5 Days of Fashion Business

  • Insight into the world of Vogue
  • Industry Speakers
  • Access to the Vogue Archive

At a glance

  • Duration: 5 days
  • Location: Soho, London
  • Overall course fee: £920 (including VAT)
  • Start date: 17 June 2024

Upcoming Dates in 2024: 17th June, 02nd September


Do you want to gain insight into the workings of the fashion industry and learn the fundamentals of the fashion business? 

This five-day intensive course is a broad introduction to the business side of fashion, covering key topics such as fashion marketing, branding and promotion, as well as fashion buying and merchandising. The key characteristics of the fashion industry and the unique way fashion is marketed will be considered, with reference to both “bricks and mortar” and digital consumer experiences. 

Who is it for?

This short course is suitable for anyone who is interested in how the business side of the fashion industry works. Students will finish the course with a greater understanding of the commercial side of the industry, particularly the retail, buying, branding, marketing and development sectors. 

By the end of your 5 days, you will walk away with; insight directly from fashion and media entrepreneurs; social media tips from top experts; guidance on how to research and develop brand and business concepts, and support to help you shape your own business ideas.

Course Content

  • The programme includes lectures, seminars, problem-solving workshops, and case studies covering the following topics:
  • The fashion cycle, retail & distribution
  • Fashion branding, promotion & PR
  • Digital and social media marketing
  • Buying and merchandising
  • Fashion brand communication
  • Fashion entrepreneurship and new business development
  • The future of fashion

Course Award

By the end of the course, you will receive a Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design Certificate of Completion.

Words can’t begin to describe how grateful I am for this amazing experience and all of the incredible people I met. My time in the program was instrumental in providing the insight and guidance I needed to initiate my career in fashion business. I entered the course unsure of how my interests and strengths aligned in the fashion world but I left feeling confident in my ability to make an impact on the industry and the community around me. Click here to read the full testimonial. Samantha Hall, 5 Days of Fashion Business, June 2023
After completing my One Week Fashion Business course at Condé Nast College I was left extremely inspired and ready to begin my journey in the fashion industry. In this short course I gained invaluable tips and tricks from the best in the industry. From getting to visit the Vogue House to listening to inspiring guest speakers, I loved every moment start to finish. I met so many amazing people and really stepped out of my comfort zone which has led me to take the leap I always needed by starting to apply for internships. The lecturers were amazing. I loved hearing Ruth Butah and Wendy Kay’s stories and their knowledge was so valuable. Everyone was so helpful at Condé Nast I couldn’t fault them, I hope to return for another course soon. Kelly Obrien, One Week Fashion Business, June 2022
After completing the One Week Fashion Business course at Condé Nast College, I am thankful to have learned from Wendy Kay, one of the visiting lecturers, about her experiences in buying and merchandising, as well as her advice on becoming an entrepreneur. As I am just beginning to learn about the fashion business industry, her knowledge was extremely valuable. Understanding the different routes and strategies she has taken to reach her goals was very inspiring and I am excited to apply that guidance for myself. I thoroughly enjoyed lectures where we created our own business strategies to ensure more sustainability and circular fashion. Gigi Chambers, One Week Fashion Business, Sep 2021

There are 24 places available on each course, and each place is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that your place is not confirmed until we have received the full tuition fee upfront.

Before you book, please ensure you have read our Terms and Conditions, including our cancellation and refund policy.

Students can expect to attend class Monday to Friday, from 10.00am to 5.00pm.

The Campus

Condé Nast College is situated in a historic building at Bedford Square, in Central London.

The area was built between 1775 and 1783 and is one of the best preserved set pieces of Georgian architecture in London.

The square has had many illustrious residents including Lord Eldon, one of Britain’s longest-serving and most celebrated Lord Chancellors, who lived in the largest house in the square for many years. Other famous residents include the second Duke of Devonshire; William Butterfield, an architect; and H H Asquith, a former Prime Minister.

The square takes its name from the main title of the Russell family, the Dukes of Bedford, who owned much of the land in what is now Bloomsbury.

Bedford Square is in the heart of Bloomsbury, an exciting area for academia and the arts; originally made famous by Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Set.

The College is a short walk from the headquarters of Condé Nast, which our students visit as part of their exposure to the professional world.

Who Teaches at the Condé Nast College?

During your course, you will be taught by a range of our academic staff as well as industry guests and visiting lecturers.

I never expected Condé Nast would be so inspiring and motivating! My London trip couldn't be better! You guys motivated me so much that I am searching for an internships in London and looking forward to share more experience with Condé Nast! Sara Fares, One Week Fashion Business, Autumn 2019
This course gives you hands-on experience in the fashion industry; you get to know people who work hard to make it a success and they motivate you to give the best of you! Click here to read more . Cristina Cocis, One Week Fashion Business, Autumn 2017

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements.

Students must be aged at least 18 years old on 31st August at the start of the academic year in which they intend to join this course. An academic year runs 1st September-31st August annually. For the duration of the academic year, a student is considered to be their academic age for admissions purposes, regardless of when their birthday falls within that academic year.

English Language Requirements

There are no formal English language requirements for this course. However, if you are a non-UK student and English is not your first language, we recommend you have an Academic IELTS score of 5.5 or be able to use English at this level before commencing your studies. It is your responsibility to ensure you will be able to participate fully in a qualification delivered and assessed in English.

How to Apply

You can apply via the Book & Pay button on the course home page.

The application deadlines is one week before the course start date, however, places are allotted on a first-come, first-served basis.

The opportunity to have talks from specialists within the industry was truly enlightening. It certainly made me realise that I have chosen the right industry to pursue in the future and made me excited for what is to come! Hannah Juliann-Smith, One Week Fashion Business, Autumn 2019

If you are accepted on to the course, you will be required to pay the full fee in advance in order to secure your place.

Alumni Discount

Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design offers course fee reduction to our alumni.

For complete fees information visit Terms and Conditions

Course Leader

Dennis Lucan

Dennis is an awarded entrepreneur in national and international business competitions. He is a business consultant and investor with a background in digital marketing, data analysis and business development.