Learning the Art of Fashion Making


WELCOME TO NEF+DA
Located in the critically recognized SoNo Design Co-Operative in South Norwalk CT and Hartford CT the fashion lab curriculum draws on the deep rich traditions perfected in the French Couture Houses, contemporary design techniques: adapting these fashion making methods for young designers who are just beginning their fashion journey, looking to gain more skills or building their portfolio to apply to a college.

NEF+DA's Fashion Lab provides students a fresh, hip industry current fashion experience and brings fashion to life.

Adult Fashion Lab workshops
Offers a hands-on industry experience, each fashion lab session offers students an opportunity to stimulate, grow and express their inner fashion-creative genius. Workshops in Pattern Making, Draping, Sewing, Fashion Illustration and Fashion Design are offered in convenient evening and weekend sessions.

Youth Program
Developed by fashion design professionals and supported by a strong curriculum helps young designers to build portfolio for their future fashion association

Fashion Lab After school
Designed is 5 week sessions two days a week, or for the real enthusiasts unlimited subscriptions.


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Fashion Lab Summer Camp...
...is Connecticut's only day camp for youth ages 11-19 teaching fashion design. Each four hour session of NEF+DA's Fashion Lab is project oriented, allowing students to complete their week of Fashion Lab camp with their own finished fashion design projects.

The Fashion Incubator Program
Intensive Fashion is designed to prepare participants for a future in fashion design. This program provides participants an opportunity to gain the foundational skills and sensibilities needed to pursue a fashion education that is solid and enjoyable.

Check our monthly workshops in Pattern making, Draping, Fashion Illustration, Photo Shop and Illustrator for Fashion Designers. 

Fashion Stylist Certificate and Fashion Trend Forecasting Certificate.

Specialty classes such as Lingerie Design and Costume Design are offered upon request.

Areas of focus include:
Fabric and Textiles-Silhouettes (Rhythmic & Proportional), Color-Fundamental Visual-Presentation, The Fundamentals of Creative Design Collection Conception & Creation, Fashion Styling, Fashion Trends,and Sewing

   For the most adventurous Fashion Lab students, NEF+DA's offers fashion training opportunities in a range of additional subjects from fashion history to fashion runways. Here's wishing you a long haute summer!
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