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top 10 fashion designing colleges in world

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 

Top 10 Fashion Schools in the world 2021

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.

Programmes Offered-

Undergraduate: Womenswear, Menswear, Textile, Jewelry, and Knitwear DesignFashion Design with Marketing, Communications, Fashion History, Journalism

Graduate: Fashion, Fashion Communication

Famous Alumni-

Alexander McQueenStella McCartneyJohn Galliano
Phoebe PhiloChristopher KaneHussein Chalayan
Giambattista ValliPaul SmithRiccardo Tisci
Matthew WilliamsonZac PosenHamish Bowles
Alice TemperleyGiles DeaconLuella Bartley
Jenny PackhamJonathan SaundersMarios Schwab
Gareth PughSarah BurtonDavid 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

Famous Alumni-

Glenda BaileyFelipe Baptista
Sophie HulmeSimon Kneen
Helen StoreyJohn 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

Famous Alumni-

Martin MargielaDries Van NotenKris Van Assche
Ann DemeulemeesterDemna GvasaliaDirk Bikkembergs
Walter Van BeirendonckDirk Van SaeneMarina Yee
Veronique BranquinhoHaider AckermannPeter Pilotto
Bruno Pieters

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.

Programmes Offered-

Undergraduate: Fashion Design, Strategic Design and Management

Graduate: Fashion Studies, Fashion Design and Society

Famous Alumni-

Donna KaranMarc JacobsTom FordNarciso Rodriguez
Alexander WangIsaac MizrahiBill BlassClaire McCardell
Anna SuiJason WuJenna LyonsJack McCollough
Lazaro HernandezPrabal GurungChris BenzSteven Meisel
Thakoon PanichgulPeter SomCarmen Marc ValvoZac Posen
Behnaz SerafpourDoo Ri ChungTracy ReeseSophie Buhai
Lisa MayockFlora GillAlexa 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

Famous Alumni-

Calvin KleinMichael KorsNanette Lepore
Reem AcraNina GarciaFrancisco Costa
Joe ZeeBrian AtwoodRalph Rucci
Michelle SmithDennis BassoNorma Kamali
John BartlettStephen BurrowsDaniel 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.

Famous Alumni-

Jimmy ChooNicholas Kirkwood
Sophia WebsterJonathan Anderson
Rupert SandersonJames Long
Ryan LoKaren Dacre
Sarah HarrisMelanie 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

Famous Alumni-

Yohji YamamotoKenzo Takada
Tsumori ChisatoTex Saverio
Jun Takahashi (Undercover)Junya Watanabe
Hiroko Koshino

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

Famous Alumni-

Franco MoschinoDomenico DolceAlessandra Facchinetti (Tod’s)
Francesco RussoAlessandro Sartori (Berluti)Julie de Libran (Sonia Rykiel)
Maurizio PecoraroUmit BenanRodolfo Paglialunga (Jil Sander)
Albino D’AmatoChi 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.

Programmes Offered-

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. École Supérieure 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.

Programmes Offered-

Undergraduate: Fashion Design, Fashion Strategy & Communication

Graduate: Créateur Couture, International Fashion and Luxury Brand Management

Famous Alumni-

Olivier Rousteing (Balmain)Thierry MuglerAlexandre Vauthier
Catherine MalandrinoSuzy MenkesChristophe Decarnin
Damir DomaJuun JNina Garcia
Franck SorbierVanina Vesperini