TAFE NSW’s Fashion Designer Studio

The Fashion Design Studio is the student’s private space. It is strictly for the use of Fashion Design students during the semester. Upper-class students are issued a key at the beginning of each semester. The key must be returned promptly or a lower grade will be assigned and the student may be charged a replacement fee. It is the student’s responsibility to lock the doors after class time and to keep the keys on them at all times. Instructors do not have the right to let students in and out of the studio, so they must respect this rule. They also should stay outside the studio space designated for students’ use.


At TAFE NSW’s Fashion Designer Studio, students learn the art of fashion design from a highly skilled instructor. Graduates are trained in couture, illustration, patternmaking, and styling. Students learn the principles of design, and apply them to the real world by completing a project with an industry partner. They then participate in internships to gain valuable industry experience. The studio also hosts an annual graduate fashion show, FDS Innovators. The show is exclusive to students from this Sydney school, and has launched the careers of many successful graduates, including Nicholas Huxley.

Sydney’s Fashion Design Studio is home to one of the most respected fashion design programs in the country. Its alumni list includes Dion Lee, Nicky Zimmermann, and Akira Isogawa. The program prepares students for careers as a fashion designer or creative director. TAFE NSW’s Fashion Design Studio has over 60 years of excellence in fashion design. The School is also the only Australian school to receive placement in the world-renowned Afterpay Australian Fashion Week, where Australia’s leading designer brands showcase their resort collections. Fashion Week’s Innovators Showcase is regarded as one of the most exciting events …