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Book now and take advantage of our 15% early-bird discount using the code SUMMER15A. Offer ends midnight December 31st.

Registration for our 2024 Summer Experiences has now opened! Book now to secure your place.

The Young Fashion Designer Weekend


The Young Fashion Designer Weekend


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 university application.


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An Interactive Masterclass:
  • Professional fashion designers will coach you through a range of interactive activities:
  • 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 break into the fashion industry, 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
A Whole Year of Career Development:
  • Included in your programme fee is one year’s access to our work experience platform, AmbitionX
  • Over 100 hours of live and interactive online sessions with professionals from 15 different industries
  • Gain experience points and certificates for every session you complete

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

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 




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

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

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

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



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 in London or ‘Live Online’; the content is the same for both.

Programme Fee:

In-Person: £195/student for full day

'Live Online’: £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

Available dates:

  • 17th March 2024


  • University College London (UCL)

Accommodation location:

  • University College London (UCL),

Included in your programme fee is one year’s access to our work experience platform, AmbitionX. This gives you access to 100+ hours of live and interactive online sessions with professionals from 15 different industries. This is an excellent opportunity to gain a huge variety of professional experience to include in university and job applications. For each session you attend, you will receive experience points and a certificate!



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.



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You may wish to try on your mobile device instead. Alternatively, please email 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.