Bonjour! It's that time of year again. The weather starts to get a bit cooler, while the days are shorter and everyone is back in school. This got me thinking, what if you wanted to take some fashion classes, but didn't have to time or funds to enroll in school full-time. Well, I have something very exciting to share with you!
Recently, I was reading one of my FAVORITE fashion publications, The Business Of Fashion, and came across an interesting new section titled "Education". I thought, could this be what I think it is? Oh yes! What was it? Online fashion courses. These classes are taught by industry professionals and the best part? They are all under $200 bucks! At the moment, there are only two courses. However, the BOF site has promised that there is more to come this winter.
Let's take a look at the courses that are currently being offered:
This course is based upon the study of fashion's history influenced by factors and key events that have shaped the industry and how these key elements remain relevant today. If you want to learn about the development of trends and to gain a greater understanding of fashion history, then this course is for you. The course content will allow you to recognize some of the most notable designers, along with their most memorable designs. It is 6 hours long and has been divided into 15 modules.
THE ART & SCIENCE OF BUYING & MERCHANDISING
If you are interested in expanding your knowledge of buying and merchandising or launching a career in this field, you will want to check out this course! It provides insight on how to use analytical data which, is used to predict future trends along with your instincts to make sound buying decisions. There is material embedded in the course to test your skills. This particular course has 9 modules and is just over 7 hours long.
Each course consists of:
All courses have a similar format to traditional online university education. On the other hand, you can learn at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines. While they may not have what you are looking for at the moment, they have given you the option to suggest a course of your choice. Isn't that just AWESOME?! Check out the courses above or submit your fashion class requests here!