90,000 firms and 800,000 jobs are the vital statistics of the Italian fashion system. If we relate them per capita to the country population, they translate into a world supremacy in terms of quality, quantity and economic impact.
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News from the fashion school of Barcelona
Carolina Puiggròs’ “Dizygoth” in VEIN magazine
The collection of this Fashion Design graduate from IED Barcelona is featured in an editorial in this creative trends publication.
Sustainable garments inspired by vintage utilitarian clothing
Daniel Vidal, a student of IED Barcelona’s Master in Fashion Design, presented two looks from his “What Remains” collection at the Rec.0 space, which is dedicated to eco-friendly garments.
Andrea Marchesi, My Start BCN jury member
The IED Barcelona director contributed his expertise in design, business and innovation to help select Biovitae as the winning proposal in the competition devised by the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Barcelona as part of the “Premio Faro del Mediterráneo” [“Mediterranean Lighthouse Award”].
How can we encourage sustainable fashion shopping?
IED Barcelona’s business division and Universo MOLA have organised the first discussion in Europe about setting up ethical clothing consumption communities under the title “Raising collective awareness”.
Fashion and jewellery beyond design
Pilar Pasamontes, scientific director of IED Barcelona’s Fashion Department, took part in the colloquium “Peretti & Halston: Beyond Design”, an evening that explored the legacy of the artistic collaboration between these two design icons.
IED Barcelona students design prototypes for Uniqlo inclusive fashion collection
The looks have been designed to provide stylish, functional options for all body types and levels of mobility.
Marc Sanz, Hyères finalist: “We young designers must strive for the continuity of craftsmanship”
The IED Barcelona alumnus tells us about his time in the prestigious competition and his future plans.
Three IED Barcelona alumni make giant splash at 080 Barcelona Fashion
Collections by Eñaut, Paolo Leduc and Javier Girón left their mark in an edition centred on defending internationalisation, diversity and technology in the fashion world.
IED Barcelona alumnus Luis De Javier triumphs in Los Angeles
The young fashion designer presented “La Ruta”, his spring-summer 2024 collection, at LA Fashion Week (18 to 22 October) in the distinguished company of Riccardo Tisci, the former creative director of Burberry and Givenchy.
IED Barcelona design shines on the main day of BDW with “Hanging By a Threat”
The installation, created by students from the interdisciplinary subject Upcycling: Waste is Precious, in collaboration with Cervezas Alhambra and the Barcelona Centre de Disseny, was presented at the Disseny Hub Barcelona on 18 October.
Marc Sanz Pey, alumnus from IED Barcelona, is the third Spaniard to reach the final in Hyères
The young fashion designer was one of the 10 finalists from among 800 candidates at the International Festival of Fashion, Accessories and Photography of this French city, which was won by the Belgian Igor Dieryck.
IED Barcelona alumnus Aitor Goikoetxea presents “Adarrak” at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Mexico
The winner of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Talent Award last February at the Madrid fashion week show presented this collection full of personality, savoir faire and technique on the Mexico City catwalk.
'In the Beginning Everything Was White' arrives at Disseny Hub Barcelona in exhibition format
The exhibition “Òh!pera (L’exposició)”, a show featuring the creation processes of eight small-format operas from this project, including the participation of IED Barcelona, was officially opened on 10 October as part of the programming for BDW.
Postgraduate academic year begins at IED Barcelona
Master’s and postgraduate students began their educational journey at the Istituto Europeo di Design on 5 and 6 October with a multidisciplinary workshop and official welcome ceremony.
IED Barcelona fashion takes over BNEW 2023
Student designs from the Barcelona school were on display at the latest edition of the Barcelona New Economy Week with a live fashion workshop and exhibition of looks.
Introducing the IED Dream Team: ambassadors of creativity and community growth
We are excited to announce the launch of the IED Dream Team, a group of alumni who have become leading professionals in their field, passionate about creativity and community growth: dedicated to endorsing our community projects and creativity
Take advantage from the special promotion available for our Summer courses
Book and complete now your enrollment process to one of the IED and Accademia Aldo Galli Summer courses, offered in Italy and Spain, and you will benefit from a special discount on the tuition fee.
IED Barcelona alumnus Carolina Galeazzi, Mention for Young Design at Catalonia Ecodesign Award 2023
The former student of the Master in Sustainable Design and Social Impact was recognised for “Ex•Tĕrra”, while “Santa Carxofa” by fellow IED student Justine Oriana Vargas Parra was also a finalist.
IED Barcelona inaugurates 2023-2024 academic year with undergraduate programme students
The starting signal for a new academic year was fired with the celebration of Welcome Event and Welcome Week.
Lara Serrano, IED Barcelona alumnus: “Participating in MBFW Madrid is a great opportunity”
With her brand Laretta, she was one of the 15 brands present in the Allianz EGO Showroom for emerging designers, competing for the Allianz EGO Confidence in Fashion award at the latest edition of MBFW in Madrid.
IED Barcelona students design a bridal collection proposal for Cristina Tamborero
As part of the final project of the programme, students of the Postgraduate in Wedding and Ceremony Dresses Design created 10 looks inspired by minimalist architecture in collaboration with the Barcelona-based bridal fashion brand.
Sustainable design with a purpose, made in IED Barcelona
Students of the 2023 edition of the Master in Sustainable Design and Social Impact have launched innovative responses to challenges related to health, the circular economy, cultural identity and education.
Design that reaches new audiences by working collaboratively
The Box of the Gran Teatre del Liceu was the stage on which In the beginning everything was white, one of the four new small-format operas from the Òh!pera project, which has seen the participation of IED Barcelona, was performed from 5 to 9 July.
IED Fashion Shows 2023
The academic year comes to its end and it’s time to present our Graduate 2023 fashion collections to the world
Best Thesis Awards 2023 – IED Barcelona
Preserving biodiversity through design and connecting memories by way of a new audiovisual language are some of the themes addressed in the final projects recognised by the Best Thesis Awards 2023.
Saying goodbye to a fashion great
The designer and esteemed collaborator of IED Barcelona, José Castro, passed away on Monday, leaving behind an irreplaceable gap within the sector.
Fashioners of the World 2023: Meet the winners!
The annual fashion show closes IED Barcelona Fashion students’ academic cycle with a grand finale at La Paloma.
IED Barcelona celebrates the 2023 Undergraduate Graduation Ceremony
Students in their final year of the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Arts (Hons), IED Diploma and Foundation Course in Global Design will bring their academic stage at the school to a close on 19 June at 6 pm at Aribau Multicines.
Hairdressing as a decorative art
Alexis Ferrer, creator of the innovative hair printing technique, speaker of the second session of Mastering your Brain: Technology & Creative Direction.
The IED universe on air at Primavera Sound
Alumni Luis de Javier and Aitor Goikoetchea will be interviewed by Francesca Tur of Tendencias TV on Thursday 1 June at 4.40 pm on the festival’s radio show.
Design, creativity, passion and diversity at Fashioners of the World 2023
The annual fashion show of graduating IED Barcelona fashion students will take place on 12 June at 7.30 pm at the emblematic La Paloma venue.
The commitment to more transparent fashion comes within reach of the Green Alley Award 2023
With Bcome, Alba García, former BA in Fashion student, was selected as a European finalist among 226 projects for this award that recognises innovations in the circular economy.
Strategic Design for Business Realities
IED Barcelona’s Master in Design Management students have met with representatives from Nacar Strategic Design Agency, Fujitsu, Hatch Studio, HP and NTT Data in the framework of the latest Career Forum session.
Government of Catalonia Institutional Graduation Ceremony
On 22 May, students from the class of 2019-2023 Bachelor’s Degrees will come together at the Victoria Theatre to graduate.
Towards energy self-consumption
IED Barcelona installs solar panels on the rooftops of its Point One facility that will save up to 40% of electricity.
Climate activism and sustainable denim with the IED Barcelona seal at Rec.0
From 10 to 13 May, the fashion, culture and gastronomy festival will exhibit two looks from the “Teen Angst” collection by Jacek Gleba Puig, alumnus of IED Barcelona’s Master in Fashion Design.
A trio of IED Barcelona alumni at 080 Barcelona Fashion Week
The groundbreaking creations by Lara Serrano, Paolo Leduc and Eñaut Barruetabeña will be showcased at the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site where the international catwalk will be held from 2 to 5 May.
IED Barcelona’s sustainable approach at Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week 2023
Alumni of the Postgraduate in Design of Wedding and Ceremony Dresses showcased a selection of their creations in the Village of the fair, with an emphasis on the sustainability of materials and design processes.
A Sant Jordi marked by intergenerationality and solidarity through design
Once again this year, IED Barcelona collaborated with the ASTE association to deliver almost a hundred roses, accompanied by a print inspired by this festival, to the residents of three care homes in the district of Gracia.
Sustainable fashion, protagonist of the Universo MOLA FASHION WEEK 2023
On 31 March, IED Barcelona connected with Punta del Este in Uruguay, to participate in this event that addresses the sustainability of the textile industry from different perspectives and its impact in terms of design education.
The crafts and technology pairing, on tour in Catalonia
The video Change to live – New Crafts Digital Revolution II by Jordi Cussó, Teacher at IED Barcelona, is part of the ‘Mostra on the Road’ exhibition, an initiative to bring the activity of the 4th edition of the International Crafts Audiovisual Exhibition to the Catalan territory.
Designing to build a better world
Until 30 April, Disseny Hub Barcelona is showcasing “IED Barcelona Manifesto”, an exhibition that brings to life the School’s global, human, strategic and transformative vision of design aiming to respond to the great challenges of contemporary society.
1st Mastering your Brain: Fashion Tech & Sustainability
IED Barcelona has launched a new series of participatory events based on current issues with the presence of prominent opinion leaders. The creator of the spray-on fabric that went viral at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week, Dr. Manuel Torres, was the first guest.
Krystle Sepúlveda wins the Bridal Scholarship for Talent by Gratacós
The Postgraduate in Design of Wedding and Ceremony Dresses student at IED Barcelona will receive 1,000 euros in fabrics from Gratacós.
The Minister of Education visits IED Barcelona’s stand at the Saló de l'Ensenyament
On the occasion of the inauguration of the fair, Josep Gonzàlez-Cambray talked with Andrea Marchesi, Director of the Design School.
B-come, finalist of the 3rd edition of the Fashion StartUp Contest
The company founded by IED Barcelona BA in Fashion graduate Alba García, along with Anna Canadell, has established itself as one of the most promising start-ups in the fashion sector.
Aitor Goikoetxea conquers MBFWM 23 as the winner of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Talent
The former student of IED Barcelona wins the competition’s prestigious award and reaffirms his unstoppable trajectory in fashion design.
A total of 8 IED alumni participating in MBFW Madrid
From proposals on the catwalk to emerging brands in the Allianz Ego Showroom, the event has a wide representation of fashion talents trained at IED.
Design that combines craftsmanship with technology at MWW23
This year, the IED Barcelona multidisciplinary workshops week focused on the union between Craft & Tech.
IED Barcelona imagines sustainable and innovative footwear with Camper
Students of the Master in Design for Sustainable Fashion Technology review the classic The Beetle model with two proposals based on a circular, repairable and updatable design.
Two IED Barcelona alumni at New York Fashion Week
Prisca Vera Franchetti (PRISCAVera) and Luis De Javier will showcase their collections on 13 February at 6 pm and 14 February at 8 pm, respectively (local time in both cases).
Marc Sanz Pey, finalist at the Hyères Festival
The IED Barcelona alumnus is one of the 10 designers shortlisted from among 800 candidates in the prestigious competition for young fashion designers.
IED Barcelona, design partner in the Gracia neighborhood
Pasarela, the catering establishment in the Gracia neighborhood formerly known as El Molinet, has a new logo and interior design carried out by IED Barcelona.
IED Barcelona’s master’s degrees in fashion and interior design recognized in the Financial Magazine rankings
This recognition highlights the work of the school as a driving force behind innovation and talent through design training.
Two IED Barcelona projects recognised by INSPIRED IN BARCELONA
The international digital promotion platform INSPIRED IN BARCELONA has highlighted the creativity of two projects that rethink the future of food waste in its Inspired Picks section.
20 years of a collective dream through design
IED Barcelona has been consolidating its position as a driving force behind innovation and social well-being through design education. "A collective dream" is a faithful reflection of this spirit.
Anticipating future design scenarios
IED Barcelona organised the round table "What's the next point?" in a bid to imagine what future design scenarios will be like from the perspective of training, taking the city of Barcelona as a case study.
Celebrating two decades of history of IED Barcelona
On the occasion of this celebration, “A collective dream” will be showcased; a display through the history of the school by way of outstanding projects carried out by its students.
Master's Degrees Scholarship Contest - September 2022
IED’s three sites in Spain: Madrid, Barcelona or Bilbao, launch 7 Scholarships for the Academic year 2022/2023
Luis De Javier’s “Toro” design worn by Beyoncé
Our Alumni Luis De Javier has dressed the artist for the art work of her last album.
New world, new strategies, new communications
What are the consumption needs subliminally transmitted to us by horror films? How is a country’s branding constructed? How has interpersonal communication changed with the advent of new technologies and social media?
Best Thesis Awards 2022-IED Barcelona
The four proposals, from the areas of Design, Management & Design Strategies, Fashion, and Visual Communication, convey the interests and concerns of a new generation of designers.
IED Barcelona celebrates its 20th anniversary with its Fashioners of the World fashion show at Fundació Joan Miró Barcelona
Fashioners of the World 2022 celebrates the end of the fashion students’ educational journey with a wide variety of proposals that all share a fresh and innovative vision of the fashion world.
IED & FEERIC 2022 “SUPERHEROES WANTED - fashion contest”
IED in collaboration with Feeric Fashion Week, will award one special merit-based scholarship to attend the Summer Course in Fashion Trend Investigation held in IED Barcelona campus in July 2023
Circular projects accelerated by CirCoAX to kick off the EU Green Week at IED Barcelona
The largest European meeting to raise awareness about the implementation of activities and projects aligned with the European Green Deal.
The path of the creative process
A master class, organised in collaboration with Cultura Inquieta and Renault, around the different phases of creative production.
International Design Day: Embrace uncertainty
‘Suspended in transition’ is the theme proposed for this year’s edition; a motto that encourages designers to embrace uncertainty as an arena from which to reflect, to step out of their comfort zones, and to explore alternative futures.
CEOWORLD places IED Barcelona within the ranking of the best fashion schools in the world
IED Barcelona Design School thus reaffirms its position as an international benchmark education institution in Design and Fashion studies within Spain.
IED Barcelona at Saló de l’Ensenyament and Futura 2022
IED Barcelona will be part of the Saló de l’Ensenyament from 16 March to 20 March.
The Herstory of Design
Women have written key chapters in the history of art and design, not always receiving the public recognition that their contributions to these disciplines have deserved.
IED design for social transformation in “Design for Inclusion”
IED students will explore alongside members of ONCE possible responses to the difficulties faced by this community with relation to everyday objects.
Aitor Goikoetxea Wins ITS Contest 2021
‘Aitarekin Afaltzen [Dinner with my Father]’ has been awarded in this contest known worldwide for his mission of scouting new talents and supporting them.
IED Barcelona pays homage to Casa Vicens with a 100% sustainable look
Modernist, Persian and Oriental influences. Casa Vicens, Gaudí’s first work, was the inspiration behind the design that IED Barcelona showcased in this house-museum.
Italian Design: The bridge between beauty, technology and humanity
How design inspired by Italian culture can help restart Europe in the next decade?
IED Barcelona presents the collections of its Fashion graduates in Gaudí's Casa Vicens
The first work of Antoni Gaudí is an unrivalled setting in which IED Barcelona finds a parallel between the architecture and the proposals of the recent graduates: experimentation and creativity.
Best Thesis 2021: Creativity as a force for change
The projects chosen are the result of a creative process developed in different stages: from research to the final proposal.
IED at Be Sustainable Fashion Summit - Ukrainian Fashion Week
Julia Weems, IED Barcelona Fashion School Director, is holding a virtual lecture at BE SUSTAINABLE! Fashion Summit, the international panel planned within the programme of 2021 Ukrainian Fashion Week.
IED Barcelona conquers Mercedes-Benz Fashion Talent with ‘Karont’
Behind this project are three of the school’s former Fashion and Graphic Design students.
IED Next and Amaze Project
Due to the pandemic on 2020 the digital exhibitions took the place of the classic end-of-year physical showcases: IED has made a virtue of necessity.
Will you design me?
Valmont Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week returned with a digital format and IED joined it .
Best Thesis 2020
Innovative alternatives for mobility, spaces to reconnect with nature, sustainable fashion collections and new services focused on user experience.