why lisof

REGISTRATION CLOSES 15 December 2016

LISOF HAS THE REPUTATION OF BEING THE MOST PROGRESSIVE FASHION DESIGN SCHOOL AND RETAIL EDUCATION INSTITUTION IN AFRICA. OUR ALUMNI POPULATE FASHION AND RETAIL ENVIRONMENTS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD AND OUR DEGREES IN FASHION ARE WELL SOUGHT AFTER IN THE INDUSTRY.

WE HAVE ACHIEVED THIS SUCCESS BY DEVELOPING A CURRICULUM THAT IS UNEQUALED 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. STUDENTS CAN CHOOSE BETWEEN A DIPLOMA IN FASHION OR A DEGREE IN FASHION THAT IS UNRIVALED IN ITS SCOPE AND PRACTICAL APPLICATION.

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. STUDYING AT LISOF MEANS THAT YOU WILL NOT ONLY BE EDUCATED AT A PRESTIGIOUS FASHION DESIGN SCHOOL BUT YOU WILL ALSO BE EXPOSED TO THE INDUSTRY AND BE ABLE TO NETWORK WITHIN THE COMMUNITY.

  • LISOF and its full-time degrees and diplomas in fashion are accredited by the Council on Higher Education.
  • LISOF’s full-time programmes are registered on the South African Qualifications Authority’s (SAQA) National Qualifications Framework (NQF).
  • LISOF is registered with the Department of Education as a private higher education institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997 (Registration Certificate No. 2002/HE07/002).
  • LISOF is a member of the Association of Private Providers of Education, Training & Development.
  • LISOF is a member of the National Association of Distance Education and Open Learning in South Africa (NADEOSA).

 

C O U R S E   I N T A K E  S C H E D U L E  :

Class starts End January 2017: BA Degree in Fashion, Diploma and BCom Degree in Fashion (All 3 year, full time) and BA Honours (1 year, full time) – Higher Certificate (1 Year, Full Time) and Short Courses (6 month cycles)

testimonials

“One of the core values of ELLE is not only to spot creative talent but to provide the necessary platforms to harness this special gift. Aligning ourselves with the LISOF Bursary for young aspirant designers serves as a wonderful opportunity to endorse the vision of this very innovative and reputable design school. No wonder success stories such as Tiaan Nagel and Suzaan Heyns are associated with LISOF: design brilliance is a gift; providing the structure, insights and tuition to make this viable is the trademark of a progressive educator.”

“LISOF has consistently delivered top class graduates over the years to the South African Fashion Industry. Umzingeli Productions has had several interns from LISOF under its wing of which I am very proud of.”

“Given the innumerable fashion and design colleges in South Africa, LISOF still leads as the premier institution based on three simple principles: their uncompromising approach to teaching excellence; a learning culture which nurtures creative expression and individualism; state-of-the-art facilities and resources.”

“Lisof’ commitment to the South African fashion industry clearly shows in the quality of their students design ability and work ethic.”

“LISOF is super, forward thinking and creative. It develops creativity and consistently nurture and produce amazing new talent that’s unparalleled in the country.”

“The world of fashion requires commitment, dedication, hard work, a splash of madness and loads of edge. If you have the passion, LISOF is your launching pad. If you dream of a future in fashion – LISOF will take you there! The second year’s fashion show is always the highlight of my year.An exciting display of talent, skills and confidence – it gives me hope for the future of fashion!”

“It has been my privilege to host a number of LISOF students in my label and I always found them to have such a great energy and a superior awareness of what it takes to make it in this crazy business … LISOF rocks!”

“We have collaborated on a number of very exciting projects over the years and I have first-hand experience of their students and graduates. I find their passion and enthusiasm for fashion to be absolutely inspiring. The future of South African fashion is in great shape. I simply can’t wait to see where we will be twenty years from now.”

"Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last, you create what you will"

- GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

Our courses

think it.

Creativity and conceptualization, in any form, starts with a thought. LISOF is a leading fashion design school that nurtures fashion design students to be all they can be. With a variety of excellent degrees in fashion design, becoming a well-recognised designer is possible. 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.

make it.

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 fashion 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. Our degrees and diplomas in fashion provide you with the necessary skills you will need to be successful in a highly competitive industry.

move it.

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. Make your dream career a reality and study at a leading fashion design school that will help you turn your creativity and concepts into marketable products. We’ll show you how to bring your concepts to market and develop creative ideas into commercially viable solutions.

Showcase

LISOF is all about innovation and exploration. Our fashion design students are constantly challenged to push boundaries. “Stagnant” isn’t a word that features in our vocabulary!

We provide the perfect backdrop for 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 fashion students have produced, the many different fashion design events we are involved in and the inspiring personalities we meet.

Recruitment

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Get a
dream job

Graduate and alumni fashion design students are offered support from our specialised recruitment division when entering the job market.

If you are searching for a new position and want some great opportunities in the fashion industry, register with us today>>

find top
talent

Companies looking to recruit the best young fashion designers, look to LISOF to provide them with top talent.

Contact us today>> and we will partner you with the right candidate for the job!

work
at lisof

Have a love for fashion that you want to share?

A career at LISOF awaits you!

Experience the innovative thinking and challenge of working at South Africa’s foremost Fashion Design education institution and join our team now>>

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