If you are, read on!

Platinum Plus will be organising a Fashion Foundation course come March, and I felt I should share this with you all. If you really are into fashion, and you want to learn more about how the fashion industry works - this is your chance. This five-day seminar is only going to be held once this year and the places are limited...!!

For further details, keep reading:

The Foundation Seminar is here to offer a basic knowledge of the fashion industry, skimming through the main four areas which make up the industry mainly, the production & design, the business of fashion, the marketing and the fashion media. With this seminar students can... get a good idea of how the fashion industry works & which area one should specialize in. Very limited spaces. Booking opens soon online.

Foundation SeminarDuration: 15 hours (Three hours daily for five days)
Dates: 19th March – 23rd March
Time: 5pm – 8pm

Price: 150 Euro + 18% VAT
Student Smart Card accepted.
  1. Funding & financing your collection’s samples.
  2. Mood board, design process, & production,
  3. Samples & manufacturing.
  4. Textiles, sourcing out textiles & textile samples
  5. The job of a distributor.
  6. Working with a factory & preparing orders + working a year ahead.
  7. Targeting your buyer & your market. Selling power. Art vs commerce, examples of big designers that went bankrupt over the years
  8. Setting up a brand’s image & adapting it to your market.
  9. How photography & styling work together & why they are so important in the fashion industry
  10. The importance of the fashion show / presentation for the buyer & for the press.
  11. Case study, an emerging designer who managed to achieve commercial status
  12. How do magazines work, case studies of two different fashion magazines.
  13. How can a magazine work for your brand
  14. The rise of the new media for luxury goods

The seminar will be delivered by Alison Coates, a Maltese based stylist & shoe designer who has worked and studied in the fashion industry in London. Alison Coates has studied at the London College of Fashion, and takes her inspirations from constant trends she sees when attending fashion weeks. She has worked in footwear design with various clients after finishing her studies and works on various styling projects. Her main interests are styling and footwear design; while her favourite designers are Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood, DSquared2, Ann Demeulemeester, Roksanda Ilincic, and Cora Kemperman. She also enjoys knitting, geology, and illustration.

Book your space online:
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Certificate of attendance will be issued upon completion of course.


I'd apply right now if I were you. ;)


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