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Fashion Design (Online Short Course)

Fashion Design (Online Short Course)

London College of Fashion
Taught by
Tina Sutradhar


This practical fashion design course is an introduction to the world of fashion design. This course offers a full overview of the fashion design process and will help you understand how successful designers operate.

On this online course you will explore the inner workings of the fashion designer's world, and learn how to research your fashion ideas and then produce your own original design work. You will learn how to produce mood boards and then work towards drawing up your finished capsule collection.


  • An overview of well known fashion designers' work
  • Illustrating a unique fashion template
  • Rendering different fabrics and fashion styles
  • Learning the full research and design process
  • Creating style / look books and inspiration / mood boards
  • Colour, fabric, and textile print fashion predictions
  • Fabric and colour combinations for capsule collections
  • Sketching design details and fusing design ideas
  • The process of fashion design drawings to catwalk - An overview
  • The process of fashion design from the catwalk to the stores/customer - An overview

"Great experience for my first fashion course and it has definitely inspired me to do much more with my fashion work and keep learning! Thanks to Tina and the whole class"

- Sandra, former student

"Tina has in-depth knowledge about the fashion design. She followed a well defined course structure which really helped me, starting with the basics, then progressed towards more advanced topics. I highly recommend!"

-Bobby, former student

By the end of the course you will have;

  • Developed effective ways to research trends and inspiration
  • Presented you initial ideas in moodboards and style books
  • Learnt techniques to create stunning finished fashion designs
  • Learnt to render textures and materials
  • Touched upon fashion trend predictions and how to incorporate them into your designs
  • Completed a fashion design capsule collection
  • Gained an insight into how fashion designs become finished collections for the catwalk
  • Received personal feedback on your assignments from your tutor

Who is Introduction to Fashion Design (Online) for
This course will provide the foundation for your fashion design journey - it will be an excellent way to prepare for further study and gain a valuable insight into this exciting career. You will also have the opportunity to complete work to contribute to a fashion design portfolio. No prior experience is necessary.

Level: Beginner

Please note:
This course is for learners aged 18 and over.

Why choose an LCF Online Short Course?
Our online learning short courses allow you to experience London College of Fashion wherever you are in the world. The real-time chat sessions are fully interactive allowing you to communicate easily with the tutor at the same time as fellow students. Additionally all LCF Online Short Courses include;

  • Learn from the convenience of your home or office
  • Live sessions with expert
  • Lesson recordings
  • Practical assignments
  • Personal feedback
  • VLE with course content
  • Forums for support
  • 3 months online access
  • LCF 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

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Tutor Description

Nikita and Tina Sutradhar founded luxury clothing brand MIUNIKU. Growing up in the city of Mumbai, the designers were a part of rapid globalization, and many of its factors greatly influenced the way they lived and perceived things. Thus it could be said that they have always had an international outlook, which became even more polished from the time they have been in London. In 2009, Tina completed her Bachelors degree in business studies in Mumbai and later that year, went on to do a short course in Fashion marketing at London College of Fashion. In the summer of 2010, Nikita completed a diploma in Fashion design from Raffles International in Mumbai. Later in 2010, both of them went to study a Degree in Pattern Cutting, progressing onto a BA (Hons) Womenswear, at London College of Fashion. They graduated in June 2013. They are currently based in London and Mumbai. The brand name comes from the nick names given to the designers by their parents. Tina - Miu and Nikita - Niku. The overall brand aesthetic is a balance between clean lines and graphic details, mixing minimal and maximal elements. In May 2014, they were awarded the Special Jury Prize at the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers 2014. Tina and Nikita also received the Fashion Innovation Award at London college of fashion (July 2013) and the ISKO™ Denim Diffusion Award (July 2013). They were Semi- Finalists of the H&M Design Awards 2014. 


Online Short Course Materials

To take part in the Online sessions you will need:

  • An up-to-date web browser (we recommend Firefox or Chrome)
  • The latest version of Java installed on your device
  • Microphone and headphones (a headset with a microphone function is recommended)
  • Webcam
  • Strong Internet connection via WiFi or ethernet; 2G, 3G or 4G will not be sufficient

Course Specific Materials

In order to fully participate in the practical exercises please have the following materials/equipment for the first class:

  • A4 plain paper
  • A4 card (multi colours)
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Colour materials such as pro-markers, wax crayons, coloured pencils

Guidance will be provided during the first class on additional items to buy.

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