If it’s good enough for Erin O’Connor, Jimmy Choo and William Tempest then it’s certainly good enough for the sartorial wonderkids in Dubai. London College of Fashion is returning to the Middle East with a short course programme at Dubai Design District.

The celebrated UK-based fashion college will be hosting a term from February 1 to 11 at the UAE’s new cultural and fashion hub, Dubai Design District (D3).

As part of the Middle East programme, nine courses and consultancy sessions will be on offer, covering a wide spectrum of fashion fields. If you think you need to be an expert at pattern cutting and stitching, think again. Whether you want to get into styling, or want to design your own collection or even want to get into merchandising, the London Of Fashion courses cover the breadth of what the industry has to offer.

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The nine courses include: Starting Your Own Fashion Label 1; Principles of Fashion Styling 1; Fashion Buying and Merchandising; Fashion Design; Fashion Drawing; Visual Merchandising; Luxury Fashion Brand Management; Starting Your Own Fashion Label Consultancy Session with Toby Meadows, and How To Successfully Manage A Luxury Company-Consultancy with Dr Pascal Portanier.

London College of Fashion Courses In Dubai

The sessions with Toby Meadows, one of London College of Fashion’s business start-up experts, is aimed at those looking to develop their own label. Toby says: “These sessions are perfect fro anyone who has launched their own label or is close to launching their own label in a year or two and is looking for what their next step should be. By the end of the session we should have mapped out the next 18 months to three years of your business journey. Looking at all the problems and coming up with solutions to fit your business model.”

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For those wanting to learn about how to manage your own luxury company, the session with Dr Pascal Portanier, one of the world’s leading luxury branding consultants, is a must. Each session will last 90 minutes and there will be a chance to get feedback about your business concept, review of the design of your collections and the display of your shop.

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Home to designers, artists and creative thinkers, D3 is the ideal place for the course to be held, specialising in showcasing the UAE’s emerging talent.

If you’re serious about fashion, London College of Fashion is a great one to have on the CV. In fact you will be part of an imporessive alumni including:

William Tempest (designer)


Ross Simmons (businesswoman and creator of Vie At Home cosmetics)


Erin O’Connor (model)

erin oconnor

Alek Wek (model)

Alek Wek


For more information or to sign up for the classes, visit here