The Fashion Design course covers the central elements of being a fashion designer and covers the principles of fashion design and the development from idea to product.

Course Description

Fashion Design is an all-round course that provides an overall understanding of fashion with an exciting course progress, from techniques to the development of creativity. In addition, the course conveys, from versatile insight and knowledge, to the latest trends that are required by today’s fashion designers, whose scope of work today, ranges from the development of the ideas of the collections to the development of the individual designs to the delivery of finished collections.

The course is for those who want to gain an insight into the fashion industry and the processes that a fashion designer works with to create a collection. The course gives the students the opportunity to explore their own creativity and understanding of design. Additionally, the course will allow students to explore the creative application of the latest trends in the design of the clothing, which will help the student to develop a greater practical understanding of fashion and its use in the design process.

The course gives you a practical introduction to fashion fesign, where you receive both theoretical and practical teaching. During the course, you will meet like-minded people who, want to improve their skills, and you will expand your network with experienced industry professionals whose goal is to give you tools and good advice along the way.


At the end of the course you will have an understanding of the following areas:

  • How to create collages and moodboards
  • How the design process works
  • Creating of illustrations and flat drawings
  • Fashion drawing and coloring
  • Material teaching (teaching in various textiles)
  • Pattern cutting and techniques
  • Sewing in cotton canvas or other materials

Target Group

This course is for people who want to develop their creative skills. This applies, among other things:

  • Beginners
  • Entrepreneurs/Start-Ups
  • Students who want to refresh their design practice

There will be thorough and individual guidance for all students. You will receive a course certificate when you have completed the course, which you can use in connection with your CV or for future employers.


Weekend Course

Start Date

2. September 2023


6 Saturdays (5 hours per module)


9.00 - 14.30 (incl. ½ hour break)


Danish and English


Mikkel Johansen


4750 DKK


Module 1: Idea Generation and Collage

2. september 2023, at 9.00 - 14.30

You will be introduced to the course and you will also expand your knowledge of the industry through a thorough introduction to the structure of the fashion industry as well as an overview of what you work with as a designer. Subsequently, we will start with idea generation where we collect inspiration through magazines, websites etc. with a goal to create a collage that can inspire the product development.

Module 2: Sketching

9. september 2023, at 9.00 - 14.30

Construction of a mini-collection or a product begins, on the basis of the collected inspiration material. Here we will outline ideas in the form of clothing parts, and a common thread between idea generation and sketching will be continuously built.

Module 3: Product Development

16. september 2023, at 9.00 - 14.30

The work is continued from the previous module, where product development also begins and is thought. Product development takes place by sketching and/or illustrating via computer/tablet where the focus is on form and function.

Module 4: Flat Drawing

23. september 2023, at 9.00 - 14.30

The sketching from the product development is prepared as flat drawings, where measurements, details and descriptions are added. The flat drawings are prepared so that they can be used for production, where others can read how the design should be produced.

Module 5: Pattern Development

30. september 2023, at 9.00 - 14.30

A detail, a piece or a design is selected from the flat drawings from which a pattern is made. The dimensions indicated on the flat drawings are transferred to pattern paper so that patterns are formed for the selected part.

Module 6: Sewing and Completion

7. october 2023, at 9.00 - 14.30

The pattern pieces are transferred to cotton canvas, which is a material used for sewing samples. The various parts are subsequently sewn together on a sewing machine so that they finally form the selected design in a three-dimensional model.



When applying to the course, you will receive a confirmation by email, which contains all practical information, including what you should bring to the start of the course. The course takes place at the school’s address Badstuestræde 1, 1209 København K.

If you have questions about the course, you can contact us on phone (+45) 33 13 09 26 between 9.00-14.30 every weekday, or via mail

About SAFD

The Scandinavian Academy of Fashion Design is among the oldest design schools in Europe and since 1931 the school has educated a large number of the leading fashion designers, stylists and business people in the Danish and foreign fashion world.

The professional affiliated teachers and instructors are all employed within the world of fashion either with their own brand or employed in industry. Thereby, they will constantly contribute with current information from the industry, while at the same time creating an important contact between company and course participants.

Registration & Payment

Registration for the course can be done by clicking the “Apply” button on this page. Then fill in the required fields, after which a confirmation will be sent via email. Payment is made upon registration and can be paid with VISA, Mastercard, American Express, Diners, Maestro, Apple Pay and Google Pay. All amounts are in Danish kroner (DKK) and incl. VAT.

If you are unable to pay with one of the above payment solutions, you may find an alternative payment option by contacting the school’s administration on phone (+45) 33 13 09 26 between 9.00-14.00 every weekday.

Unless otherwise stated in the course text, cancellation and refund of the course fee can be made up to 14 days before the start of the course. After this, registration is binding and the fee cannot be refunded. If, contrary to expectations, a course cannot be established, the entire course fee will be returned.