Welcome To The Fashion School Brighton

The Fashion School in Brighton offers: fashion, sewing, styling and design classes for children, teens and adults. We have friendly and experienced tutors who use a unique and easy sewing programme which has been successful for over 20 years.

We believe in encouraging each child to express themselves individually. We enable your children to design and sew clothes they want to create and wear. Every student’s project is determined by them and we inspire and support rather than dictate direction.


The Fashion School is for beginners onwards – it really doesn’t matter if your child hasn’t sewn a stitch, from repairing/customising a pair of jeans to creating a ballgown – we’re here to help.

Our new larger premises in the centre of Brighton has two floors, with a 3m x 2m pattern cutting table and a studio photographic area (all available for hire).

We also run fashion parties for children, teenagers and adults in our studio. For more information about our 6 – 17 year old parties click here, alternatively for our adult parties click here.
Please feel free to come down to our new studio and have a chat about what we can do for you.

The Fashion school Brighton studio

What We Do

  • Little Miss Fashion – Sewing and fashion for 7 – 9 year olds
  • Stylish Tweens – Sewing and fashion for 9 to 12 year olds
  • FashionLab – Teenage fashion
  • International Schools
  • Individual Tuition
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • GCSE Art & Textiles support – (100% A* achieved by students)
  • Mums & Daughters Workshops
  • Holiday Workshops
  • Fashion Trips
  • Parties!
  • Work Experience Placements
  • Fashion Shows
Our classes

Meet Caroline

Caroline Gration
Caroline GrationFounder of The Fashion School
Caroline has taught for 25 years at various London and UK top fashion/art schools within universities, and worked as a designer within the fashion industry.

She has learned from the best sewing technicians and pattern cutters and this level of expertise has helped create ‘The Fashion School’ Brighton.

Caroline has a current DBS certificate.

About Us


“Alice loves it an had made some fab things especially a bag, which is as good if not better than a lot of stuff in Top Shop! Top marks!”
Paula, mum of Alice
Maya has been taught so much with regards to different sewing skills, she can put a zip in better than me! It’s not just the skills of sewing that they learn, but I feel more importantly, the creative freedom and encouragement that is given by Caroline, I don’t think she has ever said ‘no’ to a project however complicated it might seem. My daughter is in year 10 and at the moment is hoping to go on to study fashion/textiles, the fashion school has without doubt influenced this
Tania, mother of Maya
“Lottie has been with Caroiline now for about three years. She has progressed with her sewing skills and will happily attempt most projects. Caroline is a wonderful influence and a true inspiration, nothing is too much trouble. Lottie has also been on a few trips with Caroline and this has given her a great insight into the world of fashion and that may be a career she could pursue.”
Laura mum of Lottie aged 15 Brighton
“My daughter has attended several Holiday Workshops at The Fashion School and enjoyed every minute of them. This year she asked for a sewing machine for her birthday and has just made a dress for her cousins wedding in July. These workshops have filled her with confidence and pride in her work in a fun and nurturing environment.”
Louise, Mum of Abbie 12
“The Fashion School is my daughter’s favourite holiday workshop. “She loves to design her own clothes and is so proud of her creations. Caroline is an inspirational teacher. Her love of fashion is infectious. When the children are young, it’s about nurturing their creativity. Attention to detail comes later once they’ve been bitten by the fashion bug!”
Imogen, mother of Claudie 9
“My daughter loves her lessons and of course the clothes she makes. She has definitely grown in confidence as a result.”
Wendy mum of Molly 12
“Emilia has thoroughly enjoyed the Fashion School and is totally inspired by Caroline and her team. Emilia has created some wonderful outfits and is very proud of herself!”
Sarah, Mum of Emilia 9
“I just wanted to say how much she loved doing the workshop with you and she has come home with such enthusiasm that this is what she would love to do everyday! She has finished sticking the sequins onto her denim jacket and had great pleasure showing all her hard work. Thank you Caroline for being her tutor. Oh, and she loves your home too and wants to live in Sussex Square when she has made her fortunes! ”
Orlane Parkinson, mother

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Where to Find Us

All classes and workshops are run from our studio at 69 North Road, North Laine, Brighton, BN1 1YD

Fashion School Brighton

Little Miss Fashion

Sewing and fashion for 7 – 9 year old children.

Monday & Thursday evenings.
Find out More Here
Fashion School Brighton

Stylish Tweens

Sewing and fashion for 9 – 12 year old's

Tuesdays evenings
Find out More Here 
Fashion Lab


Fashion Lab for Teenagers

Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
Make your own projects
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Fashion School Brighton

International & Schools

Overseas Fashion Students in Higher Education

Suitable for up to 20 students with separate pathways for different levels and requirements.
Find out More Here
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Mothers & Daughters

Sewing workshops that you can both enjoy!

Learn skills together
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Fashion Trips

Fashion Trips

London Fashion Week & Exhibtions

We have visited the V&A and the Fashion & Textiles Museum to name but a few..
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Fashion Show

You too can take part

An ideal opportunity for our students to show off their latest fab creations!
Find out more Here
Fashion School parties


Host your own party

We can hold the party at either my studio or your place, design a ball gown and then eat cake what could be better?
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