OUR COURSES


LegsApparel Fashion School provides comprehensive and dynamic training in both the Beginners, Intermediary and Advanced programs.

Here is a comprehensive description of some of the courses we offer:

BASIC PROGRAM

  • MEASUREMENT
  • The first thing to learn in any design school is measurement. Clothing manufacturers will lay out bust, waist, and hips measurements in inches or centimeters that correspond to sizes. Each brand or designer uses a different scale, so it’s best to check the measurements on which that brand bases its sizing.

    clothing size refers to the label sizes used for garments sold off-the-shelf. There are a large number of standard sizing systems around the world for various garments, such as dresses, tops, skirts, and trousers. Made-to-order garments require measurements to be taken, but these do not need to be converted into national standard form.

  • USE OF MANUAL AND INDUSTRIAL
    SEWING MACHINES
  • Every would be designer needs to master the use of the sewing
    machine for garment assembly. Machines come in various sizes, models and use. The proper use and maintenance of both the manual and industrial sewing machines will be taught in the beginners program.

  • GARMENT CONSTRUCTION
  • A garment is constructed by cutting the fabric into parts according to a pattern which emulates the human form; then the different parts are joined together by sewing. When you look at your average garment, there are many steps that it went through before you saw it in a store. What is the design process? What style do you cut? What pieces consists of a single garment? how do you assemble them together? These, and many more are the question that are raised in the garment construction class. Some of the projects taught are; Female: Wedge skirt, straight gown, A-line gown, pleated skirt/gown, flared skirt/gown, Blouse, Male shirt & Trouser

  • SEWING TECHNIQUE
  • In constructing garments, various techniques are engaged. Sewing is the craft of fastening or attaching objects using stitches made with a needle and thread. Sewing is one of the oldest of the textile arts, arising in the Paleolithic era. Stitching techniques ranges from straight, running, basting, back stitching to hemming or neatening stiches etc.

    INTERMEDIARY PROGRAM

    This program contains ALL the courses in the basic program and extra’s such as:

  • FASHION DESIGN
  • The fashion design course teaches the students topics on the
    Introduction to fashion and Design; Fashion Industry and its careers, History of Arts and Costumes, colour theory, fashion business, fabric for fashion, etc and Practical courses such as fashion illustration, technical drawing, Fashion sketching and presentations.The exercises and
    assignments are designed for the production of 12 garments, a full ready to wear range for women comprising of a skirt, shirt, trousers, dress, stretch dress, jeans wear, African native attire etc , as well as trousers, shirt and t-shirt for men. All garments are conceptualized with original design ideas, essential to creating a unique signature style. The course contains assignments at the end of each topic. Students are
    also taught the use of the manual and industrial sewing machines.

  • COLOUR THEORY
  • In the visual arts, colour theory is a body of practical guidance to colour mixing and the visual effects of a specific colour combination. There are also definitions (or categories) of colours based on the color wheel: primary colour, secondary colour and tertiary colour. The practical design use of the colour wheel, colour psychology and colour schemes are taught.

  • FASHION SKETCHING & ILLUSTRATIONS
  • Fashion Illustration is the art of communicating fashion ideas in a visual form that originates with illustration, drawing and painting and also known as Fashion sketching. In illustrations, the designer should sketch the clothes boldly. Since the purpose of a fashion drawing is to
    showcase your design ideas, use a bolder hand when you’re drawing
    the clothing. Sketch the clothes so that they appear to hang on the
    mannequin in a realistic way.

  • COSTUME HISTORY
  • The Costume history course presents the classic study of western
    garments. The students follow the evolution of costume starting with origin of clothing from ancient to modern times, covering the most powerful states of each history period such as Egypt, Greece, Rome, France, England etc.

    Each chapter in history is accompanied by series of visuals. Detailed notes clearly state the particulars of women’s and men’s clothes. The designers have to research and complete a number of history
    assignments.

  • TEXTILE THEORY
  • The textile theory course introduces the learners to all fabric charts according to different garment styles. Fifty fabric swatches of all basic materials are attached. All raw materials, natural and synthetic fabrics are covered. Instructions in proper labeling of garments are also included in the syllabus. The course finishes with a silk and nylon assignments.

  • GARMENT CONSTRUCTION
  • The garment construction course teaches all sewing techniques for all kinds of garments and textiles. In depth step by step guide is provided for completing each garment. The course includes fifty samples of all basic sewing techniques, which are invaluable reference for the proper finishing of any outfit.

    ADVANCED PROGRAMMES

    Couture and Avant-garde – Taking fashion to new heights

    Create an Haute-Couture dress & a Wedding dress for women and an Avant-garde & a stage outfit for men.

    This specialization course presents the old French craft of Haute-Couture, today evolved to Avant-garde, which views fashion as a form of art. Every design is unique and will never be repeated, like a painting each outfit starts with a concept- fashion illustration and evolves throughout the creation process / technical drawing, creative patterning and sewing. The students produce all of the above listed outfits and create a storyboard for each one defining the theme, main and supporting features, fabrics & colours, according to their vision and aspirations as fashion designers.

  • PATTERN MAKING
  • The pattern-making course introduces all principles and techniques of pattern drafting and styling. The learners receive a set of thirty full scale standard master blocks and are taught how to style them to achieve any design. The course also covers grading & cutting. Additional measurement charts and extensive patterning graphics are attached.

    The students learn how to pattern all kinds of garments according to their own designs for men and women as well as all garment features such as sleeves, collars, cuffs, pockets etc.

  • FASHION CAD
  • (Computer Aided Design) for Mass production and
    Customized sewing
    Our Fashion Computer Aided design course is tailored to assist you with your designs.With the aid of this software, our students are able to use the computer to create styles and produce customized patterns that fit ALL body sizes perfectly. For students that are keen on starting out with their own clothing line, F CAD makes it much easier.

  • FASHION BRANDING
  • The business study of fashion The course is designed to take
    entrepreneurs through the process of conceptualizing, launching and establishing a new fashion brand. Focusing on decision making and innovation the designers are equipped with the business skills to
    create a powerful fashion brand which is charismatic and viable.

    Covering brand strategy, product design and presentation, market research and positioning, brand validation as well as expansions such as sub-brands, the designers are prepared to go in business with a strong concept that will sustain a long lasting and successful company.

  • PRODUCT DESIGN
  • Today, Product design means creativity, research and branding all together. To be a good designer requires patience and an open attitude. It also requires unique skills and perspectives because design is a
    problem solving discipline. Studying product design is not simply about manufacturing aesthetic lamps and functional packaging. It is much deeper than this. The product design course gives students the skills and ability to design products through an in depth knowledge of
    branding.

    Rather than merely focusing on any single object, we study the
    philosophy of marketing applicable to the product because creating outstanding design is about researching markets, ideas and trends. It is learning how to take advantage of the richness of the past and
    optimization of all components of a project.

    To be a good designer, you should acquire a keen understanding of people, cultures and belief systems, only then can you create something unique and your results will be beautiful, useful and better products.

  • FASHION STYLING
  • Creating a style is like forming a personality. Fashion stylists are experts of Image and Style. They must be able to accentuate a line’s style and reproduce it in every phase of its promotion, from the fashion show to the advertising campaign. Their work is creative and mindful of trends; they must identify the finest styles and offer a well-coordinated image. Fashion stylists are essential to a collections success.

    The course deals with the profession of the image consultant in all areas of fashion. The role requires competence in photography for the styling of an advertisement, editorial knowledge, understanding of new fashion languages for the coordination of the mood in a fashion show, and using visual displays within shops. The Image consultant must build working relations with the press, with advertising agencies, media centers, directors, photographers, model agencies, casting agencies etc.

  • FASHION BUSINESS
  • To manage and optimize the fashion product effectively, you need to know its evolution and its direction. This is the start of true entrepreneurship. This course focuses on every aspect of the business from project to production, commercialization to distribution and retail. Here we study the product, including its life cycle and learn how to recognize quality and analyze market trends.

    To do this, you must first study fabrics, collections, production and quality control. Furthermore, you will study the evolution of ways and customs, lifestyles and market demands. Finally, you must immerse yourself in the managerial and commercial sectors. You will study the market and its segmentation; you will acquire the techniques of selling and commerce. You will learn how to control costs and refine communication and promotional techniques.

    Upon acquiring all these skills, you will finally be able to implement your own projects, manage collaborators and consultants effectively and jumpstart your career in any fashion company, including your own.

    SPECIALIZED PROGRAMS

  • PATTERN MAKING
  • To get a perfect garment fit, the use of pattern making and drafting is a MUST.

    The pattern-making course introduces all principles and techniques of pattern drafting and styling. The learners receive a set of thirty full scale standard master blocks and are taught how to style them to achieve any design. The course also covers grading & cutting. Additional
    measurement charts and extensive patterning graphics are
    attached.

  • FASHION CAD
  • (Computer Aided Design) for Mass production and
    Customized sewing

    This course is an advanced technique of designing with the use of a Fashion software.

    Our Fashion Computer Aided design course is tailored to assist you
    with your designs.

    With the aid of this software, our students are able to use the computer to create styles and produce customized patterns that fit ALL body sizes perfectly. For students that are keen on starting out with their own clothing line, F CAD is a MUST and makes designing much easier.

  • FASHION ENTREPRENEURSHIP
  • This course will guide you on how to start your own clothing line. To manage and optimize the fashion product effectively, you need to know its evolution and its direction. This is the start of true entrepreneurship. This course focuses on every aspect of the business from project to production, commercialization to distribution and retail. Here we study the product, including its life cycle and learn how to recognize quality and analyze market trends.

    To do this, you must first study fabrics, collections, production and quality control. Furthermore, you will study the evolution of ways and customs, lifestyles and market demands. Finally, you must immerse yourself in the managerial and commercial sectors. You will study the market and its segmentation; you will acquire the techniques of selling and commerce. You will learn how to control costs and refine communication and promotional techniques.

    Upon acquiring all these skills, you will finally be able to implement your own projects, manage collaborators and consultants effectively and jump start your career In any fashion company, including your own.

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    Our Address


    Lagos Training Centre:
    Plot 18 Osamudiamen Otabor Crescent, Idado,Lekki. Lagos.
    Port Harcourt Training Centre:
    No. 15b, Ndachukwu street, Okporo Rumuehinwo Housing estate, (By Big Treat Bakery) Rukpokwu.Port Harcourt, Rivers state. Nigeria.
    Abuja Training Centre:
    No. 2 Gamal Abdul Nasser close, off Julius Nyerere crescent, beside World bank, Asokoro, Abuja. FCT. Nigeria.
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