List of Top Nigerian Fashion and Design Schools

Nigerian fashion and design schools

Top Nigerian Fashion and Design Schools

Are you looking for top Nigerian fashion and design schools?  Fashion is inarguable the BIG thing in Nigeria.


Now it is commonplace to hear, “I want to be a fashion designer in Nigeria when I grow up,” alongside the professional careers like medicine, law and so on. Gone are the days when African fashion was limited to ‘trad’ (traditional clothing) on Sunday and at ceremonies.


Slowly and steadily Nigerian fashion and design schools are taking pride for this, not just at home but Internationally thanks to designers like Duro Olowu, Deola Sagoe, Tiffany Amber, Ituen Basi and Jewel By Lisa to mention about a few.


We wrote an exceptional post about the steps you need to follow to become one of the big names in Nigerian fashion and design industry. I will suggest you read this post.



How to Become a Big Name in Nigerian Fashion and Design Industry



But this success story in the making was not overnight feat, SHF finds out how the whole journey began starting with one woman who believed enough in the potential of our local fabrics at a time when all things foreign were seen as superior. Here is a list of best Nigerian fashion and design schools


Back and Better

Necklace Stringing, Beaded Bags and Slippers, Beaded Traditional Blouse & Crown.
Address 8 Oremeta Street, Oregun Lagos
Mobile: +234 (0) 802 3173778.


Fashion, Art and Creative Academy (House of Henri)

Fashion Design, Bridals, Interior Decor, Jewelry Craft, Millinery, Modeling, Photography, Makeovers
Address 6, Sabiu Ajose Str., Off Adeniran Ogunsanya, Behind Skye Bank, Surulere, Lagos.
Mobile: +234 1 8783390, 08023290830, 8036904382.


Funky Beads

Necklaces, Illusion Jewelry, Pipe Beads, Bridal Jewelry, Wire Work
Address 2, Idowu Lane, Off Gafari Balogun Street, Salvation B/Stop Opebi, Ikeja Lagos
Mobile: +234 (0) 805 6332564.



Fashion Training, Garment Patterns, Pattern making and Sewing Books.
Address:11 Bank Olemoh close, off Bank Olemoh, Akerele, Surulere, Lagos.
Mobile: +234 (0)8033084223.



Glamour Institute of Fashion Textile and Craft

Training Consulting
Address: 74 Adebola Street Surulere Lagos.
Phone: +234 1 836333



Hats of Best Fit

Training on Hatmaking, Necklace, Stringing Bead and Wire Jewelry
Address 72, Adeniran Ogunsanya Street, Surulere Lagos.
Mobile: +234 (0) 803 3039490, 802 8616263.



Jayne’s Heart of Hats

Hats, Hat Making Training
Address 26 Adegbola Street, Off Awolowo Way, Anifowose, Ikeja Lagos
Phone: +234 1 480 8914.


Kendy’s Creation

Handcrafting Training, Interior Design, Jewelry, Gift Items
Address Plot 211, Idowu Ajao Street, Anthony Village, Anthony Lagos.
Phone: +234 1 774 7432.


Princessklin Ventures

Beads Making, Hat Making, Adire Processing, Body Firming
Address: 38 Adeosu Street, Off Barrack B/Stop, Akilo Road, Agege, Lagos.
Phone: +234 1 74487813, 08037793692.



OSC School of Fashion

OSC is a fashion school of international standard, our school is acknowledged by the US State Department, hence the CEO was trained by the US, the fashion school is also approved by the Nigerian government through the NERFUND.


They offer 3months, 6 months 9month and 1 month intensive classes in pattern drafting and sewing skills which includes bodice, skirt, blouses, dresses, jackets and professional industry approved sewing skills, shirt making classes, wedding dress class, and the fabric beading and embellishment class.


Call: 08033029096, 017656779
11 Abajohnston crescent harmony enclave off Adeniyi jones Ikeja by eco bank coco bus stop



Fashion and Art Academy

Fashion and Art Academy is one good fashion school you could consider. They offer a range of fashion courses. The school is run by Henrietta Agboola of the House of Henri who won the Nigeria Best Fashion Designer 2005/2006 at the Nigeria Fashion Show.

Learn to earn vocational courses in:
• fashion design
• bridal design
• soft furnishing
• millinery
• jewellery craft
• photography
• modelling

You can check them up at 6, Sabiu Ajose Str., behind Skye bank, off Adeniran Ogunsanya, Surulere or check up their website at OR CALL 08023290830, 018783390, 08036904382 and 018537987.

Weekdays, Weekends, and Evening Classes Available For Working Class Trainees



Zaris Fashion & Style Academy

Zaris Fashion and Style academy is an organization that provides training in arts & fashion, with a vision to enlighten creative individuals in fashion designing and enable them become self sufficient entrepreneurs.


Practical, illustrative & interactive training delivered in presentation slides & case studies. Learn how to bring your creative and innovative ideas to life; interact with consultants & participants with similar interests and find out what it takes to setup a Fashion Design business!


They offer courses at Basic and Advanced levels in these areas:
Fundamentals of Fashion designing
Fashion Illustration
Pattern Drafting techniques used for clothing construction
Fashion Production
Entrepreneurship and Business skills
Project work.
Kindly visit their site for detailed course description



 LegsApparel Academy

LegsApparel Acacdemy offers students training for the professional world of fashion. From beginner’s level students to advanced level students, LegsApparel Academy is focused on one-on-one training service following each student’s characteristics and skills. Students will develop specified skills depending on the program chosen.


At the end of the course, students will prepare materials for their own portfolios. Also, students will receive the Certificate of Study issued by the private school of LegsApparel Academy after the completion of the course.


LegsApparel Academy has two levels:
BASIC PROGRAMME including some courses such as;
Introduction to Fashion
Evolution of Fashion
History of Arts and costumes
Drawing Techniques
Study of Measurements
Colour theory
The Materials of Fashion
Tailor sewing Technique
Industrial sewing technique
Garment construction
Project work
Offering Basic 3 months programmes

Offering specialized Programmes Such as;
Fashion Styling
Product Design
The Business of Fashion
Fashion Branding
Fashion Entrepreneurship
Fashion accessories
Pattern Making Haute Couture
Pattern Making Techniques
FCAD-Fashion Computer Aided Design

Visit Website for more details:

tel: 234(0) 8068157180



Burgoo Fashion School

The aim of opening Istituto di Moda Burgo in different countries and regions in the world is to help merge the world class method of teaching techniques with the cultural and environmental expectations of that country or region were the school is being opened.
Secondly, It enables the students to reduce cost in terms of school fees, cost of living and Visa issues.


In Nigeria Istituto di Moda Burgo’s mission is to prepare high and international level specialist in the fashion field ability to compete with international Fashion reality and to supply effective and specific teaching method to optimize its student knowledge and learning


Istituto di Moda Burgo, international leader in fashion education, has developed a training method aimed to optimize and emphasize learning efficiency for the aforementioned subjects, with the main objective of forming students for the labour market.


You can find all IMB branches all over the world by
All our courses are available



If you are aspiring to become a fashion designer and stylist, you can see your dream come true by choosing the best Nigerian fashion and design schools that will help you mold and improve your innate creative instinct.


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33 Responses to “List of Top Nigerian Fashion and Design Schools”

  1. cathy

    Sep 25. 2012

    If only legsapparel academy were in lagos…theirs is far more better than the rest,I mean take a look at their courses! Their time for classes is 9am-5pm,monday to friday,u can communicate with ur teachers from home through skype,and a whole other things….zaris is cool too but 3months? Monday-thursday?i.e,monday n tuesdays for basic n thursday n fridays for advanced,frm 8-3pm(nt bad)…@legsapparel,ur basic class runs 4three months n den d advanced goes d same way………..n did I mention FCAD @legsapparel?Fees? 160k 4both programmes. D only thing I wish for,is that a open a branch in lagos cuz I don’t see myself going 2anoda skl wiv an affordable fee(compared 2d rest) and a wonderful course outline.

  2. 100000270771617

    Oct 30. 2012

    I lv your acedemy but I need a place were I can train as a professional in bead making and were to buy beads in bulk.

  3. 100000053131047

    Dec 28. 2012

    I m so impressed wit this, i want 2 enrol in2 one of this fashion schools……..

  4. 141489312558500

    Dec 28. 2012

    Guys just stay tune. A more comprehensive articles on Fashion Schools and Design are coming your way very soon. Free feel to ask any question.

  5. cathy

    Feb 05. 2013

    Do u guys know what I just found out? Read on. I’m on a serious search for a good fashion school here in Nigeria(Lagos precisely),if possible,the best,and because of that,I’m always on the internet,sending emails,calling,and even visiting. I found out about a lot,from Ginani to Rhoda Michaels(heard of that one?),Instituto Di Moda Burgo(3250 euro on discount),those with affordable fees like Rose Gabriel(70000)AuxtinLarry(40000,80000,100000),de image(60000,100000,150000),Vigold(200000 for a year),Hafshelline Fashion School(70000 for the basics which runs for three months and 90000 for the advanced class for the same three months,they also have classes for crafts and it goes for 70000 for three months,all from 8am to 3pm. I think however,that they kind of copied the course outline of Zaris fashion and style academy.#just saying) Moofa(200000 for six months,don’t know if all will agree with me on this though),etc,I have even inquire from those without a website yet like KandG in Oshodi,K2 fashion institute,LC school of fashion,and so on. Ok,back to my first sentence,I was so confused on which would set me on the right path with a comprehensive knowledge of not just designing but also the business side of fashion in Nigeria. In my confused state,I thought about the online schools so I started researching. Found a lot and they all promised wonderful things but I don’t know. I found out Cre fashion institute and something about the name made me go deeper in my inquiry about the school,though very expensive. I found out that Legs apparel in Abuja,Nigeria,did a form of copy and paste from this particular school,they description,course outline and even photos. Gosh,I really loved legs apparel and I was ready to even travel all the way,but with this,I just can’t trust them at all. Have u guys heard about VSSFD in ghana? I love what I see in their website and FBook,already communicating with the propeitress,Mrs Joyce Ababio. I’m really confused because I don’t want to make the mistake of choosing the wrong school the first time but I’m hopeful. In the mean time,I registered with a sewing class online(sewing101 from for 40dollars(haven’t started yet) and also,here,with a one year payment of 99USD or monthly 15USD,u would be able to watch sewing classes online and learn from there/them. I did my research on them and they are commendable. Also bought fashion design,illustration and styling books. Hopefully,I’l learn from them. Would keep commenting. Love u guys. To our success future designers.

    • Mary williams

      Feb 05. 2013

      Hello cathy, thanx for those wonderful researches. Actually am based in Akwa ibom state, i’v made plans 2 close up my biz mov 2 Lagos 2 enroll in a fashion school, am so so confused. Those fashion schools u mentioned i’v seen them online, some r too expensive(istituto Di Burgo). Bt the others i came across got me wondering, r they really upto standard? Am a designer alreadi, all i need is a brush up 2 a standard level. Am scared i might end up goin 2 a fashion school and not learn a new thing, so pls i want 2 ask is the online school okay? I wudnt want 2 risk ma bizness 4 nothing, thanx very much for sharin ur ideas wt us.

      • ToscanyAcademy


        Feb 06. 2013

        I love the contribution from Cathy. Nice comment , very educative and I hope many other inspiring fashion designers in Nigeria will learn something from it.

      • Godson

        Mar 19. 2013

        Hi Mary Williams, im actually a small business owner in lagos and was looking for a new designer to help improve my business, if your looking for work while you study, so you can put into practice what your learning, please feel free to email me on

    • dollipeee

      Mar 08. 2013

      hi Cathy nice feedback, thanks. have done a lot of research myself but i can’t seem to just settle for one that wouldn’t cost a leg. but u can check out/send a mail to
      — AsakeOge Couture,, Facebook: ASAKEOGE
      (she might be to your taste)
      also Martwayne fashion, www,,
      BB Pin: 296CB9FD. (u might like her course outline, i wud most likely study here)
      i liked the leg apparel also but too far away for my liking……wishn u all d best

    • Doofan

      Nov 02. 2013

      Hi Cathy,thanks a lot for your findings it really helped open my eyes.cos I was almost going for legs of all is your info on Joyce Ababio’s fashion school,pls I need her contact because I haven’t been able to successfully get through to them,I would be grateful cos I want to start as soon as possible.tanks

    • coco

      Dec 30. 2013

      hi cathy… thanks for ur am really confused. I was wondering if we could talk directly. I am in need of a fashion school and am scared to make the wrong choice as I dont have much time. am about to graduate, by God’s Grace, and i wanna go for the course while I wait to go for nysc… and do any of this schools offer some form of accommodation?? it will be nice to hear from sum1. fnx guys.

    • coco

      Dec 30. 2013

      hi cathy… thanks for ur am really confused. I was wondering if we could talk directly. I am in need of a fashion school and am scared to make the wrong choice as I dont have much time. am about to graduate, by God’s Grace, and i wanna go for the course while I wait to go for nysc… and do any of this schools offer some form of accommodation?? it will be nice to hear from sum1. fnx alot guys.

    • Getfunky

      Jan 15. 2014

      Hi Cathy, ur research was really insightful nd expresses d same fear I have concerning all dis skools. Please, can u send me ur email or bb pin. My email is and bb pin is 7be61172. Tanx nd God make ur dreams come true.

  6. Chika Uche Ugwu

    Sep 11. 2014

    Ok getting a good fashion school can be tasking so i took the bold step in 2011 n registered with Ginani even with the cost n i am glad i did. so take a bold step today follow ur guts.

  7. Theophilus El' Egbeogu

    Dec 02. 2014

    Yes! there are good fashion schools in Nigeria though, but the betters are yet to come. Watch out!
    Theophilus Bobibo.

  8. Ailey Monic Emg

    Jan 12. 2015

    legs am coming

  9. Tracy Onyeka Chukwu

    Jan 22. 2015

    Tracy-O Fashion Academy is all you need, they have the best courses, not only there to teach you, but also to help build your business making you succeed. Giving you all the help you may need, which you could also help other. Join the family of

  10. Faith Obi

    Jan 29. 2015

    Wow! I really love Legsapparel Fashion Academy! They have the best in terms of programs offered! Can you imagine learning Fashion CAD! I'm so excited I've just found the right fashion school for me! legsapparel rocks!

  11. Monic Unique

    Feb 02. 2015

    i stay close to sango . Pls wher can i get a closer one to me

  12. still searching for a unique fashion school.

  13. Go to Ebony Fashion Near NNPC Filing Station, Ijaiye. We is very good, a professional fashion designer. She will give you the best training. Talking from experience.

  14. Uwugiaren Beautyluv

    Oct 07. 2015

    Non of these once said part Harcourt, please I live in ph and what I need is pattern making cos I can sew already

  15. I need a milliner in Abuja,,pls guide me to a good one.

  16. Deborah Egbe

    Nov 29. 2015

    Am seriously looking for one here in Abj…. Can u help me find one… Tanx u my num(07039348514…

  17. Ndudim Venessa Ogechi

    Jan 27. 2016

    Try Tribal creations fashion institute, its along idiroko road ota

  18. Daley Oladokun

    Mar 04. 2016

    I highly recommend Ella Bernard Fashion Design School in Garki Area 2 08091006867, 08157561602,

  19. I would highly recommend Ella Bernard Fashion Design School, Abuja. My sister had a wonderful experience when she attended last year. They are quite professional and for someone who knew next to nothing before she joined, in just 10 weeks of training was making her own designs that were wow! See their details below:

    Ella Bernard Fashion
    No.2 Block 9 Nnewi Street (Glory to God House),
    off Bendel Street, just behind Area 2 Shopping Complex Garki.
    (Drive past the Library, turn left into Bendel Street. 2nd turning on the right)
    phone: 234 809 100 6867
    They are also on Facebook (

  20. Fasore Julius

    May 12. 2016

    I need a very good fashion school for my daughter close to Ikotun, Egbe.

  21. Joy Chidinma BrownUbak

    May 30. 2016

    Visit us at jayhigh fashion school #76 mgbuoba off NTA portharcourt. Or call 08039091257

  22. Alabi Ameenah Bamgbopa

    Jun 20. 2016

    Learning there how was it bcos I'm still speculating which one to go for

  23. Alabi Ameenah Bamgbopa

    Jun 20. 2016

    Have learnt tailoring here in my area Egbeda but need a better one again to guide me more at Egbeda

  24. Engr Edoabasi Udoaka

    Jul 05. 2016

    I need a good fashion school in ph please can anyone suggest


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