Hello May!!!  It’s Picture Time!!! Enjoy pictures from our Q1 2017 Fashion Courses: Fashion Illustration, Corsetry, Textile Design & other stuff we’ve been up to at Martwayne! :-D

Hello May!!! It’s Picture Time!!! Enjoy pictures from our Q1 2017 Fashion Courses: Fashion Illustration, Corsetry, Textile Design & other stuff we’ve been up to at Martwayne! :-D


HELLO Good People!!!!!!!  Gosh it has been AGES since I was here!  So let me catch up on all the greetings I have missed out on.  Happy belated new quarter!  Happy belated Good Friday!  Happy belated Easter!  Happy belated Workers Day!  And the latest one… Happy Belated New Month lol!  And of course Happy Happy HAPPY belated BIRTHDAY to all my fabulous people out there!  I am sure you all had great holidays and even greater birthdays!  I know we did at Martwayne! ūüėÄ

SO!  What we have been up to since my last post (insert-covering-my-face-emoticon-in-here).  No excuses really!  As I type this, I’m thinking to myself that there has to be some app out there that just types away while I talk right?!  There just has to be an easier way to blog…. I really have to explore that option.  So yeah!  That’s my excuse!

Okies you have missed a lot yes but not to worry!  I am here to catch you up in one single post!  We will do more of pictures but of course we still have to do a teeny weeny bit of writing for the benefit of those just coming into contact with us for the first time.  Besides… let me confess… I just lost about 3 hours of this same blog post which just disappeared so really I am just oh-so-happy with just pictures and tiny writing right now… 

SO!  What do we start of with?! 

YES! First!  First!!  First!!!  We’ll start off with this AMAZING testimonial from one of us at Martwayne.  Whoop!  Whoop!  You know how much we love testimonials! ūüėÄ


Yeah… this dress!  All I can say is “THIS DRESS”!  After all the drama, let’s just say I am glad it turned out great!  A one time perfect fit, kudos to another Martwayne student @tolunimz on such a perfect pattern!  And I am glad it turned out great!  I think @ms_ellysha makes a stunning Maid of Honour don’t you think?! Glad our students see value in what we teach! Can’t wait to see more work from them.  


Next up?!  My interview with Pretty Woman magazine! Whoop!  Whoop! Whoop! ūüėÄ


Yes yes!  So I had this great interview with Tricia of Pretty Woman magazine on fashion entrepreneurship which you all know is my thing!  Oh you should check out @pwmagazine and follow them on Instagram.  The articles and pictures they post are really inspiring especially for fashion lovers.  So yeah… this article basically centered on advice for fashion designers who are either starting off or currently running one so you should grab a copy at Glendora Bookstore in Ikeja City Mall, Patabah Bookstore in Adeniran Ogunsanya Mall, Surulere.  Hang on though… the article came out in March so I guess it’s best to contact them for a copy and get yours delivered.  So here I am saying Thank you! Thank you!!  Thank you!! @pwmagazine!  Really honored to have been considered for this!

NEXT up… Easter Holiday Hang-outs! ūüėÄ


Oh yes!  This was another fun one! In April, 2 Martwayne students launched their ready-to-wear lines.  There’s @chioma.redbutton of @redbutton.com.ng in the middle on the left and Nneamaka of @makayembellishments on the right.  Yes yes!  Always a proud moment for us.  Wishing them both the very best in this new field.  I cannot wait to rock my orders! ūüėÄ

OKIES!  And now for work!  ūüėÄ
Everyone who’s been on our instagram page @martwayne (you have to follow us if you don’t already do so :-D) can confirm we have been very very busy!  In the first quarter, we successfully ran 5 courses!  Yes!  5 courses!!! Actually make that 6!  We somehow managed to sneak in a Juniors Course in there somewhere lol. Like wow right?!  We started off with the Beginners Course and the Bodices & Dressmaking Course.  And we also ran our very popular Design, Fashion Illustration & CAD Course.  Then we launched 2 brand spanking new courses, the Textile Design Course and the Corsetry Course.

Now confession time…. we were so busy I actually forgot to take a lot of pictures. ūüôĀ  But these were the few I could squeeze in.  And by few, they are actually not that few but not as much as I would have hoped!

Let’s start with the Design, Fashion Illustration & CAD Course!


Yes!  This is always a trip for me because it is always amazing seeing students who could not draw a thing when hey started churn out full fashion illustrations not only manually but digitally.  Don’t believe me?!  Ok check out this comment from a participant in this current stream:
  

See…. she said it.  I didn’t!  I have always said you can learn anything if you put your mind to it!  And put their mind to it, they did!  Even when we changed the timing from 12 noon to 10am, they were here on the dot of 10 and by 2pm they were out!  And the weekend students were not left out as well. Shame I don’t have pictures yet but gosh they put in the long hours!  10am – 6pm every Saturday!  I am literally in awe! Sometimes, catch up classes started at 8.30am and they stuck to it!  

The Course is not over yet!  They are currently working on their project based on the theme ‘Back to the Future – a link between the past and the future’ and I cannot wait to share those either.  That will be in a separate post though.  For now… enjoy the pictures…






     



 Okies!  Now we move on to a Sewing Course!  The Corsetry Course!

So this was carved out of our Bodices & Dressmaking Course Part 3 due to demand.  We had experienced bridal wear designers who wanted to learn corsetry without going through the whole course.  And that is the beauty of our Courses.  You ask, we listen and we make a plan!  Most people have time and financial constraints so might not want to run the whole Course while others come in from out of town.

Yet again, we have few pictures ;-(  BUT please “manage them” lol as they say… Hope to have more pictures next time!

Don’t you just LOVE a well-built corset?! ūüėÄ


Told you we didn’t have much pictures.  I don’t have the corsets of the other participants plus this was just the first type of corset.  The 2nd task was the corset with a cup.  But anyway…. you can tell from the pictures they did a great job.  The next one, which is a weekend option, is coming up in June so if you missed this one, watch this space!

Now on to the Textile Design Course! ūüėÄ

Oh wow THIS course here was the ISH!  If you missed it, you definitely have to register for the next one!  I was completely impressed with the participants’ work and there was even an excursion to the local markets to actually discover where to source fabrics from!  Really bummed I don’t have much pictures at all!  I am so sober!  But I can tell you it was a GREAT course!  There was beading, hand embroidery, tie and dye, fabric painting (oh that was my favourite) and even a small bag-making module.  But like I promised, less writing and more pictures! ūüôā







Stunning right?!  I know!  Not to worry, if you missed this one, we still have another one coming up sometime in August which you can still register for.  And the Digital Textile Design as well so watch this space! 

Yes yes!  Almost done!  We still had other things we were up to.  I’ll touch on those just a tad bit!

Juniors Course:



Yes we had a determined young lady in high school who was DETERMINED to learn fashion on Saturdays!  Like wow!  Her passion is on another level!  And boy was I impressed!  I thought it would be hectic adding a weekend sewing program to her busy schedule but she is having none of it!  This young fashionista is ready to move on to the next stage!  I am tempted to move her on to the Beginners Course but I think we’ll just structure something for her which we will also run over the summer holidays as well.  We already have the requests coming in!  So big thumbs up to you Teni!

Corporate Training for Professionals on “Dressing for Success”


Haha!  Yes!  This is something I don’t really talk much about but I should!  ūüėÄ  You all know I am a professional at heart right!  Thanks to my background I am able to merge my fashion knowledge with the business community and structure a Course for corporate professionals on how to use fashion as a tool for personal and business success!  Now you know why I love what I do right?!  It is so versatile I can do so much! And of course this is one we just concluded for KPMG Professional Services. (I know right?!)  It was a GREAT session and I thoroughly enjoyed it and I am sure they did as well! I am looking forward to the next one already!  Thank you so much KPMG!

And finally…. (phew) and I m OH-SO-HAPPY about this one…  

The Launch of our Clothing Factory!  YAYE!!!!!!!!! 


After running away from this idea for so long, 2 Martwayne students and 1 finally decided to confront this issue plaguing the Nigerian fashion industry for so long – an affordable production unit where fashion designers can outsource their designs to for production in standard sizes!  And yes we started it out and I must say, it has been incredible!  And we have not even advertised it yet!  I won’t give details in this post.  This is the content for another post entirely!  But yeah…. you can clearly see that we have NOT been idle one bit!

PHEW!  That’s about it!  I am completely knackered!  

I will conclude this post by thanking every single person that has made our year so successful – the instructors you are just amazing, Martwayne staff – you guys are the BOMB, those who refer us every single day – God bless you loads ….. and of course, our VIPs – our clients and participants!  You are just AMAZING!  Without you, we would not be here!  We really owe you a lot!  Thank you!  Thank you!!  Thank you!!!

Watch out for our next few courses coming up!  We have amazing ones as well…

–  Pattern-Making with Computer Aided Design (Digital Pattern-Making);
–  Short Course in Childrenswear
–  Short Course in Corsetry (Weekend option)
–  Digital Textile Design (this is still tentative)… and of course
–  We are still taking registrations for the Beginners as well as Bodices & Dressmaking Course as well.

Details will come up over the next week or so – so watch this space!  

And oh… PS. I still haven’t forgotten the podcasts I promised on “Starting a Fashion Business”.  I know many are looking forward to it but I have been warned to take things slow and tackle each project one by one.  And I am heeding that advice!  So I will work on it!  My major prayer right now is for some serious help with my weakness for procrastination. I am really working on it.

Okay! Okay!  I am GONE now!  Like finally!  I am now clicking  “Publish” FOR REAL now!

Have a great week everyone!!!  Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram @martwayne Just click this link!  Ciao!
Learn Textile Design (Manual & Digital using CAD) @ Martwayne in our brand spanking new Short Course in  Textile Design.

Learn Textile Design (Manual & Digital using CAD) @ Martwayne in our brand spanking new Short Course in Textile Design.


Yes!  Our 2nd Creative Course this February!  And I am sooooo excited about it and truth be told, We have been planning this for A WHILE!  This will definitely set you apart from every other designer!  It doesn’t get much better than this right?!  We all know what the constraints in our local market is in terms of fabrics and prints so why get stuck using the limited fabrics in the local market when you can simply create your own prints!  And I tell you, this is a RICH curriculum, it would be really really sad if you let this opportunity pass you by!  



I remember a while back a student was getting ready for an exhibition and had a particular fabric in mind but could not find the print she wanted to go with her concept.  So we hooked her up with someone who helped her create the exact prints she wanted – PLUS if she had any left over, she could easily have sold it at the same exhibition killing 2 birds with one stone!  Imagine creating your own prints and being able to use it for your collection and better still, sell what is left over!  That is a pretty cool way of making extra income!  And that is why I LOVE the fashion industry!  There are so many ways to establish new careers and set yourself apart from the rest!  And that this what this Course is about! ūüėÄ

What will you learn?!

Well… the flyer says it all but I can tell you the curriculum is even more packed!  

You will learn about fabrics, how to identify them, how the local fabric market affects you as a designer, what they are used for, how to differentiate between different kinds of fibers and textiles and its suitability for your designs, fabric swatch books, embroidery, beading weaving, appliqu√©, fabric painting, stencilling, etc and this is just a snapshot of what you will learn.  Those who really want to go into detail can include the Digital Textile design class and I tell you, that is really the ISH!

Duration & Course Fees:

Well to make it really easy for people, we decided to split the Course into 2 parts:

Part 1: Manual Textile Design
Part 2:  Digital Textile Design


Part 1 will last 6 weeks and classes are on Tuesdays and Thursday from 10am – 1pm.  The fees are N80,000 and this includes a standard toolkit you will use for the Course.  

Part 2 is an additional 3 weeks after the Manual Class has been completed for those who want to go into digital textile design.  The fees are an additional N50,000 for those who choose to do both.  Classes are also on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 1pm and will commence after the manual design class.

We also now have a weekend option available for busy professionals.  The full course will last 9 weeks; Saturdays only from 10am – 4pm with 2 sessions a day!  We will keep you posted on the start date for this option.

Please note that you will need your tab for this portion of the Course. If you do not have one, you can order a digital tablet from us which you will connect to a laptop. You can budget an additional N30,000 – N35,000 for the digital tablet as we will only know the costs at the point of order.

If you use a Windows 10, please let us know before you register.

Classes begin on 28 February 2017.

How to Register:

Very easy!  Simply pay the Course Fees by cash or bank transfer into the following account to secure your seat on the Course:

“Martwayne Limited”, 023 710 3843 at any GTBank branch 

Please contact us when the transfer has been done so we can get your materials ready before the day.  Our contact details are:

Telephone (Office Hours):  + 234 818 395 8856   |  + 234 903 498 5877 

WhatsApp: +234 809 787 6075  |  Blackberry Pin: D60D886F

E-Mail:   info@martwayne.com  |  twilliams@martwayne.com

If you want to visit us ahead of time to be sure we are genuine, please contact us as well.  We would love to have you over.  

Great!  Don’t forget to follow us on social media at the following handles:

– Instagram: @martwayne
– Twitter / Facebook / YouTube / Google + : @martwaynedotcom 

We look forward to you joining us!
Learn Fashion Design, Fashion Illustration & Computer-Aided Design this February @ Martwayne and take your love for fashion to the next level!

Learn Fashion Design, Fashion Illustration & Computer-Aided Design this February @ Martwayne and take your love for fashion to the next level!

 
 
This month, we are teaching the CREATIVE side of fashion and our first and really popular course is the Design, Fashion Illustration with Computer-Aided Design Course.  This Course is perfect for you if you love fashion and want to explore your inner creativity.
 
Р Have you always wondered how people come up with the most amazing designs?
 
OR
 
Р Do you have all these awesome ideas but just cannot seem to put them on paper?  
 
OR 
 
– Maybe you are tired of copying people’s designs and want to come up with yours so people can patronize your¬†work. ¬†
 
OR worse…
 
– Your tailors keep wrecking your ideas because no matter how much you “explain” it to them, they just cannot seem to get it?!
 
OR
 
Р You keep getting cut out of the final shortlist of candidates in that fashion competition because your fashion sketches were not up to par.
 
If you fall into any of these categories (and trust me, the list is even longer than this), then this Course is for you!  This Course focuses on the real ART of fashion design!  Yes!  This is where the work really is!
 
 
 
So if you are on the verge of entering for competitions, applying to fashion schools, starting your fashion business and/or meeting with customers OR you have questions like:
 
Р I am not creative, can I start a fashion business? 
 
Р I applied to a fashion school but I was asked to submit a portfolio, what is that?!
 
Р Why do my tailors keep spoiling my work?
 
Р How do people come up with all these amazing designs?
 
FRET NOT!  You are in the right place!  And the best part is, we teach FROM SCRATCH!  So whether you are a complete beginner OR you are a good illustrator but wish to enhance your skills, this Course is for you!
 
 
 
Goodness! ¬†Wouldn’t you love to learn how to draw like this?!
 
I often tell people that if customers give you a magazine to copy, then I doubt they consider you a designer at all.  And that is where a lot of designers I chat to have found themselves.  And this is simply because, without a portfolio, you cannot get your customers to choose from your designs.  It is just that simple! 
 
To really succeed as a fashion designer or start a clothing line, you need to learn how to sketch, how to develop portfolios, how to develop collections and how to defend them! ¬†Operating as a designer definitely earns you more respect from your customers and also get them to choose from your designs. ¬†And this Course is here to teach you just that! ¬†ūüėÄ
 
So What Will You Learn?
 
The Course in in 3 parts!  Yes!  One Course, 3 different parts!
 
Part 1: Design, Concept Development & Portfolio Presentation
 
Here you will learn the following:
 
Р how to develop your designs from an idea or a concept;
Р the design and production process;
Р how to choose colors and fabrics;
Р how to create technical drawings which you will use to communicate your ideas to your tailor to minimize errors;
Р how to develop the documentation required in a design project;
Р how to create moodboards, concept boards and storyboards; and  
Р how to develop and defend your fashion collection.
 
Part 2: Manual Illustration
 
Р Drawing the Fashion Figure;
Р Body & Spinal Movements;
Р Facial Features & Hair;
Р Clothing the Fashion Figure.
 
Part 3:  Digital Illustration with Computer-Aided Design
 
This is the portion where you learn how to perform the magic on your designs using CAD – turning your manual illustrations from drab to fab!
 
And you know what the best part is?!  You can choose to do all 3 parts (which is of course what I would advise) OR decide which of the parts you want to learn based on your level of experience, your finances or your time.
 
So say, for example, you already know how to sketch beautifully but all you want to learn is how to use CAD to add that extra oomph to your designs, you can just register for Part 3!  Yes!  It is really that simple!  Why pay to learn what you already know right?!
 
SO what are the benefits of the Course you ask?!
You are actually on your way to starting a new career in fashion illustration,  establishing yourself as a fashion illustrator who designers can patronize!  Easy!  So really, you will make your money back easy!
 
So the Course goes beyond just you learning how to draw!  It helps you know who you really are as a fashion designer and if you love fashion sketching, then you can easily establish yourself as one!  PLUS you also learn the value of learning from constructive criticism.  Trust me the Course is the ISH!
 
Course Fees & Duration:
 
The Course begins on 28th of February & 4th of March, 2017.  
 
We have a weekday and a weekend schedule.  So yes!  If you have a full-time job or you live outside Lagos, you can still register for this Course which will happen on Saturdays only (2 sessions a day for 8 weeks from 10am to 6pm).
 
Weekday students who have a more flexible schedule can attend classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays for 8 weeks from 12 noon to 4pm.
 
Here is the breakdown of the fees based on whichever option you choose to register for!  Please note that most options include your training materials (except otherwise stated) but exclude your tablet if you are running the CAD option.  
 
Option 1:  The Full Course (Parts 1-3)
 
This lasts 8 weeks for both the weekday and the weekend schedules and the fees are N80,000 only! 
 
BUT you will need a tablet for the Course.  If you have your tab like an iPad or a Samsung, then that is great!  Just come with it.  As long as you can download the software, you are good to go!
 
BUT if you do not have a tab, then you can order a graphic tablet from us which you need to connect to your laptop.   You should budget about N30,000-N35,000 for the tablet but the actual fees will depend on the cost at that point and the exchange rate.  But it should not exceed this amount!  If you use a Windows 10 laptop, please contact us before you register!
 
Option 2:  Part 1 Only 
 
The fees are N35,000 and it lasts 2 sessions.
 
For weekday students, this is one week, for weekend students, this is 2 weeks (one session per day). 
 
Option 3: Fashion Illustration with CAD (Parts 2 and 3). 
 
The fees are N65,000.  
You will need your tablet or you can buy one. 
 
The duration is 6 weeks for the weekday option and 8 weeks for the weekend option.  
 
The times vary and your Course Calendar will have the details. 
 
Option 4:  Fashion Illustration Only OR CAD Only (Part 2 OR Part 3 Only) 
 
Either option costs N50,000 only. 
 
If you are running the Fashion Illustration Option only, you will have to pay an additional fee for your drawing kit and if you are running the CAD option only, you will need your tablet or buy a digital tablet from us. 
 
Duration is 3 weeks for the weekday schedule and 6/7 weeks (1 session per day) for the weekend schedule depending on the Course.  
 
Your course calendar will list the details.
 
Option 5:  Design & Fashion Illustration OR CAD Only (Parts 1 & 2 OR Parts 1 & 3 only) 
 
Either option costs N60,000 only. 
 
Weekday schedule: 4 weeks, 2 days a week
Weekend schedule: 6/7 weeks depending on the option.  This will be confirmed on your Course timetable.
 
How to Register:
 
Registration is easy!  
 
Simply pay the fees into our bank account by cash or online transfer:
 
“Martwayne Limited”, 023 710 3843 at any GTBank branch
 
Please contact us when the transfer has been done so we can get your materials ready before the day.
 
Once you are done, please contact us through any of the following means to confirm your payment and get the venue details:
 
Telephone (Office Hours):  + 234 818 395 8856   |  + 234 903 498 5877 
 
WhatsApp: +234 809 787 6075  |  Blackberry Pin: D60D886F
 
E-Mail:   info@martwayne.com  |  twilliams@martwayne.com
 
Join us on the day at the scheduled time prompt!  We always start early so please be here early!
 
All classes take place at our Training Center in Surulere – Lagos – about 2 minutes from the National Stadium before you get to Alhaji Masha Roundabout.
 
You are welcome to visit us to be sure we are genuine but not to worry, we really are! ¬†BUT if you want to come over, do contact us so we can make a plan! ¬†ūüėÄ
 
If you have any question whatsoever, do contact us as well.  
 
Our contact details again are as follows:
 
Office Hours:
 
Mondays – Fridays: 9am – 5pm
Saturdays: 12 noon – 5pm
Sundays & Public Holidays: Closed

 

Telephone (Office Hours):  + 234 818 395 8856   |  + 234 903 498 5877 
 
WhatsApp: +234 809 787 6075  |  Blackberry Pin: D60D886F
 

 

E-Mail:   info@martwayne.com  |  twilliams@martwayne.com
 
Don’t forget to follow us on Social Media at the¬†following handles:
 
– Instagram: @martwayne
– Twitter / Facebook / YouTube / Google + : @martwaynedotcom
 
Great! ¬†That’s it! ¬†Thank you so much! ¬†We can’t wait to have you on the Course!¬†
BY FAR my favourite picture of the day!  Stop the excuses!  Make the move now! Learn Fashion at Martwayne!

BY FAR my favourite picture of the day! Stop the excuses! Make the move now! Learn Fashion at Martwayne!

 
I was going to write about something else today until I saw this picture and I just FELL IN LOVE with it!  So apt!  So to the point!  So ruthless!
 
Of course it leads me to this:
Why keep putting it off till tomorrow?! ¬†The tomorrow that never comes?! ¬†The clock is ticking….. Make that move now! ¬†Let us help you LIVE YOUR DREAM of becoming a fashion designer and earn that second income! ¬†
 
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