Design, Fashion Illustration & CAD

Learn how to create fashion collections and develop your designs from scratch as well as manual and digital fashion illustration.

6-8 weeks


8 Sholeye Crescent, off Ayinde Giwa Street, off Alhaji Masha Road, Surulere - Lagos   View map

Learn fashion illustration and unleash your innate creative abilities in this fashion course which teaches how to develop your designs from scratch, how to draw and how to use a digital fashion illustration app all from scratch!

The Challenge

I have had several conversations with people in the past but I could really identify with 2 different designers who were a bit unsure of themselves.  The first lady had submitted some sketches for a competition and was totally gutted when she did not make the cut-off list and she contacted me.  When I asked her to show me the sketches she submitted, she sent me the following images - [please note that I have her permission to post these pictures]:

From the sketches, I knew instantly why her designs were not shortlisted and I told her as much.

Not long after that, I spoke with a designer who had just resigned her job but was worried because she said she was not sure if she could really cope because she knows she is not creative as such.  And yes I could identify with that as well.

"Before I went to fashion school, I could not draw to save myself, much less communicate my ideas (if I had any at all) on paper."

So yes, I am speaking from experience.  I learnt every single thing that I know now... and that I teach now - FROM SCRATCH!

Which was why we also created this Course - especially since we know people would soon start entering for competitions, fashion schools, starting their fashion businesses and  meeting with customers.  

To succeed in any of these areas, they would need to develop portfolios and understand how to defend their collections or designs if they stood a chance at winning or getting a positive outcome.   

I often tell people that if customers give you a magazine to copy, then I doubt they consider you a designer at all.  And that is where a lot of designers I chat to have found themselves.  And this is simply because, without a portfolio, you cannot get your customers to choose from your designs.  Customers will see you more as a seamstress which can be frustrating and also inhibit your creativity!  The joy of every designer is seeing their OWN designs on the client.

To become a designer, you need to operate as one - to earn more respect from your customers and also get them to choose from your designs.  And this Course is here to teach you just that!  😀

About the Design, Fashion Illustration & Computer-Aided Design Course

The Course is strictly about creativity!  Students will learn FROM SCRATCH how to:

  • develop a fashion collection and portfolio;
  • develop designs from a source of inspiration;
  • understand colours and fabrics;
  • communicate their ideas to their tailors to minimise error using accurate technical drawings;
  • draw and clothe a fashion figure;
  • draw facial features, hair and spinal movements;
  • digitally enhance their manual illustrations with a digital app;
  • develop a portfolio for use during fashion competitions, fashion school applications and client consultations.
Student defending their creative project

Fashion Illustration Class at Martwayne

And the best part is... there are various options available whether you are a beginner or a fab illustrator who wants to learn only specific portions of the Course to enhance your skills! 

 So what will you learn?

The Full Course is in 3 parts:

Part 1:  Design, Concept Development and Portfolio Presentation

-   Developing Your Designs from a Theme or an Idea;

-   The Design and Production Process; 

-   Understanding Colours and Fabrics; 

-   Understanding Technical Drawings and how to Communicate your Designs to your Tailor to Minimise Errors;

-   Developing the Documentation Required in a Design Project; 

-   Developing and Defending Your Fashion Collection.

Part 2:  Manual Fashion Illustration

-  Drawing the Fashion Figure;

-  Body and Spinal Movements;

-  Facial Features and Hair;

-  Clothing the Fashion Figure

-  Technical Drawings and Design Details

-  Rendering (colouring) Clothes, etc

Part 3: Digital Fashion Illustration

And this is the portion where you learn how to perform the magic on your designs using CAD!

Benefits of the Course

Apart from the obvious benefits of being able to draw, the beauty of this Course is the fact that you are required to develop a proper fashion collection and defend it.  You never really know what you are capable of except you are pushed.

In another class, we actually discovered that a student got her target market wrong based on her designs.  NOW she thought her target market was aged 24 - 35 whilst her designs showed she should have been targeting a market for sophisticated women aged 40 and above.

Without that exercise, she would have been frustrated and would have made made ZERO sales because she would have been marketing her work to the wrong people.  It was a real eye opener.

So if you are at crossroads,  you really should take this Course!  You will be amazed at what you will come up with when you push yourself  !It is actually quite rigorous and it makes you adjust to constructive criticism, so you can have a thick skin when you launch your clothing line!

Course Fees & Registration Options

Option 1: Parts 1 - 3  [Full Course]

This lasts 8 weeks.  The fees are N90,000.  You will need a tablet or a smartphone for this Course.

Option 2: Parts 2 and 3 [Fashion Illustration with CAD]  

The fees are N75,000.  The duration is 6 weeks.

Option 3:  Part 2 OR 3 [Fashion Illustration OR CAD Only] 

Either option costs N60,000 only.  Duration is 6 weeks.

Option 4:  Parts 1 and 2 OR Parts 1 and 3 

[Design and Fashion Illustration OR CAD Only]

Either option costs N70,000 only.  8 weeks

Time Schedules:

Weekday Option:  Tuesdays only from 10am - 5pm 

Weekend Option: Saturdays only from 10am - 6pm.

How do I register? 

 Registration is easy!  

By cash or bank transfer into the following account:

"Martwayne Limited", 023 710 3843 at any GTBank branch


Simply click on the button below to make payment!

It's very safe!

You are welcome to visit us before you make payment BUT we need you to register before the Start Dates so we can prepare your training materials.

Great!  That's about it!  Thank you so much!  

We can't wait to have you on the Course! 

In the meantime, enjoy more pictures and videos from our previous classes:



More links:  Live Project Defence

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