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A Journey Through Fashion Design in London

London College of Fashion

fashionmapThis two week fashion design tour will take you on an amazing journey through fashion and design in London. Attend classes at the London College of Fashion, meet with UK fashion students and industry experts, take part in fashion design workshops and develop your design skills through creative interactive sessions. Go behind the scenes at prestigious colleges and visit iconic UK company’s stores and sites to discover how the UK’s fashion industry works. This fantastic 13 day tour is a must for anyone with a passion for fashion.


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  • Study at the London College of Fashion
  • Meet UK Fashion Students
  • Lectures with Industry Experts
  • London area Homestay
  • Fashion Design Workshop
  • British School of Millinery
  • V&A Museum
  • Costume Design at The National Theatre
  • Bicester Village Outlet


Learning Outcomes

Suitable for students aged 15 - 17 years old
  • Learn how to challenge your assumptions, and broaden your creative awareness through a series of fashion classes and then feed this back into your own designs and styling
  • Develop analytical and interpretative skills and a self-critical approach to fashion enabling you to develop as a designer
  • Develop your knowledge of the professional designer environment including branding, operation and timelines
  • Learn about 3 leading British fashion brands and how to create customer and mood boards adding layers to your designer portfolio
  • Learn the history of fashion from 17th Century fashion to current day and how and why it has evolved
  • Learn about the creative process behind costume design taking you from initial sketches to completion
  • Learn about the process of Bodymapping to analyse body shape and proportions
  • Build on communication skills through a series of debates and presentations throughout the programme

What's Included

Our programmes are 100% fully inclusive of all meals and accommodation for the very best value.

  • Essentials

    • Homestay Accommodation
    • 24-Hour Tour Manager
    • Daily Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (unless otherwise noted)
    • Transfers
  • Fashion Immersion Learning

    • 3 Full Day Study Sessions at The London College of Fashion
    • Lectures from Industry Experts
    • Q&A Session with a Leading Retailer
    • Fashion Design Workshop learning about Bodymapping
    • Case Study of 3 British Fashion Brands
    • Creation of Design Boards and Mood Boards
    • Journal & Debate Sessions
    • Leading Flagship Store Visits
    • Art Shop & Textile Shop Visits
    • Interactive Session with Fashion Students
    • Costume Design Session
    • Backstage Tour of the National Theatre
    • Tour of Millinery Suppliers by a Member of the British School of Millinery
  • Entrances

    • V&A Museum
    • Natural History Museum
    • National Theatre
    • Tate Modern
    • Rich Mix Centre, Shoreditch
    • Tate Britain
    • British Museum


Day 1

  • Arrival in London

    Welcome to London! Meet your tour manager and start with an introduction to your 13 day Fashion programme.
  • Discover London

    Discover London, for your fashion orientation, and learn about the city as a global fashion capital. Pass by sites, attractions and buildings which have hosted shows for London Fashion Week. See the royal palaces, the lions in Trafalgar Square, Tower Bridge and the most famous clock in the world, Big Ben.

Day 2

  • London College of Fashion - Study Day 1

    Spend a full day studying at the London College of Fashion, part of the University of Arts, London, and the only college in Britain to specialise in fashion education, research and consultancy. Learn from London College of Fashion tutors, and through this class discover how to design a styling set. Take part in a lecture on latest London Trends.
  • British Brands Case Study & Visit to Flagship Stores

    Spend the afternoon researching case studies on 3 British fashion brands. Visit the flagship stores for each brand accompanied by your London College of Fashion tutor.

Day 3

  • London College of Fashion - Study Day 2 - Branding

    This morning spend the day learning about branding and customer profiling for a leading industry lecturer. Following on from yesterday, choose one of the three British brands to complete your project. Part of the project includes creating design and mood boards for your brands 2016 collection.
  • Journal & Debate Session

    Discuss and reflect your findings from the past 2 days and debate with fellow students your thoughts and opinions on the British Fashion Industry.

Day 4

  • London College of Fashion - Study Day 3 - Materials & Textiles

    Day 3 starts with a visit to London art and textile shops to collate research for your project. Each student will then produce upto 10 designs for their chosen brand for a Spring Summer 2016 collection. Present your designs to the group discussing what influenced the designs and your though process.

Day 5

  • UK Fashion History at the V&A Museum

    Introduction to UK fashion history. Participate in a private guided tour of the V&A's world renowned fashion collection which covers changing shapes and tastes in style, from beautiful 17th-century fashions to contemporary, cutting-edge designs and haute couture. The collection also includes accessories such as jewellery, gloves and handbags.
  • Natural History Museum

    Visit to the Natural History Museum, full of hundreds of exciting, interactive exhibits in one of London's most beautiful landmark buildings.
  • Interactive Session with London Fashion Students

    Meet with student(s) or former students of the London School of fashion for an interactive session on the latest trends and what life is like studying in a foreign city.