Fashion Communication and Marketing - Academic Year

One Year Course - Florence

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The Fashion Communication and Marketing - Academic Year focuses on two of the main factors that determine whether brands that compete in the Fashion system will be successful or not. It aims at training professionals to create and manage integrated promotion strategies, seek external relations with other professional figures working in the field, monitor advertising campaigns, maintain relations with the media and organise events and runway shows. The course is held in partnership with Luisaviaroma, one of the best Italian e-commerce websites for luxury fashion world wide.

The course is aimed at young professionals that wish to improve their competitiveness or change their professional direction; students who wish to gain the basis of Communication and Marketing in the Fashion field both for a continuing education or for entering the working world; and Fashion, Communication or Marketing students who wish to explore the specifics of the Fashion world in their chosen field of study.

At the conclusion of the year-long program participants have the possibility of requesting a 3 to 6 months internship in a fashion company. The Academic Year has a rolling enrolment policy that allows participants that enrol by december 31st are eligible for a 10% discount on the tuition fee.

Florence is the focal point of the Italian renaissance and home to an incredible cultural, artistic and architectural patrimony. These proud traditions are still part of the economic and creative fabric and are a fundamental component of the curriculum. This is why Florence offers, more than other art cities, a unique inspirational patrimony of artistic and cultural heritage that serves as the backdrop to the Academic year program.

Special Projects:
Within the last editions of the Academic years collaborations have included companies such as: Luisaviaroma.com, Fendi, Guess Europe, Emilio Pucci, Emilio Cavallini, Gold, Targetti, Elisabetta Franchi, Calvin Klein underwear, Versace, The Mall, I Gigli, and many others.

  • Start date
    February 2016
  • Language
    English

The Fashion Communication and Marketing - Academic Year is structured as a transversal and focused program that is developed through courses that aim at preparing participants to work in the fashion world. This is achieved during classes and special projects where participants will be working alongside real companies and professional figures, face real issues and improve their problem solving and analysis skills. Academic Years also give a solid basis for participants who wish to further their education. The first part of the program introduces the Communication subjects and focuses in particular on the specific topics of pertinence to the Fashion sector in terms of communicative image and public relations.

These courses aim at providing the transversal and multi-faceted approach necessary to successfully navigate and communicate in the Fashion system, including specific courses on the basics of Fashion Communication, New Media (Digital Communication- focusing on fashion blogging) and Event Planning. The Social Media aspect is enhanced by the partnership with Luisaviaroma and the avant-garde solutions that Florentine artisans are requesting to remain competitive in a world wide market.

The Marketing courses develop further the themes dealt with in the first part of the program which involve the understanding of the commercial and industrial processes of the Fashion industry, including visual merchandising, business plans, pricing and strategic planning through traditional and new media.

The IED has a long and outstanding tradition in the training of profiles for Fashion Design & Management and through the years has developed several contacts and projects with main companies in the Fashion field. This gives participants the added advantage of working alongside professionals and companies during the year and of creating innovative and competitive projects that help participants understand the real issues of the fashion world and improve their team working and creative problem solving skills.

Duration and attendance: 30 weeks (15 +15) full time

  • Fall

    • Fashion Communication

      The communication chain and its applications to fashion Events of all types: from launching parties to runways, from select events to product communication, company blogs and customer care. Focus on Professional Presentations: Public speaking and portfolio creation to always manage company presentations, interviews and emphasize your skills correctly.

    • Fashion History

      A synthesis of fashion through recent times to analyze how it is culturally percieved and promoted world-wide.

    • Semiotics For Fashion

      The course concentrates on clothing and its expressive and semiotic components, including how it is represented in different systems. Fashion is interpreted as a story regulated by a specific code that makes it different from every other phenomenon of communications.

    • Digital Communication (advanced)

    • Fashion Materials

      The course offers an analysis of the factors that contribute to the structure of a fashion collection: from the production of fabrics to the composition of a fashion product and the different elements that create it.

    • Introduction To Fashion Events

      Covers the basics of Fashion Event planning and communicating starting with the study of case histories of events. Deals with the interconnectivity of physical and digital planning and how to effectively manage a project, client or event with digital tools to increase integrated communication strategies.

    • Visual Language

      Introduction to aesthetics; an historical and critical analysis of the most important modern and contemporary artistic and fashion movements, in relation to the development of society and of culture.

    • Branding

      The identification of a company’s identity, image and values as a foundation for its effective communication, success and growth. The promotion of a product or service through it’s image, logo or graphics. 

       

    • Communication And Public Relations

      Prerequisites: Fashion Communication or equivalent. How to use the press office; how to relate and communicate to other roles in the fashion world from designers to marketers, from photographers and other communicators to clients.

    • Social Medias

    • History of Fashion Photography

      Exploring the styles and lives of the leading exponents of fashion photography, so as to evaluate their impact on the imagery projected by fashion itself and to make a technical analysis of their style of composition, the influences they exert on one another and their role as trend catalysts.

    • Fashion Event Communication

    • Fashion Marketing I

      The course offers the basics of marketing in both theoretical and technical terms. From theories and strategies to aid comprehension of commercial contexts to the role of advertising businesses in the establishment of a fashion brand.

    • Trend Forecasting

      The study of trends and their origins and predictions; based on cultural and economic factors, participants study the colors, materials and styles that are upcoming and relevant to the renewal of fashion.

    • Final Thesis

È lodato quel maestro che fa egli stesso ciò che insegna agli altri
(proverbio italiano)

Allo IED insegnano professionisti che quotidianamente si confrontano con il mercato. Qui puoi leggere i loro CV.

Costanza Menchi

Costanza Menchi
Born in Florence, Margherita Abbozzo studied Art History at the University of Florence, where she graduated, and Fine Arts in London, where she lived from 1983 to 1999. In London she studied at the Byam Shaw School of Art, part of Central Saint Martin's School of Art (B.A. 1990), and at Camberwell, M.A. 2000. Margherita writes on contemporary art, photography and science since 1984 for numerous Italian and international art and photography publications. Her books are in the permanent collections of TATE Modern and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Troy Nachtigall

Troy Nachtigall
Education: Troy was born in Belle Fourche, South Dakota, U.S.A. in 1977. He moved to New York City in 1999 to study Fashion Design and work in Digital Media Technology. He invents new ways to dress and present fashion for lines such Calvin Klein, Jean Paul Gaultier Jeans, Hugo Boss, Hermes and Emilio Cavallini. Beyond this, Troy has taken his creative-talents into fields such as interaction design with projects including Music Videos for Beyonce, Wardrobe for The Discovery Channel, Publicity for Suntory, Press Office for Stussy and training for Apple. This has also led to teaching courses at the University.Experience: IUAV of Venice, University Sapienza of Roma and the Institute of European Design.

Claudia Gelosa

Claudia Gelosa

Annaluisa Franco

Annaluisa Franco
Annaluisa Franco is the coordinator of the Fashion Department of IED Florence. She has taught courses such as semiotics, sociology and history of fashion in several institutions such as IED Rome, IED Florence, FUA, University of Venice IUAV, SACI, Accademia del Lusso and others.  

Camilla Di Biagio

Camilla Di Biagio
Education: Fashion Degree at IED Istituto Europeo di Design Experience:She began her career by organizing runway shows and following fashion events and theatrical productions as a costumer at the age of 17. After obtaining her diploma she starts collaborations with Roberta Papa and REDSTUDIO at the IED in Rome. Stefano Dominella, creative director and professor at the IED invites Camilla to work along side him in his atelier. The REDSTUDIO event organization also asks Camilla to be the Production director of the AltaRoma high fashion runway shows. Camilla specializes in Event organization and shooting production, particularly of fashion exhibits and runway shows both in Italy and abroad. Some of her collaborations include: STUDIO GALGANO, REDSTUDIO, AlTA ROMA, STEFANIA D'ALESSANDRO MAKE-UP, SERGIO VALENTE, PHILIP MORRIS ITALIA, YOU, MANDARINA DUCK and BULGARI. Courses taught: professor of Fashion Events and Visual Language and Creativity Technique, Events Organization, Styling. Website: http://www.myspace.com/360gradiproduzioni

Flores Zanchi

Flores Zanchi
Education:Architecture Degree from the Florence University and the Ecole d?Architetcture de Paris La Villette. Experience:From 2002 to 2008 she works at Archea Associates where she coordinates and develops exhibits and events. At the same time she coordinates the editorial aspects of the www.floornature.com architectural portal. From 2004 to 2008 she is part of the editorial staff of Area magazine. Her articles are published on several national and international magazines such as Area, Materia, d?Architettura, Progettare, Casa&design China, Recuperare l?Edilizia, City Project. Courses taught: professor of PR, Advertisement and Fashion. Website: http://www.republique.it/ ______________

Riccardo Bresciani

Riccardo Bresciani
Riccardo Bresciani is a 360° freelance consultant in communication and marketing. He's been working for years with the most important national and international research institutes, dealing with clients such as food international companies and fashion and luxury worldwide relevant brands. In particular, he's been in charge for brand strategic analysis, from market concept to development plans and competitive (re)positioning.   He also works as a company consultant on marketing and advertising techniques, and he's a strategic planner to coordinate activities for nationally relevant projects. He's in charge for a University of Bologna research project that aims to map the advertising creative trends in Italy within the years 2000-2012.    He published with Claudio Marenco Mores (Calvin Klein's Italy Accessories Product Manager) two essays in two books: Gossip. Strategie di Marketing del pettegolezzo (BUP 2011) and Architetture dei territori ibridi (Pendragon 2012). Since 2008 he's been teaching Communication and Marketing at the faculty of psychology, University of Bologna. He's been teaching Fashion Marketing, Semiotics and Project Management at IED Firenze since 2011.  

Gabriele Goretti - Coordinator

Gabriele Goretti - Coordinator
Architect, designer, senior researcher in fashion design strategy and luxury goods market. Senior researcher within joint research Labs between Academia and advanced craftsmanship SMES. PhD in Industrial design, his professional profile is focusing on relationships between design strategies and advanced manufacturing processes. Moreover his research is focusing on product values communication through design-driven innovation based on technology innovation and traceability.