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Use limited time code SUMMER15 at checkout for 15% off any Summer Experience

Use limited time code SUMMER15 at checkout for 15% off any Summer Experience

The Young Fashion Designer Programme

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The Young Fashion Designer Programme

Overview

The Young Fashion Designer Weekend gives students aged 15-18 a chance to test-drive life as a fashion designer. Learn from top designers as they guide you through a series of interactive activities: create a concept, develop designs and present your collection to a panel of experts. You will also get expert advice on how to become a successful fashion designer, with guidance on study choices, extra-curricular activities, work experience and more.

You can attend either in-person in London or live online. Register now to gain an edge over other aspiring fashion designers, and a super-curricular experience to add to your applications.

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An Interactive Masterclass:

  • Professional fashion designers will guide you through a range of activities including:
  • Study iconic runway collections and learn how to tell a story with design
  • Develop your own haute couture 3D garment
  • Present your capsule collection to industry professionals and get detailed feedback

    Expert Career Coaching:

    • You will be trained on how to fulfil your ambitions of becoming a top fashion designer 

    • An action plan of how to gain get to the top, starting now

    • Coaching by experts on academic choices, extra-curricular activities and work experience

    An Audience With Top Designers:

    • Hear from successful designers and ask them all your burning questions
    • Q&A panel with fashion designers, buyers, merchandisers, journalists and more

    Boost your Career Potential:

    • Attendance demonstrates you’ve gained skills that are integral to a career in fashion

    • Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your applications

    111.00am

    The World of Fashion

    -Fashion through the ages: where are we now?
    -Unpack iconic runway collections and the concepts behind them
    -How to create a sustainable fashion future
    -From inspiration to design: how to research effectively and build a story around your work
    12.00pm

    Sculpt Your Silhouette

    -Develop an eye for detail
    -Deep-dive into legendary silhouettes and what makes them famous
    -Think creatively and push the boundaries of design
    -Use your initial research to develop an haute couture 3D garment
    1.30pm

    Lunch Break

    2.30pm

    Developing Your Designs

    -Uncover the next stage in the design process: development
    -Refine your concept and create visuals
    -The Future of Fabric: sustainable alternatives and their uses
    -Discuss ideas and form initial designs: select colours and choose fabrics for your collection
    -Design your own final look
    4.00pm

    Present to a Panel of Experts

    -Present your capsule collection to a panel of experts
    -Receive live feedback from industry professionals
    -Practise your pitching, presentation and public speaking skills key to a career in design
    4.30pm

    Career Coaching: How to Build a Stand Out Portfolio

    -Step-by-step guidance from industry professionals
    -Students from top universities break down the portfolio that gained them a place
    -A-level, degree and beyond: examples of work from every stage in the process
    -FAQs: where to look for internships, interview tips, types of fashion degree and more
    5.00pm

    Panel Q&A

    -Panel of fashion designers, buyers, merchandisers, journalists and more
    -Ask your burning questions
    -Gain valuable advice and unlock your fashion career pathway
    5.30pm

    Close

    This programme is for students aged 15-18. No prior knowledge or experience is required. The programme involves a mixture of interactive simulations, exercises and Q&A sessions. You can choose to attend the programme either in-person or ‘Live Online’; the content is very similar for both.

    Programme Fee:

    ‘Live Online’: £165/student for full day.

    In-Person: £165/student for full day

    There is no application process, and you can secure your place simply by clicking “Register Now”. We operate on a first-come first-served basis and programme places are limited.

    Choose a location below:

    In Person

    20th November 2022 

    University College London (UCL)

    Bloomsbury

    London

    As part of your booking, you will receive 12 months’ access to our state-of-the-art tech platform, AmbitionX. Here you will find all of your programme materials and complete post-programme assessments to gain coveted ‘experience points’ to demonstrate your levels of professional development. You will also be able to access any of InvestIN’s Live Online weekend and evening programmes through AmbitionX at no extra cost.

    WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY ABOUT US

    Covid-19

    In the unlikely event that the in-person programme is completely cancelled because of Covid-19 then students will receive a refund. We have never yet had to cancel a London summer experience, having successfully delivered programmes during the summers of 2020 and 2021, with strict social distancing and excellent feedback. We shall of course adhere to all Covid-related government guidelines in place at the time of the programme and keep student safety as the highest priority.

    If you pay via credit because you postponed a previous booking then the credit note will be reissued to you in full.

     

    Support

    If you are trying to register and the registration box is not appearing it is likely because of firewall restrictions on your desktop device.

    You may wish to try on your mobile device instead. Alternatively, please email info@investin.org with details of the programme you want to register for. We will reserve your place immediately and send you a link to pay by card online.