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AAC School Of Fashion Design Classes
3-Hour and 6-Week Fashion Design Classes Start Soon!
  • Are you a Project Runway aficionado  who wants to become a fashion designer too? 
  • Current designer who wants to improve their sewing and pattern making skills?
  • Do you want to learn how to make your own clothing?
  • Want to learn how to sew?
Classes1 Melissa and student 
AAC Founder and Designer Melissa Lea Beasley instructing student in Flat Pattern Making Class.

Learn the aesthetics of high-end fashion couture, mass-production, and wearable art garment construction techniques in a tranquil environment.

From concept to consumer, we cover inspirational concepts, flat pattern design/drafting & draping, sewing, and more!
Various class levels offered from learning to set up, operate, and trouble-shoot a sewing machine to making and manipulating patterns. Choose a 3-hour class f ocusing on buttonholes, pockets, zippers, seam finishing techniques and more.  We also offer in-depth classes meeting once a week for 6 weeks.
AAC School of Fashion Design provides a quality apparel education to all ages with emphasis on individual attention. We guide students in revealing their creative talents, assist them in the growth and expansion
of those talents, and provide them opportunities to
share  their talents with others that provides them a means of
financial support, fulfillment in life, and service to others.
In addition, we provide mentorship programs for
schools and organizations. 
Runway Model Camp
Get the walk, the look, the runway attitude!
Our camp will give you everything you need
to walk the runway with confidence!

Two-Day Intensive Camp for the Runway Model in you! 
Model Camp 2016 Pics Only
Previous AAC Runway Model Camp.

Learn how to properly walk the runway & pose for the cameras & take directions from the photographers, Product Presentation, Confidence, Poise, Attitude, Backstage Magic 
& Organization, and Model Tips for your success.  

Upon completion, each model will receive:
1. Four print quality digital images for professional and personal use. 
2. Digital version of models Comp Card. 
3. Official Graduation Certificate from the Albuquerque Apparel Center (New Mexico Fashion Week) Runway Modeling Camp.
Small classes to provide you with individual attention.
Preferred age is 12 or older.  
If your child is younger, call us to discuss.
March 25 - 26, 2017 (Saturday-Sunday)
11:00 am - 4:00 pm 
Presented by: 
Albuquerque Apparel Center (over 25 years of fashion design, education, modeling, and runway production experience).
New Mexico Fashion Week Looks To 2018
NMFW15 Runway Crowd
New Mexico Fashion Week is currently looking at 2018 dates.

As we move forward, we will be looking at sponsorship and investment opportunities.  If you have interest in investing, or leads for potential investors, sponsors, or advertisers, it will help us calculate our capital needs.
Previous events attendance and participation included an average of 600 attendees, 100 models, and up to a dozen designers. It is the premier event of the Albuquerque Apparel Center, which also provides industry based instructional classes in sewing, pattern making, and other fashion related areas, as well as runway camps for aspiring and seasoned models.  AAC also provides fashion design services for those looking to have a special garment designed to basic wardrobe.

February 2017
A Stitch In WINE!
Join us at AAC
every  4th Wednesday,
5:30p-7:30p, for 
A Stitch In WINE!
A fun evening of sewing and conversation while enjoying a nice glass of WINE or other preferred beverage!

Albuquerque Apparel Center, First Plaza Galeria, Suite 31 (downstairs)
Google 240 2nd St. NW 87102.
Clothing Design Services
Dreaming of a garment? 
Award Winning Fashion Designer, Melissa Lea
can make it a reality!
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Couture:  High End, Partially Hand-Sewn, Custom-Made Clothing Designed To Fit Your Measurements.  
Costume:  Character Garments Such As Renaissance, Old West, and Steampunk Attire.
Custom:  Simple, Everyday Garments.  
Melissa Lea
Clothing Design Services
505.803.6966 melissalea.com
Wholistic Wellness
Living naturally & healthy
is  a lifestyle.  
It takes time and dedication.   But it's an EASY dedication. Melissa can teach you how.
Melissa Lea ~  Wholistic Wellness Educator.
(Helping your "Whole" 
Body, Mind, & Spirit)
505.803.6966 melissalea.com
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About AAC
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The mission of the Albuquerque Apparel Center is to foster the growth of New Mexico's apparel and accessory industry by connecting New Mexico companies and individuals within the industry, providing guidance to apparel start-ups, 
offering classes & educational workshops/camps, and providing custom design & pattern services.
Albuquerque Apparel Center
New Mexico Fashion Week
Albuquerque Apparel Center is located in First Plaza Galeria #31 (downstairs), downtown ABQ. 
(Google 240 2nd Street 
Albuquerque, NM 87102.)
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