Fashion & Textiles
Design yourself a fashion forward career
If you are tuned in to the latest street style and know exactly what fashion and styling trends are on their way up, then training for a career in fashion could be right on the button.
You’ll need to be creative and interested in the fashion and styling business. You should be starting to build your fashion knowledge through a sketch book and be aware of cutting-edge commentators such as ID magazine, Dazed & Confused, WGSN, and Fashion TV.
You’ll study with lecturers who have trained at the London College of Fashion and have worked with top fashion stylists creating one-off conceptual fashion pieces for music performances, TV and editorial work. In other words, they know the industry inside out.
You’ll learn how to develop your ideas, and to build a portfolio of work you’ll be proud of and that could take you on to university. You’ll learn how raw silk handles differently from man-made fibre, you’ll know your toiles from your pin-tucks, and everything in between.
Former students have gone on the secure places on fashion courses at UEL, the London College of Fashion, Middlesex University, and the University for the Creative Arts (UCA).
We currently have 3 courses available.
- BTEC Diploma in Fashion Design Level 2 (1 year) Level 2
- Level 2 BTEC Diploma in Art and Design (1 year) Level 2
- BTEC Extended Diploma in Fashion Design & Textiles (2 Years) Level 3
Barking & Dagenham College fashion students work with top West End costume designer
Fashion students from Barking & Dagenham College recently sent their designs down the runway marking the end of collaboration with top theatre Set & Costume designer, Nicolai Hansen.
Nicolai, whose work has been featured in productions right across the theatre world including The Royal Opera House, the Royal Court and the Young Vic, challenged students to respond to music, paintings and passages from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Great Gatsby, and the novel which inspired the 1982 cult film Blade Runner, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Nicolai visited the students every 2 weeks to deliver a masterclass. He also took them to the fashion designers’ paradise in Goldhawk Road, Shepherd’s Bush, London W12 to source fabrics.
View our slideshow of images from our Fashion and Design students.