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Fashion and Textiles Bespoke Courses


De Montfort University’s award winning department of Fashion and Textiles has been evolving both creatively and technically ever since it was founded in 1885.

Our world renowned Contour Fashion and Footwear Design programmes form a distinctive part of the school along with our expert staff whose industry experience enables them to help make concepts a reality.

Working closely with industry means we learn from some of the best designers in the world. This allows us to deliver bespoke courses to fulfil a range of needs both design based and technical.

Structure and content

Working closely with your company we will put together a detailed course profile based on your requirements and outline the delivery and the learning outcomes expected from the course.

Using our in-house expertise and team of trusted external consultants, we can research and develop a course in a wide range of subject areas, providing a concise industry overview or creating a course specific to your brand.

We have the capability to deliver a selection of world class design and technical courses to business in a range of areas including:

• Core & Plus Size Bra Pattern Cutting and Grading

• Shapewear and Corsetry

• Swimwear Pattern Cutting and Fit

• Bra Making and Fitting

• Garment Fit: Problems and Solutions

• Footwear Design

• Footwear Fundamentals

• Footwear Analysis and Pattern Drafting

• Technical Garment Drawing with Adobe Illustrator

• Fashion Buying in Womenswear, Menswear and Childrenswear

• Fabric Manipulation and Design


Each bespoke course can be delivered at DMU or at your own offices in the UK or internationally.

We are well equipped and happy to travel to an environment that best suits your needs.

Who we have worked with

Our industry partners have included; Burberry, Kurt Geiger, French Connection, Abercombie & Fitch, Speedo, Coco de Mer, Triumph International, Jack Wills, Seafolly, Next, George Walmart Group, H&M, Fleur of England, New Look, Gossard, Berlei, Nike, Per Una, Giles, Danielle Scutt, Felder Felder and The Pentland Group.

We have a track record of delivering exceptional training courses tailored to individual needs.


‘Great course, very informative, led by enthusiastic teachers. I would recommend this course to anyone who has a passion for footwear and wants to gain an understanding for everything involved in designing, sourcing and constructing footwear.’

ASOS, Footwear Fundamentals

‘Very detailed course which covers everything in a simplistic way that is easy to understand and helps develop your knowledge on the most common fit problems.’

George, Asda, Garment Fit Diagnostics

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