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 provides educational programs from vocational training to doctoral level, by cross-fertilizing design, management and know-how.

As of 2019, Institut Français de la Mode brings together Ecole de la chambre syndicale de la couture parisienne, founded in 1927 and recognized for the excellence of its training in couture savoir-faire, and IFM, founded in 1986 and a pioneer in fashion management education.

Institut Français de la Mode now offers:

  • Higher education training programs in fashion design (among which two new degree programs, a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts), in fashion management and in craftsmanship
  • A training center for apprentices
  • Short, certificate or custom-designed continuing education programs for companies and institutions
  • Summer School programs
  • Academic research activities which produce publications in the field of economics as well as social and human sciences applied to fashion and design
  • An Economic Observatory which offers steering tools for professionals and daily analysis of fashion consumption and distribution
  • One of the most complete specialized libraries in France

Institut Français de la Mode is a member of HESAM Université, of the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles and of the International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes (IFFTI). It is supported by the French Ministry of Economy. It is recognized by the French Ministry of Higher Education.

Programs taught in:
English
French

This school also offers:

MSc

Institut Francais de la Mode

IFM's Master of Science in International Fashion & Luxury Management is a graduate program delivered in English for students holding a 3-year or 4-year Bachelor's deg ... [+]

New: The MSc in International Fashion & Luxury Management now offers a Fundamentals Year, open to students holding a 3-year Bachelor's degree.

The objective of the MSc Fashion & Luxury program is to prepare a small group of select students to pursue their careers on an international level, within the global headquarters, regional headquarters, or national subsidiaries of French or other worldwide luxury companies.

This program draws upon IFM's strength as a unique meeting place for the interaction between management & design.

It gives students:

a strong foundation in management skills as applied specifically to the luxury sector: marketing, strategy, and operations for international markets, with a particular emphasis on distribution and retail management. the keys to understanding and leverage brand value: luxury branding, communication, and digital strategies. a profound knowledge of creation: the culture of fashion, design, and luxury, understanding of the creative process, comprehension of the importance of quality and savoir-faire (know-how) in the luxury industry. ... [-]
France Paris
September 2019
English
Full-time
15 months
Campus
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Master

Institut Francais de la Mode

The Postgraduate Program of Fashion Management, Design ... [+]

The Postgraduate Program of Fashion Management, Design

Your project

You hold a diploma Bac 4 or Bac 5.

Exemptions may be granted for holders of a 3-year diploma with 3 years of significant work experience (internships not included).

You come from a business school, an institute of political studies, a university (law, management, economics, literature, humanities and social sciences, communication ...), a school of engineers, a school of style, applied arts, design, architecture, visual arts ...

You wish:

acquire a high level of expertise in fashion, luxury, perfume and cosmetics, design and lifestyle management (and other industries with high creative added value)to benefit from a double expertise associating skills in management and culture of creationdevelop conceptual and operational qualitiesbetter understand the specificities of a sector that today influences all economic activitiesput all the assets on your side to build a solid professional project at the service of your passionDuration of the program... [-]
France Paris
September 2019
French
Full-time
16 months
Campus
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Institut Francais de la Mode

THE IFM ENTREPRENEURS PROGRAM is aimed at anyone wishing to enter the creative industries, be it in innovative products or services related to fashion, luxury goods, acce ... [+]

You have:

a strong desire to undertakeor an already defined entrepreneurial project

You wish:

analyze and validate the development potential of your project with the best professionals in each specialty,develop your entrepreneurial creativity,deep understanding of how markets work and find the right consumer insights,master all the tools of the digital ecosystem,densify your professional network

You are:

Holds a degree Bac 4 or higher.

Exemptions may be granted for students with significant professional or entrepreneurial experience.

IFM START program presentation | Franck Delpal from IFM on Vimeo.

IFM ENTREPRENEURS is positioned at the beginning of the entrepreneurial path: it is not necessary to have a specific project to integrate the program. The purpose of IFM ENTREPRENEURS is to hatch new start-ups through complete support, from the founding idea to the realization of the project.... [-]

France Paris
September 2019
French
Full-time
1 year
Campus
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Institut Francais de la Mode

With an emphasis on real-life experimentation and project-based learning, the MA in Fashion Design offers you ways to express a strong personal creative signature, broade ... [+]

"We believe fashion is a form of applied art that mixes creativity, craftsmanship and culture, in an industry that is all about passion and innovation. The Master of Arts in Fashion Design pushes the boundaries of creative talent, enabling designers to be both stylistically innovative and technically exceptional."

The MA in Fashion Design is a 2-year program in English open to students holding a 3-year Bachelor's degree, and which offers six pathways of specialization:

Major in Garment (Womenswear / Menswear) Major in Knitwear Major in Creative Pattern Making Major in Leather Goods Major in Footwear Major in Image

Taught by the best faculty and practitioners in their field, they allow you to hone your technical skills and develop a full personal collection that is altogether meaningful, crafty and innovative.... [-]

France Paris
September 2019
English
Full-time
25 months
Campus
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Institut Français de la Mode - IFM
Address
36, Quai d'Austerlitz
75013 Paris, Île-de-France, France
Website
Phone
+33 1 70 38 89 89