Tiffany Alwis

Courses: Learn to Sew, Professional Sewing Skills, Fashion Design, Fabric Knowledge. Consultancy and 1 to 1 collection development.

Tiffany’s Story: When Tiffany signed up to take a sewing class at Fashion Antidote she had a degree in music and was a brand manager for Red Bull but had aspiration to get into the fashion industry. She was considering applying to take a fashion degree but after we spoke with her and advised her she decided it would be more beneficial in putting together a programme of short courses to gain the skills and knowledge needed. Over the space of 18 months she completed ‘modules’ made up of short courses in Professional Sewing Skills, Pattern Cutting, Fashion Design and Fabric Knowledge.

Where are they now? After completing these courses, she was able to start interning at a label called Peter Jensen and then at an East London manufacturer who made collections for Comme des Garcon, Erdem and Victoria Beckham. Here she developed her garment construction and manufacturing knowledge. Tiffany was determined and driven, and shortly after leaving us in 2012. she set up her sports luxe fashion label Hellespont. She also ran Fashion Sundays, a designer retail space and event at the Oval Space in East London.