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Do you want to become a fashion designer in Nigeria and you don’t know where to learn? Do you want to join the league of prominent Nigeria fashion designers who have wowed both Nigerians and international fashion audience with their mind-blowing creative fashion skills? If yes, this article is for you.
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A very good place to learn fashion designing in Nigeria is in a fashion school. They teach you sewing techniques, clothing construction, fashion differentiation, pattern making, fashion illustration and everything you need to know. The classes are majorly practical and many fashion schools provide hostel accommodation (at a price) for their trainees during the duration of their training. The total price of the training depends on the level: beginners, intermediary and advanced and it usually lasts between a duration of one month to two years.  Here are some fashion schools in Lagos, Nigeria. 
  1. Hadazzah Styles and Stitches
Hadazzah offers full time, part time and weekend hot dressmaking course for a duration of 3-6 months.  Their offering includes but not limited to:
  • Pattern Drafting
  • Fashion Illustration
  • Clothing Construction
  • Interpretation of Style
  • Contemporary Design
  • One Machine per Trainee
They open from Mondays to Saturdays.  Monday to Friday: 8am – 6pm Saturday: 10am-3pm Address: 9 Oduduwa Street, Off Kilo Bus Stop, Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria. Phone number: 0802 445 6217 Website:
  1. OSC Fashion Academy

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  OSC is an acronym for One Stop celebration. Their programmes are divided into levels, spanning from beginners to advanced fashion classes and every level is from about two to four months. They offer courses for both full time and part time. They offer the following courses:
  • Advanced females’ wear course
  • Computer Aided Pattern Making (CAD) course
  • Garment production management course
  • Fashion collection Development course
  • Advanced mens’ wear course
  • Fashion wear full course
  • Certificate for fashion management (CFM)
They also provide hostel accommodation with modern facilities. It has one-man, two-man and four-man options. The price of the hostel depends on the duration you stay. Address: Adebola House (Inside Sterling Bank) 38, Opebi Road, Ikeja, Lagos. Phone number: 0817 302 9096 Website:
  1. Valisimo Fashion School Lagos
Valisimo offers two types of learning methods.
  • Haute Couture Method or Bespoke method:  Here, you are trained on how to sew to a clients specification.
  • Pattern drafting method. This is the commercial process of sewing for mass production; creating a foundation on paper before fabric.
They offer both full time and part time courses in Valisimo fashion school Lagos. Their prices:

Full-time programme

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Bespoke Method

3months- 135,000 Naira only 6months- 220,000 Naira only 9months – 350,000 Naira only

Pattern Drafting Method. Promo prices are:

3months- 150,000 Naira only 6months- 250,000 Naira only 9months – 400,000 Naira only Full time lecture days are on Monday,Wednesday and Friday from 10am – 3pm.

Part-time programme 

The part-time program goes for the same fees but a longer duration.

Bespoke Method 

5month – 135,000 Naira 8month – 220,000 Naira 12months- 350,000 Naira

Pattern Drafting Method 

5 months- 150,000 Naira only 8 months- 250,000 Naira only 12 months –400,000 Naira only For the part-time, classes are held only on Saturdays by 11am-5pm. Hostel facility is available at Valisimo fashion school at about 665 Naira per day, 20,000 Naira per month. Payment is made upfront for either 3, 6 or 9 months. The hostel has basic needs, so you pay and move in immediately. These include beds, a cooker, generator, and refrigerator etc. Address: Number 2, Akinwale Street opposite Nationwide filling station on Yaya Abatan Road, Ogba, Ikeja, Lagos. Phone number: 0809 657 7157 Website: Others are:
  1. Rhoda Micheals Fashion School
  2. KG Signatures School of Fashion
  3. Afo Fashion Academy
  4. The Creative Tailoring Class
  5. Lagos Ginani Fashion Training
  6. Zapron Fashions
  7. Vigold school of Fashion, and many more.

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This article was first published on 30th April 2022


My name is Agbagba Bukola. I write about the business and exciting world of fashion.

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