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Elevate Your Fashion Design Skills With Online Courses From Fashion Premier Academy.
  • Not sure where to start?
  • Lack confidence?
  • Want to improve and elevate your designing skills?
  • How Do I Become A Fashion Designer?
SOLUTION: Learn Fashion Online!
  • High Quality Pre-recorded Video Courses!
  • Learn from Anywhere, on Your Own Schedule!
  • Step-by-Step Easy To Follow Tutorials.
  • Build Your Confidence and See Results.
BENEFITS of Fashion Premier Academy:
  • Fashion Sketching Skills: The Sketching Course enable you to bring your creative visions to life.
  • Draping Techniques: Learn how to manipulate fabric on a dress form, and bring innovation and creativity to your designs.
  • Pattern Making Expertise: Acquire the skills needed to create custom patterns, and ensure confidence in creating your fashion ideas.
  • Collection Development: Create a cohesive fashion collection, empowering you to design your unique fashion identity and style.
  • Learn at Your Own Pace: Access course materials anytime, anywhere, and study at your own pace: you're in charge!
  • Expert Instruction: As a seasoned industry professional, I guide you through each course, sharing insider tips to help you excel in your fashion design career.
  • Practical Feedback: Receive personalized feedback on your work and Portfolio, One-on-One Sessions.
  • Digital Downloads: Croquis, Tech Packs, Measurements.

~ At Fashion Premier Academy my commitment is to empower you to elevate your skills in fashion design — to inspire and provide you with the tools needed to design your own path to success as an accomplished fashion designer and brand.

~ NOTE: Monthly Payment Plan is now available with convenient Monthly Installments!
Step 1 - Buy the COURSE(s)
Step 2 - Watch the VIDEOS

...on your COMPUTER! your own pace!

Full lifetime access! ~ SIMPLE!

~ Each COURSE has Pre-Recorded Video Classes
~ Each COURSE is 50-60 minutes, ...except 'How To BE a Fashion Designer', which is almost 4 Hours long!
Course Payment Plan now available with Monthly Installments!

Certificate of Completion

Certificate of Completion

Available upon completion of each Course.

Present it to your Boss, your future Employer

or simply add it to your "Wall of Diplomas".


Join THOUSANDS of students who are enjoying the benefits of these courses.

~ Join me as I walk you, step-by-step, through the process of Fashion Designing.

~ These courses provide you with the necessary skills and techniques to bring your ideas and vision to reality, and for some of you, build a strong fashion brand.

~ This is a journey of self-discovery, empowerment and designing your own future.

~ And I'm here to answer all your questions!...simply email me and I will reply within 24 hours: [email protected]

Education. Inspiration. Transformation.

The BOOK and e-Book

'How To Be a Fashion Designer'


This Book/Workbook is designed to be a fundamental companion for the Online Course 'How To Be A Fashion Designer’ 

Enrolling in the Online Course is essential to take full advantage of this Book/Workbook. 

The Online Course seamlessly integrates with this material, offering a wealth of enriching digital and video resources.

This Book/Workbook, together with the Online Course, is your compass and map in becoming a skilled fashion designer.

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Best Fashion Design Courses

7 out of 10

Best Online Fashion Design Courses...

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One-on-One Consulting

If you need help with homework, or portfolio review, or have industry related questions.

Get the answers to what's holding you back from actualizing your vision - empower yourself! 

  • Personalized Expert Advise
  • Industry Insights
  • Portfolio Review
  • Business Guidance
  • Career Development


This Tech Pack provides you with all the essential information and specifications needed to bring your designs to life. And if you're working with a factory/contractor this is a must-have!

Purchase a TECH PACK

This TECH PACK includes:

  • Design Sheet
  • Fabric Swatch Sheet
  • BOM (Bill Of Material)
  • Spec Sheet
  • Pattern Card
  • Cost Sheet
  • Construction Sheet

NOTE: This Tech Pack was created on a Mac .numbers, the equivalent of an Excel spreadsheet.


Empower Your Creative Journey:

Elevate Your Style with Premium Tools, Supplies, and Expertise.

To view and purchase the TOOLS and SUPPLIES used in the Courses,

please visit my Amazon Store

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Nino Via: Learn Fashion Design

Welcome to FPA/Fashion Premier Academy.

~ Having graduated from FIT (NYC), worked in the industry, and from teaching at FIDM (LA), I am sharing my knowledge and experience with you!

~ In these informative and inspiring video-courses, you learn design principles and techniques, manufacturing practices, marketing and branding, and social media -- all necessary elements to make you a better designer.

~ You will learn to make better creative and technical decisions and create a great collection: learn the essential elements for a successful Brand.

~ Given my international and eclectic background in fashion, photography, music, I have a multifaceted and proficient approach to Brand coaching: You need one-on-one coaching? I'm here for you. 

“Helping you find your vision through the best version of your Brand” — that’s my commitment to you.

Questions? email me: [email protected]


Outstanding Faculty Award ~ Best Teacher

"Outstanding Faculty Award" ~ Best Fashion Design Instructor

My BIO Video

How Did I Get Started...

Fashion Designing Draping


Love Fashion


This course completely demystified the concept of draping for me. It used to seem like such and esoteric, high-art part of fashion design. But Nino’s instruction is clear and provides the technical, foundational steps that are needed for opening up the creative process of designing garments in 3-D. Nino is engaging and excited to teach. He has a friendly and enthusiastic disposition and his teaching style reflects the kind of methodical and repetitive pedagogy that is so important when developing skills in the field of design. It becomes immediately clear that draping is not scary or a magical superpower; it is as foundational and methodical as any other skill involved in creating things, and once you wrap your mind around acquiring the skill like you would with a new language or musical instrument, you realize how valuable draping is for the garment construction process. It also becomes incredibly fun! I used to dread draping, and now I look forward to it! Thank you, Nino!

~ Amanda Clark

Interview with Elma Valerio from "Elma Lingerie"

To watch entire interview please visit

Tools & Supplies

Empower Your Creative Journey with Premium Tools, Supplies, and Expertise, and achieve peak performance.

If you want to purchase the Tools and Supplies needed for these Fashion Designing courses, here is the link to my Amazon Store: 


Optimum well-being meets Fashion Design.

An inspirational and motivational apparel collection with a personal message: Spread Love.

Using fashion as a vehicle to advance humankind: buy a T-shirt, change the world.


Welcome to

Fashion Premier Academy

At FPA the goal is to give you practical instruction, knowledge and guidance that will empower you to develop your skills in creating your designs and ideas.


Frequently Asked Questions:
  • Can I take this course at my own pace?

Yes, definitely, you can view the videos at your own pace!

  • Are the videos/classes on a set schedule?

No, you can watch the videos whenever you want!

  • Do I have to watch the videos by a certain date?

No, you can watch the videos whenever you want!

  • Are the videos LIVE?

No, the videos are pre-recorded.

  • Do I get access to the entire course when I purchase and enroll?

 Yes, you get the entire course, once you purchase and enroll.


"Just finished your Pattern Making Class. As an absolute novice to the subject, I was surprised at how well you explained the subject and how you made me love it. Congratulations!"

~ Roberto Holway

"I've been doing all your courses for the past couple of days and I just don't want them to end! They are super informative and helpful, hope we get to see more from you!"

~ Mica Fernandez

“I've been sewing for years using commercial patterns and never understood how did they were developed. Now armed with this knowledge I feel that I it will be better able to alter patterns to fit me and yes, even venture into making my own patterns. This was inspiring for me since I have struggled to get that perfect fit. Now I am armed and ready to improve.”

~ Rebekah Yoder

"Fashion Design has been my passion right from when I was a little girl, but still struggling... I believe your classes have helped me to be what I loved to be as a little girl."

~ Bolaji Olabiyi

"I really enjoyed this Pattern Making Course. I found the instructions really easy to follow and understand. I’ve been driving myself crazy trying to work it all out by reading my text book, and this has made everything so simple. Thank you."

~ Mel Thorley

"This class was the perfect draping class. I just ordered my first dress form and wanted to proactively learn some basic draping techniques before my form arrives. This class exceeded my expectations with the clear-cut instructions and fitting examples. I also love the extra information that I learned about fabrics. Very nicely executed! I can't wait to see what other classes Nino Via has to offer...".

~ Brittany Erin

“Fantastic class! Thanks very much Nino, I love all of your classes and I was excited to see a new one appear in my inbox tonight! Very clear steps and I've learnt so much on pattern making thanks to your teaching! I highly recommend your classes for anyone looking to learn how to design and create pattern from scratch! Excellent content! Fabulous teacher! Thank you!! :D”

~ CV

“Having completed a Pattern making course at my local college many years ago and without any success at making my own patterns I left it. 

During lock down in the Uk I decided to take up pattern making again so I looked on line and saw a few courses which I looked at but did not really understand, then hey presto I saw Nino doing pattern manipulation and this lesson just stood out from the rest. His lessons are so informative and easy to follow it makes you want to get out your pencil and paper and have a go. Pattern making is very complex and I find looking at the same lesson 3 or 4 times is a great help. 

I am so interested in this subject I practice every day and am looking forward to designing making a pattern and getting out my sewing machine and finishing the job.

Thanks Nino, you are a star!” 

~ Anne Hadley

I would definitely recommend this class to anyone interested in fashion design or draping. I have taken both draping and pattern making courses and I found these to be concise and straight to the point. Each lesson was easy to follow and easy to understand, although I would have liked a little more detail. I am looking forward to taking more classes with Nino!

Julie Glasser ~ Designer

Mr. Via was one of my teachers at FIDM. His knowledge in the industry and professionalism, helped me improve my sewing and pattern making skills. 

His passion and dedication, as my mentor, has been a remarkable foundation for my career. 

Alejandro G Ortega ~ DIOR COUTURE

Nino is terrific to work with. He is both professional and personable. He shows great attention to detail and creativity. I would highly recommend him.

Kathy Peterson ~ CEO/Designer at KOI

A word from Nino Via:

~ Students, dreamers and visionaries: Fashion Premier Academy is not just about learning the technical skills of design; it is about unleashing the power of your dreams and visions, transforming them into tangible realities. It is a platform where creativity and passion converge, where innovation and sustainability go hand in hand.

~ Remember, fashion is not just about fabric and stitches; it is a language through which we express our unique voices and make a lasting impact. Embrace the power of your creativity, let it guide you on a path of innovation and inclusivity. Dare to dream big, for it is in the pursuit of those dreams that we find our true purpose and fulfillment.

~ Together, let us shape a future where dreams become designs, where visions become runways, and where the world is transformed, one stitch at a time.

Welcome to Fashion Premier Academy. Let the journey begin!

"Fashion Design and Conscious Well-Being integrated as a vehicle for global transformation, elevating the quality of the apparel industry."

~ Nino Via

Fashion Premier Academy

~ Mission Statement:

At Fashion Premier Academy, our mission is to transcend the boundaries of traditional fashion education. We are more than an online platform that sells courses; we are a movement that aspires to create a better world, a thriving ecosystem where fashion becomes a catalyst for positive change. Our purpose is to empower individuals to transform their aspirations, dreams, and quality of life into tangible reality.

~ Vision:

Our vision at Fashion Premier Academy is to redefine the fashion industry by nurturing a community of passionate individuals who not only possess exceptional design skills but also embody the values of social responsibility and environmental consciousness. We envision a future where fashion is a force for good and every person is fed and clothed and thriving.

We strive to revolutionize fashion education by fostering creativity, innovation, and inclusivity. Through our comprehensive online courses, we equip our students with the knowledge, skills, and ethical foundations necessary to become change-makers in the industry. We believe that fashion can be a powerful tool for self-expression, cultural appreciation, and empowerment.

Fashion Premier Academy is more than just a platform; it is a movement that inspires individuals to realize their potential and contribute to a better world. Together, we can create a future where fashion becomes a force for positive change, where creativity and sustainability go hand in hand, and where the dreams of individuals become the reality of a thriving, inclusive society.