Welcome To..
The Fashion School Brighton

The Fashion School is based in Brighton and offers: fashion, drawing, styling & design classes for stylish children, teens & students.

Our friendly and experienced tutors use a unique & easy sewing programme which has been successful for over 20 years.

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

The Fashion School is from 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.

Check out our international university, colleges and schools/international schools programme suitable for different levels: GCSE, A level and BA programmes.

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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
  • Mums & Daughters Workshops
  • Holiday Workshops
  • Fashion Trips
  • Parties!

Check out our Trips & Workshops below
Or go directly to the bookings page..

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Meet Caroline

Caroline Gration
Caroline GrationOwner of 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.
I have a current CRB/DBS certificate.
About Us
Fashion School Brighton

Little Miss Fashion

Sewing and fashion for 7 – 9 year old children.

Monday & Thursday evenings.
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Fashion School Brighton

Stylish Tweens

Sewing and fashion for 9 – 12 year old's

Tuesdays evenings
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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.
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Fashion school Brighton

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!
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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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“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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We’re so proud – and of our other children who feature too.
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