MTN LAGOS FASHION AND DESIGN WEEK: SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS

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Friday, October 21st, 2011

1. APPAREL PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT: “It takes a village country to produce a successful apparel line for retail”.

Are you an established fashion designer ready to take your designs into the world of apparel retailing?

Do you wonder how famous designers efficiently and successfully deliver their apparel lines to retail stores?

During this interactive seminar, attendees will learn what it takes to produce an apparel line for retail, from the initial concept to the delivery of the finished product. Attendees will learn how every step and decisions made during apparel production affects aesthetics and quality of the final product. (READ MORE AFTER THE JUMP)

Topics to be covered include:
• Pre-production Activities: trend forecasting, line development, pattern development & grading, prototyping, fitting & sizing etc.

•Global Sourcing: materials sourcing and selection, product development and manufacturing sourcing etc.

• Production Activities: apparel production systems, production planning.

• Post production Activities: finishing, packing and folding, quality control, shipping.

Seminar will be 1 hour 30minutes ( 1 hour of seminar, 30 minutes of introductions and Q&A).

2. 7 SECRETS YOU NEED TO KNOW BE A SUCCESSFUL FASHION DESIGNER.

Do you have a passion for fashion, but do not have an idea on how to start a lucrative career in fashion?

Are you already in the fashion design career, but looking to improve the quality of the garments you make?

During this seminar attendees will learn the 7 secrets/facets of fashion design that can make or break their fashion career.

Every fashion designer should be able to identify and have a basic knowledge of all the different facets of fashion design in order to make beautiful and well fitting garments.

With the information and skills learnt during this seminar, fashion designers will be able to create and communicate easily their designs/vision to their tailors and other workers there are involved with on a daily basis.

Topics to be covered include:
• How to identify your target market (customers) and provide services that will keep customers coming back.

• How to avoid costly mistakes by your tailors, by learning how to communicate design details to your tailors.

• How to make perfect fitting garments every time.

• How to finish garments properly giving your garments a professional look.

• How to identify different fabrics and the proper sewing techniques that apply to every fabric.

• A lot of demonstrations and hands on teaching involving attendees.

Seminar will be of 4 hours and 30 minutes (3 hours and 30 minutes of seminar, 1 hour of introductions and

RECOMMENDED FOR BEGINNER OR NEWLY ESTABLISHED FASHION DESIGNERS. NO PRIOR KNOWLWEDGE OF FASHION DESIGN IS REQUIRED.

3. HOW TO MAKE PROFESSIONAL LOOKING GARMENTS USING COUTURE FINISHING TECHNIQUES.

Are you a seamstress or fashion designer ready to take your sewing to a more professional level?

Do you want to learn easy but very effective couture techniques to finish your garments?

Every seamstress or fashion design should realize that an exquisite finishing can make a garment look like a million dollars.

During this seminar attendees will learn the importance of finishing techniques in garment making. With proper finishing techniques on garments, seamstresses and fashion designers can charge more for their services.

Topics to be covered include:
• How to sew darts (the most important sewing on a garment)

• How to hem different types of garments.

• Sewing techniques for different fabrics (French seams, Hong Kong finish, flat felled finish for jeans etc)

• Couture details (decorative pin tucks, perfect gathers, fabric yoyos and much more)

• Seminar will be of 4 hours and 30 minutes (3 hours and 30 minutes of seminar, 1 hour of introductions and Q&A).

RECOMMENDED FOR SEAMSTRESSES, BEGINNER OR NEWLY ESTABLISHED FASHION DESIGNERS. SEWING KNOWLWEDGE IS REQUIRED.

Registration is N5,000 per head ,Interested people should kindly email [email protected]lagosfashionanddesignweek.com

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