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Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture; Helsinki

Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture; Helsinki

The school was founded in 1871 and is one of the largest art schools 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; Roma

Accademia Costume & Moda; Roma

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 the education 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 at key retailers in the Netherlands and at ByAmfi – a statement store in Amsterdam – as well as a yearly magazine that is sold in 20 countries worldwide.

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ArtEZ University of the Arts; Arnhem

ArtEZ University of the Arts; Arnhem

At ArtEZ Fashion Design, huge team of professionals teach more than 125 national and international students. Along with their educational commitments, most of the teachers also pursue their careers within 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 creative atmosphere of the college might seem a bit bohemic, but underneath you find fervent ambitions and strong connections to the fashion business.

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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 scene, 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 Gakuen consists of three fashion schools: Bunka Fashion College, Bunka Gakuen University and Bunka Fashion Graduate University; and has been a leader in Japan´s fashion education for almost a century. Its original and specialized practical curriculum adapts to the changes in a diversified industry while continuing to cultivate fashion professionals who can easily adapt to the modern global fashion industry.

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Central Staint Martins; London

Central Staint 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 Fashion Department combines the art with technology of engineering, education with society and market – aiming to train senior professionals who can be engaged within the fashion design industry. The Department has two orientations: Fashion Art Design and Fashion Show & Image Design.

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École nationale supérieure des Arts visuels de La Cambre; Bruxelles

École nationale supérieure des Arts visuels de La Cambre; Bruxelles

The École nationale supérieure des Arts visuels de La Cambre is a Brussels-based School of Art and Design that offers a wide array of educational programs. The school is one of the Europe’s leading educations within architecture, design and fashion.

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ECSCP, École de la Chambre Syndicale  de la Couture Parisienne; Paris

ECSCP, École de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne; Paris

ECSCP was founded in 1927 by the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, as a reflection of the interest the designers and fashion houses have on turning today’s talents into highly skilled professionals that will guide and define tomorrow’s fashion. The history of the school is closely tied with the evolution of the French fashion industry. In 2016 École de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne announced a strategic alliance with Institute Francais de la Mode.

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Edinburgh College of Art

Edinburgh College of Art

Edinburgh College of Art is a place of experimentation, exploration and exciting collaborations. Renowned for education of exceptional graduates, ECA’s Fashion Program focuses on social responsibility and thoughtful design.

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EnsAD, École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs; Paris

EnsAD, École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs; Paris

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

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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 in 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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FIT, Fashion Institute of Technology; New York

FIT, Fashion Institute of Technology; New York

One of the leaders 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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Gerrit Rietveld Academie; Amsterdam

Gerrit Rietveld Academie; Amsterdam

The Gerrit Rietveld Academie is an international university of applied sciences for Fine Arts and Design in Amsterdam (NL). It is home to a close-knit, international community of students from across the world. Students and teachers jointly create a learning environment that brings together thinking and doing and where unexpected, innovative ideas are born. With focus on research, individual qualities, critical attitude and curiosity, the students become influential artists and 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; Reykjavik

Iceland Academy of the Arts; Reykjavik

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; Milano

Istituto Marangoni; Milano

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

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Kask, School of Arts; Gent

Kask, School of Arts; Gent

The school was founded in 1748, but its 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 these two fields alike.

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Kingston School of Art; London

Kingston School of Art; 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 an university located in eastern Jutland, Denmark. Art history, philosophy and ethics are a part of the school’s curriculum and the education is for the most oriented towards crafts and conceptual work.

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LAMK Lahti University of Applied Sciencies, Institute of Design; Lahti

LAMK Lahti University of Applied Sciencies, Institute of Design; Lahti

The LAMK’s Fashion Design program is one of the top educations 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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LFM, Institut Francais de la Mode; Paris

LFM, Institut Francais de la Mode; Paris

IFM is a higher education institution offering a broad range of activities: postgraduate academic programs, executive education, and expertise in areas such as textile, fashion, luxury and design industries. IFM was founded in 1986 by representatives of the fashion industry with support from the French Ministry of Industry. IFM enables students to follow high-level postgraduate programs in both luxury management and design. In 2016 IFM announced a strategic alliance with École de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne.

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London College of Fashion

London College of Fashion

Founded in 1906, London College of Fashion’s work focuses 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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Parsons School of Design, School of Fashion; New York

Parsons School of Design, School of Fashion; New York

Parsons School of Design enables students to develop the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in a rapidly changing society. Students collaborate with peers throughout The New School, industry partners, and communities around the world and in New York City, a global center of art, design, and business. 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, Design PF, School of Design

Pforzheim University, Design PF, School of Design

Today’s design faculty can look back on nearly 140 years of tradition and trace its roots to the Grand Ducal Crafts School, which was founded in 1877. The current education trains creative fashion designers who cultivate their own unique styles. Graduates are able to connect their innovative concepts and individuality with artisanal quality, awareness of problems and technical know-how. They also create offers for industry that cater to the differentiated needs of consumers.

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Polimoda; Firenze

Polimoda; Firenze

In 1986, Polimoda was founded as Politecnico Internazionale della Moda to serve the city as much as the global industry. The first classes took place at Villa Strozzi in central Florence that year, and the Institute has only grown in strength and influence since then. The undergraduate, master’s and short courses are nowadays offered at Polimoda. They connect the legacy of the past with new research and creativity. The professors offer experience-based learning, adapting the education to the changes in the fashion industry as they happen.

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Pratt Institute; New York

Pratt Institute; New York

Pratt’s interdisciplinary curriculum promotes collaborative and creative strategies for design thinking. 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. BFA graduates in fashion design carry the hallmarks of the department into the working world, where they are recognized for a commitment to ingenuity, authenticity, creativity as well as personal vision.

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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. The school´s 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 one of 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, Samsung Art & Design Institute; Seoul

SADI, Samsung Art & Design Institute; 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; Tel Aviv

Shenkar; Tel Aviv

“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 of Fine Arts, School of Design; Copenhagen

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, 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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The Savannah College of Art and Design

The Savannah College of Art and Design

SCAD exists to prepare talented students for professional careers, emphasizing learning through individual attention in a positively oriented university environment.
The Savannah College of Art and Design, an institution with distinctive yet complementary locations, will be recognized as one of the leaders in defining art and design education. By employing innovation in all areas, SCAD will provide a superior education through talented and dedicated faculty and staff, leading-edge technology, advanced learning resources and comprehensive support services.

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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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UdK, Univeristät der Kunste; Berlin

UdK, 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 in the world.

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Universita IUAV di Venezia

Universita IUAV di Venezia

The Università IUAV di Venezia is focused on fashion, industrial design, graphics, arts and multimedia as well as on design of the living space and environment. During the BA and MA Fashion Design programs, the innovative design education is combined with the theoretical studies.

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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; London

University of Westminster; London

University of 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

Weißensee Kunsthochschule in Berlin 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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