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London Savile Row Academy Certificate Programme

TWO 64-hour
Savile Row Academy Certificate Course
Pattern Drafting, Cutting, Fitting & Tailoring

Menswear & Womenswear

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Programme Introduction

Organised by Hong Kong Fashion Designers Association and funded by CreateHK, this Savile Row Academy Certificate Course is an on-site training programme to be conducted by Professor Andrew M Ramroop OBE, international Master Tailor and Principal of Savile Row Academy from London. The course will provide in-depth skills and knowledge on bespoke tailoring, fitting and pattern cutting.

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A maximum total of 52 outstanding fashion practitioners and designers will be shortlisted to attend the Certificate Programme at a sponsored rate* of 10% of the Full Course fee (*Hong Kong residents only). Participants who have successfully completed the course and met the attendance rate requirement will be awarded the Completion Certificates.

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Programme Information

Our 64-Hour Savile Row Academy Certificate Courses focuses on:

Menswear

Menswear Pattern Drafting, Cutting, Fitting & Tailoring course:

  • Process of measuring a person

  • Diagnosis faults and understand required remedy

  • Draft patterns to theoretical measurements

  • Draft single-breasted jacket

  • Draft waistcoat

  • Draft trousers

  • Economically lay patterns one-way pile surface and standard cloth

  • Purpose of inlays

  • Accurately measure a customer and observe body figurations

  • Learn the principles of how patterns are made

  • Techniques used to perform pattern alterations

  • Be able to interpret and apply alterations from the fitting to the pattern

  • Ability to economically lay and cut patterns

  • Striking and cutting a three-piece suit with care and accuracy

  • Good understanding of figurations and remedies

  • Re-cutting master patterns to accommodate changes made in fittings

Womenswear

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Womenswear Pattern Drafting, Cutting, Fitting & Tailoring course:

  • Process of measuring a person

  • Diagnosis faults and understand required remedy

  • Draft patterns to theoretical measurements

  • Draft single-breasted jacket

  • Draft waistcoat

  • Draft trousers + Skirt: Circular, Six gore, H line & A line

  • Economically lay patterns on one-way pile surface and standard cloth

  • Purpose of inlays

  • Accurately measure a customer and observe body figurations

  • Learn the principles of how patterns are made

  • Techniques used to perform pattern alterations

  • Be able to interpret and apply alterations from the fitting to the pattern

  • Ability to economically lay and cut patterns

  • Striking and cutting a three-piece suit with care and accuracy

  • Good understanding of figurations and remedies

  • Re-cutting master patterns to accommodate changes made in fittings

Highlights

Conducted by Andrew Ramroop OBE, a world-renowned bespoke Master Tailor and Principal of Savile Row Academy, London​

The above Savile Row Academy Certificate Courses are sponsored by CreateHK of the Hong Kong Government in which 90% of the FULL course fees will be subsidised.

Dates 2022

Savile Row Academy Certificate Course: Menswear Pattern Drafting, Cutting, Fitting & Tailoring
Period: 11 June 2022 – 23 June 2022

Savile Row Academy Certificate Course:  Womenswear Pattern Drafting, Cutting, Fitting & Tailoring
Period: 25 June 2022 – 7 July 2022

Course Schedule:
Mondays to Thursdays: 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm,
Saturdays & Sundays: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm & 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Venue

Fashion Technology Workshop (Hong Kong Design Institute)

Course Fee

Menswear Pattern Drafting, Cutting, Fitting & Tailoring - HK$ 2,250*

Womenswear Pattern Drafting, Cutting, Fitting & Tailoring - HK$ 2,250*

*The actual course fee required.

90% of the FULL course fee (HK$ 22,500/Course) will be subsidised by CreateHK of the Hong Kong Government.

 

Applicants are required to pay a total amount of HK$ 6,750 (HK$ 4,500 deposit and HK$ 2,250 course fee) upon registration of each Course to ensure commitment.

 

The deposit of HK$ 4,500 will be refunded to participants who have successfully completed the course with a minimum attendance rate of 70%.

 

Subsidy is available for Hong Kong resident only.

International applicants shall pay the FULL course fee of HK$ 22,500/Course.

Remark: In such case that your application is successful, you will be given a provisional place on the course. Your place is reserved on your acceptance of the offer and the payment of the course fees in full. Course fee shall be paid on or before the deadline as stipulated in the offer letter to complete the registration procedures.

Entry Requirements

  • A minimum of 2 years relevant working experience in the fashion industry and/or fashion academic sector and/or;
     

  • Relevant fashion academic qualification at Higher Diploma or above;
     

  • Hong Kong Resident;
     

  • International applicants meeting the above requirements will be considered at the sole discretion of the FACP selection panel. 
     

Should there be an oversubscription, applicants attaining good achievements in their work experience/portfolio will be shortlisted for consideration. The final decisions will be at the sole discretion of the FACP selection panel.

Completion Certificate

Participants who have successfully completed the course with a minimum attendance rate of 70% will be awarded the Completion Certificates by the Savile Row Academy London.

National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs)
Level 6 Certificate of the United Kingdom

Participants can opt to attain a NVQs Level 6 Certificate Award from the Savile Row Academy by taking a written Examination, on top of their performance meeting the required standards throughout the continuous assessment during the entire course. 

Application

Please return the completed Application Form by email to: fashionatelierhk@gmail.com
or by local postage to

 

The Hong Kong Fashion Designers Association

Unit 1602, 16/Fl., Malaysia Building,

50 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai. Hong Kong.

(Please send attention to Miss Jenny Tse (FACP)) 

 

Successful applicants will receive notifications individually with payment information by email. Please check your email accordingly. Those who have not received any notification will be deemed as unsuccessful.

 
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The Savile Row Academy

The London Savile Row Academy (SRA) is one of the leading tailoring schools in the world. Its objective is to protect, enhance and develop the value of bespoke tailoring by training aspiring tailors to the highest attainable standards.

 
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The Academy, which is located on the famous Savile Row of London, opened its doors to students on 8th January 2008. It provides a unique opportunity for persons wanting to acquire the high level knowledge, skills and experience needed for employment in established tailoring houses around the world or to establish their own businesses.

The SRA courses are a number of flexible modular programmes comprising advanced study modules in pattern cutting, fitting and tailoring. Upon completion of these training courses, graduates will have the skills needed to secure gainful employment in the tailoring or pattern cutting sector, including in Savile Row. Students who complete all modules are awarded various Certificates from the Savile Row Academy.

The Academy's training is delivered by highly trained Master Tailors and focuses on the traditional methods of soft-structured hand-craft tailoring, cutting and fitting in harmony with body shape for style, elegance and comfort.

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The Savile Row Academy was founded by Andrew Ramroop OBE, Master Tailor and Director of Maurice Sedwell Ltd, bespoke tailor house of Savile Row, London. In 2008 he was awarded the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his services as a Savile Row tailor and his educational work with the Savile Row Academy from none other than HRH Queen Elizabeth II. Andrew Ramroop is the only practicing tailor to be honoured an OBE for his professionalism in tailoring and training.

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The SRA has developed its own industry’s gold standard which cover the demanding and intricate handcraft skills required to achieve Savile Row's benchmark of excellence.

Andrew Ramroop has extensive knowledge and experience in teaching pattern cutting, fitting and tailoring, having taught at the London College of Fashion for twelve years. He has received many coveted awards and accolades and, on two occasions his apprentices have won the Golden Shears competition.