Welcome to The Fashion School

The Fashion School in Brighton and London offers fashion, styling and design classes for children, teens and adults. We have friendly and dedicated tutors with 50+ years collective teaching experience 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 and teenagers in our studio. For more information about our 6 – 17 year old parties click here.

Please feel free to come down to our new studio and have a chat about what we can do for you.

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“Since attending The Fashion School with Caroline over the past few years, not only have I learnt a whole range of new skills and techniques, but also the importance of planning and organisation that goes into creating my own work and within the fashion industry. Caroline has broadened my knowledge and creative mindset of fashion and textiles, and inspired me with her great understanding of the subject. The amount of hard work she puts into her lessons is the level of dedication I have aspired to put into my own work. From working on my own designs and sketches, creating garments using my own patterns, to working on my A Level work and portfolio, Caroline has guided me through the past five years pushing for the best work I can produce, but with enough freedom to make it my own and find my personal creative style. I have come a long way as a student from The Fashion School, which has helped me greatly to where I am now. As a second year college student I have been able to include techniques and skills to develop my work and sketchbooks much further”
Maya, student
“The Fashion School provides so many unique and exciting opportunities for younger students wanting to learn and grow their design and sewing techniques. There is always such a wonderful variety of classes, workshops, shows and trips to inspire, enthuse and grow the students. The tutors are caring and incredibly capable and the students get to use great quality equipment. Caroline always brings the most wonderful energy, warmth, enthusiasm and passion to all that she does at The Fashion School, which adds to make it a truly special place to be”
Mrs Cragg, mother
“We have sent our daughter on loads of activity clubs over the years, but nothing has ever inspired her as much as The Fashion School. It was wonderful to hear her talking so excitedly about every evening throughout the course, and for a long while afterwards. We regularly recommend the school to our friends and hope more girls can benefit as much as our daughter clearly has. You have encouraged my daughter to view her Dyslexia as an asset in the fashion world and this has made her feel more positive and happy. She now believes that she has a natural creative talent that she could use to make her successful in her future career”
Mrs Robinson, mother
“I love The Fashion School for so many reasons. The garments always look so well made and it is very professionally run with lovely tutors and equipment. The School is so well organised with lots of wonderful workshops and fashion trips. I’ve attended several other design classes, and none of them compare to The Fashion School”
Calypso, student

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Inside our FashionLab

Taught by professionals on our cutting tables. This is a snapshot of our FashionLab students working on creative pattern cutting at The Fashion School. We [...]

We’re running workshops in London!

Notting Hill Gate Sewing Workshops Due to the increasing growth in demand from our classes in London, we are running two age-specific taster [...]

Where to Find Us

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