With over 170 years of experience, ESMOD is the oldest fashion school in the world, founded by Alexis Lavigne, the great tailor of the Empress Eugenie. A prolific inventor, he developed tools still used today: the couture mannequin and the supple measuring tape. He published several cutting books before creating first cutting classes in history - the ancestors of our current curriculum.
Today, ESMOD is a worldwide network of 21 schools in 14 different countries - five of them are in France. Our school offers degrees in Fashion Design and Fashion Business with both undergraduate and graduate-level programs.
With a strong network of important contacts, ESMOD can easily support its students in their career paths. ESMOD alumni includes Damir Doma, Alexandre Vauthier, Jérôme Dreyfuss, Olivier Rousteing, Thierry Mugler…
Past graduates from our school have gone on to work at Vogue, Cartier, Carven, Alexander Wang, Dior, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Zara, Chloé, Petit Bateau, Les Galeries Lafayette…
Istituto Marangoni was founded in 1935 in Milano as ‘Istituto Artistico dell’Abbigliamento Marangoni’ and in 2015 it reached a special milestone, 80 years of history and success in training the top professionals of Fashion and Design. Istituto Marangoni can praise itself for the education of four generations of students from five continents and for having launched over 45,000 professionals in fashion and luxury fields, such as Domenico Dolce (Dolce & Gabbana) and Franco Moschino.
It currently educates 4,000 students per year from 106 countries at its schools, located in Milano (the School of Fashion and the School of Design), Paris, London and Shanghai, the international capitals of fashion, design and luxury. The second Istituto Marangoni in China is opening in September in Shenzhen, the key reference point for clothing and furniture production. Also in September, a new school will be inaugurated in Firenze, the meeting point between art and culture.
LISAA (L’Institut Supérieur des Arts Appliqués) is a French private higher education establishment specialising in applied arts, recognised by the French ministry of culture and communication. LISAA teaches designers in the fields of fashion, graphic design, interior architecture, animation and video game.
LISAA’s fashion school is based in Paris –the capital of fashion. It trains students in fashion and textile design. It recently strengthened its courses in the fields of marketing and innovation, in order to teach students about new design and manufacturing techniques, new materials and new uses. This positioning makes LISAA a pioneering school in France, directed towards new markets and entrepreneurship.
With the benefit of more than 1000 alumni who are professionals in the field of fashion, LISAA supports its graduates in launching their careers. A large number of them join major fashion houses in Paris, such as Céline, Dior, Balenciaga, Saint-Laurent Paris, Louis Vuitton and Givenchy, or create their own labels like Naco or Karine Lecchi.