Fashion Business

  • Visit to Vogue House
  • Industry Speakers
  • Access to the Vogue Archives

At a glance

  • Duration: 1 week
  • Location: Soho, London
  • Overall course fee: £870 (including VAT)
  • Enrolment: September 2019

Course Dates:

23 September  2019 – 27 September 2019

20 April 2020 – 24 April 2020

21 September 2020 – 25 September 2020

*All dates subject to change

The Fashion Business one-week intensive course provides a broad introduction to the business side of fashion through introductory sessions to topics such as retailing, branding, buying and merchandising, fashion PR and more. The key characteristics of the fashion industry, and the unique way fashion is marketed will all be examined with reference to both physical and digital consumer experiences.

The programme includes lectures, seminars, problem-solving workshops and case studies covering the following key topics:

  • The fashion cycle, retail & distribution
  • Fashion branding
  • Digital & social media marketing
  • Buying & merchandising
  • Fashion brand communication
  • Fashion entrepreneurship & new business development
  • The future of fashion
  • Fashion PR

This course is suitable for anyone who is interested in how the business side of the fashion industry works.

This short course is also useful as a taster – and overview – for anyone who is considering studying fashion business in the future.


Fashion Business Course Highlights

  • Access to the Vogue archives
  • Visit to Vogue House
  • Industry Speakers
  • Create a mini mock issue of Vogue

Upon completing the course, students will have a greater understanding for the commercial side of the industry in the realms of retail, buying, branding, marketing and development.


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

Please ensure you have read our Terms and Conditions and understand our cancellation and refund policy prior to booking.

Students can expect to be in classes from 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

Your Campus

Condé Nast College is situated in a state-of-the-art building in the heart of London’s creative and cultural hub Soho. Surrounded by numerous film, fashion and media houses provides students with unrivalled opportunities for professional networking and cultural experiences. The College is only a 10-minute walk away from the Condé Nast International Headquarters, as well as the iconic, Vogue House, 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.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Applicants must be 18 years or older by the start of the course and be able to demonstrate a good level of English

English Language Requirements

There are no formal English language requirements for this course, however it is delivered and assessed in English. 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 if you do not hold an English language qualification, before commencing your studies. It is your responsibility to ensure you will be able to participate fully in a qualification delivered in English.

How to apply for the One Week Fashion Business Course

You can apply for this course via the application form on our website.

There are no application deadlines; however we will submit applicants on first come first served basis until the course is full.

Fees: Home/Overseas/EU £870 (including VAT)

Accepted students are required to pay the full fee in advance, in order to secure their place on the course.

Course Leader

Lisa Mann

Lisa is an Award Winning Academic with 14 years’ experience teaching across BA and MA fashion courses at a number of UK universities. She is currently conducting PhD research exploring the experiences of emerging designers in the fashion industry.

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