The business of fashion is worldwide, no question in that. Therefore, those who study fashion at the university will learn about all aspects of the fashion industry.
That include technical skills in drawing, tailoring processes, pattern cutting and technical specification. These practical skills sums up with the theory, and, afterwards, you should be able to understand all of it, including its historical development, current trends and processes, and contemporary issues surrounding fashion today (ethical sourcing, manufacturing and distribution).
London is ranked the world’s second best city for students, so, the UK capital is has also garnered a reputation as one of most fashionable cities in the world. Historically, fashion-conscious Britans have often looked across the Channel to the French for inspiration.
These being said, British people put London on the fashion schools map. You can see below 3 of the top fashion schools in London.
#1. Central Saint Martins
Central Saint Martins is part of the University of the Arts London (UAL) and offers programs in fashion, textile and jewelry design. Currently, it has 1.200 students studying to obtain their fashion degrees. Partially government-funded, Central Saint Martins is accessible to talented students from all social areas and offers a world-class teaching staff, including international fashion figures such as Professor Louise Wilson.
The UAL notable graduates include Alexander McQueen, Paul Smith, Stella McCartney and Christopher Kane.
#2. London College of Fashion
London College of Fashion is part of the University of the Arts London and truly stands out for its wide range of fashion courses. The school offers not only fashion design courses, but also fashion marketing, journalism, buying and merchandising, programs in beauty, cosmetic science, fashion curation and criticism. Here, you can also find courses specializing in footwear and accessories. There are more than 2.547 students enrolled in the first year alone. The tuition fees are the same as at Central Saint Martins, since the two colleges are both part of UAL.
The London College of Fashion graduates include Jimmy Choo and Rupert Sanderson.
#3. Royal College of Art
The Royal College of Arts offers a range of graduate-level art and design courses and has a higher international tuition fees compared to the other two London fashion schools listed up. The college give students the opportunity to gain placements and work experience at some of the world’s biggest fashion houses including the likes of Prada, Louis Vuitton, Givenchy and Burberry.
Among the famous alumni of the college you can find Philip Treacy, Ossie Clark and Zandra Rhodes.
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