How to get into a fashion school in Lagos: schools, fees and useful tips

How to get into a fashion school in Lagos: schools, fees and useful tips

Have you ever wondered how to get into a fashion school in Lagos? If so, check out this article, where we discuss tips that can help you get into the institution of your dreams, as well as talk about the fees at some of the best fashion schools in the country.

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Tips on how to get into the fashion school of your dreams

Despite what you might think, studying fashion is not for the faint of heart. You need to be willing to take risks, go against the current, but at the same time have a good base to build on top of. We have prepared some tips that might help you get into the mindset of getting into the fashion biz:

  • Work hard and express originality. Unless you want to be a run-of-the-mill seamstress at your local mall, you need to apply a lot of effort and think outside the box. Of course, you can start with the basic ideas, but the key is to develop your own original concepts over time.
  • Express your opinions in your art. Art for the sake of art is boring. In order to be someone in the fashion industry, your concepts must be something more than just a pretty picture. They need to tell a story, they need to serve a purpose.
  • Show your progress. When you apply to a school, your portfolio does not have to be immaculate. On the contrary, one should be able to see growth in your work, so do not be afraid of adding several versions of one design side by side for comparison.

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  • Push the boundaries. As we have said before, you need to think outside the box in order to get anywhere in the world of fashion. However, it is also a great idea to expand the boundaries of said box. Challenge yourself to something new and unusual from time to time to keep your perspective fresh.
  • Show your passion. Even if your designs are out of this world, it is very obvious if they lack soul. Your passion to get into the fashion world should be visible in all of your works, it should jump out from the pages of your sketch books and portfolios.
  • Be curious and smart. If you really want to study fashion, you should have a good theoretical base and (preferably) some experience in the field before you go into it. Moreover, you should stay hungry for knowledge and try to learn as many new things as possible.
  • Rethink the fashion for the future generations. While it is true that fashion often repeats itself, and it is important to know about the styles of years before, you should also consider the future of fashion. Create your designs with the next generation in mind, think of what you would like them to wear in the future.

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Apply these tips to your life, and you will be able to make it in the fashion industry!

Fees at top fashion schools in Lagos

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Now, we have talked a lot about how you can get into the most prestigious institutions, but the thing is, most fashion schools in Nigeria have no entry requirements. This means that all you need to enter is to pay the school fees. In most cases, you do not even need any skills before you apply. Therefore, we want to offer you some information about the fees at some of the best institutions in Lagos. Check it out!

  • ZARIS Fashion & Style Academy (ZFSA). This fashion school (Lagos) offers courses for people with varying degrees of skills. Their introductory courses are available for ₦45,000 (tailoring assistant) and ₦112,000 (certified fashion associate), while their advanced courses range from ₦135,000 to ₦380,000. Visit www.zaris.ng for more information.
  • Ginani Fashion Academy. The fees at Ginani depend on the stages you choose. If you get the Stage 1 package that lasts three months, you have to pay ₦150,000. Stages 1+2 will cost you ₦250,000, Stages 1+2+3 will come to ₦350,000, and the whole course that consists of four stages will be ₦450,000. There is also a ₦5,000 registration fee and ₦1,000 ID card fee. More at www.ginani.net.
  • KG School of Fashion. This fashion school in Nigeria offers different modes of payment. You can pay per class (₦60,000), per module (₦30,000) or per month (₦30,000 for intensive plan and ₦20,000 for the regular plan). Find out more at www.kgschooloffashion.com.ng.
  • OSC College of Fashion. The school offers programs for beginner (₦450,000), intermediate (₦350,000) and advanced (₦350,000) students. There are also regular training courses that range from level 1 to 7 and cost from ₦200,000 to ₦300,000. There are also fees for textbooks ad registration, which you can learn more about at www.osccollegeoffashion.net.

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  • Creative Tailoring Class. Whether you have no experience whatsoever or you are proficient at sewing, there is a program for you. A preparatory 2-week program is ₦25,000, 3-month basic program for sewing women’s clothes is ₦120,000, 3-month advanced program for women’s clothes is ₦160,000, and 2-month proficiency program in men’s clothes is ₦135,000. Read more about the school at creativetailoringclass.com.
  • Valisimo Fashions. This school offers bespoke programs, pattern drafting programs and makeup courses. Bespoke programs cost ₦135,000 for 3 months, ₦235,000 for 6 months and ₦350,000 for 9 months. Pattern drafting programs cost ₦150,000 for 3 months, ₦250,000 for 6 months and ₦400,000 for 9 months. Makeup training costs ₦150,000 for 2 months, ₦250,000 for 4 months and ₦450,000 for 6 months (makeup kits included. Learn more at valisimofashions.com.
  • Phitop Fashion School. There are two types of programmes at this school. A three-month basic program for people with no skills costs ₦70,000, and a six-month program that is more comprehensive costs ₦120,000. Find out about the school and what it offers at phitopfashionschool.business.site.

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  • Martwayne. The school offers a beginners stage for ₦250,000 and advanced stage for people who have completed the beginners stage for ₦280,000. Those who already know how to sew can take the advanced stage for ₦385,000. In addition to these courses, Martwayne offers various specific courses that cost from ₦60,000 to ₦350,000. There are also online courses that range from ₦5,000 to ₦20,000, so there is something for everyone. Learn about this and more at www.martwayne.com.
  • Legs Apparel. There are basic (₦95,000), intermediate (₦175,000) and advanced (₦250,000) three-month programs, as well as separate courses (Pattern Making for ₦120,000, Fashion Computer-Aided Design for ₦180,000 and Fashion entrepreneurship for ₦150,000). Registration fee is ₦5,000. Find out about the school at www.legsapparel.com.
  • Istituto Di Moda Burgo Nigeria. If you thought that some of the aforementioned schools were expensive, you have not seen the fees at IBM Nigeria. A five-month certificate costs €3,980, and a 5-month diploma costs €7,150. Granted the study materials are provided (mostly), but it is still the most expensive school on this list. Check it out at imbnigeria.com.

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Now that you know what you should do to get into a fashion school in Lagos, you can go out there and live your dreams. We wish you the best in your endeavours and hope to see your creations at some fancy fashion events soon!

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Adrianna Simwa (Lifestyle writer) Adrianna Simwa is a content writer at Legit.ng where she has worked since mid-2022. She has written for many periodicals on a variety of subjects, including news, celebrities, and lifestyle, for more than three years. She has worked for The Hoth, The Standard Group and Triple P Media. Adrianna graduated from Nairobi University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in 2020. In 2023, Simwa finished the AFP course on Digital Investigation Techniques. You can reach her through her email: adriannasimwa@gmail.com

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