Fashion & Textile design

Fashion & Textile design covers a broad field; from innovative everyday clothes to unorthodox costumes, storytelling textile expressions, and remarkable masks. It is craftsmanship, shaping, process orientation, and artistic play under the same roof. Your understanding of how a design process can generate unconventional, original ideas, and products will expand. Our work is experimental and edgy and we always strive for openness and exploration of new areas.


Not two days are alike At Fashion & Textile design. We work with everything from print design and composition to draping and the science of materials. You will get to sow, crochet, and knit – by hand and by machine; everything between theeveryday t-shirt to the experimental haute couture dress. You will learn how todevelop ideas and how to do research and analysis. Your abundance of ideas isbound to be put in the spot and we’ll give you the necessary tools to transform loose ideas into concrete reality. You will learn how to manipulate materials, to develop new surfaces and structures, and refine your ability to combine and do crossovers in creative universeseverything you are going to need if you are thinking about applying to one of the numerous design-related educations in Denmark.

The body is oftentimes our starting point when we work on our projects. During the course you will learn draping, so that you can shape materials and align them with the different expressions of the body. You will work with color and shape, fashionillustration, trend analysis, cutting, building up collections, and assembling. We’ll dive into a stream of issues and you will learn how to mediate messages and stories through fashion and textile.

We strive to propose projects that will challenge you regardless of your initial qualifications when you attend DSDH. And by the time you leave us you will have learned how to make presentation material that stands out, so that your portfoliosparkles and will strike up interest.


Semester start
Spring and Fall
24 Weeks (Spring) — 20 Weeks (Fall)
Workshop life. You get your very own desk and it’s all yours. Feel free to play and have fun with it.

Teaching method

At Fashion & Textile you will get to work in a well-equipped workshop with dress-forms, sewing machines, sergers, and all the other gear you need to work creatively with fashion and textile. You will get your own permanent workspace where you can get absorbed in your projects, keep track of your work process, and collect materials for inspiration. 
Most projects begin with thorough research, analysis, and exploration of form. You will learn to understand and work with the various stages and methods of the design process and refine your ability to develop and transform loose ideas into enthralling, bold, and innovative products through sketches and experiments. 
 Learning to design and develop fashion and textile demands mastering of techniques and tools. That’s why you will receive thorough introduction on how to use the various machines. You will work with many different approaches to fashion and textile – such as cutting, draping, silkscreen, knitting, form fixation, and other methods of manipulating textile surfaces.Fortunately fashion & textile design cannot be carried out in cotton, silk, and cashmere solely. All materials can be used and you will get to work with most of them. We’ll dive into the stream of issues you will be faced with in your future work as a designer, and you will learn how to mediate messages through fashionand textile. Towards the end you will obtain knowledge of how to make use of styling and staging photos to best present your design processes in a portfoliofolder. 
We will teach you how to draw by hand. Drawing is an important toolworking with expressive illustrations as well as technical construction drawings. 
We end all projects with a group review, where you have the opportunity to share your thoughts and the choices you have made during your work process with the rest of the class.


For 3 weeks of every semester you can choose between various subjects that will complement your professional design process and develop your creative potential. The range of electives change from semester to semester it could be topics such as photo, painting, ceramics, choir song, animation, parkour, creative writing, illustration, rhythmical ensemble, or lessons in useful computer programs that we don’t have to time to get into during the busy everyday life at the main study programs.

Read more about electives here