Have you been following fashion trends for as long as you can remember? Are you well-versed with what’s in fashion, and if asked, can you confidently go on and on about the evolution of fashion trends? Are you a collector of the most prestigious fashion magazines in the world & have you been been wishing to make a mark in the fashion industry yourself? Well, working in fashion is gaining popularity as a career choice, and if your answer is YES, there is no better time to enroll for formal training.
With numerous categories under fashion, it may be baffling for a beginner to make the right fashion school choice. So, here is a descriptive list of the best fashion schools around the globe to help you narrow down your search:
Central Saint Martins (London, UK)
Wonder what it would be like to study in the institution that produced the likes of Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, Sarah Burton, and John Galliano, among many others? London’s prestigious Central Saint Martins offers programs in fashion, textile and jewelry design. It boasts of a student population of over 1200, who have come from around the world to obtain their fashion degrees at this top fashion school.
Fashion Institute of Technology (New York, USA)
Some call it the “MIT of the fashion world”. If you’re a follower of the latest clothing trends from around the world, you know who Michael Kors, Carolina Herrera, and Calvin Klein are, don’t you? Well, New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology boasts of the reputed designers as its alumni. It offers courses in fashion design, marketing, styling, and illustrating.
Istituto Marangoni (Milan, Italy)
But of course, the fashion capital of the world ought to be on the list! Milan’s Istituto Marangoni has a record of 90% placement rate after graduation. Offering courses in fashion business, buying, brand management and promotion, the institute has over 2000 students spread across its three campuses (the other two being in Paris and London). As for noteworthy alumni, Istituto Marangoni boasts of famous fashion icons like Franco Moschino and Domenico Dolce, among many others.
ESMOD (Paris, France)
It might interest you to know that ESMOD or l’Ecole Supérieure des Arts et techniques de la Mode is the fashion design school that invented the mannequin and tape measure. Founded in 1841, the institute has 21 schools worldwide, and offers courses in fashion styles, design and business. Celebrated designers Nina Garcia and Thierry Mugler are two of the many famous alumni of the prestigious fashion school.
Royal College of Art (London, UK)
Getting into London’s Royal College of Art is no piece of cake. But if you’re good enough, the school assures placements in some of the most reputed fashion houses in the world like Louis Vuitton, Prada, and Burberry. Needless to say, the tuition fee is much higher as compared to its counterparts. The institution doesn’t boast of as many students as the afore-mentioned, but offers an unbeatable range of courses under fashion, art and design.
Parsons, the New School for Design (New York, USA)
Make your way into Parsons, and join the ranks of Tom Ford, Alexander Wang, Jason Wu, and Donna Karen. Apart from offering courses under fashion design, studies, and marketing, the school also holds regular workshops from world-renowned designers that talk about fashion news, academics, and the new trends in fashion. With a faculty made up of high-profile individuals from the fashion industry, Parsons has over 4000 students enrolled under various fields of fashion.
Bunka Fashion College (Japan)
One of the more comprehensive fashion schools in the world, Bunka Fashion College in Japan houses over 8000 students spread across its two campuses. Offering courses in fashion design, creation, technology, marketing, accessories, and textiles, the institution’s academic approach to fashion is highly appreciated across the world. If you are an avid follower of Japanese avant-garde fashion, Bunka Fashion College is the ideal choice for you.
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