Lifetime access

6 months course

Online format

European certificate

  • Do you like fashion?
  • Would you like to create your own clothes or launch a fashion brand but never tried before?

Study on our “Fashion design courses for beginners” online even if you don’t know how to paint or sew

Would you like to become a fashion designer?

We guarantee that in a half a year you will become fashion designer and create your first fashion collection.

Why to choose this course

50% time – Practise

During course you will be creating mood boards, color and fabric boards, fashion sketches, technical designs. As a result you will make your first fashion collection.

Unlimited personal tutor

You will have a personal tutor – experienced fashion designer who will check all your fashion designs and give a feedback

1 course=2 professions

After this course you can work as a designer in a fashion company or launch your own brand

This course is for people who never created clothes before and didn’t study fashion design. If you already have experience in fashion design try our PRO version

1 module – How to create a fashion collection

  • What is a fashion collection
  • Structure and theme of mass market collection
  • Steps of creation a collection
  • Choosing a potential client
  • Choosing the target audience
  • Choosing the target audience for the collection: Age division
  • Mass market and lux. Difference
  • Haute couture
  • How to get the status of Haute couture house

2 module –
Fashion trends research

How the fashion trends appear
How to predict new trends
How the trend agencies work
Designers that rule the Fashion world
Data searching for creation of a collection
Sources of inspiration that are helpful for creating a collection
Creation of a mood board
Mood board — presentation of a collection. Examples of different types of mood boards
How to make a collection from a mood board


3 module –
Artistic part of a collection: fashion sketches

Fashion sketch — what is it
Manual sketch creation — drawing, use of template for sketches, graphic programs
Creation of fashion sketches – collage
Searching for fashion sketch ideas – «Frame» method
Example of creation a collection – from mood board to lookbook
Prints in a collection. Types
Searching the color scheme for a fashion collection
Creation of mood board for a collection according to the color scheme


4 module –
Production of a fashion collection

Technical sketch
Product matrix for a collection
Fabric selection for future collection
Fiber. Tailoring features
Production of a collection
What is a fabric board
Examples of boards for clothes collection
Masterclass – Fabrics and their characteristics


5 module –
Sale and marketing of a fashion collection

Shooting of a collection
Lookbook and brand photoshoot – differences
Preparing for shooting of a collection
Choosing the place for a shooting
Presentation of a collection
Recommendations for making a fashion show
Press release of a collection
What is a DNA of a fashion brand
How to put prices for items of a collection


Final practical project – Creation of a fashion collection 

After completion of the course you will create your own fashion collection.

Premium module includes extra modules and master-classes

The premium version includes:

  • extra module «Choosing the style for a fashion brand» –  different fashion concepts for various clothing brands, and which one it’s better to choose for you
  • master-class on fabrics, their characteristics, the right way of choosing fabrics for your collection
  • cards on fashion trends: men, women clothing, accessories

All our teachers have their own experience in creation of successful commercial collections, so they can give you practical advices.

ielfs fashion teacher julia kulakova

Julia Kulakova

  • Julia Kulakova worked as the designer and the design director of the fast fashion brand Kira Plastinina clothes (retail network in 4 countries) from the very beginning, she created more than 50% of all the assortment (including the majority of best-sellers in retail networks which were the hits of the sales).
  • Julia had her own fashion design studio “Fashion Laboratory” where she had been creating her own brand, also she worked as the creative assistant of luxory pret-a-porte designers “Nina Donis”.
  • Julia worked in various segments of clothes design and perfectly understands in practice how to create the limited luxury collections, to make clothes for a mass market of brands with huge production at factories in China and how to develop the fashion brand.
  • Julia was a winner of various competitions in fashion designing and today she is already not a participant, but the member in the juries of similar competitions
ielfs teachers veronica

Veronica Bernardi

  • She lives and works in Rome and Milan
  • Fashion designer education in European Institute of Design
  • Fashion designer of DOLCE & GABBANA Kidswear, Italy
  • Designer of women’s, men’s and kids’ clothing HOTSPRINGS – MAMBO, Australia

Designer of her own “T-Shirt Label “DOTS” – Australia, Italy

ielfs fashion teacher riccardo carrapa

Riccardo Carrapa

  • Fashion Designer
  • Teacher of Fashion design in academy in Milan
  • Designer of his own luxury pret-a-porter women collection RICCARDO CARRAPA COUTURE, Milan
  • Art Manager at fur showrooms, Milan
  • Production and Distribution Coordinator at design company GABRIELE COLANGELO, Milan
ielfs fashion teacher alessandra buscemi

Alessandra Buscemi

  • Degree in Management with a thesis on luxury strategies and brand management
  • Communication manager at Kering Group (brands Brioni, Gucci, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Puma, Saint Laurent etc.)
  • Fashion shows producer for Milan fashion weeks
  • 9 years experience in the fashion and luxury industries between Paris, Milan and Hong Kong
  • Collaboration like a teacher and consultant with Marangoni institute and Bocconi institute
teacher martina

Martina COTENA

  • She lives and works in Rome and Milan
  • Fashion designer education in European Institute of Design
  • Designer of women’s and men’s clothing Alviero Martini 1ª Classe in Milan
  • The designer of outerwear of Rosa Clandestino brand in Milan
  • The designer of footwear of Lorenza bozzoli brand in Milan
  • The designer of Agata Nicosia wedding dresses in Naples
  • Fashion designer in the agency for various projects

How the study process is organised:

1. Apply for the course
2. Get an access to
our distant e-learning portal
3. Watch video lessons
4. Perform practical tasks
and get feedback from
a teacher
5. Perform tests for
each module
6.Create your
first fashion collection


  • You choose when to begin your studies. After paying for the course, you will receive a password to access the e-learning portal. After that you are free to choose the time to study when you can and where you want.
  • On average, education on this course takes up about 3 to 6 months; however, you may complete the course faster or slower, in accordance with your own schedule.


All our lessons and practical tests of fashion stylist courses online are in English.


You can watch video lessons and complete home tasks on your computer, phone or tablet at any time and in any place. All you need to study is the  internet access and a computer/smartphone/tablet.

European certificate after completion of the course “Fashion designer”

After completion our fashion design courses online you’ll get the certificate in English and Italian languages.

Julia Petrunenko

I always liked beautiful clothes, and fashion seemed to be the best of the arts. I am a little keen on fashion illustrations, and my current activity (image designer) is closely related to fashion and clothing.

Therefore the course “Fashion Designer” has become a natural way of development in this area, the next level of introducing into the fashion business.
Before the course the process of creating a collection seemed to me rather unknown. Detailed info with all steps, from the research of a mood board of collection to production, turned out to be important and useful for me.
It’s great that the main teacher of the course is not only a theorist, but also a practitioner, personally acquainted with the nuances of working on a collection.

Valentina Maleeva

The material of a course is useful, available all the time and presented in a simple way.

I also want to thank the design teacher Julia. Thank you for always being in touch, helping to find the right solution, giving advice. It was a pleasure to communicate with you, I appreciate your explanations. After completing the course, I received an algorithm of actions with which you can already work.
I learned a lot of new information, despite the fact that I have been in the fashion industry for a long time.

Courses help to avoid mistakes in the future.
I advise this course to those who want not just to get knowledge, but begin to act.

High quality for low price

One of the advantages of the online education on this course is a low price. Our goal is to make high-quality professional fashion education available for everyone!

Compare Fashion design courses prices:

European Institute of
Design in Italy
15 000 EUR
+ cost for living in Italy

Central Saint Martins college
20 000 EUR
+ cost for living in London

Italian E-Learning Fashion School online
399 EUR
No other spends!

Basic version — 359 EUR (all inclusive)

  • Video lessons
  • Access period to the course – 6 months
  • Partly payment — no

Standard version — 459 EUR (all inclusive)

  • Video lessons
  • Practical tasks during course
  • Answers of teachers to questions during studying
  • Evaluation of the home tasks and feedbacks by the teacher
  • Final project “Fashion Collection” and evaluation of it by the teacher
  • Electronic certificate
  • Access period to the course – 12 months
  • Partly payment — 3 months, 219 euro per month

Premium version — 559 EUR (all inclusive)

For those who want best results

  • Video lessons
  • Practical tasks during course
  • Answers of teachers to questions during studying
  • Evaluation of the home tasks and feedbacks by the teacher
  • Final project “Fashion Collection” and evaluation of it by the teacher
  • Premium module “Choosing fashion concept for a clothing brand”
  • Original certificate
  • Free mailing of a certificate on your address
  • Unlimited access to the course
  • Seasonal color and fashion trend palette for men’s and women’s clothing
  • Fashion trend report for 1 year (fashion trends in clothing and accessories for men and women)
  • Partly payment — 3 months, 249 euro per month

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