The Fashion & Business Saturday Club is a 30-week, free course for young people. Supported by the British Fashion Council, you'll experience working in fashion and discover the different job roles available in the industry.
We’ll help you grow in confidence whilst you learn new skills from our experienced tutors. You’ll have maximum creative freedom, as there are no grades or assessments! Best of all, you can make new friends by joining a group of people all with a shared interest in fashion.
Applications FOR SEPTEMBER 2024 will open in January 2024
What you'll learn
The 30-week course will guide you through the world of fashion from product idea to shop floor. You’ll examine the stages of clothing creation, before discovering how the business side of a fashion brand functions.
Inspiration and research
Design and pattern development
How to choose fabrics
Fashion illustration and photography
Fashion styling and mannequin dressing
Marketing and PR strategies
At the end of the course, we host a public exhibition of everyone's work at Somerset House.
Thank you Silvia, and the rest of the Fashion Retail Academy, for teaching me! I've had the best time at Saturday Club and I’m going to miss it.
It's been fantastic! Joining Saturday Club helped me decide that this is where I feel happy, and how to move forward with my future career.”
Find out what to expect at Saturday Club
Saturday Club is a unique opportunity to grow your creative skills, but don't just take our word for it: in the 2022/23 Annual Report from the National Saturday Club team, you can look at some of the brilliant projects, trips and exhibitions our members got involved in, and discover what being part of Saturday Club at the FRA means to them.
Download the report below to read testimonies from some of last year's attendees and find out more about how it has given young people like you the confidence to explore career paths in fashion.