Saturdays, 10am to 2pm, at the Fashion Retail Academy
Starting September 2023
Saturday Club 2023
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.
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
- Clothing construction
- Fashion illustration and photography
- Visual merchandising
- 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.”
The Saturday Club is open to all students aged 13-16!
We will give priority to applicants who:
- receive free school meals
- are currently or have been in local authority care
- are Young Carers
- have a disability or learning difficulty
We will also give priority to applications for whom neither parent/guardian has attended university.