Lifetime access

6 months course

Online format

European certificate

Get this course with the BIG discount!

From 05-07 till 08-07 study fashion design in Italy online with a BIG discount
+unlimited access to the course  as a gift for free!

Would you like to become a fashion designer?

  • Do you like fashion?
  • Would you like to create your own clothes or launch a fashion brand but you are a beginner?

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

In a half a year you will become fashion designer and create your first fashion collection.

Do you search for a professional fashion design education? Choose our 1-year course “Fashion designer”

Why to choose this course

50% time – Practice

During course you will be creating mood boards, sketching fashion illustrations, creating color and fabric boards, fashion sketches, technical designs.

Unlimited personal tutor

You will have a personal tutor – experienced fashion designer who will check up 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

European certificate

After completing the course you will get a certificate as a Fashion Designer from Italian School

Practice and portfolio

During course you will create your fashion collection which will be a part of your future portfolio as a Fashion Designer

Study in Italy online

You will study online in Italy where all design standards and trends are set for all over the world

If you have an experience in fashion design try our course “Fashion Designer: PRO”

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


6 module – Which fashion style to choose for a fashion collection

How to find the fashion conception and style for your brand
Collection in a romantic style
Collection in a classical style
Creation of a fashion brand in rock style
Street style collection
Collection in sexy style
Sport style and substyles
Creative style
Minimalistic style
Boho style collection
Types of fabrics Part 1
Types of fabrics Part 2

7 module included in a premium version – How to draw fashion sketches and designs

Proportions of a woman body: the canons of beauty from ancient to modern times
Figure Sketch: Human Body Anatomy
Figure Sketch Template. Part 1
Figure Sketch Template. Part 2
Basic Multi Pose Flat Sketch
Underwear Flat Sketches: Front
Underwear Flat Sketches: Back
Basic Flat Sketch Templates
Heads Flat Sketch
Basic Fashion Sketch Front
Basic Fashion Sketch Back

Final practical project – Creation of a fashion collection 

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

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

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

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
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 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 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

How to study on this course

null
1. Apply for the course
null
2. Get an access to
our distant e-learning portal
null
3. Watch video lessons
null
4. Perform practical tasks
and get feedback from
a teacher
null
5. Perform tests and final progect
null
6.Get certificate

START DATE

  • 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.

 

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

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO STUDY
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.

feedbacks ielfs

Valentina Maleeva, Russia

I 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.

feedbacks ielfs

Julia Petrunenko, Belarus

The course “Fashion Designer” has become a natural way of development in this area, the next level of introducing into the fashion business. 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.

feedbacks ielfs

Nadezhda Nikitina

It was interesting to try and convenient to learn. It turned out very interesting. Good teachers. Available lectures and interesting tasks. A lot of new information. I am very grateful for the gained knowledge. Thanks!

feedbacks ielfs

Anna, USA

Everything was totally new, interesting and unusual for me. It’s great that education is long-distance, and you can choose the convenient time for lectures. Module assignments are set up in such a way as to stimulate a student to look for additional information to answer the questions properly.

feedbacks ielfs

Fernanda, Brazil

I would like to thanks everyone for this amazing course. I wish all the best for all of you guys! Grazie for all!

feedbacks ielfs

Yana, Italy

I was surfing Italian sites and forums looking for an education in fashion and I found Italian E-Learning Fashion School by chance. I liked the presentation and then decided to apply for the first course.

feedbacks ielfs

Fedan, Turkey

I learned a lot of new and I am grateful to you. Video lessons are very interesting. Tests and home tasks that I fulfilled with a great pleasure helped me to straighten my knowledge!

feedbacks ielfs

Elena, Spain

Distance learning is ideal for moms with children, who want to look beautiful and stylish, and to have professional knowledge. Plus you get the new profession and opportunity to earn money.

feedbacks ielfs

Svetlana, France

Education at the Italian school is a new step in my professional life. It was here where I learned all the theoretical foundations, got a new profession, I dreamed about, thanks to the excellent, very professional, wonderful teachers!!!

feedbacks ielfs

Suzanna Bri

An excellent high-level school for those who decide to devote themselves to fashion and style. When I chose a school, the determining factor was a modern approach, up-to-date information, this is very important in the rapidly changing world of fashion. This is knowledge from the source, because Italy is one of the main trendsetters.
I really liked the Italian teachers, the learning format, the opportunity for practice and feedback. The course contained all the basic information, all important aspects were affected. Education at the school is suitable for both beginners and advanced ones to expand their knowledge. Thanks to the school for my new opportunities, I wish you success and prosperity!

feedbacks ielfs

Maria Momani

Hello! I always wanted to become a fashion designer, but, unfortunately, due to circumstances, I could not get this profession, fortunately, now you can study online. I found your school on the Internet and after reading the reviews I chose it! I want to say thank you very much! It is very convenient that you can borrow at any time. The video tutorials are interesting, there are many examples (this is very convenient), there is no empty information at all, everything is clear on the case. I would like to say a special thank you to Julia, the teacher at the Fashion Design course! Very prompt and responsive feedback from her. I had no experience in this area at all. Julia helped me a lot, and with her advice I created my first collection, which I am very pleased with! Good luck with your work! Thanks!!!

feedbacks ielfs

Afa Jafarova

I graduated from the Italian E-Larning Fashion School. Excellent course. Well-organized and well-chosen teaching material. Excellent teachers. Learned a lot. Special thanks to Yulia Kulakova and all the teaching staff. Thanks.

feedbacks ielfs

Mary Minasyan

I recently completed a fashion designer course and was very satisfied. I got a lot of new knowledge for further work. Separately, I want to thank the teacher Yulia Kulakova.

feedbacks ielfs

Nina Lapshov

I completed a fashion designer course. I already had the knowledge when I came to the course, while for me there were a lot of insights and new information. I really liked how the topics and the presentation of the material were distributed. These are not tiring long videos, but interesting lessons, divided by topic, which is not tiring and you can digest the information after each lesson. Very interesting homework assignments, despite the fact that I already have the skills, it took me time to complete them to the required level of quality. For me, the acquired knowledge is enough to start developing myself as a brand. Thank you very much to the teacher Yulia Kulakova for the good feedback and interesting lessons. I wish you to enjoy learning and good luck in your new and wonderful creative profession.

Anja Kraus

Anja tells us about her collection:

Female strength and confidence versus tenderness. Color blocking, cutouts and transparency…

Anja’s practical home tasks
To see more click here

Nadezhda Dubinina

Nadezhda Dubinina tells us about her studies:

I decided to study as a designer, because I like beautiful and original clothes. As a child, I sewed clothes for dolls, then for myself, all the time I’ve been interested in designing clothes…

Nadezhda Dubinina’s practical home tasks
To see more click here

Alexandrea Gohne

Alexandrea tells about learning on the course:
“I finished my final project. I really enjoyed my studies at the Italian E-Learning Fashion School.
I learned a lot and it brought out my creative potential. I have never been this happy and open before.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I will treasure all the learning and will use it in coordination.”

Alexandrea’s practical home tasks

Alina Moroz

Alina Moroz tells us about her studies:

I decided to study as a designer because I want to reveal my creative potential and to make the world more beautiful, especially I’d like to make women happy.

Alina Moroz’s practical home tasks
To see more click here

Olga Derevyanko

Olga Derevyanko’s practical home tasks
To see more click here

Valentina Maleeva

Valentina Maleeva tells us about her studies:

The information that was prepared at the Italian school is useful and simply structured and it’s  available at any time. I would also like to thank the design teacher Julia.

Valentina Maleeva’s practical home tasks
To see more click here

Ksenia Iliashevskaya

Ksenia’s practical home tasks
To see more click here

Nina Lapshova

Nina’s practical home tasks
To see more click here

Julia Aiste

Julia’s designs
To see more click here

Kristine Esalniece

Kristine tells us about her studies:

I like the style of the studying and its structure.
We are all used to pressing with deadlines, but here I can do my work in a measured way, even when I have inspiration for it.
Thanks again for the education you gave me!

Kristine’s designs
To see more click here

Maxim Grek

Maxim tells us about her studies:

I would like to thank the Italian E-Learning Fashion School for the excellent opportunity to master a new profession for myself – “fashion designer”. I took the online course with great pleasure and interest, where I got a lot of useful information and even more skills in sketching. Not so long ago, since I am a dancer myself, the thought came to me why not develop my own brand of dancewear?! I have been looking for suitable courses for a long time, and luckily I found it. I can now proudly say that I am a graduate of the Italian E-Learning Fashion School, now I am a “Fashion Designer”.

Maxim’s designs
To see more click here

Sofia Naumova

Sofia tells us about her studies:

“Adolescence is a complex topic. That’s why I want to master it.
My first collection, which came out just now, is very successful. Kids of this age love it.”

Sofia’s designs
To see more click here

Armine Galstyan

Armine’s work
To see more click here

Alia Khishanlo

Alia’s work
To see more click here

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!

Basic version — 449 EUR (all inclusive)

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

Standard version — 549 EUR (all inclusive)

  • Video lessons
  • Practical tasks during course
  • Personal Tutor
  • 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 — 649 EUR (all inclusive)

For those who want best results

  • Video lessons
  • Practical tasks during course
  • Personal Tutor
  • 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 “How to draw fashion sketches and designs”
  • 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, 239 euro per month

Basic version — 449 EUR (all inclusive) – 225 EUR

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

Standard version — 549 EUR (all inclusive) – 275 EUR

  • Video lessons
  • Practical tasks during course
  • Personal Tutor
  • 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 payment3 months, 219 euro per month – 2 parts, 169 EUR

Premium version — 649 EUR (all inclusive) – 325 EUR

For those who want best results

  • Video lessons
  • Practical tasks during course
  • Personal Tutor
  • 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 “How to draw fashion sketches and designs”
  • 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 payment3 months, 239 euro per month – 2 parts, 195 EUR

Do you teach on this course how to sew?

Sewing is not included in this course because is not a part of job of a fashion designer.

A fashion designer does not sew or create design patterns. He is creating clothes, models, technical passport and technical sketches, which are then transferred to the pattern designer or tailor.

We teach the full cycle of work as a fashion designer:

  • how to draw sketches of clothes

  • how to come up with ideas of clothes and design them

  • how to create clothing collections

  • how to promote and sell fashion collections

  • how to draw technical flat sketches of clothes

  • how to prepare technical passports for factories and industries

Will I be able to get a job after studying on your course?

Yes, as a result of this course, you create a real fashion collection that you will include in your portfolio.

You will also receive a certificate, which you will show when applying for a job.
In addition, fashion designers are usually given similar tasks at interviews that you have already done on the course and it will be easy for you to complete them.

What are the requirements to study in your course? What do I need to know?

There is no any requirements. You can learn fashion design even if you have never been connected with fashion before.
The main thing is your desire and love to fashion.

On this course, you will learn how to draw by hand fashion sketches, how to design clothes, how to work with production, how to promote your own clothes and so on
You do not need to be able to draw, sew or build patterns to study on this course.

Can you learn fashion design online?

Yes, you can effectively study as a fashion designer online.

Our educational program is divided into 2 parts:

Part 1 – Theory (50% of the time)
You watch video lessons in modules and study additional materials (as if you went to a regular fashion school or college and listened to lectures in the classroom). Video lectures can be reviewed an infinite number of times.


Part 2 – Practice (50% of the time)
You will have a personal tutor – real fashion designer who will help you to create your own fashion collection.

You do practical tasks, send them to your personal tutor for verification and get a review of the work.

During the training, you will create a real capsule collection of clothes.

What document will I receive after graduation?

You can get a European certificate of completion of the course «Fashion Designer», which will help you find a job all over the world. The Certificate is in English-Italian languages.

Who can I ask questions during the course?

Your learning process is supervised by a personal tutor, a professional fashion designer who has over 20 years of experience in fashion design, creating her own fashion collections and selling clothes. The tutor will help you develop your fashion design skills from the very beginning to the creation of the capsule collection.
You communicate with the teacher via e-mail (usually you will receive feedback to your home assignments and questions within 1-2 working days)

Will studying on this course help me get into a university or a college of fashion design?

Of course it will help. You will learn all the basics and gain basic skills that are needed for a fashion designer: learn how to draw fashion sketches, technical flat sketches, learn the whole process of creating a collection from start to finish, you will have a good understanding of how the fashion industry works.

Order a course: