The Fashion School

A Unique Fashion School: Fast and Focused!

What makes FCI’s program so unique?

FCI The Fashion School in Los Angeles is the only fashion school specializing in short-term fashion training!

FCI The Fashion School offers “hands-on” training in the Los Angeles Fashion District on a quarterly basis. FCI The Fashion School places students on fashion internships as part of the core curriculum and also offers job placement assistance.

Mission Statement

FCI’s Mission is to meet the educational and vocational needs of students in the shortest time possible in a supportive, caring environment, and to provide the technical skills, knowledge, and networking connections.

Helen Farrell, FCI Founder

A native of Paris, Helen Farrell’s “passion for fashion” guided her into a lucrative and highly satisfying fashion career that spanned from 1963 to 2011. Ms. Farrell, a fashion entrepreneur for over 40 years has owned 15 retail fashion boutiques, in New York, Aruba, Las Vegas, and California.


In January 2001, Ms. Farrell founded FCI The Fashion School to help students attain their dreams of working in the fashion industry or start their own line of clothing.