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Our Summer Experiences are now over 75% full. Places are highly limited; register now to avoid disappointment.

Our Summer Experiences are now over 75% full. Places are highly limited; register now to avoid disappointment.

The Young Fashion Designer Summer Experience

InvestIN Education
InvestIN Education

The Young Fashion Designer Summer Experience


We are now over 75% full for this experience and expect to be sold out soon.

The Young Fashion Designer Summer Experience gives students aged 15-18 a fully immersive experience of life as a fashion designer in London.

Over the course of 15 days, students will have some of the most exclusive experiences of fashion design that one can imagine: build your own fashion brand, style and shoot a look book and present your final collection at a London Fashion Week venue.

Join us for a life-changing experience that will set you up for a future as a successful fashion designer.

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Immersive Fashion Experiences:
  • Conduct your very own fashion show and receive invaluable feedback from a panel of judges on the front row
  • Create your own garment, exploring techniques in pattern cutting, draping and sewing
  • Build your own sustainable fashion brand with expert guidance through every stage of the design process
  • Style and shoot your very own look book at a professional London studio
  • Experience the world of retail and take on interactive challenges as part of the buying & merchandising team
  • Uncover the world of costume design, working closely with actors and designers to conceptualize ideas for an exclusive theatre performance
  • Try your hand at a range of textile techniques, uncovering the many pathways available to you as a designer
  • Combine your creations into a fashion-school-ready portfolio, and receive 1 on 1 coaching around your future career prospects
  • Attend a private networking event with those in the most desirable jobs in fashion: designers, buyers, merchandisers, fashion marketing experts and more
Meet Senior Fashion Designers:
  • Be coached through the immersive experiences with professionals from world-renowned firms specialising in designing, buying and merchandising, marketing, prototyping and more
  • Private networking sessions with these professionals, who can become vital connections for your future career
Career Coaching:
  • Receive training on how to land the most desirable jobs in fashion design
  • Advice on subject choices, university selection, work experience, extra-curricular activities and more
  • World-class professional development training: dedicated coaching on all the soft skills you need to become a top fashion designer: creativity, leadership, teamwork, communication, time management, public speaking and more
Competitive Advantage In Your University Applications:
  • Attending the Experience demonstrates that you have gained skills which are highly-valued by top universities
  • Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your university applications.
World-Class Universities And World-Class People:
  • Experience one of the best universities on the planet: University College London (UCL).
  • Meet talented and ambitious students from around the world who fly in for the Summer Experience, creating an invaluable lifetime network
Design Your Own Summer Experience:
  • Select your preferred length of experience. You can choose to attend for:

    1.     Days 1-15 (the full experience); or
    2.    Days 1-10 only; or
    3.    Days 1-5 only

    •    Accommodation, meals, guardianship and airport pick-up are available if required and can be added at checkout

Immersive Experiences Days 1-5

The Design Process

  • Learn where designers find inspiration and study the origins of iconic collections
  • Get step-by-step guidance on the design process from a professional fashion designer
  • Discover how designers bring their visions to life, from drawing board to mannequin

Become the Fashion Designer

  • Meet with a forecasting expert and learn how they analyse the market to predict future trends
  • Engage with current predictions and modify your ideas to suit the consumer market
  • Construct a ‘colour story’ that will inform the palette of your collection
  • Observe a live sketching demonstration and produce concept sketches of your garments
  • Elevate your designs by adding colour and detail to your rough sketches, experimenting with collage and fabric sampling to bolster your creative vision

Your Designs in 3D

  • Transform your concept sketches into accurate production drawings
  • Finalise your ‘tech pack,’ considering details such as seams, pockets and fastenings
  • Gain insight into the latest technology allowing fashion designers to accurately visualise their garments
  • Work in your fashion studios to prototype your designs in 3D, repurposing fabric to construct silhouettes from recycled materials

Building Your Portfolio

  • Combine all your work into final boards, exploring concept, development and final pieces
  • Receive guided career coaching by industry experts, and understand exactly what universities, internships and job opportunities look for in a stand out portfolio
  • Ask your burning questions: take part in a panel Q&A with top designers, stylists, buyers and fashion professionals

We are now over 75% full for this experience and expect to be sold out soon.

This Summer Experience is for students aged 15-18 and you do not require any prior knowledge to attend.

The programme starts on 28th July 2023. You can choose to attend for either days 1-5, days 1-10 or days 1-15; and either with or without accommodation. Pricing for all options is set out below.

Click “Register Now” to book your place. Alternatively, if you wish to pay via invoice/instalments, please complete this form and a member of our team will reach out to you.

London 5-Day London 10-Day London 15-Day
Length Days 1-5 Days 1-10 Days 1-15
Discover the design process with professional fashion designers. Create your own toile, upcycle a sustainable garment, create a mood board, sketch your pieces, and transform them into your fashion portfolio.
Shoot a look book and visit the HQ of a top fashion publication. Discover buying, merchandising and marketing; create your sustainable brand concept, and pitch your idea to industry professionals. Plan and host your very own fashion show at a top Fashion Week venue, receiving feedback on your designs from expert judges.
Private networking session with top fashion designers
World-class professional development training: 5 days of coaching on all the skills you need to become a top fashion designer
Summer Experience fee £1475 £2850 £3950
Optional fee for University of London accommodation (private single rooms) with all meals and guardianship included Available for an additional
Available for an additional
Available for an additional
Optional fee for London airport pick-up and drop-off (each way) Available for an additional
Available for an additional
Available for an additional

Choose a location below:

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Available dates:

  • 28th July 2023


  • The programme is based at UCL and the surrounding University of London campus. Certain days take place in other key industry locations in London.

Accommodation location:

Please find below some of our most frequently asked questions. If you have any other questions you'll be able to find our full FAQ list here and you are also welcome to reach out to us at and we'll be happy to help!

When is the deadline for registering for an experience?
Places on our programmes are allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis so we will close registration as soon as we reach capacity, because of this we would always recommend booking as soon as possible to ensure you do not miss the opportunity to attend.
Do I get a certificate?
Upon completion of the programme you will receive a bespoke certificate to include in all of your future applications. This will help you stand out from the crowd and show your passion for your chosen career. Letters of attendance are also available upon request at
Who are your safeguarding team?
On each Summer Experience, we have safeguarding team members on-site 24/7 to promote the safeguarding and pastoral welfare of our students. Our team are security-vetted (enhanced DBS-checked) professionals who work in education full time and our team is made up of Academic Professionals / LSA, Safeguarding Officers, Nursing Professionals, and Mental Health Practitioners. Students will therefore always be able to easily contact a guardian, should they need any support.
What is included in the accommodation package?
You can choose to add our accommodation package to your booking where you will be allocated to the University of London's Garden Halls, College Hall, or International Hall. Here, you will enjoy your own private room, 3 meals a day, and 24/7 guardianship. There are also lots of communal areas such as a games room and cinema room where you will be able to socialise with other students. Our safeguarding team will also put on evening activities such as trivia night, games night, and sports evenings. You will be able to arrive at the accommodation the day before the programme starts and checkout will be the day after the programme comes to an end.
Do you offer payment plans?
We offer payment plans for our Summer Experiences, allowing you to pay in instalments. A 50% deposit is required to reserve your place. To arrange your personalised plan contact contact us at
Will there be any opportunities for rest days?
On the mornings of day 6 and day 11 you will have rest time to allow you to recharge for the next period of your programme. You will also have time in the evenings and during your lunch break to relax and socialise with the other students on the experience.



There are no travel restrictions in place in order to enter the UK; you are not required to test or to provide proof of vaccination status, so you can book your programme place with confidence.



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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.