LISOF has the reputation of being the most progressive fashion and retail education institution in Africa. Our alumni populate fashion and retail environments throughout the world.
We have achieved this success by developing a curriculum that is unequalled in its variety and depth, by employing and consulting leaders at the cutting edge of fashion, retail and education and by fostering individuality, innovation and creativity.
With LISOF, you can choose from a diverse array of disciplines, from design to marketing, styling to buying, merchandising to photography, and many more. As a member of the LISOF community, you will explore, learn and exchange ideas in a dynamic, inspirational environment.
“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last, you create what you will”
The Bachelor of Arts in Fashion is a fully accredited three-year full-time programme that offers a wide range of subject choices relating to fashion and retail, from the design disciplines through to business courses. Our courses have been developed by leaders in fashion and retail with a view to giving you the most progressive and relevant education in the business.
If you have your undergraduate degree, but want to give yourself an extra advantage, LISOF’s Bachelor of Arts Honours in Fashion is for you. It is a one-year, full-time learning programme that will provide you with intensive, focused specialization, delivered through a combined research and coursework curriculum. The programme can also be completed part-time over two academic years.
The Diploma in Fashion is a fully accredited three-year full-time programme that offers a wide range of subject choices relating to fashion and retail, from the design disciplines through to business courses. Our courses have been developed by leaders in fashion and retail with a view to giving you the most progressive and relevant education in the business.
If you don’t want to enrol for full-time classes, LISOF’s part-time short courses could be for you. We have two types – a 18 month night school option, which will earn you a Higher Certificate in Fashion – and 6 month short courses in Fashion Design, Fashion Photography, Garment Construction, Make-up, Pattern Design and Adobe® Photoshop and Illustrator, which are held on Saturdays.
LISOF’s distance short courses in pattern design and fashion design allow you to work at your own pace, in your own time, wherever you happen to be. They’re perfect if you want to take your interest in fashion a step further, either for your own pleasure or because you want to embark on a career in the field.
Creativity and conceptualization, in any form, starts with a thought. Our aim is to push our students’ creativity by offering you endless opportunities to explore your talent. We also help you develop your ideas by exposing you to creative leaders and situations within the fashion and retail fields.
We know that ideas alone are not enough, so we add the practical training you’ll need to make your dreams reality. If you want to be a designer, this will take the form of pattern design and garment construction. If you want to be a retailer, we’ll provide you with solid and relevant skills like buying and business studies.
You’ve had the idea and you’ve either made or sourced a product, but you still have nothing if you can’t share it. That’s where the final LISOF cog clicks into place. We’ll show you how to bring your concepts to market and develop creative ideas into commercially viable solutions.
LISOF values its ability to innovate. We question why and creatively explore an array of solutions to solve the challenging propositions posed by the fashion industry. Our curriculum reflects this approach, spanning a varied range of subjects and disciplines to successfully equip our students with the skills necessary to excel within the exciting and demanding world that we call home, Fashion!
Our students are challenged to always push boundaries whether it be in creative design or problem solving. “Stagnant” isn’t a word that features in our D’English (Design English) lingo! We’re constantly evolving, and taking a different approach to the study of fashion.
LISOF provides the perfect backdrop for our students to explore their creative genius and business prowess, with guidance and support from lecturers who are second to none.
LISOF is all about innovation and exploration, and our students are challenged to push boundaries. “Stagnant” isn’t a word that features in our vocabulary!
LISOF provides the perfect backdrop for our students to explore their creative genius and business prowess, with guidance and support from lecturers who are amongst the best in their fields.
Take a look at our showcase to see some of the exciting and innovative work our students have produced, the many events we are involved in and the inspiring personalities we meet.
19th Annual LISOF Fashion Show
Gloss it up – 2010 fashion show
LISOF Fashion Show
LISOF Unfold – how to in 13 parts
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