For those who live and breath fashion, rolling in the deep of glossy magazines, runways, designer shows, Instagram feed, fashion blogs this post will be of much use. When I decided I could get more information, experience, insights into the fashion business I made a research on professional courses in Europe. Guess, which one I chose for myself?
Long and short-term courses are a great opportunity to see how fashion business works. Depends on what program you are interested in — apparel design, accessories, trend forecasting, stylist profession, marketing, fashion media, luxury brands, production, photo shooting, etc., you can choose a proper school, country and city in which your dream will come true. If you are not ready to leave your current place and travel to another city, check out my list of online courses.
Fashion education is rather popular nowadays. You can find schools anywhere from Melbourne to New York, yet I still choose three European and the most fashionable cities where fashion is in the air. This trio: Milan, London and Paris is the epicentre of style, old fashion and true beliefs.
The first private European college for professionals in fashion. It was founded in 1935 and since then is considered to be one of the best. Istituto Marangoni is on world’s TOP5 list of fashion schools. One of the greatest things about it — its graduates: Domenico Dolce, Franco Moschino, Julie de Libran. For those who share stylist profession and design passion, that would be the best choice.
Teaches more fundamental fashion design skills, however, this college also offers interesting short courses with such benefits as visiting Milano Fashion Week. Milan Fashion Campus has a wide range of courses including Wedding and Bridal Design, Trends Forecasting, Lingerie & Swimwear Design, Vintage Fashion Restyling, Fashion Shooting, etc. If you choose Fashion Weekend special course, you’ll have styles workshop, trends analysis lectures, luxury brands tour and will be shown some hidden fashion sights and vintage stores in Milan.
What could be more intrigue than to learn from those on the first line of fashion? The largest publishing house Condé Nast, owning high-class Vogue, GQ, The Vanity Fair, The New Yorker and other magazines, gives an opportunity to get as much experience and knowledge on fashion related themes as possible. Right in the heart of Central London.
The college of the University of the Arts (London) has more detailed courses on commercial shooting, fashion styling and make up, fashion communication, accessories designs. Just read the blog with stories of LCF graduates from all over the world and it will definitely impress you. They got basic knowledge as well as practice and projects’ evaluation.
It’s a big dream of a fashionista to live in Paris and study fashion, right? All lessons are taught in English, however, all the stuff will gladly talk French so you could learn another language while you dive in fashion. And don’t forget to visit the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower — this city is definitely about the fashion.
If you want your future brand to be real at last, enter the short course at the International Fashion Academy and be patient. You will have to think over brand’s competition, store locator, marketing, merchandising, interacting with opinion leaders and, of course, create a capsule collection. All this means you will present your brand in Paris!
Online Fashion Programs