Course Description

The Fashion Portfolio course will provide the necessary tools to create a personal tailor-made fashion portfolio, which can be used both for specific job applications or relevant educations.

In order to participate in the course, it is necessary that you can make fashion drawings and/or technical drawings, as we will be working with your existing sketches/portfolio. We will then learn how to target one’s portfolio to different segments of the fashion industry, and you will learn how to modify and create a portfolio for a specific job application or relevant education.

The focus will be on research and development, visual communication, presentation and layout. The course participants will learn to find unique sources of inspiration that will enhance creative and unique ideas in your portfolio. There will also be an opportunity to closely study the essential points and requirements for writing a good application, which adapts as best as possible to the job description or admission requirements. There will be an ongoing focus on presentation and communication skills, in preparation for an upcoming job or training interview.

With job applications today, it is normal that after a job interview you are given a case to solve and present at the subsequent job interview. We will therefore show examples of some cases, and give you an understanding of how to approach a case in a structured and efficient manner.


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

  • How to put together a well-crafted portfolio
  • How to design strong visual moodboards
  • The synergy between an application/entrance test and a portfolio
  • How to analyze an application/entrance test and reformulate it into your portfolio
  • Methods of finding unique sources of inspiration

Target Group

This course is for people who want to develop their creative skills. This includes:

  • Creative people
  • Applicants for jobs/educations
  • Entrepreneurs/Start-Ups
  • Students who want to refresh their design practice
  • New graduates

There will be thorough and individual guidance for all students.

Course Certificate

Once you have successfully completed our course at SAFD, you will receive a course certificate confirming your completion of the course and its modules. This certificate will strengthen your CV and expand your career opportunities, and it will symbolize your dedication, skills and knowledge of the course’s professional content.


Luisa Elvira Traina

Luisa Elvira Traina has worked as a consultant with some of the biggest brands in the world within lifestyle, trends and fashion. Today, Luisa has her own trend consulting agency, where she holds trend workshops, focusing on the clients' needs.


There is an introduction to the course and how to analyze a job description or task statement for a job application or an entrance exam, respectively. The course participants introduce their motive for the course, and the options that will be available during the course will be reviewed.

We will focus on the synergy between a cover letter and a portfolio and how to create a portfolio. In addition, the content of the portfolio will be explored in depth in the form of design, print, silhouettes and details, and the focus will be on how the course participants can add something unique and add their personal touch.

In this module, the preparation of their portfolio begins. Moodboard is introduced and how to develop a strong visual design is reviewed. Here it will be reviewed which forms of inspiration can be used, as well as how to process the inspiration into concrete results and communicate one’s visions in a portfolio.

The students will continue to build their portfolio, and there will be individual coaching as they work with the knowledge they have learned so far.

At the end of the course, we will review all assignments and provide feedback and guidance on how students can use their newly learned knowledge and experience in their future career in the fashion industry.


Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with all practical information, including what to bring to the start of the course. The course takes place at the school’s address Badstuestræde 1, 1209 Copenhagen K.

If you have any questions about the course, you can contact us via the contact information below between 9.00 and at 14.00 every weekday.

Registration and Payment

You can register for the course by clicking the “Enrollment” button on this page. Fill in the required fields and a confirmation will be sent via email.

Payment is made at registration and can be made with VISA, Mastercard, American Express, Diners, Maestro, Apple Pay and Google Pay. All amounts are in Danish Kroner (DKK) and includes 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 tel. +45 33 13 09 26 between 9.00-14.00 every weekday.

Unless otherwise stated in the course text, withdrawal and refund of course fees can be made up to 14 days before the start of the course. After that, registration is binding and the fee is non-refundable. In the unlikely event that a team cannot be established, the full course fee will be returned.


Scandinavian Academy of Fashion Design, Badstuestræde 1, 1209 Copenhagen K
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