Institut Français de la Mode

Study design, management and craftsmanship in Paris, the world’s capital of fashion

Quai d'Austerlitz, Paris, Île-de-France, Département de Paris, 75013


Institut Français de la Mode is a higher education institution, a training center for apprentices, a provider of executive education, as well as a center of expertise for the textiles, fashion and luxury industries. It offers 16 educational programs at vocational, Bachelor, Master, Executive MBA and doctorate levels, which prepare students for all the professions in the fashion industry in the fields of management, design and craftsmanship.

Based in the heart of Paris on a new 9,000 m² campus, Institut Français de la Mode welcomes more than 1,000 students of some fifty nationalities - managers, designers, technicians, entrepreneurs - encouraging meetings, collaborations and cultural effervescence.

Institut Français de la Mode is supported by the French Ministry of Economy and recognized by the French Ministry of Higher Education.

Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design

  • Offered either in English or in French, the BA in Fashion Design is a 3-year undergraduate programme which focuses on learning through guided experimentation and innovative technical practice. You will learn to use both cutting-edge techniques and artisanal craftsmanship in order to transform your 2D ideas into 3D garments and accessories as you develop your signature style.
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BSc in Management for Fashion and Creative Industries

  • Shaping the next generation of young creative managers: This 3-year Bachelor's degree trains future managers with a strong creative sensibility wishing to work in the fashion, luxury and creative industries in fields related to products (product management, merchandising...), distribution (retail, ecommerce...) or communications.
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Master of Arts in Fashion Design - Majors in Fashion, Accessory, Image

  • At the heart of the world’s undisputed fashion capital and its leading Maisons, the Master of Arts is a 2-year programme which trains designers in Ready-to-wear, Knitwear, Accessory (Leather goods, Footwear) and Image design. Each year the designers present their collections at Paris Fashion Week®.
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MSc in International Fashion & Luxury Management

  • The MSc Fashion & Luxury Management is a multi-disciplinary Master’s program, designed to provide a diverse group of internationally-minded students the tools and skills necessary to accelerate their careers within the fast-moving fashion, luxury and beauty sectors.
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Summer School and online Courses

  • Institut Français de la Mode offers Summer courses in the three main disciplines offered by the school: design, management and couture craftsmanship. Courses take place between the end of June and October. Online certificate courses are offered all year round in Fashion Business and Fashion Sustainability, in partnership with luxury group Kering.
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Quai d'Austerlitz, Paris, Île-de-France, Département de Paris, 75013

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Establishment year: 1986
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Famous Alumni:
Karl Lagerfeld, Yves Saint Laurent, Issey Miyake, Charles de Vilmorin (Creative Director Rochas), Guillaume Henry (Creative director Patou), Tuomas Merikoski (Creative director Aalto), Nadege Vanhee-Cybulski (Creative director Hermès Women’s RTW)

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