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London: Summer: Fashion Lab Careers (11-17 years)

The Fashion School, 6 Burnsall Street, 1st Floor, London, SW3 3ST
11 to 17 years

Course dates

  • Sun, 21 Apr '24   12:30pm – 2pm BST - done
  • Sun, 28 Apr '24   12:30pm – 2pm BST - done
  • Sun, 5 May '24   12:30pm – 2pm BST - done
  • Sun, 12 May '24   12:30pm – 2pm BST - done
  • Sun, 19 May '24   12:30pm – 2pm BST - done
  • Sun, 26 May '24   12:30pm – 2pm BST - done
  • Sun, 9 Jun '24   12:30pm – 2pm BST - done
  • Sun, 16 Jun '24   12:30pm – 2pm BST - done
  • Sun, 23 Jun '24   12:30pm – 2pm BST - done
  • Sun, 30 Jun '24   12:30pm – 2pm BST - done
  • Sun, 7 Jul '24   12:30pm – 2pm BST - done
  • Sun, 14 Jul '24   12:30pm – 2pm BST - done


This class is an advanced class.You are required to take at least one term of FashionLab or show a portfolio before joining. If you are unsure if your child will be suitable for this class please email

FashionLab Careers is for the students who are looking to further their knowledge within fashion and push themselves into potentially incorporating fashion and the arts into their further education.

You will be working with Caroline Gration (Director) and Tshala Castle on industry projects, sustainability awareness, up-cycling, experimental design, advanced sewing and pattern cutting techniques. Students will be expected to do more independent work outside of their class.

Sustainability is an area that is close to all of our hearts at The Fashion School, so as with previous terms, students will continue to learn about the importance of both a sustainable and responsible approach to fashion. This is aided by the amazing array of deadstock donated designer fabrics that are available to each student to bring their designs to life. Chopova Lowena, Preen, Brogger and Markus Lupfer are a few of the exciting London based designers that have donated their past season fabrics for the students to work with. Each student will finish the term with a unique handmade garment that will demonstrate everything they have learned over the term.

As part of the FashionLab Careers class, students will be expected to complete approximately 1.5 hours of homework each week.

We will help them develop skills in:
Sustainable design awareness
Design awareness
Mood boards
Pattern cutting
Garment construction
Fabric knowledge
Pinning, measuring and cutting
Machine and hand sewing
Specialist sewing skills
Hand and machine embroidery
Current fashion industry knowledge
Arts Award eligible for ages 11+

Activities include:
Discussion of current fashion trends, news, exhibitions, ethics and sustainability, and how this affects your subsequent work and design.
Understanding the importance of research.
Industry design project.
Fashion illustration.
Sewing techniques.
How to upcycle and repair fashion you already have.

What we provide:
Expert tuition, from practicing pattern cutters, fashion designers etc. who have degrees in relevant art and fashion courses.
The use of new and fully serviced Janome 725s sewing machines, scissors, tools and threads etc.
Students can use free donated fabrics as part of our Circularity Bank or bring in their own.

At the end of term they will come home with:
Design sheets, sustainable fabric awareness and technical sewing samples.
A completed garment and/or accessory designed and made by them.
Certificate of completion (over 80% attendance).

Level: Beginner Friendly


FashionLab Career is an advanced class and an extension of FashionLab.

The student has previously attended a FashionLab class or can show a portfolio of work.

FashionLab Careers is a new class that started during lockdown, aimed at anyone over 11+ who is;

Interested in flexible learning - mixture of online and in person classes and tutorials.
Passionate about what they do and think they want to do fashion in some form as a career.
Doesn't necessarily want to make only clothes for themselves.
Able to commit to another 2-3 hours on top of their 1.5 hour class.
Wants to experiment and explore new fashion territories.
Believes in sustainable craftsmanship as part of the design process and eager to learn.
Eager to understand and challenge the design and business process.
Have some pattern cutting /sewing /construction experience from at least 1 term in our other FashionLab classes
Interested in writing, drawing and other areas of fashion communication.
Has their own informed opinion and interest in all the arts, not just fashion.
Inquisitive about different careers, courses, designers, brands and movements out there.
Has a personal 'fashion' Instagram account and follows inspirational industry professionals.



London: Summer: Fashion Lab Careers (11-17 years)

Course ticket - for all 12 dates.
London: Summer: Fashion Lab Careers (11-17 years) £568 for all 12 dates


The Fashion School
6 Burnsall Street
1st Floor,

Cross through the courtyard to the stairway.
We are on the 1st floor, next to Heartcore pilates studio.


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