At the beginning of the new semester of Anthony Knight's Patternmaking course at University IUAV in Venice, we had the chance to observe the "Prof" in action.
Anthony has been teaching and developing the Patternmaking Atelier for 15 years, since the Fashion Design programme's inception in 2005. It is a core class for the BA degree and all students must pass through his rigorous training course.
With his extensive industry experience and sartorial design training, Anthony gives his students the discipline they will need to excel in the real world of fashion.
Anthony has worked with designer labels such as Rick Owens, Moschino, Calvin Klein, Emilio Cavallini and many other fashion houses.
His teachings go beyond the technical by training the students to fulfill a brief, opening their minds to a global vision of fashion, unleashing their creative imagination. His aim is to give his students solid, in-depth industry knowledge and set the basis for the rest of their courses with tutoring in stylistic development, materials research and fashion history, as well as training them in the fine craft of patternmaking and clothing construction.
He is both a very well-loved and somewhat feared professor.