London’s Best Fashion Short Courses

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If you’re looking to study fashion in the capital, but don’t necessarily want to set aside a few years to complete a full-time course, why not start your foray into the world of style with one our top picks of the best fashion short courses in London?


Introduction to Fashion Design

Where better to start your fashion career than at the capital’s iconic London College of Fashion? This beginners course will guide you through the full fashion design process, from gathering research to sketching ideas, with expert input from course tutor Carlyn McGuire.


One Week Fashion Styling Course

This intensive one week course is brought to you by the publishing house behind some of the fashion world’s biggest titles – Vogue, Glamour and Tatler, to name just a few – giving you an expert introduction to the full styling process. From sourcing props to setting up a shoot, you’ll leave with a solid grasp of how glamorous cover shots are really put together.


Fashion Trend Forecasting (Online Short Course)

If you’re fascinated by how trends evolve, be sure to check out this unique course from the prestigious team at Central Saint Martins. Taught online by Veronica Hendry, this beginners course will help you understand a brand’s target customer and sales model, understand colour palettes and how lifestyle and culture influence fashion, as well as giving you the skills to use data to influence design.


Upcycling Fashion

If you’re an aspiring fashion designer with a passion for recycling, why not start your journey with this one-week upcycling course led by the London College of Fashion’s Abigail Jones. Using two of your own garments, this beginners course you help will understand more about hand-sewing and embroidery techniques, pattern cutting for upcycling and sustainable practices generally.


Introduction to Fashion Styling

An alternative to the styling course offered at the Condé Nast College, this three-week course uncovers the creative and practical role of the fashion stylist, from daily tasks to briefs and moodboards. You can look forward to lessons in colour theory and trend hunting.


Fashion Illustration (Online Short Course)

If you know your David Downton from your René Gruau, then this fashion illustration course led by Ana Stankovic-Fitzgerald is definitely for you. Held over six weeks, it will guide you in developing your own personal style of drawing and visual language, experiment with multiple mediums and build up a strong portfolio.


Explore Dressmaking: Make a Simple Skirt

Taking place over four evenings, this course will (as the name suggests) guide you in making a simple skirt complete with a zip and pockets. It’s the perfect introduction for anyone wishing to dabble in the design world or simply sharpen their sewing machine skills.

Looking to study fashion in the capital, but don’t have three years to spare? Start your foray into the world of style with one our top picks of the best fashion short courses in London.

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