DS Graduate degree in fashion design and pattermaking (3 years)

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A training that allows to discover the closed world of haute couture and luxury ready-to-wear and to acquire the necessary skills required by this exceptional professional environment.

Training in 3 years.

Required qualities: passion, patience, precision, teamwork, hand intelligence, logic, speed, good vision of space.

Admission: beginner level.

Places limited to 12 students, the Maison de Couture favours practical teaching in workshops and in small groups.

October/April: in 1st and 2nd year, theoretical and practical courses. From April: non-compulsory internship in a world of fashion, design, marketing.

A mandatory internship of at least 4 months is required at the end of the3rd year.

Exams and juries in January and April of each year.

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During the first year,the greatest attention is paid to the development of students’ ability to assimilate information,


to undertake research, which will later turn into original creations.


The program aims to provide the student with a set of general information in order to familiarize him with the profession of fashion designer and patternmaker and its many facets and the economic and social context in which he fits.

The second year addresses the profession in its creative dimension; it represents a coherent foundation of technical and theoretical learning on which the student can rely throughout his or her studies and beyond;

The third year is the finalization of theoretical and practical teachings and learning exercises in all the subjects taught; it is supplemented by a mandatory 4-month end-of-study internship; the emphasis is on the student’s ability to imagine a Luxury end-of-study project, a true synthesis of creative and technical teachings; it is a framed project that is distinguished by the personality and creativity of each.



Semester 1: October to January


Subjects taught

Fashion history

Culture and visual media

Drawing and means of representation


Patronage and Couture initiation

Environmental issues

Fashion economy and marketing /Luxe:

Semester 2: February to April


Subjects taught

History of the historical costume (the Western costume)

Art history





English and terminology



Semester 3: September to January


Subjects taught

The textile and apparel industry in globalization

Dressmaking (rigid fabrics type 1 such as taffeta, fault, etc.)

Fashion design

Flat cut

Fashion métiers d’arts




Semester 6: April to September


Compulsory completion of a minimum of 4 months internship


Shooting and presentation of models

Internships, Jury

Internships, Jury






A non-compulsory internship of1 or 2 months by the student at the end of the1st and 2nd year. A mandatory internship of at least 4 months must be carried out at the end of the 3rd year course.

Reviews and Jury



Students present their work at juries in January and April/May each year.



The June jury is followed by a photo shoot for the models made by the students during the year;


Following the deliberations, students receive an evaluation from each teacher for each subject taught;



Students at the end of their studies receive their diploma after validation of their end-of-year internship report.

DS Higher Diploma in Fashio Design

Complete the application form

1. Attach to the application form a cover letter written in French or English outlining the reasons why the candidate chose this area of study,

what he or she expects for this training and what he/she thinks its abilities are to succeed in this area.


2. Attach a copy of a piece of identification and a recent photo.


3. Refer the entire file to the following address by mail only:

Lamaisondecouture – Admissions – 211 Auguste Reyers Blvd. – 1030 Brussels.

Note: Unselected files will not be returned.





Candidates who:

  • have already taken a course in dressmaking, pattern making or
  • have skills in the above areas

may attempt to be admitted directly in the 2nd year of DS.

To do this, they must participate in a day of tests that will aim to validate their skill level.

Applicants who have not been selected will be invited to register in the first year.

Price and conditions

Price and conditions

Tuition fees:

per year: 6450 euro


It is possible to pay the tuition fees monthly after a first down payment of 1500 euros.



Registration is annual.

For a payment of the entire tuition fee at the time of registration, a discount of about 10% is granted (5800 euros);




Any year that has begun is due.



Tuition fees are paid in cash or by transfer upon registration.


Registration is conditional on the signing of a study contract between the teacher, the student and the person in charge of the registration (parent, tutor, etc.).