Study in Italy and discover why Milan, Rome and Florence are the cradle of the fashion and design
Clothing, footwear, accessories and luxury. The fashion world is complex and fascinating. If you love to design, to manage into marketing, to communicate or just to be involved in this universe, the Istituto Europeo di Design, in Italy.
Milan is the focal point of Italian fashion and cradle of an incredible tradition related to. Furthermore it is worldwide known in the fashion map with Fashion Week, several fairs as well as luxury stores located in the city center, the so-called “Quadrilatero della Moda”. IED Milan, recognised as one of the world’s most important fashion capital delivers outstanding BA in fashion such as Fashion Design, Fashion Stylist and Fashion Marketing and Communication. “We also have a selection of exclusive and unique courses addressed to postgraduate students, professionals and consultants aiming to specialize on the fashion fields”, remembers Sara Azzone,Head of IED Fashion Milan.
Talking about Made in Italy, Claudia Aguilar, 26 years old, from Caracas, Venezuela, landed in Italy two years ago to attend the Master Course in Fashion Communication Styling. Graphic designer, she had no doubt when decided to study fashion in Milan. “I wanted a course that could analyze the evolution of the communication media and their strategies. At IED Milan I founded the right one”, she says.
From Milan to Rome passing through Florence. Fashion is on IED’s DNA. Rome is not known as Milan, Paris and New York, but the capital of Italy is considered the world's 4th most important centre for fashion in the world, according to the 2009 Global Language Monitor after the 3 bigs beating even London. Home of the major luxury fashion houses and jewelry chains such as Valentino, Bulgari, Fendi and Laura Biagiotti, Rome houses major labels, such as Chanel, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Armani and Versace along Via dei Condotti.
In the city, IED delivers an exclusive and unique BA in Fashion Design (3 years), held in English. The fashion tradition of the school can be testified by the great success of two ex fashion students: Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli. After graduating from IED Rome, in 1989, Chiuri and Piccioli begin working together at Italian label Fendi. The design duo will stay for ten years, and later will be credited with inventing the eihdd brand’s blockbuster Baguette handbag. Since October 2008, Chiuri and Piccioli are the creative directors of Valentino. The school also has a revolutionary master in Luxury Marketing Management.
Less than 2 hours by train from Rome, Florence is the perfect city for a student eager to have a study abroad experience At IED Florence, fashion is part of the school’s culture with a three year course in Fashion Communication, a master in Fashion Business and an academic year in Fashion Communication and Marketing. “The city is amazing and the school atmosphere is very dynamic. In addiction there are lots of students from different countries, so I never felt alone", says Victoria Papa, an Argentinian former fashion student. Victoria is now thinking of continuing studies. She guarantees that she would attend a master at IED: "This school opened my eyes and showed me that I really want to work in this field". Victoria is not the only one attracted by fashion and IED.
IED is the International Higher Educational Network in Design, Fashion, Visual Communication and Management of creative industries. It offers more than 500 undergraduate courses, advanced courses and Masters in English, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese. The most significant milestones in the Group’s history include the foundation of the IED campuses in Milan (1966), Rome (1973), Turin (1989), Madrid (1994), Barcelona (2002), São Paulo (2005), Venice (2007), Florence (2008), Cagliari (2009), Aldo Galli Academy in Como (2012) and Rio de Janeiro ( 2014).
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