Alberto Atalla Filho

What subjects do you teach?

Fashion courses which cover creative and technical skills.

How many years have you been teaching?

Over 25 years.

What do you enjoy about teaching adults?

Activate Learning adult learners are more than just students, they are partners in the lessons. They invest their time coming with questions, sharing new ideas and insights. It is rewarding to see their progression and development during the course.

What got you into fashion?

My interest in fashion started at an early age. Watching my mother making dresses, I was fascinated by her ability to transform a piece of fabric into a garment. Inspired by her talent, I have acquired over 30 years of experience in the fashion industry and, a BA in Fashion Designing in Brazil, a Certificate in Fashion Design and Marketing at Central Saint Martins School of Art, a Masters Degree in Pattern and Garment Technology at the London College of Fashion, and in 2020 I am starting a PhD in fashion and museology at the London College of Fashion.

What other passions do you have?

I have a passion for the fashion history, especially in the construction of tailored garments in the early 19th century. I am interested in period films and series, and theatre costume.

Why should someone join your classes?

Besides learning new skills, joining the Activate Learning classes will give the student the opportunity to meet and engage with a diverse number of people allowing them to expand their thinking and interest.

measuring a chest for fashion purposes
measuring a chest for fashion purposes