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Aalto University, Helsinki

Aalto University, Helsinki

The school was founded in 1871 and is the largest art school in the Nordic countries. With its ability to combine tradition with new thinking students are specialised in strong artistic and technical skills.

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Accademia Costume & Moda

Accademia Costume & Moda

Accademia Costume & Moda, 50 years of excellency in the fields of fashion and costume design education, offering a variety of subject related courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Based in Rome for a specific reason: fashion is culture. Costume and Fashion are two essential pillars of our philosophy and we combine them with history, theory and research underpinning the experimentation, craftsmanship, design and product. In the last 50 years many world-renowned designers have graduated from the Accademia.

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AMFI Amsterdam Fashion Institute

AMFI Amsterdam Fashion Institute

AMFI has a Reality School concept and develops real-life initiatives such as Individuals, an own brand which sells in key retailers in the Netherlands, ByAmfi, a statement store in Amsterdam and a yearly magazine that is sold in 20 countries worldwide.

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ArtEZ Institute of the Arts, Arnhem

ArtEZ Institute of the Arts, Arnhem

At ArtEZ Fashion Design, a team of around twenty professionals teach more than 125 national and international students. Along with their educational commitments most of the teachers also pursue a careers in the fashion industry.

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Beckmans College of Design, Stockholm

Beckmans College of Design, Stockholm

A college with passionate ambition and a strong connection to the fashion scene. The creativea tmosphere of the college might seem a bit bohemic, but underneath you find fervent ambitions and strong connections to the fashion scene.

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Brighton School of Architecture and Design

Brighton School of Architecture and Design

The school is known for its design philosophy and strong links with the fashion industry, and is recognized as one of the UK’s top universities in preparing students for work in the demanding fashion industry.

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Bunka, Tokyo

Bunka, Tokyo

Bunka Fashion College was founded in 1923 as the first dressmaking school in Japan. Since then, Bunka has had a significant role in fashion education in Japan. Its original, specialized and practical curriculum adapts to the changes in a diversified industry, and it continues to cultivate fashion professionals who can easily adapt to the modern fashion industry.

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Central St:Martins, London

Central St:Martins, London

Central Saint Martins is a legendary school, and there are more than a few urban legends about the school’s history. Central Saint Martins has become one of the largest providers of arts and design education in the world, and has several successful former students.

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Donghua, Shanghai

Donghua, Shanghai

The department combines art with technology of engineering, education with society and market, aiming to train senior professionals who can be engaged in fashion design and brand schema, fashion show and clothing studies. The Department has two orientations, i.e. fashion art design, fashion show & image design.

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Edinburgh College of Art

Edinburgh College of Art

ECA is a place of experimentation, exploration and exciting collaborations. Renowned for producing exceptional graduates, ECA’s fashion program focuses on social responsibility and thoughtful design.

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ENSAD – Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs, Paris

ENSAD – Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs, Paris

Through its five year degree program and a dozen doctoral-level research programs The École offers a wealth of intellectual, creative, and artistic opportunities in a multidisciplinary context of partnership and innovation.

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Fashion Institute of Technology, New York

Fashion Institute of Technology, New York

A leader in career education in art, design, and business that draws on its New York City location to provide a vibrant, creative community in which to learn. With close ties to the fashion industry, it offers hands-on experience relevant to today’s rapidly changing marketplace.

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FHNW, HGK, Institute of Mode-Design, Basel

FHNW, HGK, Institute of Mode-Design, Basel

The Institute of Fashion Design, HGK/FHNW Basel, sees culture, art and design as an indispensable means to critically question the present. It encourages students to break away from conventions and develop their own language as fashion designers.

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HEAD – Geneva University of Art and Design

HEAD – Geneva University of Art and Design

Geneva University of Art and Design is a new urban school of art on the international stage. Practical and intellectual know-how are the two pillars of an education that rejects all dogmatism to favour a critical understanding of the contemporary world.

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Iceland Academy of the Arts

Iceland Academy of the Arts

The Fashion Design program has a progressive focus and emphasises professionalism and quality in design, technique and craftsmanship within the profession. The program addresses the need for students to develop their own world of ideas, personal vision and style.

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Istituto Marangoni, Milan

Istituto Marangoni, Milan

The Institute has grown along with the growth of Italian fashion, constantly updating its formation programmes. Nowadays Istituto Marangoni, with headquarters in Milan, Paris and London, enables students to learn fashion where the greatest designers work.

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IUAV, Venezia

IUAV, Venezia

The Università Iuav di Venezia is focused on fashion, industrial design, graphics, arts and multimedia events, as well as design of living space and environments. In the BA and MA programs in fashion design innovative design instruction is combined with theoretical studies.

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Kask, School of Arts, Gent

Kask, School of Arts, Gent

The school was founded in 1748, but the relatively young fashion department has a fresh and dynamic approach to fashion education. It sees fashion as both an art and a trade, and educates students in the two fields alike.

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Kingston, London

Kingston, London

Kingston’s innovative edge encourages designers to question the role of the fashion designer and the human body in the 21st century. Specialist areas include womenswear, menswear, knitwear and wearable technologies.

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Kolding School of Design

Kolding School of Design

Kolding School of Design is a university located in eastern Jutland, Denmark. While philosophy, art history and ethics are taught as part of the school’s curriculum, the school’s education is for the most part oriented towards craft and conceptual work.

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La Cambre, Brussels

La Cambre, Brussels

The Ecole nationale supérieure des arts visuels of La Cambre is a Brussels-based School of Art and Design that offers a wide array of educational programs. It is one of Europe’s leading schools for architecture, design and fashion.

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Lahti Institute of Design and Fine Arts

Lahti Institute of Design and Fine Arts

The Institute of Design and Fine Arts’s fashion design degree program is one of the top programs in Finland. The education is based on aesthetics and environment as the core philosophy behind creative industrial and entrepreneurial design thinking.

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London College of Fashion

London College of Fashion

Founded in 1906 London College of Fashion’s work centers on the development of ideas: its staff and students use fashion alongside historical and cultural practices to challenge social, political and ethical agendas.

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L´ecole de la Chambre Syndicale  de la Couture Parisienne, Paris

L´ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne, Paris

The School of the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne was founded in 1927. Over the years students like Issey Miyake, Karl Lagerfeld and Lars Nilsson has been trained here.

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L´institut Francais de la Mode, Paris

L´institut Francais de la Mode, Paris

The IFM enables students to follow high-level professionalizing programs in both management and design. It’s supported by some of the largest fashion brands like Yves Saint Laurent.

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Parsons, The New School for Design, New York

Parsons, The New School for Design, New York

The school is a global leader in design education, with programs that span the disciplines of design and fine arts. With the launch of its innovative fashion design program in 1906, Parsons is credited with the rise of the Seventh Avenue, the epicentre of American fashion.

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Pforzheim University, School of Design

Pforzheim University, School of Design

The school places great importance on its unique tradition, which combines traditional fine arts training with innovative and cutting edge design instruction as well as broad-based theoretical studies.

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Polimoda, Firenze

Polimoda, Firenze

Polimoda International Institute of Fashion Design & Marketing is an Italian centre of excellence, recognised worldwide for its high quality, fashion-oriented didactic programs.

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Pratt Institute, New York

Pratt Institute, New York

A global leader in higher education, Pratt is dedicated to preparing its undergraduate and graduate students for successful careers in art, design, architecture, information and library science, and liberal arts and sciences. Located in the cultural hub of New York City with historic campuses in Brooklyn and Manhattan, Pratt is a living lab of craft and creativity with esteemed professors and scholars.

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Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam

Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam

A small, independent community of teachers, staff and students that educate one another with focus on research, concept, autonomy and authorship. With individual qualities, critical attitude and curiosity, students become influential artists and designers in a societal realm.

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Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp

Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp

The Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts is one of the oldest of its kind in Europe. The training provided by the fashion department stimulates innovation, and the schools philosophy is that clothing reflects society or, adversely, questions it.

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Royal College of Art, London

Royal College of Art, London

The Royal College of Art in London is the world’s most influential postgraduate university of art and design. Specializing in teaching and research, it offers degrees across the disciplines of fine art, applied art, design, communications and humanities.

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SADI, Seoul

SADI, Seoul

Samsung Art & Design Institute (SADI) has been established in Seoul to provide the new model for professional design education in Korea. It currently provides three majors such as Fashion Design, Communication Design, and Product Design and is planning new programs for the professionals with some experiences as well as for the general public.

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Shenkar

Shenkar

Shenkar – Engineering. Design. Art” has established itself as one of the leading colleges in Israel. Every year, Shenkar’s graduates find themselves in the forefront of research and the industry, exhibit their works, participate in competitions and win prestigious awards.

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Swedish School of Textiles, Borås

Swedish School of Textiles, Borås

The Swedish School of Textiles began as a weaving school in the mid 19th century, and has since developed into a multidisciplinary research institute. The school maintains an extensive network of contacts internationally.

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The Royal Danish Academy, School of Design, Copenhagen

The Royal Danish Academy, School of Design, Copenhagen

The School of Drawing and Art Industry was founded in 1875 by the Danish Women’s Society. Today it’s a modern, business-oriented design school where new partnerships, ambitious visions and new technologies go hand in hand.

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Tsinghua, Beijing

Tsinghua, Beijing

Department of Textile and Fashion Design was formerly Department of Textile Art, which was one of the original departments upon the foundation of Academy of Arts & Design. At present the Department has two majors; Textile Design and Fashion Design.

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Univeristät der Kunste, Berlin

Univeristät der Kunste, Berlin

Universität der Künste Berlin, or the Berlin University of Arts, was founded over 300 years ago. The school is one of the biggest, most diversified and traditional universities of the arts in Germany and the world.

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University of Applied Arts, Vienna

University of Applied Arts, Vienna

The University of Applied Arts Vienna is regarded as a dynamic, nationally and internationally recognized competence center for architecture, fine arts and media art, design, conservation and restoration, art communication, aesthetics and art history, and creative writing whose focus is on interlinking artistic and scientific disciplines. Its Fashion Department is internationally recognized as one of the most important schools of contemporary fashion in Europe.

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University of Westminster

University of Westminster

Westminster has an outstanding reputation for developing highly talented and original fashion graduates. In the 2015 Business of Fashion Global Fashion School Rankings, Westminster was ranked 1st in the UK for its fashion teaching. Alumni include Christopher Bailey, Katie Hillier, Michael Herz, Claire Barrow, Ashley Williams, Liam Hodges, Roberta Einer and Mary Benson.

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Vantan Design Institute, Tokyo

Vantan Design Institute, Tokyo

Vantan has been running design schools in fashion design, hair styling and make-up, graphic design, film-making, game design, manga, animation, patesier, café operation and management, and food coordinator, sending a total of over 180,000 students into society who have been provided with “practical design education” since its establishment in 1965.

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Weißensee Kunsthochschule, Berlin

Weißensee Kunsthochschule, Berlin

Kunsthochschule Berlin Weißensee is an Art University with a strong Bauhaus tradition. Alumni from the Department of Fashion Design have been amongst the winners of many prestigious design awards and the school is an avant-garde talent factory.

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