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Street Fashion for 16 to 18 Year Olds

Street Fashion for 16 to 18 Year Olds

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Jane Francis, with others


London is the 'street fashion' capital of the world. Many international fashion designers look to London as a source of inspiration and ideas. It is a rich cultural melting-pot that has provided a unique background to some of fashion's most famous trends. This course will introduce you to London street fashion through visits to museums, street markets and fashion hot spots.

Topics covered

  • The course is project based and will guide you through the design process to three dimensional customisation, deconstruction and reinvention, using vintage and recycled clothes and materials.
  • Advice will be given on portfolio preparation for further study at Foundation and degree level.
  • The course does not include patternmaking or machine sewing. However, students will be encouraged to experiment with hand-sewing, studding and simple embellishment techniques

Entry requirements: You must be at least 16 and no older than 18 years old.

Level: Beginners

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Please note: This course is for students aged 16 to 18 years old only

Tutor Description

Jane Francis is the course leader and a BA and Masters graduate of Fine Art. She has over thirty years of experience in the fashion industry. She founded her own label for womenswear and accessories in the 1980’s, retailing through Liberty, Hyper-Hyper, Harrods, Saks and Patricia Field. She went on to work professionally for Vivienne Westwood for over a decade, focusing on the creation, production and catwalk presentations of her collections specialising in fashion accessories, jewellery and footwear. She has held posts within CSM and UAL as a Senior Lecturer Foundation Studies (Fashion), Course Leader for BA (Hons) Fashion Jewellery and Fashion Accessories courses. Now she combines teaching with working as a freelance consultant, stylist and photographer to many international fashion brands and designers, including Ghost, Tank Magazine and TopShop. Jane draws on the experiences gained from working with fine art and the fashion industries, to inform her educational ethos: To encourage forward thinking, innovative and creative approaches to design, through experimental, academic and practical inquiry.


Please bring with you to the first session:

  • Drawing Kit - Pencils, Colour Pencils, Felt tip or Marker pens, Conte or Charcoal
  • Eraser
  • Scissors
  • Pritt Stick or Glue Stick
  • Camera (and Film / Memory Card / Batteries )
  • Travel costs and entry to Museum and Street Market (approx £10.00).

Available dates