Fashion Forward

Navigating the Business Landscape of Today’s Fashion Industry

Join renowned fashion designer Mai Atafo as he unveils the dynamic 21st-century fashion landscape. Gain insider insights and essential skills to succeed in this ever-evolving industry. Whether you're an aspiring designer or fashion enthusiast, this course is tailor-made for you. Enroll now and unleash your fashion potential.

$ 40.00   |  $ 60.00

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4 weeks

Expert-Led Course






About the Course

Welcome to Fashion Forward, an immersive experience led by renowned fashion designer Mai Atafo. Here, you will embark on a journey into the 21st-century fashion world, gaining exclusive insights and honing skills to thrive in this dynamic, ever-evolving field.

The course explores the multifaceted realm of fashion as an as art, lifestyle, industry, and craft. From haute couture to ready-to-wear fashion, expect to discover the diverse expressions of fashion and its profound societal influence.

Discover how fashion shapes identities, cultures, and trends, and acquire the knowledge to craft your distinctive fashion narrative. From creative spark to technical finesse, this course highlights the elements and principles of fashion design that bring garments to life. We unveil the world of fabrics, textile equipment, and production processes, navigating the balance between creativity and sustainability in an evolving global landscape.

Expect to be immersed in the captivating evolution of fashion through Mai Atafo's lens – a luminary who is constantly redefining the industry. Drawing inspiration from his journey, you'll discover the intricacies of launching a clothing line, orchestrating fashion retail, and driving marketing strategies. You'll learn to not only create a fashion brand but to personify it.

Upon completion, you'll leave with a holistic understanding of the fashion industry's intricate threads. From unveiling pivotal fashion moments to grasping entrepreneurial intricacies, you'll emerge as a visionary equipped to shape the future of fashion no matter where you are!

Key Learning Outcomes

In this course, you will:

  • Define and comprehend the multifaceted dimensions of the fashion industry in the 21st century
  • Recognise the diverse types of fashion, from haute couture to ready-to-wear, and grasp their significance in contemporary society
  • Explore the dynamic interplay between fashion and style, discovering how they shape individual identities and trends
  • Navigate the intricate fabric equipment and processes that underpin the textile industry, and gain insights into global challenges and sustainable solutions
  • Understand the fundamental elements and principles of fashion design, and learn how to blend creativity and technical expertise into your designs
  • Embrace the entrepreneurial spirit of fashion, from starting a clothing line to mastering retailing and marketing strategies
  • Draw inspiration from the journey of Mai Atafo, weaving his story into your understanding of fashion entrepreneurship
  • Immerse yourself in the ever-evolving landscape of the fashion industry, equipping yourself to make a meaningful impact.

The Fashion Forward: Navigating the Business Landscape of Today’s Fashion Industry Course at Harde Business School has been specially curated as a collaborative effort by our team of academic content developers as well as our subject matter experts to provide a contemporary and relevant edge to the course.

Buckle your seat belt and get ready to be immersed in the Harde world of interactive learning that will intrigue your mind, challenge your thinking, and transform your results. We call it the WOW Factor!