This class is an advanced class. If you are unsure if your child will be suitable for this class please email email@example.com
FashionLab Career is for the student who sees fashion as more than a hobby and wants to be in an environment with like-minded individuals who are looking to pursue the creative arts in further education. You will be working with Caroline Gration (Director) and Sophie Jones on industry projects, sustainability awareness, upcycling, experimental design, advanced sewing and pattern cutting techniques. Lessons are taught through alternating online classes, 1 to 1 tutorials and small in-person sewing and techniques classes. Students will be expected to do more independent work outside of their class.
We will help them develop skills in:
Sustainable design awareness
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+
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.
How to upcycle and repair fashion you already have.
Fashion Lab Careers will focus on REAL clothing, why do we buy and wear the clothes we do? Students will be making wearable clothing, not boring but REAL!
Each student will head straight into honing in on their technical skills by starting with a comprehensive lesson in flat pattern cutting, combing this with ongoing experimental draping on a mannequin to create exciting silhouettes.
This course will also be a lesson in details and finishing, with each student carefully studying items of luxury clothing to analyse the finishings and details which make up luxury clothing.
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. Not only will students work with these luxury deadstock fabrics, they will also provide a an area of focused research for the students to practice their industry inspired research skills.
Each student will end the term with a full REAL! outfit designed and made by themselves along side a journey book packed with exciting visual research, design development sketches and textile samples. We aim to give the students a taster of a fashion industry project that can prepare them with some of the skills needed for a potential career within fashion design.
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, bring in their own or buy from our fabric shop.
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).
Covid-19 Safety Protocol:
All tutors will wear a mask as part of our 1m + rule if 2m isn’t possible.
Your child will have their own fashion work station with all equipment, machinery, chair, table etc sanitised before each class.
If there is a lockdown that requires The Fashion School to temporarily close, the term will continue online. Please read our booking and cancellation policy at checkout.
FashionLab Career is an advanced class and an extension of FashionLab. It's a new class started during lockdown, aimed at anyone over 11+ who is;
FashionLab Careers Sat 5.30pm
Course ticket - for remaining 2 dates.