Our ethos

To nurture the young individual for a career in fashion

Make in Chelsea

The Summer Fashion School London is exactly that. Based near King’s Road SW3, we offer age-specific high-end intensive residential and non-residential fashion programmes designed to give you a real insight into the many aspects of the fashion industry. You will have access to unique learning experiences including workshops, masterclasses and talks from high-ranking industry professionals and entrepreneurs covering areas such as buying, merchandising and trend analysis. You will fast track your skills, enhance your fashion experience, increase your knowledge base and take your first steps towards creating a fashion portfolio. Whether you are a fashion beginner or taking your first steps towards a career in fashion, you will be welcomed into our school’s friendly, safe and inclusive fashion family. To learn more about our programmes, please see below.

Fashion Express (Age 10 - 13)

12 - 16 August 2019 (5 days)

Ready-to-Wear (Age 14 - 19)

28 July - 6 August 2019 (10 days)

Fashion Luxe (Age 14 - 19)

18 - 27 July 2019 (10 days)
Please do get in touch if you'd like to discuss our programmes or require a bespoke service.

Going the extra mile…

24-hour Pastoral Care

All our activities and venues are staffed 24 hours a day by DBS certified and first aid trained members of staff, to ensure the highest student safety. Both our accommodation and studio have a dedicated security team on hand, and there will be residential staff available for boarding students. Caroline Gration is responsible for the day-to-day running of the summer school and will be present each day. She has numerous years of experience in education and the management of schools, colleges and student welfare.

Guest Lectures

We go the extra mile to enhance the students study experience. As part of this, we’ve organised guest speakers from a wide range of backgrounds and specialisms within the fashion industry to talk to our students and provide interactive workshops, where students will be encouraged to participate in current debates and discussions.

What we got up to in 2018

Below is a short video to give you a glimpse into what we got up to on our 2018 programme. You can also view all the photos here.

Join our international family

Our Class of 2018 were from 16 different countries. Why not join our fashion family next summer and make new international friends with unforgettable memories!


“I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at The Summer Fashion School in London. I learnt lots of new things as well as enjoying putting use to the skills that I had learnt from The Fashion School in Brighton. Overall, it was a amazing opportunity and a fun experience.”

Becca A – UK

“My daughter had a fantastic time. Though she was apprehensive because she had little fashion experience, the tutors were fantastic and guided her very well. She loved all the activities and the ‘communal family’ atmosphere of all the group. Everyone was well looked after and seemed to have a great time. Highly recommend it!”

Summer Fashion School parent

“The Summer Fashion School was an incredibly special experience that I was so blessed to be apart of. It was everything that I could have dreamed it to be. I had no idea that something so perfect to meet my absolute passion for fashion existed or that I could meet so many new people with the same interests. Thank you so much to my fashion family for everything!!”

Hannah S – France

“It was an amazing fashion experience! Would love to come back next year!”

Emma de M – Belgium

“Thank you very much for the wonderful course my granddaughter completed last week.  Andrea, who lives in Barcelona, hadn’t travelled by herself before and we were all delighted by her enthusiasm for everything she studied, including the tea at Harrods! Thank you also for accompanying her to Gatwick which set our minds at rest.

Many thanks for making it all such fun and giving her insights into a future possible career.”

Mrs Cocke – Spain
“Just a quick note to say a huge thank you to you and your team for looking after Annabelle so well and giving her such a fantastic experience this week! I am enjoying all her photos and stories! She already misses you all and want to know when the next one is! Please thank everyone – she said the food was amazing and you were all so kind and welcoming”
Mrs Groombridge

“We have sent our daughter on loads of activity clubs over the years, but nothing has ever inspired her as much as this 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 parent

“My daughter returned home enthusiastic about design and fashion. Her skills have developed and the warm, encouraging atmosphere makes it a great experience. I have been very impressed with the work she returned home with. This is a great school, with encouragement and creativity at it’s centre. Each young person that attends is treated as an individual and given tutoring specific to their needs. A very positive experience”

Mrs Savage parent

“The school has accomplished so much more than just teaching me how to design; I’ve learnt a great amount about the fashion industry and the different roles in it. The amazing people there (both the staff and students) make the experience very fun and enjoyable whilst learning a lot. I’ve been given so many incredible opportunities that I would never find anywhere else – especially at a young age. Attending helped me decide that fashion is what I want to do in the future”

Jasmine B – UK