Last Updated on November 4, 2021 by Omotomiwa Lydia
Top 10 Fashion Schools in the world – The decision of pursuing career in fashion design is not an easy one, but what’s tougher is finding the right school, which is the first step in this direction. When almost everyone is looking to become engineer, doctor or lawyer, picking up the right fashion programme and college is a little more challenging task as this is the road less taken when it comes to career.Share
Keeping this in view and to aid aspirants, Careers360 lists here the top 10 fashion schools across the globe. Go through the details of each one of them and then decide in which top fashion college you want to take admission.
1. Central Saint Martins (London, UK)
A part of University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins is an internationally popular arts and design college whose main campus is situated in the Granary Building at the centre of London’s King’s Cross. Its two other campuses are located in Richbell Place and Archway.
Graduate: Fashion, Fashion Communication
|Alexander McQueen||Stella McCartney||John Galliano|
|Phoebe Philo||Christopher Kane||Hussein Chalayan|
|Giambattista Valli||Paul Smith||Riccardo Tisci|
|Matthew Williamson||Zac Posen||Hamish Bowles|
|Alice Temperley||Giles Deacon||Luella Bartley|
|Jenny Packham||Jonathan Saunders||Marios Schwab|
|Gareth Pugh||Sarah Burton||David Koma|
2. Kingston University (London, UK)
The University can give a kick start to the careers of those, who are aspiring for a senior role at a big company. Students passed from here have shown their presence in top fashion brands like Armani, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Lacoste, Massimo Dutti, Donna Karan, Givenchy, Burberry, H&M, etc.
Programme Offered: Fashion Design
|Glenda Bailey||Felipe Baptista|
|Sophie Hulme||Simon Kneen|
|Helen Storey||John Richmond|
3. Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts (Antwerp, Belgium)
The fashion department of the institute was found in 1963. Emphasis is laid on conceptual and experimental education here. This elite fashion school is perfect for you if you are devoted, experimental and innovative.
Programme Offered- Fashion Design
|Martin Margiela||Dries Van Noten||Kris Van Assche|
|Ann Demeulemeester||Demna Gvasalia||Dirk Bikkembergs|
|Walter Van Beirendonck||Dirk Van Saene||Marina Yee|
|Veronique Branquinho||Haider Ackermann||Peter Pilotto|
4. Parsons School of Design (New York, USA)
Since its establishment in 1896, Parsons offers undergraduate and graduate programmes through its five schools. The school focuses on rigorous training, integrative inquiry and practice-based collaborative learning.
Undergraduate: Fashion Design, Strategic Design and Management
Graduate: Fashion Studies, Fashion Design and Society
|Donna Karan||Marc Jacobs||Tom Ford||Narciso Rodriguez|
|Alexander Wang||Isaac Mizrahi||Bill Blass||Claire McCardell|
|Anna Sui||Jason Wu||Jenna Lyons||Jack McCollough|
|Lazaro Hernandez||Prabal Gurung||Chris Benz||Steven Meisel|
|Thakoon Panichgul||Peter Som||Carmen Marc Valvo||Zac Posen|
|Behnaz Serafpour||Doo Ri Chung||Tracy Reese||Sophie Buhai|
|Lisa Mayock||Flora Gill||Alexa Adams|
5. Fashion Institute of Technology (New York, USA)
FIT is a good fashion school for aspirants, who are willing to work in marketable voguish brand or a contemporary retailer. Here, students have access to digital vogue archive, NYTimes and WGSN along with city’s most outstanding fashion library and museum.
Programmes Offered- Accessories Design, Fabric Styling, Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising Management, Illustration, International Trade and Marketing for the Fashion Industries, Jewelry Design, Menswear, Production Management, Technical Design, Textile Development and Marketing, Textile/Surface Design
|Calvin Klein||Michael Kors||Nanette Lepore|
|Reem Acra||Nina Garcia||Francisco Costa|
|Joe Zee||Brian Atwood||Ralph Rucci|
|Michelle Smith||Dennis Basso||Norma Kamali|
|John Bartlett||Stephen Burrows||Daniel Vosovic|
6. London College of Fashion (London, UK)
The premium college offers admissions to 70 undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, alongwith 165 short courses across different subjects.
Programmes Offered- Different kinds of graduate and undergraduate degrees are offered here ranging from Bespoke Tailoring to Cordwainers Fashion Bags & Accessories, Cordwainers Footwear to Costume for Performance, etc.
|Jimmy Choo||Nicholas Kirkwood|
|Sophia Webster||Jonathan Anderson|
|Rupert Sanderson||James Long|
|Ryan Lo||Karen Dacre|
|Sarah Harris||Melanie Rickey|
7. Bunka Fashion College (Tokyo, Japan)
Founded in 1923, the college gained popularity in 1960s when its students made their presence felt in Paris. It has headquarters in Shinjuku, Tokyo, and has over 70 branches across Japan.
Programmes Offered- Fashion Design, Fashion Technology, Fashion Marketing and Distribution, Fashion Accessories and Textiles
|Yohji Yamamoto||Kenzo Takada|
|Tsumori Chisato||Tex Saverio|
|Jun Takahashi (Undercover)||Junya Watanabe|
8. Istituto Marangoni (Milan, Italy)
The fashion institute is located in Milan, Florence, Paris, London, Shanghai and Shenzhen. It has a placement rate of 80%, and some of the most popular designers in the industry have studied here.
Programmes Offered- Fashion Design, Fashion Business, Fashion Styling, Fashion Buying, Brand Management and Fashion Promotion
|Franco Moschino||Domenico Dolce||Alessandra Facchinetti (Tod’s)|
|Francesco Russo||Alessandro Sartori (Berluti)||Julie de Libran (Sonia Rykiel)|
|Maurizio Pecoraro||Umit Benan||Rodolfo Paglialunga (Jil Sander)|
|Albino D’Amato||Chi Zhang|
9. Polimoda (Florence, Italy)
Polimoda was founded as Politecnico Internazionale della Moda in 1986. The executive staff has esteemed background with huge experience in the industry. The institute boasts of an 87% placement rate after graduation.
Undergraduate: Fashion Design, Footwear and Accessories Design, Fashion Technology, Business of Fashion Fashion, Product Management, Fashion Communication, Mastering Craft For Fashion
Graduate: Collection Design, Shoe and Bag Collection Design, Fashion Brand Management, Fashion Buying and Product Management, Fashion Enterprise, Fashion Merchandising and Buying, International Fashion Business, Luxury Business Luxury & Lifestyle Management, Fashion Communication, Fashion Styling, Fashion Trend Forecasting, Fashion Writing, Art Directing for Fashion
Famous Alumni- Edgardo Osorio (Aquazurra)
10. Ã‰cole SupÃ©rieure Des Arts Et Techniques De La Mode (Paris, France)
World’s first and oldest French fashion college, ESMOD has a placement rate of more than 90%. Classes are offered in English as well as French. Moreover, the college also hosts programmes at 22 schools across 15 countries for those students, who are willing to study but can’t relocate to Paris.
Undergraduate: Fashion Design, Fashion Strategy & Communication
Graduate: CrÃ©ateur Couture, International Fashion and Luxury Brand Management
|Olivier Rousteing (Balmain)||Thierry Mugler||Alexandre Vauthier|
|Catherine Malandrino||Suzy Menkes||Christophe Decarnin|
|Damir Doma||Juun J||Nina Garcia|
|Franck Sorbier||Vanina Vesperini|