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Follow our courses on Instagram

We have started an Instagram account, for easier access to our courses information:
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We will be posting information about:
– course schedule and start dates
– course material
– photos of the classroom
– photos of work that we are doing
– our Bloom 2016 fashion show for our students
– and anything else relevant as we see fit, during our progress with the account and the courses.

As well, please let us know what YOU would like to see posted, and we will do our best to make it happen!

See you all on Instagram! :)


Importance of fashion trend forecasts

Fashion trend forecasts

In an era of social media and hyper connectivity, trend forecasting is becoming more and more important for businesses, thus, becoming a big and highly competitive industry.

Fashion world is an industry driven by trends and constant change where it’s vital for designers and manufacturers to remain ahead of the trend curve.

Fashion and trend forecasting is the prediction of mood behavior and buying habits of the consumer at particular time of season, a global career that focuses on new trends and fads in colors, silhouettes, fabrics and styles that will be presented on the runway for the upcoming season from haute couture, ready-to-wear and street wear. The internet, nowadays is the new “runway” to know what’s new and what’s hot.

Trend forecasts vary in different places depending in their geographic location, product availability, lifestyle, economic stability, as well as indigenous product available. Trend and trade forecasting depends on market evolution, emerging economic forces, crises and opportunities. Today, fashion consumers look into what they buy based on their culture, mood, beliefs, occasion and geographic locations.

Key factors in predicting new fashion seasons are colors and style playing a more important role in driving product innovation. One  key concepts, for example, that has an impact and seems to stay in all areas of designs is the green trend, a push to using “organic” and “natural” materials and products made from recycled earth-friendly materials. Also, excessive luxury continues to influence product launches and lifestyles.

Take Mya Lingeries, an eco-conscious collection made mainly from white pine tree prunings, a collection made in small village in France rather than a factory in China. Also, Ecoist, a fashion label of handbags made from recycled, organic or earthly friendly materials manufactured through its network of fair trade partnerships around the world and through its web of fashion forecasting and networks.

Main factors affecting fashion trend forecasting are: seasons-spring, summer, fall and winter connecting certain colors with holiday and seasons; market intelligence – an input in helping product acceptance by collecting, compiling, analyzing filled out forms by consumers making it easier to know a product which is marketable; consumer research – surveys by phones, mail or customer feedback forms that  are conducted, as well as informal interviews with consumers to know their style preference, availability and changes in products that they want.

Some of the biggest fashion trend forecasting companies are WGSN (first company to take forecasting online),  Trendstop, Stylesight, Trendzoom, Trendwatching, WWD, Doneger Group, Kickstarter, Fashion Snoops, Peclers, Design Options, Cotton Inc., Nelly Rodi, Carlin and many more.


STARTING: Intensive course + Group course

Dear friends,

COMING UP!   Group sewing course + Intensive draping course

See below flier for details.

Friendly Reminder - Fashion Design _ GROUP + INTENSIVE COURSE with greeting _ Feb 2015 _ for blog

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With a great start to 2015 already, we aim to make this year even better here at Dubai In Design.

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Participation applications OPEN: Arab Fashion Week 2015

Want to take part in a Fashion Week Fair?

Participation applications NOW OPEN.  Visit website.

Arab Fashion Week 2015
Oct 20 – Oct 24, 2015
Dubai, UAE

Arab Fashion Week 2015

Admission requirements: Fashion Design school

Have you got passion for fashion?
Want to enroll full time into a fashion design program?

Fashion school admissionsAny individual wishing to pursue an undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate degree in fashion design should explore various fashion schools around the world.

One should be aware of the top fashion schools offering different courses, fee structures, admission formalities and also any scholarships offered by colleges and universities.

Various schools focus on various specializations.  Some focus more towards the design, some focus more on the production, and others focus on theory.  Take a good look at the course structure of the schools that you are interested in, and if you can, request a syllabus to better understand what will be covered in each course.  Try to get a hold of someone who has attended the school you wish to enroll into, and ask them questions.

Some of the major universities and schools offering fashion related courses, in no particular order:
– Central Saint Martins (London)
– Parsons, The New School for Design (New York)
– The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) (New York)
– London College of Fashion (London)
– Royal College of Art (London)
– Politecnico di Milano (Milano)
– Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne (Paris)
– Esmod (Paris)
– Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts (Belgium)
– Bunka Fashion College (Japan)
– NIFT National Institute of Fashion Technology (India)

In addition, below please find details of some of the Top Fashion schools offering various courses:

PARSONS (New York)
How to apply:  http://www.newschool.edu/parsons/apply/
Request information & check the status of your application:

Eligibility -> Fashion Design Fifth Semester Abroad students must have a 3.0 GPA and will be required to interview with the International Advisor prior to be approved. Students must present a 250 word motivational statement and obtain references from both major and liberal arts course instructors.

Portfolio Requirement: During the interview stage, portfolios should include both fashion artwork and actual garments from Fashion Art and Apparel classes. Further instructions will be specified once the online application is submitted.

For more details, please visit:  http://www.fitnyc.edu/3337.asp
r click admission requirements for fashion school _ 14.12.15 _ Central Saint Martins

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NIFT National Institute of Fashion Technology (India)

For details, please visit:  http://www.nift.ac.in/bfd.html

NIFT 2015 UG & PG Programs in Design (NIFT)

Admissions:  http://www.nift.ac.in/admissions.html

Scholarships & Admissions:  http://www.nift.ac.in/scholarship.html


Tsufa Fashion LLC – Business Consulting (fashion & apparel) is a professional business consulting company.

We offer various services:
1.  Start-ups:  strategic start-up, planning and set-up
2.  Established fashion houses:  business management, restructuring and training
3.  Fashion courses and portfolio building


We specialize in start-ups helping clarify goals to achieve the vision, assisting in every step of the way from R&D to production to stocking and PR.

We work with established fashion houses by training the production workforce and restructuring the production unit to assist in becoming more efficient, more productive and develop, by international standards, a higher quality product to help compete in today’s very competitive market.

We help individuals build their portfolio and prepare for the admission to fashion schools.
We also offer various fashion courses (Group / Intensive / Private) to help the individuals get a head start before starting a full time program.
Other services:
– internship placement in United Arab Emirates or Canada
– full time position placement in UAE or Canada

Our past clients and students have participated in the Dubai Fashion Week and have successfully started their abaya, evening wear and casual garment brands and boutiques in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.
Some have gone onto take full time programs at Esmod in Dubai and other schools, and others are preparing to apply to Fashion Forward.
We are proud to have successful clients and students on our portfolio.
Soon enough Dubai Design District will open, hence we expect many more designers, fashionistas, garment factories and others to flourish in this fast growing fashion hub.

For more details, please visit: http://www.tsufa.com/

RENT a sewing machine

Not ready to invest in a sewing machine?
Unsure which kind to buy?
Need machine short term only?

RENT per:
– day or class time
– 3 days
– 7 days
– month

To inquire, please contact us back by clicking the contact tab at https://dubaiindesign.wordpress.com/contact/ or by email at appareldesign @yahoo.com

2 types available.  See details below:

For rent _ Brother LS2160 (sewing machine)

“INSTINCT” – sewing machine (above)
Brand:  Brother
(straight stitch, zig zag, decorative stitches, button hole stitch)
14 stitches in total

For rent _ Brother GS2700 (sewing machine)

“6th SENSE” – sewing machine (above)
Brand:  Brother
(straight stitch, zig zag, decorative stitches, 1 step button hole stitch)
27 stitches in total