Summer Academy 2024

Are you curious about to learn how a real designer works? Are you thinking about applying at a fashion-designschool and want to try what it is like in the fasion-world before you decide? Do you want to experience the daily life at an international fashion-design institution and how we teach? Or do you want to challenge yourself and your creativity? Then this years Summer Academy is something for you!

During the course you will experience the different subjects we teach at the Academy preparing new designers for their upcoming careers in the fashion-business.

The Summer Academy runs for 3 weeks from the 8th. to the 26th. of July 2024.

Classes are conducted in Danish & English

(You can find more information under "Practical and admission")

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We are passionate about all aspects of fashion, but first and foremost vi feel it is necessary with a solid technical fundament to develop you and your personal style.

Through the shorter Summer Academy you will experience our teaching methods, while you are exploring your own technical and creative capacities.

There will be theoretical and technical workshops with assignments you need to solve in collaboration with the teachers and the differenciated teaching methods will make you better at working in a team.

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What will you experience?

We will give you an idea of what it is like to be a fashiondesigner alongside a basis knowledge to all the processes from idéa to finished product.

There will be workshop with assignments and we will have relevant visits outside in Copenhagen.


  • Designproces (Idea-generation, moodboard, conceptualizing, silhouette-research and collection-buildup
  • Draping (3D-experimentation directly on a Dummy)
  • Fabrics and Sustainability
  • Embroidery (By hand and machine)
  • Creative portfolio (illustration and collage)
  • Technical portfolio (workdrawing and technical details)
  • Patternmaking
  • Prototype (sewing of your adapted pattern and fitting)
  • Finished product (Sewing-technique)

Besides that all the teachers are always open for your own ideas techniques you want to explore!

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Classes are run in our big open New Yorker-style Studio in Århusgade 88, 5. floor, close to Nordhavn Station and several Metro-stations.

Hours are 09.30am -14.30pm, except for the days we are out of the Academy for visits. (30 minutes lunch is aprox. at Noon)

You must bring own scissors and sewing-tools. Sewing-machines and other machines are available at the Academy. You must also bring fabric for your prototype, but you will receive more information about this before we begin.

The Summer Academy will conclude with a reception where you will display the result of your work and receive your Diploma.

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Do you want to go on a Fieldtrip?

If the participants desires, we have the option to organise a fieldtrip to the Capital of Fashion, Paris.

The duration will normally be from noon on a Thursday untill Sunday night and in Paris we will visit suppliers to the Haute Couture, relevant exhibitions and sites. The last night before returning to Copenhagen, the Academy will host a farewell-dinner in one of the historical Grand Brasseries.

The Fieldtrip will aprox. cost DKK 5500,- and includes;

Flight, transfer and transport, hotel in a shared dbl. room with breakfast (single room is possible), entries to exhibitions & sites and the farewell dinner.

You will pay for lunch and dinner.

Much more information will follow before we start and if you have questions, please contact the Academy directly. 

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Fee and how to sign up.

The Summer Academy is DKK 6995,- pr participant

The fee covers materials and tuition. Fabric and materials for your prototype and the fieldtrip (if decided upon) are not covered. (See more under Fieldtrip)

As soon as you have signed up, you will receive a confirmation alongside our payment-details.

When signing up, we request a deposit of DKK 4000,- (The deposit is non-refundable!) The rest of the tuition-fee is due 14 days before the course starts. When signing up later than 14 days before the course starts the entire tuition-fee is due, where-off DKK 4000,- is a deposit.

Participation can be cancelled by you up untill the course starts, in this case the tuition will be returned minus the deposit.

If the Academy cancels the course, the entire amount will be refunded.

If you have more questions or need additional information, contact us here