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Duration – 1 year

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European certificate

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From 8-07 till 12-07 get this course for 539 EUR instead of 1538 EUR
+ master class “Start as a fashion designer” for free

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Do you search for the best fashion design course?
Study on a 1-year course “Fashion designer” in Italy online

After this course you will be able to get a job as a designer in a fashion brand,
create your own clothing brand, or make uniform and costumes for TV and films.

Are you searching for a short course? Try our 6-months online course “Fashion Designer: for beginners”

Why to choose “1-Year Fashion designer” course

Study in Italy online

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

Personal tutor

During course you make practical tasks and create your fashion collection under the guidance of a personal tutor-fashion designer.

1 year = 4 courses

1-Year course includes lessons and practical tasks from 4 different courses in fashion design, style and illustration.

European certificate

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

Create your portfolio

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

3 specialties

After this course you can create your own fashion brand, get a job as a designer in a fashion company (online or full-time) or create uniform or costumes for TV, cinema and theater.

School government accredited

Full 1-Year Fashion designer course is divided in 2 semesters (6 months each).

Education process is divided into two parts:
Part 1 – Theory
You watch video tutorials on modules and learn extra materials.

Part 2 – Practice
You do practical tasks, send them for assignment to teachers of Italian E-Learning Fashion School and receive feedbacks with detailed analysis of works.

1st semester includes:

How to create a fashion collection

  • What is a collection
  • How to use the combining elements in the collection
  • Structure and theme of mass market collection
  • Steps of collection creation
  • Crew you need for making a collection
  • Choosing the potential buyers
  • Choosing the target audience. Age
  • Mass market and luxury segment. Distinctive features
  • Mass market, luxury and middle class segment collections
  • Haute couture
  • What assortment to choose
  • High fashion. How to get the status of high fashion house
  • How a design company is organised

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

Artistic part of a collection: fashion sketches

  • Artistic sketch of a collection — what is it
  • Manual sketch creation — drawing, use of templates for sketches, graphic programs
  • Creation of sketches – collage
  • Searching for 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 collection
  • Creation of mood board for a collection according to the color scheme
  • How Color Trends Begin

How to draw a fashion sketches and designs

  • Steps of preparation
  • Proportions: the canons of beauty from ancient to modern times
  • 8 Heads figure sketch: woman body anatomy
  • Figure sketch template
  • Basic multi pose fashion sketch
  • How to draw underwear: front
  • How to draw underwear: back
  • How to prepare a template basic sketch
  • 9 Heads fashion sketch
  • Basic fashion sketch for clothing. front
  • Basic fashion sketch for clothing. back view

How to draw hands and legs in a fashion sketch

  • Hands in Frontal Position
  • Hands in Profile Position
  • Different Hands Positions
  • How to draw foot in different shoes

How to draw a fashion portrait

  • Face proportions
  • How to draw a face fashion sketch
  • Face Types
  • Different Face Positions and angles
  • How to draw different hairstyles

How to draw models: fashion sketch in movement

  • Model positions in illustration
  • Fashion Sketch: Walking Pose
  • Fashion Sketch: Legs Apart
  • Fashion Sketch: a Hand on a Hip

How to draw accessories

  • How to Draw High Heel Shoes
  • How to Draw High Heel Sandals
  • How to Draw Chunky Platform Sneakers
  • How to Draw a Shopper Bag
  • How to Draw a Quilted Chanel bag
  • How to Draw a Dior Saddle Bag

How to draw a 3D fashion sketch with a pencil

  • Drawing Light and Shadows
  • How to Shade a Fashion Sketch with a Pencil 
  • How to Shade a Fashion Portrait with a Pencil 
  • How to Shade Shoes with a Pencil
  • How to Draw Draped Fabric with a Pencil

+ Trend Report for a season

2nd semester includes:

Production of a fashion collection

  • Technical sketch
  • Product matrix for a collection
  • Fabric selection for future collection
  • Fiber. Tailoring features
  • Fabric Exhibition – Premier Vision
  • Textile Exhibition Texworld – Advices How To Work There
  • Fabric Exhibition Intertextile In China
  • Production of a collection
  • What is a fabric board
  • Examples of boards for clothes collection

How to draw clothing: Fashion Flat Sketches Basics

You will learn how to draw 51 sketches of clothes

  • Skirts: box pleated skirt, pleated skirt, pencil skirt, trapeze skirt, mini skirt, buttoned skirt, drape skirt
  • Trousers: slim fit trousers, sports trousers, jeans, culottes, flared trousers, leggings, wide trousers, jumpsuit, shorts, sports shorts
  • Dresses: balloon dress, trapeze dress, dress with reliefs, tunic dress, asymmetric dress, shirt dress, shoulder strap dress, wrap dress, halter neck dress, natural waist dress, sheath dress , mermaid dress, sweatshirt dress, natural waist dress with flared skirt, tunic dress, magyar sleeve dress
  • Tops: frill front blouse, strap top, a-line top, classical shirt, sweatshirt, t-shirt, peplum top, high neck top
  • Outwear: classical jacket, waistcoat, cardigan, trench coat, classic coat, cocoon coat, a-line coat, parka, coat with fur collar, wrap coat
  • Working with templates of technical sketches of clothes – changing and adapting sketches for your collection

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

Premium Version of the course includes:

  • the module «Choosing the style of a fashion brand» – what fashion concepts exist for various fashion brands, and which one it’s better to choose
  • the master-class about choosing fabrics for the collection, their characteristics
  • cards on fashion trends of the season in men’s and women’s wear, accessories

+ Trend Report for a season

Final practical project – Creation of a fashion collection 

After completion of the course you will prepare Collection Book for your first fashion collection.

Practice during the study process

It’s impossible to learn to be a fashion designer in theory, so there will be a lot of practice in training. In the process of training, you will be supervised and checked by a personal tutor who is a practicing fashion designer.

  • You will make sketches for your collection
  • You will create mood boards and color palettes
  • You will perform technical sketches of clothes
  • You will make the assortment matrix
  • You will design hang tags and labels for your collection
  • You will create a project how to organize fashion show of your collection

As a result you’ll create your first fashion collection with your personal tutor.

How to study on this course

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 and final project
6. Get certificate

Individual class schedule

  • You can start training immediately after payment
  • There is no strict schedule, no need to attend trainings or webinars
  • Start training only when you want – we think fashion needs inspiration

You study in Italy without leaving home

  • You can be anywhere in the world – to study you need just a computer / phone / tablet and the Internet connection.
  • You can study at home, in a cafe, on the way to work.
  • As a result of the training, you will receive a European certificate of completion of the course “Fashion Designer” in English-Italian.

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 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


  • 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
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

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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

Fashion Illustrator Veronica Mancini – fashion sketching block

  • Italian, lives and works in Italy- Trained as an illustrator and fashion designer in Milan
    – Worked as a fashion illustrator for Dolce & Gabbana projects in Milan
    – Created collections as a freelance fashion designer
    – Creates fashion illustrations for glossy magazines and Italian designersInstagram: @veronicaart

Fashion Illustrator Elisa Gibaldi

Italian, lives and works in Milan
– Fashion blogger and editor, fashion designer
– Consultant in design companies
– Teacher of fashion design, fashion history and fashion communications at the academies in Milan Haute Future Fashion Academy and Accademia del Lusso e di Milano

Her projects:

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.

Gertrud Szekely, Austria

A year ago I decided to study fashion design at the Italian fashion school and I don’t regret it. I recommend the courses to anyone who wants to start a career in design. I like that everything is organized and complex. You can do your homework in your own time. For me this has been a great help, as I am also the mother of a 2 year old child.
Thanks for the opportunity and support!🫶🏼
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Ksenia, Russia

After completing the course “fashion designer” I want to say thank you very much, the course is very interesting and informative. All steps of creating a designer collection are highlighted in sufficient detail. The webinars were read by the current practicing designer Yulia Kulakova, so she often gave examples of her work, which was very clear.

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Svetlana, France

Fashion design is my old dream, I really liked the teacher of Fashion Design Yulia Kulakova, a very attentive, demanding and knowledgeable teacher who clearly, structured, without missing important nuances of the profession, gives feedback, tactfully and at a high level.

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Nadezhda, Ukraine

I have long wanted to study in fashion design. I chose your school. It was interesting to try and it was convenient to study this way. It was very interesting. Good teachers. Available lectures and interesting assignments. A lot of new information. I am very grateful for the knowledge gained.

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Meri, Armenia

I recently completed a clothing designer course and I was very pleased. I have gained a lot of new knowledge for further work. I would like to thank a teacher.

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Tatiana, Monaco

Online learning system is very practical, because you can take lectures and perform homework at any convenient time. This was one of the criteria for choosing a school of design, and the price for education.
I have long dreamed of studying as a designer and creating my own collection, and Italian Fashion and Style School helped make my dream come true.

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Nina Lapshov, Israel

These are not tiring long videos, but interesting lessons, divided by topics that do not tire and can digest information after each lesson. Very interesting homework, while I have the skills it took me a while to complete the qualitative level. Enough knowledge for me to start growing myself as a brand.

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Alexandrea, Canada

I learned a lot and it opened up my creativity.
Now I am very happy and open to future development in this area.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I will appreciate all knowledge and will use it in practice.

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Maria, Russia

I want to say special thanks to Julia, the Teacher on the clothing design course! Very prompt and responsive feedback from her. I had no experience in this field at all. Julia helped me a lot and with her advice I created my first collection, which I am very pleased with!

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Irina, Russia

Thanks a lot! It is very interesting to study with you! With each course, I just discover a lot of new for myself! Unique information, interesting presentation, attentiveness, friendliness, quick feedback – it’s so cool, very high standards and quality of education.

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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!

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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!!!

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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.

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Afa Jafarova

I graduated from the Italian E-Learning 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.

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Elizaveta Kirienko

Excellent teachers, clear presentation of the material, illustrated with examples. Thank you so much for your hard work and professionalism!

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Svetlana Alferova

For a long time I’ve been chosing a school that would give knowledge not only to beginners, but also to more advanced students. I liked the lessons, I learned a lot of new things for myself. The tasks were interesting and I wanted to do them in the best possible way. Yulia Kulakova captivated me with the simplicity and specificity of the presentation of the material, I really wanted to drive it to the market in China! 🙂 Even the history of the costume captivated me.) Thank you for the enthusiastic process of learning!

Julia Aiste

Our graduate Julia has created a new capsule collection of the luxury brand Julia Aiste Luxury Design autumn-winter 22-23 called Alter Ego Couture.

The designer encourages you to express yourself and make an inner transformation, choose the most beautiful version of yourself and let the inner light shine with all its might.

The ability to express yourself is our magical tool that has a wonderful side effect – inner transformation and the ability to heal on a mental level. Be who you deserve to be.

The game of contrasts is passion and restraint. This is a beautiful story of transformation – a caterpillar into a charming butterfly – yesterday’s you into your most beautiful and radiant version.

Ivan Lipenkin

Ivan Lipenkin  completed the course 1-Year Fashion designer in our school.
Ivan made an interesting and modern project! The teacher liked Ivan’s work very much.

Renata Kostyukovich

She successfully completed the course “Fashion Designer: From Scratch.” During her training, Renata created her own Fashion Collection, which our teachers liked.

I have been thinking about myself as a clothing designer and understanding how this profession works in general. And when I accidentally came across your site, I decided to take the course.

The course is very clearly written and explained. You can learn a lot of interesting things about fashion and clothing development. Teachers help in the learning process if I suddenly have any difficulties with assignments.

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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. I like beautiful, elegant and comfortable clothes, and I would like to take part in its creation. In the work I really appreciate all the creation process, from the sketch to the finished sample. I like this feeling of creation. It makes me happy, especially when the work has a success and finds approval from others.

I like to learn from the professionals of the Italian E-Learning fashion school. Everything is clear and to the point, it is very close to my approach to the case. Many examples, excellent lessons. Nothing extra. Since I am new to this field, the whole world is opening up for me! It is very exciting to start doing real work, but I try. Earlier I already studied online and I really like this format. Thanks you!

Alina Moroz’s practical home tasks
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Maria Elizarieva

Maria Elizarieva tells us about her studies:

I went through all the tasks with pleasure. I liked the brevity and clarity of the presentation very much. It was interesting to complete tasks on creativity.

Maria Elizarieva’s practical home tasks
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Tatiana Kolesnik

Here are some Tatiana Kolesnik’s practical home tasks
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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, now I’m also fond of creating a collection of clothes for adults.The studying on the course was a good addition to the existing theoretical knowledge.

I enjoy watching videos that are short and contain necessary information, you can do homework at your own pace and then a teacher with real design experience will estimate them. And this is very important, especially when you are an absolute beginner and do not understand whether you are moving in the right direction or not.

Nadezhda Dubinina’s practical home tasks
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Armin Galstyan

The teacher of the course about her work:
“Moodboard, sketches themselves and technical sketches complement each other and speak of the completeness of the collection.
Great idea of the collection and the sketches themselves.
Nice color scheme.”

Armin’s practical home tasks

Vera Neel

Vera Neel tells us about her studies:

The course «Fashion design: how to create a collection PRO», where I studied, enlightened me in which direction to go and gave me good knowledge in the fashion industry and creating collections. I just recommend this course to everyone who is somehow connected with sewing or fulling!

Vera Neel’s practical home tasks
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Elena Gocka

Elena Gocka tells us about her studies:

I found your school by accident and never regretted choosing Italian E-Learning Fashion School.
During my studies, I received a clear step-by-step plan of action “how to create your own collection.”

Elena Gocka’s practical home tasks
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Yuliya Petrunenko

Yuliya Petrunenko tells us about her studies:

I always liked beautiful clothes, and fashion seemed the best of the arts for me. I am fond of fashion illustration, and my current activity (image-consultant) is closely related to fashion, that is why the course has become a natural way of development in this sphere…

Yuliya Petrunenko’s practical home tasks
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Valentina Maleeva

Valentina tells us about her studies:

The material prepared in the Italian school is quite informative and available at any time and is easy to present.
Separately, I want to thank the design teacher, Julia. Julia, thank you for always staying in touch, helping to find the right solution, and giving advice. It was a pleasure to talk to you and you explain things very clearly.
After completing the course, I received an algorithm of actions that I can already work on. I learned a lot of new information. Courses help to avoid mistakes in the future. I advise them to everyone!

Valentina’s practical home tasks
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Elena Kosheleva

Valentina tells us about her collection:

— Modern business woman
— College graduate
— Simple silhouettes and natural colors
— Minimalism VS Femininity
— Print – check and bright accents

Valentina’s practical home tasks
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High quality for low price

The training includes 4 different courses and master-classes of the school (including Trend Report for a year), which cost together 1700 euros.

On the 1-year program, you get all materials at a very large discount.

Education period — 2 semesters (1 semester = 6 months)

Price for each semester 769 EUR 385 EUR

*Special offer:  With one-time payment for two semesters at once, you get a discount on the whole course (instead of 1538 EUR only 539 EUR)

High quality for low price

The training includes 4 different courses and master-classes of the school (including Trend Report for a year), which cost together 2500 euros.

On the 1-year program, you get all materials at a very large discount.

Education period — 2 semesters (1 semester = 6 months)

Price for each semester 769 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.

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