Looking for an opportunity to learn about the fashion industry, but too young to apply to our
FWI London Summer Fashion Experiences are for you!
Designed to introduce our younger audience to the glamour and energy of the fashion
industry, FWI Summer experiences will immerse you into the world of fashion via a featurepacked
itinerary of visits, talks, workshops, experiences, and more.
Learn from top industry professionals including stylists, designers, fashion PRs, and models.
Discover how brands prepare for Fashion Week.
Take part in a styling workshop, enjoy a hair & make-up session with a make-up artist, visit a fashion showroom, and designers studio.
Build unforgettable memories and friendships, as you experience life away from home.
Visit major London tourist attractions and eat at unforgettable landmark restaurants!
Visit the London College of Fashion, and learn about the pathways to building a successful career in the industry.
FWI summer experiences are socially inclusive and designed for applicants
aged between 13 and 17.
Applicants should be able to travel to and stay in London for 2
weeks from July 11th to 24th.
Applicants should be able to demonstrate a passion and strong
interest in the fashion industry, be comfortable participating in a telephone interview once
their application has been received, and be able to provide written consent to participate
from a parent or guardian, if their application is accepted.
International Clothing Brands
PR / Event Agencies
Bloggers & Influencers
Fabric & Textile Producers
Make Up Artists
Luxury Fashion Houses
Creative Direction Agencies
National Clothing Retailers
High Street Clothing Labels
Model Management Agencies
Tailors / Ateliers
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A Full 2-week 'Summer Experience' Itinerary
FWI summer experiences consist of a 2-week itinerary of
daily visits, workshops, and experiences designed to keep you busy, learning, and having
fun. Focused primarily on fashion and expanding your knowledge of the industry, you will
also enjoy a range of social activities, experiencing the sights and sounds of London!
Further details and a typical daily schedule can be found below.
Take advantage of our experience in planning domestic and
international experiences, with your own dedicated experience manager who will guide you
and your family through the application and on-boarding process, and be on hand to provide
guidance and support as you prepare for an unforgettable Summer.
A full housing package is included. Students will stay in a city
center residence, located in central London, steps away from the excitement of London. The
facility features double rooms with your own workspace, air conditioning and WiFi. There is
also a social lounge, and gym. Breakfast and dinner are included daily, either in the dorm
facilities, or at one of the many local eateries that students will visit as part of their social itineraries.
PLEASE NOTE: Lunches are not included and should be budgeted for separately.
Arriving into a new city can be exciting but also daunting.
Our city-based local counsellors accompany students throughout their summer experiences,
managing their itineraries, welcoming students upon arrival at the airport, and
accompanying them back to the airport for their departures*, guiding their visits and
experiences, and providing support, guardianship and pastoral care for the full 2 weeks.
PLEASE NOTE: Airport transfers are included in the experience fees, but are subject to
students arriving and departing within designated times. Personalised transfers can be
organised for students arriving or departing outside of these hours. Additional fees will
The FWI Summer Experience 'Fashionista' Welcome Pack
Your welcome pack includes everything you need to settle
quickly into your new city, along with a few surprises! From a local map and insiders city
guide highlighting the attractions, restaurants and events that you'll be experiencing, the
pack also contains information and background about the participating fashion companies
and brands, your official FWI welcome letter, and a limited edition FWI tee!
Students should arrive on the morning / afternoon of the 11th July, and depart on the morning of the 24th July.
Typical Daily Schedule
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Morning Fashion Site Visit
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Afternoon Fashion Site Visit
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
London City Activity Highlight
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Fees in GBP / USD
i. A signed experience agreement and program deposit of (£900.00 / $1,200.00) is payable at the time of booking. The program deposit is part of the total experience fee, not an additional charge.
ii. Transportation to and from the city outside of prearranged times, lunches, snacks, personal spending money, and laundry costs are not included in the experience fee.
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What's Included – Fashion Experiences
FWI Summer Experiences incorporate a range of in-person partner visits, workshops, and talks, delivered by leading industry professionals. Each element of the experience will introduce you to a different area of the industry, helping you build a wide understanding of how the industry works.
Below, you can find details of each of the major 9 fashion elements of the program.
Participate in a guided visit to a fashion designers studio, and gain an overview of how designers conceptualise their designs, using techniques such as sewing, patternmaking, and cutting. Take part in interactive activities with a specific focus on fashion design and production.
Public Relations Agency
Ever wondered what a PR Agency actually does? Here's your chance to find out. Discover the magic of PR and story-telling for Fashion Week. Learn from a member of the Human Resources team how to access the fashion industry and the importance of doing internships to enter the industry.
Love styling? Do you want to learn about the latest trends? Meet with a leading fashion stylist and learn about how to spot trends, style clients and what it takes to stay at the top of the styling world.
Interested in the business side of the fashion industry? In this visit to the head office of a leading fashion house, you will enjoy a guided tour of the office, meet the team, and take part in interactive activities with a specific focus on sales and marketing.
Representing multiple brands and designers, showrooms are the places where buyers go to find new lines and products. During this visit, you will gain an insight into how showrooms work, how they curate brands, and take part in interactive activities focused on buying and merchandising.
Ready for your close-up? This is your opportunity to learn how model agencies work. Top professionals will guide you through the different agency departments - explaining what they do, and the tasks performed in each of them. Take part in interactive activities focusing on modelling, styling, and photography.
Hair & Make-Up
Participate in a hands-on workshop to learn cool tips and
techniques for hair and make-up with a professional make-up artist.
Learn how clothing manufacturers work during this visit to
their facilities, and Participate in activities to learn more about apparel
production, pattern making, and grading.
Participate in a guided visit to an entertaining and educational
fashion museum with inspiring exhibitions to advance your knowledge and
Fashion College Visit
Participate in an admissions information session with the London College of Fashion student admissions team. Designed to help you learn about the various pathways to building a successful career in the fashion industry. The session will help you understand how to apply your talents to meet your aspirations.
* Due to the nature of the changing schedules of the fashion industry, participating companies, guest speakers, and presenters are subject to change.
What's Included – Social Experiences
FWI Summer Experiences also incorporate a variety of group trips and visits to well-known London attractions and neighbourhoods, giving you the opportunity to really get to know your new city!
Your London itinerary will include the following highlights:
Take a stroll through one of London's most beautiful parks, the most visited city park in London, and home to a variety of monuments and wildlife.
One of London's most fashionable and trendy neighbourhoods, Notting
Hill is home to the bohemian Portobello Road, and its iconic instagrammable Victorian
pastel-coloured townhouses. At the top of the Portobello Road, the famous vintage
clothing market can be found. Perhaps you'll even meet a film star in a travel book
Explore one of London's most well known and busiest
thoroughfares. Home to Europe''s biggest digital billboard, the famous Eros
statue and fountain, Trafalgar Square s the gateway to the West End,
London's thearteland, the busy shopping district, and much more!
Located in the heart of London's theatreand, visitors to Chinatown
will have the opportunity to taste a mind-boggling variety of Chinese delicacies at the best
dim sum spots, while exploring the many cultural and ethnic landmarks Chinatown has to
The London Eye
See the city from a different perspective as you travel up over
400 feet for the most breathtaking views of the ever-changing London skyline.
See Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, the River Thames, St. Pauls
Cathedral, Buckingham Palace, the royal parks, and the Tower of London,
from you this unique vantage point. A truly once in a lifetime experience.
The West End
The West End is London's cultural hub. Packed with spectacular
shopping streets (Oxford St, Regents St), busy bars, theatres, clubs, and restaurants, the
West End is a buzzing 24-hour cultural hotspot.
River Thames Boat Ride
Experience a thrilling guided speedboat ride as you fly down the River
Thames whizzing past London sights like Tower Bridge and the Thames
Barrier, listening to high-octane music, and learning about how the role the
River Thames played in the growth of London.
The City of London
The City of London, also known as the Square Mile is the financial
district of London. Home to both the Bank of England and the Stock Exchange, modern
city skyscrapers tower above medieval alleyways, some of which remain unchanged since
Buckingham Palace Visit
Camera's ready! Visit one of London's most famous landmarks.
Buckingham Palace is the home of the Queen of England, and her famous
corgi's. Located in th heart of St. James' Park, no visit to London is complete
without seeing this majestic landmark.
Lining a short but beautiful stretch of the river Thames in central
London, the South bank is filled with a number of famous arts and cultural venues, in
addition to some of London's better known attractions, including the London Eye. Looking
back across the Thames from the South Bank, amazing views of Big Ben, St. Paul's
Cathedral, and the London Skyline can be found.
Camden Town Market
Since the 1700's this pedestrianised market has hosted street
performers, an outdoor fashion market, and so much more. Try foods from all
around the world, shop the latest fashions, and see unique curiosities! Home
to Amy Winehouse, the Roundhouse, and London's counter culture, Camden
Market is a feast for the senses.
A bustling traffic-free piazza where the sounds of live music are
complemented by the laughter as crowds watching jugglers, magicians, and some of
London's best street performers. The main Covent Garden neighbourhood is
centred around the historic Covent Garden Market, and it;s many fashion and
beauty boutiques, restaurants and bars.
Red Bus High Tea
A standout moment of your London experience! Hop aboard a
traditional London red bus, and enjoy a high tea with a difference! Sit back and
enjoy a tour around the sights of London while you indulge in a fabulous array of
tasty sandwiches and delicious cakes and pastries. What could be more British.
One of London's wealthiest areas, leafy Kensington is some of the
capitals most famous museums – The Natural History Museum, and the Victoria and Albert
Museum, two royal parks, and the exclusive department store, Harrods.