We’re here to help you choose the right path into fashion school. Since there’s not much information in the top schools as there may be from law school or maybe medical school, we know that choosing the right fashion program can be a little bit challenging. For that reason, we gathered information about the top fashion schools around the globe.
We have taken into consideration the annual tuition, famous and successful alumni, feedback, the quality of the faculties and so on.
1. Central Saint Martins
Located in London, United Kingdom, it offers undergraduate and graduate programs such as Textile, Fashion Design with Marketing, Journalism, Fashion and much more. Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney are a few of the famous alumni this school has had.
2. London College of Fashion
Located, as the name says, in London-UK, this schools offers A LOT of programs from Fashion Journalism to Beauty Technology. Jimmy Choo is one of the famous people who graduated there.
3. Parsons School Of Design
Located in New York, US, it offers the following Undergraduate Programs: Fashion Design, Strategic Design and Management. Graduate: Fashion Studies, Fashion Design, and Society. Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, and Alexander Wang are a few of the several celebrities who went to school there.
4. Istituto Marangoni
Location: Milan, Italy. It offers several programs such as Fashion Design, Fashion Business, Fashion Styling, Fashion Buying, Brand Management and Fashion Promotion, graduate and undergraduate degrees. Some of the most highlighted personalities who have studied here are Franco Moschino and Domenico Dolce.
5. Kingston University
Located in London, United Kingdom. This University offers Fashion Design, undergraduate and graduate programs. Glenda Bailey and Felipe Baptista are some of the top alumni there.
6. Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts
Located in Antwerp, Belgium. It offers Fashion Design. Some of his most famous alumni are Martin Margiela and Dries Van Noten.
7. Fashion Institute of Technology
Located in New York, New York, United States. Offers A LOT of programs like Accessories Design, Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing, Direct and Interactive Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Fabric Styling, Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising Management, Illustration, International Trade and Marketing for the Fashion Industries, Jewelry Design, Menswear, Photography, Production Management: Fashion and Related Industries, Technical Design, Textile Development and Marketing, Textile/Surface Design. it has some top famous alumni like Calvin Klein and Michael Kors.
8. Bunka Fashion College
Located in Tokyo, Japan. It offers several options like Fashion Design, Fashion Technology, Fashion Marketing and Distribution, Fashion Accessories and Textiles. Some of its famous alumni are Yohji Yamamoto, Kenzo Takada
9. Shenkar College of Engineering and Design
Located in Ramat Gan, Israel. Some of its programs are Fashion, Textile and Jewelry Design and some of their famous alumni are Alber Elbaz, Nili Lotan. Most classes are offered in English, so it’s easier to apply.
10. Royal College of Art
Located in London, UK. It offers Womenswear, Menswear, Textiles and Jewelry Design. Philip Treacy and Erdem Moralioglu are some of the top alumni
Located in Paris, France. It offers Undergraduate: Fashion Design, Fashion Strategy & Communication. Graduate: “Créateur Couture,” International Fashion and Luxury Brand Management. Some of its students are: Thierry Mugler and Alexandre Vauthier
12. Savannah College of Art and Design
located in Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia, USA. It Offers programs like Undergraduate: Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing and Management, Accessories Design. Graduate: Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing and Management, Accessories Design, Luxury and Fashion Management. Famous alumni: Santiago Barberi Gonzalez
13. École de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne
Located in Paris, France. It Offers Fashion Design and Technique programs. Some of their famous alumni are Yves Saint Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld.
14. University of Westminster
Located in London, United Kingdom. Their only program is Fashion Design. Some of the most highlighted students are: Vivienne Westwood and Christopher Bailey
15. Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising
Located in Los Angeles, USA. It offers Fashion Design, Footwear Design, Costume Design, Jewelry Design, Textile Design, Merchandising (Fashion & Beauty Programs) and some of the best alumni are Randolph Duke and Trish Summerville.
16. Studio Berçot
Located in Paris, France. It offers Fashion Design, their top students are Isabel Marant and Roland Mouret. You must be fluent in french.
17. Drexel University
Located in Philadelphia, USA. Their programs are Fashion Design, Merchandising.
18. Pratt Institute
Located in Brooklyn, New York, it offers Fashion Design. Some of their famous alumni are Jeremy Scott and Betsey Johnson.
Located in Florence, Italy. It offers 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 much more.
Located in London, UK. It offers Fashion, Fashion Lifestyle Projects, Promotion. One of their most famous alumni is Stella McCartney (undergraduate degree)
21. RMIT University
Located in Melbourne, Australia. It offers Undergraduate Programs: Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising Management, Textile Design, Design Technology. Graduate Programs: Fashion Design and Fashion Entrepreneurship. Toni Maticevski is one of their famous alumni
22. Tafe Institute of Technology
Located in Sydney, Australia. It offers Fashion, Costume and Millinery Design. Nicky Zimmermann and Lisa Ho are some of their famous alumni.
23. Kent State University
Located in Ohio, USA. It offers Fashion Design and Fashion Merchandising. It also has a garment center studio in New York City.
24. Academy of Art University
Located in San Francisco, USA. It offers Fashion Design for Womenswear, Menswear and Childrenswear, Technical Design, Textile Design, Knitwear Design, Costume Design, Accessory Design, Fashion Illustration, Fashion Journalism, Fashion Marketing, Fashion Styling, Fashion Merchandising, and Visual Merchandising. Ryan Roche is one of their most notable alumni.
25. Ryerson University
Located in Toronto Canada, it offers Fashion Design and Fashion Communication. Jeremy Laing and Erdem Moralıoğlu went to school here.
26. La Cambre
Located in: Brussels, Belgium. Offers Fashion Design and Styling. Olivier Theyskens is one of their famous graduates.
27. California College of Arts
Located in California, USA. It offers Fashion Design, Textiles, Jewelry Design. Most of their students work for big brands like Nike, and Thom Brande.
28. University of Delaware
Located in Delaware, USA. It offers Fashion Merchandising, Apparel Design, Minor in Fashion History and Culture.
29. LIM College
Located in New York, USA. It offers Fashion Merchandising, Marketing, Management, Visual Merchandising and their most notable alumni are Daniella Vitale and Kathy Nedorostek
30. George Brown College
Located in Toronto, Canada. It offers Fashion Design, Fashion Management, Fashion Business Industry, Jewelry.
31. Stephens College
Located in Columbia, USA. It offers Fashion Design and Product Development, Fashion Marketing and Management, Fashion Communication, Apparel Studies.
32. Raffles Design Institute
Located in Singapore, Mumbai, Sydney, and Shanghai. It offers Fashion Design/Fashion Marketing. It has 30 colleges in 29 cities across 12 countries. They only teach in English.
33. Instituto Europeo Di Design
Located in Barcelona, Spain. They offer Undergraduate Programs: Fashion Design (taught in English); Fashion Design/Styling (taught in Spanish), Fashion Marketing and Communication (English or Spanish) and Graduate programs: Fashion Management (English), Fashion Design (Spanish), Costume Design (Spanish), Shoes and Accessories (Spanish), Fashion Marketing and Communications (Spanish).
34. University of Missouri
Located in Missouri, USA. It offers Textile and Apparel Management (no design courses). Offers a concurrent journalism minor.
35. Paris College of Art
Located in Paris, France. Their programs are Fashion and Accessories Design. It used to be a part of Parson, but it has been independent since 2010.