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The Cut Fashion  Design Academy

We’ve taken our most popular courses and made them available to you online. Now you can boost your technical skills and fashion business know-how at your own pace from anywhere in the world. Learning from the same fashion professionals who teach our onsite courses, you’ll benefit from their years of industry experience while enjoying a truly flexible education experience.

Is Fashion for You?

If you’ve dreamed of turning your passion into an exciting career in fashion, as a designer or in production, this is your chance to bring that dream to life. Perhaps you’re in the industry and need to upgrade your skills? Or you want to develop your existing skills to further a hobby? Or maybe you’re ready to launch an exciting second career. One-on-one education with some of the most creative brains in the business and first-hand experience in a professional workshop will help you build a portfolio fit for the world’s top fashion schools and brands.

Online Courses

You Will Learn

  • The linear process of starting a fashion line

  • What you need to go from idea to prototype (specs/flats) 

  • Costing and budgeting

  • Sourcing

  • Licensing, trademarks, incorporating, patents, accounting, etc.

  • Trade shows

  • How to find manufacturers, sewers and contractors

  • Margins, mar-ups and overheads

  • How to sell to stores

  • Sales strategies (wholesale, direct to consumer, retail)

  • Why your wholesale price doesn’t make your retail price

  • Cash flow charting

  • Production calendars and cash flow

  • Funding: How and where to find money

  • Marketing (PR, social media, SEO, websites

Launch Your Line (online)

The online version of our most popular class, you’ll learn the steps to launching a successful fashion brand, from source fabrics to working with contractors and agents to planning trade shows, under the expert eye of fashion entrepreneur, Liza Deyrmenjian.

$795.00 CAD

Fashion Illustration and Design Capsule Collection Level 1 (Online)

One of our most popular classes- now has an online version due to high demand. So, don’t miss out on the opportunity. This program is the foundation of our Portfolio Prep program that has allowed a 100% of its participants to gain entry into some of the top fashion schools in the world. It has also improved the skill set of many hobbyists.

Create your first capsule collection comprising five garments, which you’ll take from conception through sketching and draping right through tech sheets and a final presentation to class.

$425.00 CAD

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YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO:

  • Visualize ideas through boards, sketches and draping

  • Analyze the construction of garments

  • Pattern draft through dart manipulation exercises

  • Understand fabrics, notions and trims

  • Make spec sheets for production (buyers and sewers)

PROJECTS INCLUDE

  • Creating a target market profile

  • Mood boards

  • Storyboards 

  • Line sheets

  • Spec sheets

*Classes last for 6 weeks

Recent Comments

    Take What You’ve Learnt from Previous Classes and Put It into Practice as You Draft a Basic Pant Block and Some Classic Styles Before Styling and Designing Your Own Pants.

    Projects Include:

    • Pant block

    • Quarter top pocket

    • Fly front

    • Contour waistband

    • Spec sheet with technical flat

    • Pattern of your own pant design (include innovative garment component)

    • Sewn prototype and pattern revisions

    *Classes last for 8 weeks

    Pattern Making Basics: Level 3 (online)

    The Pattern Making Basics will give you the advanced building blocks to create an advanced innovative garment component. Learn how to make your own garment patterns from scratch with our new online course, including TWO ZOOM CALLS (Normally set to 5.00 pm PST) with your instructor to go over your projects and needs.

    $425.00 CAD

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    Pattern Making Basics: Level 2

    Part two of our three-part series of The Pattern Making Level 2 is here to teach you the standard principles of pattern making, cutting and sewing muslin, and drafting blocks. Learn how to make your own garment patterns from scratch with our new online program, including two group Zoom calls (Normally set to 5.00 pm PST) with your instructor to go over your projects and needs. All zoom calls are 40 minutes in length.

    $425.00 CAD

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    Projects include:         

    • Bodice Block Pattern and Muslin         

    • Sleeve Block Pattern and Muslin

    *Classes last for 8 weeks

    Recent Comments

      Pattern Making Fundamentals with Instructor Zoom Calls

      Part one of our three part series of The Pattern Making Fundamentals is here to teach you the standard principles of pattern making. Learn how to make your own garment patterns from scratch with our new online course, including two group Zoom calls (Normally set to 5.00 pm PST) with your instructor to go over your projects and needs. All zoom calls are 40 minutes in length.

      *Classes last for 8 weeks

      Pattern Making Fundamentals

      Kick start your pattern making career or hobby on our beginner-friendly course where you’ll learn the fundamentals of flat pattern making. In this course you will learn to draft a skirt block, bodice and sleeve block and finally a pant block. You’ll sew together muslin’s of the blocks, fit them and learn how to apply fit adjustments to final pattern.

      $425.00 CAD

      Get more info.

      Fashion Design & Illustration Level 1

      Part two of our three-part series of The Pattern Making Level 2 is here to teach you the standard principles of pattern making, cutting and sewing muslin, and drafting blocks. Learn how to make your own garment patterns from scratch with our new online program, including two group Zoom calls (Normally set to 5.00 pm PST) with your instructor to go over your projects and needs.

      All zoom calls are 40 minutes in length.

      $425.00 CAD

      Pattern Making Fundamentals with Instructor Zoom Calls

      Part one of our three part series of The Pattern Making Fundamentals is here to teach you the standard principles of pattern making. Learn how to make your own garment patterns from scratch with our new online course, including two group Zoom calls (Normally set to 5.00 pm PST) with your instructor to go over your projects and needs. All zoom calls are 40 minutes in length.

      *Classes last for 8 weeks

      Pattern Making Fundamentals

      Kick start your pattern making career or hobby on our beginner-friendly course where you’ll learn the fundamentals of flat pattern making. In this course you will learn to draft a skirt block, bodice and sleeve block and finally a pant block. You’ll sew together muslin’s of the blocks, fit them and learn how to apply fit adjustments to final pattern.

      $425.00 CAD

      Get more info.

      Meet Your Professors

      Star Hoerauf

      HEAD OF PATTERN MAKING

      Star is an award-winning designer of technical outerwear and a pioneer in the realm of high-performance technical apparel. She has spent most of her career innovating synthetic fabrics and creating cutting edge construction techniques. Star is passionately focused on small-scale domestic manufacturing and the use of high-performance natural fibers.

      Jason Matlo

      HEAD OF FASHION DESIGN AND CREATIVE DIRECTION

      Jason Matlo is a Canadian fashion designer who has been in the business for fifteen years… Synonymous with sexy and sophisticated evening wear, Matlo has designed for celebrities including Sara Ramirez (Grey’s Anatomy), R & B Singer Mya, Susan Lucci (All My Children), Gabrielle Miller (Corner Gas), Erin Cebula (ET Canada) and most recently, Teri Hatcher, for the TV series SuperGirl.

      Julie Berg
      HEAD OF PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AND MARKETING AND BRANDING

      Julie Berg brings 25 years of forward-thinking fashion design and energy-fuelled marketing talent to the table. A product development specialist for both retail and private labels, she’s crafted contemporary designer sportswear and accessories collections for small-sized independent retailers and big brands alike.

      Jessica Hsu

      HEAD OF GERBER

      Jessica has worked in the fashion industry for almost three decades for brands such as Karma Athletics, Lotuswear Designs Ltd., and Design Group—just to name a few. In addition to these valuable experiences, she designs, creates and produces pet wear, uniforms, wedding gowns and other custom formal wear with impressive results.

      Liza Deyrmenjian

      OWNER OF THE CUTTING ROOM

      Liza is an established and respected leader in apparel design and production. She has a talent for designing businesses that win. She loves efficiency as much as aesthetic, margin as much as making it right, and sustainability as much as style.

      Kimberley Burgess

      SENIOR MARKETING INSTRUCTOR

      With more than 20 years experience in the fashion industry Kimberley has had the opportunity to work in various fields. Her work has taken her around the world working side by side with women based Artisan businesses and imported their  products into Canada. Being part of a Design Team for an Organic Bedding Company that won Best New Design at New York’s Annual Gift Show was a highlight at a time when Organic products were just starting to enter the market.

      Kick Start Your Design Career Today

      If your heart beats for fashion, nothing else is standing in your way. Our seasoned experts are helping others just like you, take their place in the fashion world right now.

      Step into your future.

       

      Fashion is the armor to survive the reality of everyday life.  ~ Bill Cunningham

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