Mid-Year Swimwear Course


Swimwear!!! This is clothing designed to be worn by people engaging in a water-based activity or water sports.

It’s always been a huge and fun section of fashion, that’s why COC Fashion School is bringing direct to you, all the skills and techniques required to make you a renowned Swimwear Fashion Designer.

Join COC Fashion School for the midyear Swimwear Design & Production Course starting July 16th 2018 and learn all there is to know about swimwear design and construction.

. .Learn to make different types of swimsuits all by yourself.

. .Learn to sketch swimwear.

. . .Learn to style and perfect body types.

. . . .Finish your study programme with an amazing project to be featured on the runway.

These and much more when you enroll for this mid year batch!

Details as follows:

  • Start Date: Monday, 16th July 2018
  • Class Size: Maximum of 10 students | Minimum of 5 Students
  • Duration: 3 months (2 months for lectures, 1 month project, defense & runway)
  • Schedule: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays | Time: 3pm – 6pm
  • Price: N100,000 (without tools) | N170,000 (with take-home tools – tools include a sewing kit, table top sewing machine & mannequin)
  • Certification: Yes [A certificate of attendance will be issued to you upon course completion]




  • Phases of Design
  • Principles of Design
  • Silhouettes
  • Swimwear Background
  • Types of Swimwear
  • Fabrics for Swimwear
  • Elements of Swimwear
  • Sketching Swimsuits
  • Swimsuit and Body Styling
  • Bra Size Study & Derivation
  • Country Size Study & Derivation
  • Creating a size chart



  • Learning to use the sewing machine
  • Stitches
  • Seams
  • Detailing: Pleats, Frills, etc
  • Sewing Lycra
  • Pattern Drafting


  1. Bikini
  2. Retro Bikini
  3. Microkini
  4. Monokini
  5. Tankini
  6. Bandeau
  7. One Piece
  8. Boy Short Set
  9. Skirted Bottom Ser
  10. Long Sleeved, Monostrap, Halter, Tube/Strapless
  11. Sarong
  12. Kimono




To Register, Fill the form below:







Womenswear | November 2017 Batch

It’s back again!!!

The much anticipated Women’s Wear Course guaranteed to take you from a novice to a garment production expert in six (6) months is here. . .

Experience the best of Fashion Design, Pattern Drafting and Tailoring in one intense study programme.

Study garment production accurately with international ready-to-wear standards & bespoke options.

Experience pattern drafting methods that have been simplified to make learning easy.

Understand the Business of Fashion with day to day exposure to fashion business activities.

Learn to make everything in a woman’s wardrobe within 6 months and finish your study program with an excellent collection plus, an opportunity to be a part of a fashion week, showcasing your collection on the runway.

Its a simply amazing and detailed course. . and. . . Yes! It’s available this November,  to only 10 fabulous participants.

Details as follows:
  • Course: Women’s Wear
  • Start Date: 4th December 2017
  • Class Size: Maximum of 10 students | Minimum of 5 Students
  • Registration Ends: 30th November 2017
  • Duration: 6 months minimum
  • Schedule: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays | Time: 11am – 2pm
  • Price: N200,000 (without tools) | N270,000 (with tools – tools include a sewing kit, table top sewing machine & mannequin)

  • Fundamentals
  • Tops
  • Bottoms
  • Gowns & Jumpsuits
  • Launch-Out Project
  • Exhibition, Graduation & Certification


1-) FUNDAMENTALS : 3-4 weeks

  • Introduction to Fashion Design
  • Fashion Terms, Definition & Application
  • Design Phases
  • Principles of Design
  • Elements of Design
  • Colour Theory & Colour Combination
  • Fabric Combination & Pattern Flow
  • Intro to sketching, fashion illustration & collage
  • Creating a Collection
  • Measuring Methods
  • Standard body measurements & country sizes
  • Deriving Bra Sizes
  • Hand Stitching techniques – Functional stitches & Design Stitches
  • Intro to pattern blocking
  • Focus garments – Band/Belt, Waist Slip, Flair Skirt, Apron
  • Introduction to the sewing machine. Parts, Functions, Care
  • Learning to use the sewing machine
  • Maintenance and Servicing a Sewing machine.
  • Sewing Straight lines, Curves, Shapes, Letters, etc
  • Single line sewing, double line sewing, etc
  • Seams – Types, Uses & Application
  • Tailoring Essentials – Folding, Looping, Piping, etc
  • Project: Conceive & Develop a Collection (specified case study will be given to each student)
  • Recess

Course Duration: 3-4 Weeks (About 12 classes)

2-) TOPS : 6 weeks
  • Elastic Top/Dress
  • Shift Top
  • Batwing Top
  • Iro & Buba
  • Cowl Neck top
  • Drafting a Bustier Pattern
  • Off-shoulder, Spaghetti Strap, Halter Neck & Monostrap top from bustier
  • Drafting a basic bodice pattern
  • Tank top
  • Hood Top
  • Crop
  • Peplum
  • Shirts
  • Bolero
  • Tuxedo
  • Blazer
  • Collection Project
Course Duration: 5-6 weeks minimum (15-18 classes)

3-) BOTTOMS : 4 weeks
  • Pleated Flair Skirt
  • Circle SkirT
  • Ball Skirt
  • Pencil Skirt
  • Straight Skirt
  • A-line Skirt
  • Wrap Skirt
  • Peplum Skirt (using bias & pleats)
  • Mermaid Skirt (umbrella method)
  • 4 pieces skirt
  • 6 pieces skirt
  • 8 pieces skirt
  • Shorts
  • Pallazos
  • Tailored Pants
  • Collection Project
Course duration: 4 weeks (12 classes)


4-) GOWNS & JUMPSUITS : 6 weeks
  • A-line summer dress
  • Assymetrical Halter Dress
  • Pencil Dress
  • Peplum Dress
  • Shirt Dress
  • Mermaid Dresses
  • Playsuits
  • Jumpsuits
  • Victorian Ball Gowns
  • Review, Revisions, Finishing Touches

5-) PROJECT MONTH : 4 – 8 weeks
  • Receive Project Topic – (project will be exhibited)
  • Create & Develop your exhibition/project collection
  • Pitch & Defend project
  • COC Exhibition/Fashion Show – (Showcasing your project collection)
  • Certification & Graduation



Switch Collection | by CFS Students

It was barely the third month into one of our batches for the 6 months Womens Wear programme and we were just about to get into drafting some really complicated patterns. .

To spice up the learning process, we thought to take a break from pattern drafting and engage the batch in a fun runway project.

This was simply a means to encourage the class, and let them see how much they had already achieved in little time.

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They were asked to create a functional collection. . Any theme they desire, any colour scheme, whatever designs they choose but it had to be garments they could make by themselves. . .

The catch? They were to showcase the collection to a live audience at the Africa Fashion and Beauty Expo at Bespoke Centre Lagos on the 30th of July 2016. .

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They were pretty excited, they loved the challenge and that was all we needed to make the project a reality.

They got to work!!! In the midst of it all, we caught them unawares, took some pictures and this is a view of what went down. .

(.Some of the photos are a bit dark but. . . at least you get to see everything raw and unedited…)

The Production Process:

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Let’s go backstage!!!

[Back Stage was crazy, so rowdy with no space for pictures. . . However, we still got some for you *wink:]


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Now the collection in detail. . .

. . .Unveiling SWITCH collection. .
An inception from 4 amazing designers in training. . . The pieces are characterized by Rectangular and A-line silhouettes with a combination of Ocean Tones, flashes of Red, Handmade Fringe detailing and more.
SWITCH. . . is specially crafted for the easy going mordern lady that loves to unwind, relax and switch to a more fun filled evening after the day’s work.
EXPLORE the fabulousness of  “SWITCH by COC Fashion School Undergrads!!!”


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      As always, COC Fashion School has listened to the many requests of our students and intended students and we’ve decided to set up a final 3-day fashion illustration class for 2015 and guess what?? We are also coming to Port Harcourt City. . . Yippeee!!!!

Learn the best of fashion drawing & rendering techniques in our serene, educative and interactive environment.

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The course curriculum for this 3 days course includes:

  • Intro to Fashion Illustration & its opportunities
  • Fashion Illustration Techniques
  • Free Hand Sketching
  • Learning to draw a fashion figure
  • Drawing Fashion Model Poses
  • Drawing Faces – Asian, African, Caucasian
  • Rendering Flesh and Face Details
  • Drawing Fabulous Garments
  • Drawing Drapes, Ruffles, Trimmings, Buttons & Garment Details
  • Dressing Your Fashion Models
  • Rendering Fabrics – Sheer, Lace, Prints, etc
  • Creating a mood board for your collection
  • Developing a Fashion Collection
  • Developing your portfolio
  • Project

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This crash course is ideal for:
  1. Fashion Designers/Entrepreneurs that need to interpret garments to clients or garment producers
  2. Fashion Aspirants that want to apply for competitions or international fashion schools
  3. Fashion Stylists that would love to depict their signature looks & lookbook series
  4. Fashion Writers/Editors/Critics that need to depict do’s & donts, etc
  5. All Fashion Lovers, Art Aspirant & Creative Entrepreneurs
  6. Every other person

Fashion Illustration class

The 3-Day Crash course dates and timing are as follows:
Date: Friday, 27th November 2015 to Sunday, 30th November 2015
Time: 2pm – 6pm daily
Venue: # 3 Agungi Road, off Lekki Expressway Lagos
Lagos Course Fee: N25,000 (consists of certificate, refreshments and tools)

Port Harcourt:
Date: Friday, 18th December 2015 to Sunday, 20th December 2015
Time: 1pm – 5pm daily
Venue: Grace Plaza off Odili Road, Port Harcourt, Rivers State
 Port Harcourt Course Fee: N30,000 (consists of certificate, refreshments and tools)

Limited Spaces available for this promo class, so hurry now to book your seat!!!

 Fashion Illustrtion Port Harcourt

For a chat, Call or Watsapp us using : 0817 982 7083

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Please Fill Form Below To Book Your Seat & Receive Payment Details:

. . .For photos of our past trainings, click here
COC Fashion School:  . . .Raising Extraordinary Fashion Designers!!!


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  The Swimwear/Lingerie Course is one that focuses solely on swimsuits and underwear. It is essential that whoever enrols for this course must have prior beginners tailoring knowledge as this training employs advanced methods only.
Details of the course are as follows:
  • Duration: 8-12 weeks (3 months minimum)
  • Weekdays: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays | Time: 11am – 2pm  or  3pm – 6pm (Call in to Confirm Available Batch)
  • Weekend: Saturdays Only | Time: 1pm – 6pm (only on request)
  • Price: N160,000 (without tools) | N230,000 (with tools – tools include a sewing kit, table top sewing machine & mannequin)


  1. Swimwear/Lingerie Fundamentals
  2. Pattern Drafting
  3. Tailoring Techniques
  4. Couture Techniques
  5. Fitting Techniques
  6. Project & Certification
1-) Swimwear/Lingerie Fundamentals:
  • Phases of Design
  • Principles of Design
  • Silhouettes
  • About Swimwear – Background, Application, Etc
  • Types of Swimsuits
  • Fabrics for Swimsuits
  • About Lingerie
  • Types of Lingerie
  • Fabrics for Underwear
  • How to sketch the various Swimsuits & Lingerie
  • Elements of an Underwear/Swimsuit
  • Stitches
  • Seams
  • Working with Lycra
  • Working with lace & Delicate fabrics
  • Bra Size Finder
  • Deriving basic Country Sizes
2-) Pattern Drafting:
  • Brassieres (Bikini, Underwire, Push up, Half Cup, U-plunge, Strapless, Sports & Breastfeeding)
  • Panties (Thongs, High waist, Low Waist, Boy Shorts, etc)
  • Corsets, Girdles & Waist Clinchers
  • Body Shapers
  • Basques
  • One-Piece Suit
  • Shorts & Boxers
  • Kimono
  • House Coats
  • Panty hose
  • Socks
3-) Tailoring Techniques:
  • Lycra Methods
  • Lace Methods
  • Silk & Satin Methods
  • Cotton Methods
  • Seams
  • Piping
  • Looping
4-) Couture Techniques:
  • Draping
  • Ruffling – Frail Finish
  • Ruffling – Rose Finish
  • Ruffling – Shreds Finish
  • Creating Fringe, etc
  • Beading & Bedazzling
5-) Fitting Techniques:
  • Bras
  • Swimsuits
  • Corsets & Etc
6-) PROJECT : 2-4 weeks
  • Receive Project Topic – (project will be exhibited)
  • Create & Develop your exhibition/project collection
  • Pitch & Defend project
  • COC Exhibition/Fashion Show – (Showcasing your project collection)
  • Certification & Graduation