We'll open applications for next September in early 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
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.”
The Saturday Club is open to all students aged 13-16!
We will give priority to young people who:
receive free school meals
are currently or have been in local authority care
are Young Carers
have a disability or learning difficulty
We'll also give priority to your application if none of your parents or guardians attended university.
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