Best Fashion Design Schools
FashionTV Highlights The Top Design Schools In The World
Have you ever dreamed of becoming the next Alexander McQueen or Marc Jacobs? Or perhaps you’ve dreamed of showcasing your fashionable collections on the runways of New York, Paris or Milan? Want to study fashion but don’t know where you should go? FashionTV tells you exactly what you need to do to launch that fashion career!
If you are as infatuated with fashion as we are, you are probably familiar with major fashion designers like Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford and Dries Van Noten. Many fashion designers started off studying at a fashion design school to learn more about the profession. A fashion design school with a strong and broad curriculum will teach you how to take your fashion vision and dreams and translate them into a successful career -- after all, there’s more to fashion than just the clothes! Upon graduation, you'll most likely practice in a major fashion house to get some experience under your belt. FashionTV has compiled a list of the best and top fashion design schools all over the world that can teach you how to take your talent to the next level!
Central Saint Martins (London, England)
Central Saint Martins is one of the most influential fashion design schools in the world. Among its graduates you can find elite designers such as Alexander McQueen, John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane, Zac Posen and Riccardo Tisci. Those are just a small handful of the notable designers who have studied there. Due to the fact that the institution is partially government-funded, British students have a better chance to study there. Apart from legendary scholars, Central Saint Martins is the only institute who’s runway shows are archived on style.com. This gives students a chance to have experienced designers scout for their ideas and give them a chance in the real world of fashion.
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Parsons, The New School for Design (New York, USA)
Parsons, The New School for Design has a large success rate when it comes to their students entering the fashion industry upon graduation. Parsons collaborates with many retailers around the country in order to give their students the feel of the fashion world from the inside. Top fashion designers such as Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan and Tom Ford have all graduated from Parsons and managed to become well-known fashion leaders. Will you be the next Marc Jacobs?
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Bunka Fashion College (Tokyo, Japan)
Until the 1960s, Bunka graduates have presented their collections only in Japan. Since then talented Japanese fashion designers such as Kenzo Takada and Yuji Yamamoto have conquered the stages of Paris and Milan. Nowadays the Bunka Institute is well-known for their avant-garde Japanese designs. If you’re fluent in Japanese and can manage to study without working part-time (part time jobs are not allowed while you are a student), Bunka Fashion College is the fashion design school for you!
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Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts (Antwerp, Belgium)
Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts hosts only a small collection of 140 talented students in this elite fashion design school. Due to a very serious curriculum and a massive work load, some students don't manage to graduate. Those who are dedicated, innovative and extremely talented complete the program with a better chance of getting their claim to fame in the fashion industry. The graduates of Antwerp Rayal Academy of Fine Arts range from Dries Van Noten to Walter Van Beirendonck. A fluent knowledge of Dutch is required to attend.
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If you find Domenico Dolce's designs inspiring and you would like to follow in his footsteps, Istituto Marangoni can be a good starting point. This top design school has campuses in three major fashion capital cities – Milan, London and Paris. With great scholars and work options, Istituto Marangoni may be among the fashion design institutes you consider.
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Fashion Institute of Technology (New York, USA)
Carolina Herrera, Calvin Klein and Michael Kors are among other high-profile fashion designers who have graduated from FIT. This well-known school in the center of New York City offers fashion design studies as well as courses in fashion marketing, visual arts and textile studies. If you are interested in learning the technical aspects of fashion as well as the design, FIT is a good match for you.
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London College of Fashion (London, UK)
Make up, styling and fashion journalism are a few of the unique courses London College of Fashion has to offer. Jimmy Choo is the only famous fashion designer who studied at this top design school. Will you be the next Jimmy Choo?
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Shenkar College of Engineering and Design (Ramat-Gan, Israel)
Although Shenkar is not a famous fashion design school compared to the ones mentioned above, it offers an incredible fashion design curriculum. Most professors teach in English so Hebrew is not an absolute necessity. Top designers like Alber Elbaz (Lanvin) are among the graduates of Shenkar. If you ever wondered who taught him the secrets of fashion, you may just find out in one of the classes offered at Shenkar.
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This list of fashion schools are of course not the only ones out there! If you seriously want to pursue a career in fashion -- learning the ins and outs of the industry -- go for it! Pick a design school that works for you and watch as your dream translates into reality. Already got accepted to a fashion school of your dreams? Tweet us @fashiontv and tell us which school you attend and why it is the best!