During this 12 week fashion vocabulary course, students learn to build their personal fashion vocabulary through lessons, assignments and interactions with their peers. Over 3 months, students are given weekly homework assignments and are required to attend class twice a week for 2 hours (4 hours weekly). 

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The areas of terminology covered include:

  • Garment components

  • Fashion collections

  • Fabrics

  • Target markets

  • Fashion illustration

  • Technical specification packages

  • Pattern drafting

  • Gerber

  • Sewing

  • Photoshoots

  • Buyers’ packages

  • Fashion shows

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Along with weekly email exchanges, there are assignments given throughout the course. Each assignment is due the following week. Feedback is provided to students the week after. These include:

  • Weekly email exchange exercises

  • E-commerce garment descriptions

  • A target market write-up

  • Fashion illustration notes

  • Technical specification package notes

  • Pattern drafting notes

  • Gerber notes

  • Sewing stitches notes

  • Fabric swatch cards

  • A buyers’ package


Length:  8 weeks

Schedule: Classes run twice per week, same days and times, for the duration of the course

Class Capacity: 6 students


The instructor will work with each student based on personal skill level and preferred pace.

If there is 2 or less students registered for the class, the class will be considered a private class. Students will complete all assignments as listed, in a 6 week period instead of 8 weeks.

Please arrive to class on time. If you will be away for class, please inform us at Any cancellation or absences that are not notified within 24 hours of your class will be considered a missed session, no make up class will be provided. 

This program does not require approval by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, the registrar did not review this program.


Meet Your Instructors


Liza D. has helped hundreds of fashion and lifestyle entrepreneurs build million dollar businesses, many of which have been featured in major publications and on national television shows such as Oprah and Good Morning America. Liza knows how to get things done and make things happen.


Dedication is what motivated Claudia to earn entrance to The Wilson School of Design’s rewarding fashion design program. Over the past four years, her hard work has turned her into a thoughtful, professional and technical designer. Claudia has successfully graduated from the Design, Fashion & Technology BA program at Kwantlen’s Wilson School of Design with an ethically conscious, zero waste thesis collection. Currently, Claudia is the head pattern maker at The-Cutting Room.