marc Jacobs is incredible! I'm literally taking everything learned from him and applying it to my own fashion and clothing brand- Freddy L Fashion

Very informative MasterClass. Although I am not interested in pursuing fashion as a career, I learned much from his insight into his approach to fashion. I enjoyed most when he showed the inspirations behind his collections with the actual clothes discussed. Thank you, Marc.

Love Marc Jacobs ! The classes are so inspiring !


Comments

Ezana A.

I'm really excited to learn from the great Marc Jacobs. I've always loved fashion. I have no formal training in fashion design. But I am open to learn.

A fellow student

Hi Everyone! I am so excited to have access to a class like this. I have dabbled in fashion design ever since I was eight. My mom and I started watching project runway together around that time and I picked up sewing so I could try to do some of the challenges they had on the show. As time went on, my career interests leaned elsewhere but I have continued to pursue sewing and designing here and there as a hobby! My biggest challenges are my lack of skill and knowledge when it comes to actual construction. My goal for this class is to learn how to harness my creative energy effectively and how to apply it with a greater understanding of skill/construction. I'm so excited to see what everyone brings to the table! Goodluck everyone!

Jacqueline H.

Hi everyone, I am thrilled to do this class. I don't have any experience in fashion design, but I do know how to sew. I have always been interested in fashion design since I was really young. Sometimes I look up fashion shows on YouTube and watch them for hours. My school doesn't provide any sort of fashion class, so I am so glad that this kind of class is available. I always get stuck at designing my own garments, not just from a pattern that I get from the store. I hope to learn how to bring out my artsy side and create my own garments from Marc Jacobs.

Shanice P.

Hi everyone, really excited to be taking this class. I have been looking for a long time for a course like this. I wasn't able to take a professional class at school due to various reasons, but this is a great platform. I have no background in fashion designing, nor have I taken any professional classes prior to this. My mum used to design and put together her own garments, and I have been wanting to pursue the area ever since. I have always dreamed to have my own line one day, Louis Vuitton being my biggest inspirations. Fortunately, Marc Jacobs is the one conducting these classes, and I am hoping to learn a lot from him. All the best to the rest of you :)

Emily

Hi everyone! I am currently studying fashion merchandising at my university and have always been interested in the design aspect so I am excited for this course! Even if I don't end up being the best at design I know this will help me a lot in my future career field!

Darcy H.

Hi Masterclass! I've been interested in fashion for the longest time and am finally starting to get into it. I thought this class would be a good introduction to the world of fashion and I'm hoping to learn a lot from him!

Amanda S.

Hi everyone! So excited to be taking this class. I have no formal training in fashion design, but I do work in the costume department on films, tv, etc. I have made simple articles of clothing, but I am looking to take my experience to the next level!

Spencer

Hi all! I'm very excited to be taking this class; unlike many of you, I have no formal training in fashion and am very much a beginner. If anyone is willing to point me in the direction of additional/supplemental material to help me learn and grow, I would be very appreciative :). Cheers!

A fellow student

Hello! I look forward to having fun with this class! Currently I am in my last year of Fashion School and in quarantine so I thought this is something for me! Greetings from Berlin! I'm Excited!

Amber

I look forward to learning about this and appreciate the straightforward authenticity in which the information has been presented so far. My grandmother taught me to sew when I was eight years old, and I have made many garments -- from simple skirts made of recycled thrift store items, to renaissance-inspired silk wedding dresses -- but I know that I still have much to learn. It is my hope that this class helps me grow as an artist.