It’s not a secret that fashion is more than a combination of good taste and unique style. It is also about ability to work with history of fashion and numerous methods and types of crafting. Here is our top five fashion universities:
CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS
Central Saint Martins is a world known arts and design college. It was launched in 1989 when Central School of Art&Design merged with Saint Martin’s School of Art. Studying at Central Saint Martins is organised into nine programs: acting, art, design, fashion, graphics, jewelry and textiles and foundation courses. Their famous alumni are Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, John Galliano etc.
London College of Fashion was established in 1974 on base of several schools: Shoreditch Technical Institute Girls School, Barrett Street Trade School, Clapham Trade School. Studying programs are similar to ones in CSM. Famous alumni are: Ioana Ciolacu, Anushka Khanna, Jimmy Choo.
Parsons School of Design was founded in 1896 by Frank Alvah Parsons in New York and currently situated in Lower Manhattan. Parsons offers twenty-five different programs in five Houses: School of Art and Design History and Theory; School of Art, Media, and Technology; School of Constructed Environments; School of Design Strategies: Cities, Services, Ecosystems; School of Fashion.
Instituto Marangoni was founded in Milan in 1935 by the tailor Giulio Marangoni. Alumni of the school are Franco Moschino and Domenico Dolce (who left after four months, stating that the school had nothing to teach him). Programs are Fashion Design, Fashion Business, Fashion Styling, Fashion Buying, Brand Management and Fashion Promotion.
Kingston University was founded in 1899 in London and became a university in 1992. Kingston doesn’t have many famous alumni as other UK fashion schools, but if you’d like to have a senior role at a big company it’s a good place to start. Its alumni have held senior and director-level positions at Armani, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Donna Karan, Givenchy, Lacoste etc.
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