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Found in 1841, ESMOD’s flagship campus is located in Paris, one of the best places for fashion. It is a French private school and has numerous campuses across the world, highly specialised in fashion education while offering a range of short courses.  ESMOD provides invaluable resources such as computer equipment, documentation centre and fabric library. Many graduates found their careers in an extensive range of luxury brands. Notable alumni include Catherine Malandrino, Christophe Decarnin and Damir Doma. 

ESMOD is also a renowned fashion business school. If you are interested to build a career in the luxury fashion industry, you should consider this school. Its students can also benefit from its exchange programme, which provides opportunities to them study abroad.


2. Istituto Marangoni

Established in 1935, Istituto Marangoni is specialised in fashion, art and design; offering undergraduate, postgraduate and short courses in these disciplines. It constantly updates its courses to make sure contents are of the latest materials. Based in Milan, its campuses spread out across the world: Italy, France, UK, China, USA, UAE and India***. Notable alumni include Franco Moschino, Domenico Dolce and Alessandra Facchinetti.

Deeply rooted within Italian fashion, this school is dedicated to produce leaders in the fashion industry. Its fashion schools are based in Milan, Florence, Paris, London, Shanghai, Dubai and Mumbai. The schools merge cultures and ideas from over 4,000 students across the world***. You will benefit from its contemporary and progressive approach to teaching.

3. Royal Academy of Fine Arts (Antwerp)

Founded in 1663, the Royal Academy of Fine Arts is an internationally renowned institute for fashion, fine art and design. Studying there means joining an inspiring international learning environment. The surrounding will allow you to understand yourself as an artist. They offer their courses in both English and Dutch. They are a highly specialised institute, trained numerous influential painters like Vincent van Gogh.

More recent graduates pursue careers in the fashion design field, notable alumni include Martin Margiela and the Antwerp Six, a group of fashion elites who graduated between 1980 to 1981. A number of historic cities are located in Belgium and they are worthwhile to visit. Your creative process will benefit from their historical landmarks and culturally rich environment.

*According to QS World University Subject Rankings 2022.

**According to QS World University Rankings 2023.

***Facts and statistics of universities are available from their official websites.

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