10 Steps to Finding The Best Fashion Design School that Suits You

So you love sewing? Do you love working around designs and even wish you can create such beautiful clothes? And you want to become a PRO. What you need is more than some basic ‘idea’ of Fashion Design; you need a proper training.

First let me share some reasons why you should attend a fashion design school;

  1. You will learn about the most up-to-date styles that many people would consider buying.
  2. If you are unsure whether you will be able to make a living out of your interest in fashion, your level of confidence will greatly increase once you obtain good training.
  3. Studying about and later working on, a field that you love is very rewarding.
  4. You will learn about the various principles behind the patterns you have worked on in the past, as well as the ones you will be working on in the future.
  5. You will also be knowledgeable on mixing and matching colors to magnify the shape and cut of your creations.
  6. You will know more about making great designs – other than just tailoring!
  7. Fashion design school will expose you to different kinds of people working with them, incorporating their ideas with your own, and developing relationships with those who share the same feeling toward fashion.
  8. These relationships will set the foundation for meeting potential employees, employers, or business partners all whom you will need when you start your foray into the fashion world.

Now you might want to ask; How do I find a good Fashion School to enrol at?

Here are 10 tips;

Tip#1 Determine what you would like to major in. From there, search for a school that has visible strenght in that area.

Tip#2 Have a list of criteria that you would like to take a look into in your search for the perfect fashion design school. These criteria may include course content, major and minor subjects, costs, location, notable alumni, and many more.

Tip#3 You may now construct a list of candidate fashion design schools.

Tip#4 Gather all necessary resources and information about each of your candidate school. Find their websites and research.

Tip#5 Narrow down your list further by using the criteria you have set in Tip#2.

Tip#6 Inspect the schools left on your list. It would be good if you can visit these schools personally. But if not, try to obtain a video or look for a virtual tour in their websites.

Tip#7 File your application to the schools that met your criteria.

Tip#8 Take a critical look at the feedbacks you get from the prospective schools and compare based on your budget and goals. Make Notes

Tip#9 Carefully review your notes, pick a final 3 for consideration, ask the opinion of other Fashion professionals around you and now you can finally decide.

There you go! You have been empowered to make the best decision. Go make use of it.

 

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#LagosTop20 Fashion Challenge – Full List of Winners

For 2 weeks Talented  Fashion Designers from across the city of Lagos showed an overwhelming response to the call for entries in the #LagosTop20 challenge.

We asked people to upload a picture of their best work in the year 2016 and upload on any of their social networks using the hashtag #LagosTop20. the phrase ‘Snap it, Tag it, Post it’ soon became the watchword as over 100 designers showcased their art.

Non-fashion designers were also allowed to upload their best outfit of 2016 to help their fashion designer win.

The criteria for selecting these 20 winners are;

  • Number of Likes and retwets/shares/regranns
  • Designer must NOT be an established Fashion Designer, as the program was created to empower talented, young and upcoming designers
  • Creativity in the designs posted
  • and number of entries by a designer (multiple entries was an advantage)

They are:

Onyinyechi Chuku IG: @chukubliss

Doja Elewa IG: @elewafashion

IG: @gildedije

Fadé’s Fashion House IG: @fade_fh @phadeke

IG: @forlarfashion

IG: @gerson.kamakraftz

Elizabeth Opene IG: @houseofbeecouture

Karimu Joshua Darey IG: @komelogic


lè couture peony IG: @le_couturepeony



Akindiya Mumeen IG: @mumiethetailor

SKETCH clothings IG: @sketchclothings

IG: @toluhwahlahsheh


Tola Omotayo IG: @tritzstitches

IG: @triumphantcouture

Okeke Chioma IG: @v_centia

IG: @youkaymeh

Moesha Laila Twitter: @moesha_laila

Omotayo IG: @omotayo_ashbea

IG: @cindymary_couture


KAYZ COUTURE IG: @kayz.couture

 

These very creative individuals will get;
1. 1 Month Full Membership Each which includes Full Access to our fully equipped Cosewing Facility + 2 Hours Meeting Room use to meet with clients + opportunity to collaborate with tens of other Creative People using the Hub.
2. Featured on our Blog and other Blogs; sponsored by the Hub
3. FREE 1 month Social Media Advertisement for their brands across all our Online platforms

We say a very Big Congratulations to our Winners!
At 360 Creative Hub, we are solving the problem of inadequate equipment and poor business accommodation for local fashion designers!

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The Fashion Designer’s Toolkit – All you need to know

As you begin to plan your year, the acquisition of necessary tools or addition to your current tool set will be at the center of your thoughts.

We took time to compile essential tools and equipment every fashion designer should work towards having this year.

Dress Forms

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Fabric Pressing Tools

Steam Press Pressing Iron Ironing Board

 

Pattern Making (Cutting) Tools

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Drafting Tables: Any good table high enough for your convenience will do the trick. The original purpose is for conceptualization and drafting pf designs. But this can also (not best practice tho) double as your ironing board.

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Computer Aided Design Software: There are a number of Softwares you can consider for use as mentioned in this article

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Needles

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Threads

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Fabrics of all kinds

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Of course,  Sewing Machines

This is a tricky aspect because every Fashion Designer or Tailor will own or have access to a Sewing Machine of some sort.

But because they come in various types your decision on what type comes first, second, and last, on your ‘to-buy’ list should be based on the nature of clients you have and the kind of clothes your make most often.

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7 Trends that will shape Ladies Fashion in 2017 – Pictures

As we start the New Year, staying ahead of the pack will be a major factor in staying relevant in this very competitive Fashion Industry. As a designer, you should dress your clients to meet trends even before they become an ‘all-and-sundry’ thing.

This sends out a clear message that they indeed have a Fashion Designer and not just a ‘tailor next door’. Your work should lead trends not be a poor replica of a stale trend!

We believe the following trends will become very important this year;

  • Ankara Crop Tops

  • All kinds of Peplum

  • Strapless Tops will gain more acceptance

  • You will sew a lot of Hot Shorts (or Knickers)

  • Lace Styles

  • Jumpsuits are here to stay

  • Skirts will get shorter and flared

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