With nine schools in global fashion cities, Istituto Marangoni is the world’s top fashion school. Istituto Marangoni offers its students different visions of the contemporary fashion system in Milan, the Italian fashion capital, in Florence, where fashion meets art, in Paris, the home of haute couture, in trend-setting London and in Shanghai, where fashion looks to the future. With more than 4,000 students from 106 countries, Istituto Marangoni brings together cultures, ideas, and people from around the world into a very special community united by a shared passion for fashion and its cosmopolitan appeal.
Study methods in Fashion Design are rigorously oriented towards professionalism, industry demands, and a fine balance of design functionality and aesthetics. From day one, participants find themselves immersed in the fashion system and fashion design methodology, incorporating key trends with bicultural aesthetics and new consumer voices influencing style. Depending on their chosen level of study, participants work on projects such as an in-depth analysis of clothing or accessories manufacturing, or the language of couture construction versus ready to wear. They progress through various stages of the design process from fashion illustration, pattern making, pattern cutting, construction or prototyping, right through to the finished garment or product. Pathways offer further options to specialise in a chosen area or fashion design profession.
Style and innovation, responding to new consumer voices and the bicultural world we live in are all key values of Istituto Marangoni study methods, and paramount to the creative world of Fashion Styling. All courses investigate how to make a connection through image, express a story and emotion through style, and propose the most innovative ideas in fashion. Depending on their chosen level of study, participants work on developing their own style portfolio, incorporating photography and a creative vision with visual methods of expression. They investigate new trends in the industry such as artificial intelligence, extended intelligence, and new ways of communicating in a digital age alongside photo shoot preparation and management, photo editing and moving image (multimedia video). Pathways offer further options to specialise in the Fashion Styling profession.
The business of fashion for Istituto Marangoni means being on par with industry developments, on key with the latest issues in the business, and consistently on top of the latest market requests. Combining a wide variety of essential business skills and knowledge with the latest industry developments, all courses in Fashion Business are fine-tuned and specific to the constantly evolving fashion system. Depending on their chosen level of study, participants work on developing key business acumen, from luxury brand management, buying and merchandising, through to marketing, promotion and start-up to name just a few. Subjects including Phygital retail, the fusion of digital and in-store shopping experiences, algorithms defining style, and sustainability are also skills fundamental to today’s successful fashion business graduate. Pathways offer further options to specialise in a chosen area or fashion business profession.