London: FashionLab Career (11 - 17)

The Fashion School (Pop-up), Atlantic Court, 73 - 77 King's Road, 2nd Floor, London, SW3 4NX

Course dates

  • Sun, 19 Sep '21   2pm – 3:30pm BST - done
  • Sun, 26 Sep '21   2pm – 3:30pm BST - done
  • Sun, 3 Oct '21   2pm – 3:30pm BST - done
  • Sun, 10 Oct '21   2pm – 3:30pm BST - done
  • Sun, 17 Oct '21   2pm – 3:30pm BST - done
  • Sun, 24 Oct '21   2pm – 3:30pm BST - done
  • Sun, 7 Nov '21   2pm – 3:30pm GMT - done
  • Sun, 14 Nov '21   2pm – 3:30pm GMT - done
  • Sun, 21 Nov '21   2pm – 3:30pm GMT - done
  • Sun, 28 Nov '21   2pm – 3:30pm GMT - done
  • Sun, 5 Dec '21   2pm – 3:30pm GMT - done
  • Sun, 12 Dec '21   2pm – 3:30pm GMT
Details

This class is an advanced class. If you are unsure if your child will be suitable for this class please email chelsea@thefashionschool-uk.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
Research
Design awareness
Communication
Illustration/drawing
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.

Term Brief:
Real!

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.

Level: Advanced

Age range: Between ages 11 and 17

Instructions

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;

  • 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.

Tickets

Cost
FashionLab Careers Sun 2.00pm
Course ticket - for remaining 1 date.
£56.50
Location

The Fashion School (Pop-up)
Atlantic Court, 73 - 77 King's Road
2nd Floor
London
SW3 4NX

Front door located in alleyway between M&S and Benihana.
Press buzzer with the name "Trinny London".
We are on the 2nd Floor.

Amenities

  • Toilets