L'école 100% Couture

Advanced Diploma (MA) in Luxury, Made-to-Measure and Haute Couture


The advanced diploma “Luxury and Haute Couture” is aimed at students or young professionals who want to create their own brand, or set up as an independent couturier/model maker/stylist. It lasts one year.

The teaching program focuses on bridal and evening wear.

The teaching program combines the realization of personal projects and models imposed by the school. Admission to this study program is through an individual interview. It is not open to beginners.

It enables students to deepen their knowledge in the design and creation of wedding and evening gowns.

Course organisation

The courses are organized around 4 workshops:

Fashion design, draping and patternmaking workshop

A FLOU sewing workshop in which we assemble fabric projects in materials considered difficult, to acquire the expertise needed to create demanding models. The FLOU workshop runs all year round, on Thursdays, all day from 10am to 5pm.

Haute Couture Dressmaking workshop

A TAILLEUR sewing workshop in which the student is invited to create two distinct jacket designs: a “Chanel” jacket in a CHANEL tweed wool typical of the CHANEL universe, and a classic Suit Jacket. The proposed model is made in jacquard. The TAILLEUR workshop is held twice a year, in January (“CHANEL” Suit, January 6 to 10) and in April (Suit Jacket, April 14 to 18).

Tailoring workshop

A DRAWING workshop where students learn to represent their ideas freehand and, if their freehand level allows it, also on the computer.


An ACCESSORIES workshop: in addition to the 3 regular workshops, students take part in two-week themed workshops on topics such as embroidery, accessories, hats, textile knowledge, molding, etc. ; Visiting professors lead thematic workshops, which combine theory and practice, with students working independently.


The program is structured around 4 projects:

A flowing dress with train and drape: techniques and finishes

Training: placement on fluid fabric, marking, choice of seam type, preparation of free drape, fastenings, hem finishes

A bustier with drape over bustier

Techniques and finishes.

Learnings: Interlining, whalebones, drape assembly, preparation of assemblies and linings, choice of fasteners.

Déshabillé with lace: techniques and finishes.

Crepe de chine with lace application: techniques and finishes

Lace work (cutting, applications, inlays, etc.)

Training: placement on fluid fabric, marking, choice of seam type, preparation of free drape, fastenings, hem finishes

The tulle and organza skirt: Techniques and finishes.

Training: Decatizing, placing, marking, preparing assemblies, preparing linings, finishing hems

Please note:

Patterns corresponding to the models to be made by students in the FLOU or TAILLEUR workshops will be offered in two sizes: size 38 and size 44. Students wishing to have models made to their own measurements are invited to inform the academic team; a supplement of 90 euros is charged per model for making the pattern to the student’s measurements, fitting and adjustments.


The TAILOR WORKSHOP meets twice, once in January and once in April. In this workshop, students are invited to assemble two Tailleur jackets, one Chanel and one Veste Tailleur. He draws up an assembly schedule and carries out specific technical exercises.


The aim of this course is to enable the student to represent the models created in the FLOU and TAILLEUR workshops. More broadly, these courses are designed to help students define their professional project (creating a collection, learning about materials, visualizing their proposal as part of a made-to-measure activity). Projects can be freehand or computer-based, depending on the student’s level.


In addition to regular courses in fashion design, patternmaking, sewing and drawing, guest lecturers organize themed workshops on topics such as embroidery, accessories, hats, textile knowledge, molding and more. These workshops combine theory and practice, with students working independently.


Advanced Diploma students are also invited to participate in two trips outside Belgium:

  • in Paris: Visit to the1er VISION trade show, several haute couture fabric suppliers in the SENTIER district of Paris, the GALLIERA museum, the Dior gallery and 19M.
  • in Barcelona, participation in the International Wedding Fair held every April.

Students are responsible for their own travel expenses;


The registration fee is 6800 EUROS

The registration fee covers general administrative costs as well as personal insurance taken out by La Maison De Couture in the event of an accident on school premises.

They are payable in full before the start of the course.

Students who wish to do so can request payment in instalments.

Below are the bank details for the Maison de Couture:

ING: 363-0681393-08 –
IBAN: BE63363068139308 – BIC: BBRUBEBB

For international payments, the transfer fees are the responsibility of the student.


En Belgium, private schlool are not authorized to deliver state diplomas. The diplomas issued by La Maison De Couture are certificates attesting to the student’s success in the subjects taught as part of the program.

Materials included

The school provides students with :

The machines

Cutting paper

She also takes care of the final model shoots.

Materials and other costs to be borne by the student.

Students are required to pay a “technical supplies” lump-sum fee of 900 euros to cover the cost of fabrics (including calico) used in the production of models in the training program.

to be paid by students

  • Other supplies used to make the models (threads, interlinings, zips, buttons, etc.)
  • Personal sewing and Patternmaking equipment
  • Stockman size 38 bust (not mandatory but recommended)


In Belgium, individual insurance is mandatory.
Students must therefore enroll in the individual insurance plan (called a mutuelle in Belgium) of their choice.
In the event of a health problem, he can then consult a doctor and be reimbursed a large part of the medical expenses incurred.

Foreign students from the E.U.E. will first contact the social security institution of their country (European card) and then a Belgian mutual insurance company of their choice.
Medical expenses will be reimbursed directly without delay. Only a mandatory additional contribution is required.


Courses are held in Brussels at 211 Boulevard Auguste Reyers, 1030 Brussels.


Ms Isabelle Cattelat

tel: 0495777617




Admissions take place throughout the year. Students wishing to be admitted must follow the admission procedure described on the website :


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