Esaie Couture Design School

Art
Midwood, Brooklyn, New York
(295 Reviews)

Owners and founders Esaie and Wanda Bruno bring 30 years of combined experience in the design and marketing of clothing. Their fierce dedication to excellence guides their company as well as their New York sewing classes.

Wanda, a native of Philadelphia, came to New York with a dream to enter the fashion industry after attending the Fashion Institute of Technology. She has since worked for many years on the design teams at Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Eileen Fisher, Betsey Johnson, House of Dereon, Saks 5th Avenue, Brooks Brothers and many other designer companies and high-end retailers. She has traveled across the world to personally oversee the development of many of these designer lines. 

Esaie, a native of Port-Au-Prince Haiti, has extensive experience in the sales and marketing of clothing lines. Being a stylish man in his own right, and with well-honed people skills and customer care, he is able to anticipate and immediately respond to his clients fashion wardrobe needs.

In addition, Esaie and Wanda are both trained image consultants retained by high profile politicians, celebrities, leaders in industry and athletes. They are a valuable resource, offering advice on color, silhouette, industry-appropriate style options and accessory choices. They are available as speakers and seminar presenters on these and other topics related to fashion, sewing, patterns and dressmaking.

FAQs

What are some of your most popular classes that you offer on CourseHorse? 
The most popular classes are the 2-Hour Sew Simple, 3-Hour Learn to Sew in a Day, 6 Month Garment Construction, 6 Month Fashion Design.  

How long have you been in business? Can you share a bit more about your history?  
We've been officially in business for about 10 years this 2016. Fifteen years ago, Esaie and Wanda Bruno founded the Esaie Couture custom clothing line in New York City. As the years passed, the sense of style exhibited through Esaie Couture clothing sparked an ever growing inspiration and contagious longing to learn to sew among their clientele, a longing which led to the eventual birth of the Esaie Couture Design School, conceived with the primary purpose of empowering fashion enthusiasts with the knowledge and skill of fashion sewing and design.

What is your average class size? 
Our average class size is 6-7 students.  

What is your typical student like? What are their goals? 
Our students are typically between 25 and 55 years of age, many have some experience in the fashion industry who seeks to enhance their knowledge and skill in order to utilize them in their own entrepreneurial endeavors. And others take advantage of our open enrollment and philosophy "If you want to learn, we'll teach you", along with our personal attention and hands on approach, to further their academic careers.  

Can you recommend activities to do in the neighborhood before or after class? 
There are many attractions within walking distance of the school. Before or after class, a student could see a game at Madison Square Garden, go sight seeing at the Empire State Building, walk over to Times Square for dinner , a Broadway show or to just see the sights, or shop at many retailers in the area, including world famous Macy's Department Store.

Reviews of Esaie Couture Design School

(295 Reviews)

4/2/2018
Anonymous

Attended: 6 Month Fashion Design


The person I worked with was very informative and warm

4/2/2018
Nada G

Attended: 6 Month Fashion Design


My experience at Esaie Couture Design School was totally positive. The teacher was energetic, clear, and fun, and I learned so much about how to create a custom pattern. I want to take more classes there soon but first need a little more time and money!

4/2/2018
Rachele M

Attended: 6 Month Fashion Design


I thought the teacher was amazing and talented. I enjoyed the way he teaches and found that the design program was a great learning experience about...

3/21/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Learn to Sew in a Day: Tote Bag


Daniel was very nice, and let me stay a few minutes extra to finish my bag. If you don't bring your own fabric, they will provide you with fabric. You don't need an entire yard.

3/18/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Learn to Sew in a Day: Skirt


Would be helpful to get packet with notes on the class to take home and practice at home.

3/12/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Learn to Sew in a Day: Tote Bag


Excellent Class! Def worth going, ;)

3/4/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Beginner Dressmaking


You will definitely learn the basic dressmaking skills and a lot of what you take away depends on the the amount of time you dedicate to practicing away from class. This class will provide you the badic foundation. Max 6 people to a class. 6 weeks worked very well for me and the teacher is very experienced and knowledgeable.

3/3/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Learn to Sew in a Day: Tote Bag


The instructor was good. I walked away with a nice bag. I can sew now!

2/27/2018
Bert S.

Attended: Learn to Sew in a Day: Tote Bag


Terrific if you are looking for the basics. Danny, our teacher encouraged us to do things repeatedly so as to master them. He was encouraging, funny and very supportive. Might even take it again, as I am a slow learner. The project was appropriate and we all went home with a cute little tote bag.

2/24/2018
Jean C.

Attended: Learn to Sew in a Day: Tote Bag


Great instructor. Very friendly and informative!

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1122 Coney Island Ave 2nd Fl Ste 207, Brooklyn, New York 11230
Esaie Couture Design School
Midwood, Brooklyn
1122 Coney Island Ave 2nd Fl Ste 207
Btwn Avenue H & Foster Ave
Brooklyn, New York 11230

Upcoming Classes at Esaie Couture Design School

Beginner Dressmaking
Next start date:

Saturday Apr 28th, 10am

Learn to Sew in a Day: Tote Bag
Next start date:

Saturday Apr 28th, 1:30pm

3-Month Men's Jacket Tailoring
Next start date:

Saturday Apr 28th, 1:30pm

4-Week Draping Fundamentals
Next start date:

Saturday Apr 28th, 4:30pm

6 Month Fashion Design
Next start date:

Saturday Apr 28th, 4:30pm

1-Hour Sew Machine Basics & Operation Workshop
Next start date:

Tuesday May 1st, 5:30pm

6-Month Garment Construction
Next start date:

Wednesday May 2nd, 6:30pm

Sew Simple Beginner Sewing Workshop
Next start date:

Thursday May 3rd, 1pm

Adobe Photoshop (Private)
Next start date:

Thursday May 3rd, 4pm

Adobe Illustrator (Private)
Next start date:

Thursday May 3rd, 4pm

Beginner Sewing (Private)
Next start date:

Thursday May 3rd, 4pm

Draping (Private)
Next start date:

Thursday May 3rd, 4pm

Pattern-Making (Private)
Next start date:

Thursday May 3rd, 4pm

Fashion Illustration (Private)
Next start date:

Thursday May 3rd, 4pm

Advanced Sewing (Private)
Next start date:

Thursday May 3rd, 4pm

Learn to Sew in a Day: Skirt
Next start date:

Saturday May 5th, 1:30pm

Intro to the Fashion Modeling Industry
Next start date:

Sunday May 20th, 11am

Runway/Posing
Next start date:

Sunday May 20th, 12:30pm

How to Audition for Agents, Designers
Next start date:

Sunday May 20th, 2:30pm

Sewing: Sleeveless Top Construction
Next start date:

Tuesday May 22nd, 10am

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