The Spero Villioti Elite Design Academy

Unique and revolutionary in its approach, dedicated to educating graduates with the confidence and conviction required to lead in the fashion industry. Extensive training with attention to detail and refinement offers our students multiple and diverse job opportunities within the realm of the fashion world. Not only creatively but also intellectually. This distinguished experience is only available to a gifted few who are chosen for their creative flair, passion and talent.

Modelled on Spero Villioti's personal experience of running a successful fashion brand in South Africa for more than 25 years, the Academy presents a sophisticated and deliberate combination of design flair and entrepreneurial ability that equips our graduates with the expertise to thrive in the fashion industry. Solid, pure principles that forecast success rather than fixate on idle, impractical peripheral content. The teaching and learning approach incorporates valuable project-based, work-integrated learning wherein the students can apply skills that they have learnt within the confines of a successful fashion business.

Fashion commands invention, diligence and ingenuity. Prestige within the industry depends on a solid foundation; a predisposition for excellence. Since opening its doors in 2004 Spero Villioti Elite Design Academy has offered an education of distinction. Emphasis is placed on what the fashion industry requires, creating a winning formula. Our international benchmarking practices as well as relationships with industry experts ensure that the education received at Spero Villioti Elite Design Academy equips its graduates with an added advantage when entering the professional market.

As said by Alexander McQueen, "I spent a long time learning how to construct clothes, which is important to do before you can deconstruct them."

Every item of clothing apparel undergoes the intricate process of development; from the initial artistry and visionary through to construction and display of the final product. Each step of the process is carefully drafted, the components and details are meticulously and delicately combined for flawless individuality.

The program keeps evolving along with fashion itself, but some Spero Villioti Elite Design Academy traditions are forever: First, our close ties to the Industry let us immerse you in what's happening now in this fast changing field. And our own brand of fashion education nurtures your creativity while providing a rigorous grounding in the practical and technical skills needed for career success, exposing you to the real demands and practices of the fashion industry.