Your Future in Fashion: Residential Summer School (14-16 Year Olds)
Love fashion? If you're interested in a career in fashion, but perhaps more interested in the business side, then this fashion course will introduce you to the way the industry works. You’ll understand how retail, wholesale and manufacturing work together as well as what it’s like to work for yourself, and the many different disciplines and career choices available.
Through practical workshops, lectures and visits you will start to understand the opportunities on offer, and what you need to do to get to where you want to be.
The course includes:
- History of the fashion business
- Structure and current environment
- The fashion calendar
- Understanding trends and design
- Sustainable fashion
- Types of retailers
- Consumers and markets
- The supply chain
- Buying and merchandising
- Sales and distribution
- Visual Merchandising
- Show production and event management
- Styling and promotion
- Fashion journalism
- Marketing, Press and PR
- Becoming a fashion entrepreneur
- Retail visits
During the course you will be taken on a trip to London for a retail safari led by an LCF tutor. You’ll be taken to markets, vintage stores and famous department stores to experience the latest trends and styles on the streets of London. You will also have another retail visit during the first week.
We also run the following residential summer courses for 14 - 16 years olds at Harrow School:
• Fashion Design and Making Residential
• Fashion Styling and Media Residential
What are the benefits of attending a Residential Summer School at LCF?
This course will allow you to immerse yourself in the fashion industry, build confidence, acquire new skills and be inspired to learn more. It's also a great way to meet like-minded friends from around the world.
Beginners. You should have an interest fashion and a desire to learn but no previous experience is required. This course is delivered in English therefore a good level of English is required to make the most of the learning experience.
Our residential courses are delivered at Harrow School. Harrow School was founded in 1572. Famous past pupils include former British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill, the poet Lord Byron, the first Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and King Hussein of Jordan. The school is considered amongst the most prestigious public schools in Britain, even the world. Summer school students are fully immersed in the Harrow experience, from staying in one of the famous boarding houses, to exploring the famous buildings where movies such as Harry Potter were filmed. The School boasts 300 acres of grounds which includes six conservation areas, a registered park, a nine-hole golf course and even a working farm. It is located just 15km north of central London in the beautiful village of Harrow on the Hill.
The course is delivered by London College of Fashion but all meals, accommodation and pastoral care are provided by Harrow School short courses.
Airport and Eurostar transfers:
Transfers to and from Harrow School from certain airports and London St Pancras train station (Eurostar only) can be arranged, in line with the terms and conditions. Please read our Transfer terms and conditions before booking travel for your child.Download transfer terms and conditions.
Your course place is confirmed once you have booked online or via the phone using a credit or debit card. There is no deadline for booking. Places are offered on a first come, first served basis, and all courses have a maximum number of students. We suggest you book early to avoid disappointment.