There are several institutions offering undergraduate and graduate programs in Fashion design. The most known institution might be Central St. Martins; however there are up and coming schools which actually have surpassed Central St. Martins when it comes to winning competitions and producing talented designers.
If you really are thinking about studying fashion design I would strongly recommend you to have a look at Ravensbourne (used to be Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication). Ravensbourne has been listed as one of the three big institutions besides the mentioned Central St. Martins and London College of Fashion. If you look at the faculty you will see that professors circulate between these three institutions, and some of the professors hold lectures at the different schools the same year.
Ravensbourne has for instants won most prizes at Graduate Fashion Week in London the last years then the other two. Ravensbourne has now moved into a brand new building in Greenwich, next to the O2 arena, with all of the newest technology. Their facilities are absolutely phenomenal and in some disciplines they actually surpass industry standards. Ravensbourne has several known alumnus – most know in the fashion industry would be Stella McCartney, Kevin Carrigan (Creative director Calvin Klein), Jessica Au og Camilla Staerk.
BA (Hons) Fashion at Ravensbourne is a successful course with a well-established reputation in the fashion industry. If you study here you will focus on developing the creative, technical and professional skills necessary to be successful in a variety of fashion careers. The course is responsive to the vocational needs of the fashion industry, with a rigorous examination of the key issues and professional practice in one of its main specialism; Women swear, Menswear, Fashion Textiles, Fashion Promotion and Communication. Womenswear introduces you to the various aspects associated with womenswear fashion. Specialist units and related projects reflect current professional practice. You will be encouraged to develop creative, innovative and contemporary designs. Topics include; understanding the female form, line, proportion, silhouette, fabric and color. Menswear focuses on menswear and the ability to conceptualize and develop fashion for that sector. Topics include: understanding the male form, line, proportion, silhouette, fabric and color for a range of key market sectors including high street and tailoring. Fashion Textiles explores the skills for creating stimulating silhouettes, whilst undergoing an exploration through printed digital textiles and knit. You will gain an understanding of print processes through mimaki, screen-printing and specialist knit software. Fashion Promotion and Communication focuses on how fashion is expressed through the creative mediums of photography, styling and writing across traditional and new media. You will investigate fashion launches, public relations and advertising campaigns alongside conceptual fashion promotions and be involved in the Rave on Air student showcase.
Ravensbourne is probably the fastest upcoming institution and is definitely an institution for the future. In addition to being one of the top institutions for Fashion design Ravensbourne is considered best within the fields of broadcasting, motion graphics, graphics design and interior design and Environmental Architecture.