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Introduction to the Fashion Industry for 16 to 18 Year Olds (Online Short Course)

Introduction to the Fashion Industry for 16 to 18 Year Olds (Online Short Course)

London College of Fashion
Taught by
Lucy London


Through lectures and practical tasks you will explore the industry, understand what careers the fashion industry has to offer and what opportunities there are for you moving forward. A practical look at what you need to do to get where you want to be.

For more information on Online Short Courses please see the below information.

All our Online Short Courses include:

  • Live online lessons with expert tutors
  • Practical assignments
  • Personal feedback
  • Access to VLE with course content
  • 3 months online access
  • Certificate upon completion

Further details about preparing for your online course, and the equipment you need, can be found here.

Please note that all courses are taught in UK time. To check and compare times please click here.

The course includes:

  • The supply chain
  • The who’s who in fashion
  • Structure and the current environment
  • Styling and promotion
  • Customer profiling
  • Buying and merchandising
  • Marketing and PR
  • Trend research / GTrend forecasting
  • To sale / Instore promotion / Visual merchandising


Beginners. You should have an interest in the subject area and a desire to learn but no previous experience is required.

Please note that Online courses are closed to all new bookings 48 hours prior to the course starting.

Tutor Description

Lucy London (nee Clements) has over two decades of industry experience, covering high street brands from Gap, H&M, Topshop through to designer brands offering a boutique shopping experience, and department stores such as Selfridges. Visual Merchandising is her specialism, and she has worked in all areas of display, so her knowledge of the subject matter places her as a leading visual merchandiser lecturer. Lucy's career of visual static styling has also seen her styling the covers of London and US publications including TIME magazine. She specialises in lifestyle and fashion concept design and has had a freelance career combining VM, final styling and celebrity styling. 

Visual merchandising, visual display and fashion business are areas that she still passionately works within. The educational arena is now Lucy's focus, training students and industry professionals in all areas of Visual Merchandising, Styling and fashion business. Her specialist subject areas teamed with her drive and enthusiasm, have given her direct lead in global events such as London fashion week, editorial covers and static styling.


Materials needed for the course:

  • Laptop or PC
  • Pad and pen
  • Plain A4 paper
  • Coloured pens (5 Colours needed) any type

Technical Requirements:

Prior to the start of your course, please ensure you have:

  • An up-to-date web browser (we recommend Chrome)
  • Microphone and headphones (a headset with a microphone function is recommended)
  • Webcam
  • Strong Internet connection, we recommend a minimum of 2 Mbps download, and 1 Mbps upload, faster if possible. You can test your network speed here -

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