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.
The School of Fashion is a complete, exhaustive response to the increasingly diversified and specialised training requirements expressed by the fashion system.
A complete school in its own right, based on the principle of cross-fertilisation and the completeness of its teaching methods which, in line with IED philosophy, combines knowledge with know how, theory with practice.
Fundamental to this approach is the school’s relationship with the entrepreneurs and professionals working in the Italian fashion business, the world’s largest concentration of clothing industrialists and creatives.
The people who work in this industry have achieved success and international renown as a result of the fashion system’s ability to blend an entrepreneurial spirit with creativity and a perception for innovation.
The School of Fashion points the way for its students to live and feel this sense of fashion, in an embracing whole and in its individual parts, as an interaction between different perspectives and a combination of diverse professional skills.
As the courses aim at training the professional profiles vital to the industry, these range from the more purely creative to the strategic areas, from organisational to commercial aspects, from marketing to image and communications work.
Have a look at our projects
In this section you can find all the projects developed by and with our students. Fashion Design, Accessories but also Fashion Marketing and Styling and Communication.
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 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.
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.
Alumni IED Milano triumph at Fashion Trust Grant 2023
IED Milano alumni got one of three first awards and the MAX&Co award at the prestigious contest from Italian Chamber of Fashion.
IED Books #1: Massimo Canevacci
The first IED Books appointment with Massimo Canevacci: an Italian academic, ethnographer and critical thinker, will present his latest book "Stupore Indigeno. Le culture native in Brasile tra rituali iniziatici e sfide digitali".
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.
Meet the faculty: Benedetta Rossi
Costume, fashion, interior and music journalist. She worked for years in the editorial offices of Vogue Italia and L'Uomo Vogue, under the direction of Franca Sozzani. She has been set stylist for Casa Vogue and contributor for Vogue Gioiello, Vogue Pelle and Glamour.
Meet the faculty: Valerio De Benedetti
Managing Director at IDA, he managed international marketing campaigns for some of the world's leading brands including Dolce&Gabbana, FCA, Ermenegildo Zegna, Campari and Disney.
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.
Enrolment facilitations for Master Courses and Master of Arts
IED decided to reward those students who commit up front with a special Early Bird discount.
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.
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.
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.
IED is the only Italian school partner of Valentino Vintage project
A special donation from the historical Maison to IED
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.
Semester & Year Abroad Early Bird
To take advantage of the discounts, it is necessary to register within the indicated terms.
Undergraduate courses … stay one step ahead!
Apply now for an Undergraduate course in Italy, starting in October 2023, and get a 10% off your tuition fee.
LUCY ORTA MENTOR FOR IED
English artist Lucy Orta is the special mentor for a group of IED network students working on a large installation on the theme of "transition" for Pitti Uomo 104.
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.
IED Design Week 2023
Memory, Transformation, Technology, Space and Materials. IED invites you to discover the links between between these powerful words and and the plentiful of events arranged for Milan Design week, the biggest annual design event in the world.
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.
IED Master Experience 2021/2022
IED Master's thesis projects for the academic year 2021/22 are now finally available online
Scholarships competition Master Courses 23/24
IED, Accademia di Belle Arti Aldo Galli and Kunsthal Centro Superior de Diseño SL have offered 105 scholarships covering 50% of the tuition fee and 45 Tutor positions covering 50% of the tuition fee
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.
IED at the 60th edition of ModaLisboa
Fashion show of IED Fashion Design 2022 graduates and IED prized the winner of Sangue Novo contest
IED virtual meeting
After a very successful in person event we decided to expand the chance to have a friendly dialog with Rodion Usaev, IED Milano graduate in Product Design, who is an expert in the field of industrial design.
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.
The quality that enlightens
Italian Design Day 2023 theme is "The quality that enlightens" - Design energy for people and the environment
Mentoring with Pietro Terzini
Pietro Terzini is today one of the most irreverent, creative and beloved artistic personalities of social networks and Gen Z, will hold a talk with the students of Master in Fashion Business
Undergraduate scholarships in Italy and Spain 23/24
Give space to your creativity and your ideas! Participate in the competition for the assignment of 194 scholarships for the three-year, post-diploma and foundation courses provided in the Milan, Cagliari, Florence, Rome, Turin, Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid and at the Aldo Galli Academy of Fine Arts of Como.
Webinar 1st March: Tools and Best Practices for the Sustainable Fashion Industry
From 16:00 to 17:30h this free virtual workshop organized by HackThatFashion will show 16 tools for sustainable fashion
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.
International Scholarship Competition - Master courses
57 scholarships to support young talents interested in attending a Master course in Italy or Spain.
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.
Mentoring with Rina Tollio
Rina Tollio, Creative Talent Acquisition for OTB Brands, will hold a guest lecture to the IED Fashion Student
Fashion Marketing: to portray fashion keeping up with the times
Fashion Marketing and how important is to know how to communicate a product.
The new era of marketing: the phygital experience
Over the last two decades, the Fashion market has gradually embraced and incorporated technologies into the retail system, opening up to new opportunities in terms of communication and distribution strategies, pushing for greater integration between physical and digital systems.
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.
Your Mentor: Andrea Selvi
Talk with Andrea Selvi, International Business Develop. & Buying Manager at YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP and mentor of The IED Master in Fashion Merchandising and Buying
Your Mentor: Danielle Kwateng
Talk with Danielle Kwateng, journalist, editor, entrepreneur, Executive Editor at Teen Vogue and mentor of The IED Master in Creative Direction For Fashion
Three IED Theses selected for the ADI Design Index 2022
Il Giro del Mondo in 80 Giorni - 150 anni dopo (Around the World in 80 Days - 150 Years Later) (book by graphic designers from IED Rome), the start-up Potap (a family of filters to purify water, by two product designers from IED Milan) and the tech fashion collection LAGRANDE: SISTEMA are officially competing for the prestigious Compasso d'Oro Award
Your Mentor: Margherita Maccapani Missoni
Talk with Margherita Maccapani Missoni, Entrepreneur and Creative Director and mentor of The IED Master in Fashion Business
Your Mentor: Theo Grassl
Talk with Theo Grassl, Member of the Executive board of the Fashion Council Germany and mentor of the The IED Master in Fashion Brand Management
Your Mentor: Elizabeth Bowring
Talk with Elizabeth Bowring, Head of Catwalks at WGSN and mentor of the The IED Master in Fashion Trend Forecasting
Five international Mentors join the Fashion Master Programs of IED Firenze
With the new fashion master programs at IED, five international mentors, leaders in their fields, guide students into a broader future.
Marco De Vincenzo
Creative Director at ETRO and Leather goods Head Designer at Fendi. Internationally recognized as one of the most innovative and exciting voices in made in Italy fashion.
Register to our Spring Semester courses and save 15% on the tuition fee!
Next February be part of our inspiring Semester courses and develop new skills in an international and engaging environment!
IED Graduate wins INCINQUE Award
Igor Quagliata wins the award for young talent sponsored by the Rome Jewellery Week
IED WINNERS AT ARTS THREAD GLOBAL GRAD SHOW WITH GUCCI
We are happy to communicate IED winners within the Global Design Graduate Show - Arts Thread 2022 in partnership with Gucci
IED in “El Conocimiento se viste de Moda-Business Meeting in Colombia
From October 26th to 27th, IED will participate in the Business Meeting, “El Conocimiento se viste de Moda”, organized by the Bucaramanga Chamber of Commerce of Colombia
IED AND MODALISBOA JOIN FORCES TO SEARCH FOR THE NEW TALENT DESIGNER
IED at the 59th Lisboa Fashion Week: a physical and metaphysical space
IED goes global with the Graduate Fashion Week international in Mumbai
IED brings alumnus Luca De Prà to the Graduate Fashion Week International in Mumbai and sponsors 20 portfolios of 20 among its best students
Scholarship Competition Undergraduate Courses 2023-2024
44 Scholarships for IED Undergraduate and Foundation Courses in Italy and Spain
Touches from IED at Feeric 2022
IED is pleased to announce the winner of the “Superheroes wanted” contest, launched in collaboration with Feeric Fashion Week on summer 2022
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
Collections of 2 IED Alumni show at We're Next Prague
Alumni in Fashion Design Gaia Romoli and Paolo Belleri presented their collections at We're Next 22.
Recent graduate Gaia Invernizzi wins the YKK Prize at Milano Moda Graduate
The emerging fashion designer gained distinction as part of the Camera Nazionale della Moda programme dedicated to the excellence of Italian schools.
Master Courses Scholarships
19 Scholarships and 5 Classroom Tutor positions available for IED Master Courses
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.
Coming soon IED in the sixth edition of Visual Merchandising Workshop Latin America, México 2022
Next September 22nd & 23rd, IED will participate in the sixth edition of the Visual Merchandising Workshop Latinamerica with the experts Anna Sabater and Marc Guitart.
Possibility of simultaneous registration to two higher education courses.
A Ministerial Decree has published the modalities for applying the provisions of the new law.
IED SALUTES THE QUEEN
In October 2000, Queen Elizabeth II came to Milan and on her itinerary there was a visit to the Istituto Europeo di Design.
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.
Graduation Ceremony IED Roma
After two years, returns IED Roma Graduation Ceremony, to celebrate the latest graduates in the presence of teachers, families and friends. Two hundred and sixty-one diplomas were awarded.
The event celebrating the Graduation Days of the Undergraduate Courses in Fashion, Design and Communication.
Join IED lecture in Kazakhstan!
Matteo Guarnaccia, Italian designer, who is IED Barcelona graduate and IED Madrid teacher together with Zhanna EE who is IED Barcelona graduate and is originally from Kazakhstan organize a Cross Cultural Workshop of 15 days in August 2022
The Francesco Morelli Foundation establishes the Francesco Morelli Grant Award
25 candidate Development Plans 18 admitted to the evaluation 8 Development Plans awarded
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
Fuorisalone, the international IED designers community gathers around a camper van
"TAKING YOU BEYOND”, THE IED ALUMNI EVENT IN VIA SCIESA MILAN FROM 7 TO 11 JUNE.
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.
A sustainable and personal vision from two Fashion students presented at Rec.0
IED Barcelona’s commitment to sustainable fashion through a holistic vision that combines techniques, processes and materials was showcased at the latest edition of Rec.0 Experimental Stores.
Master Tales: Master Alumni testimonials at the click of a button.
This will be a series of meetings and interviews to tell what happens after graduating from a master's degree.
IED Master Experience
Students take us through their thesis projects, from behind the scenes to company satisfaction.
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.
Scholarship competition 22/23 - Undergraduate
IED Network offers 182 scholarships for its Undergraduate courses held in Italy and Spain.v
IED Open Days Undergraduate
IED and Accademia Galli present the Open Days dedicated to the Undergraduates and Post-Diploma courses of Milan, Cagliari, Florence, Rome, Turin and Accademia Galli in Como.
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.
International scholarship competition for Undergraduate courses 22/23
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design and “Aldo Galli “ Academy of Fine Arts and Kunsthal Centro Superior de Diseño SL have offered 46 scholarships to support those talents who want to attend an Undergraduate or Foundation course abroad and boost their training path with an experience in Italy or Spain*. The scholarship will cover 50% of the tuition fee!
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?
Milano Moda Graduate, special recognition for Luca Bianco
Luca Bianco received an award from sponsor YKK for his great efforts: an outfit with a focus on closure accessories from the ‘lagrande: sistema’ collection - which was covered by student’s dissertation project - is shown on the catwalk, taking a look at functionalism (and criticising overconfidence in automation).
S4Fashion partners with IED
S4Fashion is a sustainability for fashion programme impulsed by the European Union.
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.
MILAN, HOME TO THE FIRST IED INTERNATIONAL CAMPUS
ISTITUTO EUROPEO DI DESIGN PRESENTS WITH ARIA THE DESIGN OF THE CAMPUS THAT WILL BE BUILT IN THE AREA OF EX MACELLO.
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 is an official partner of the New European Bauhaus Initiative
IED - Istituto Europeo di Design is one of the official partners of the New European Bauhaus Initiative, selected by the European Commission. Find out more in this news.
scholarships competition for 22/23 master courses
IED Network offers 109 scholarships for its Master courses held in Italy and Spain.
More Than Monday | Inspirational Stories
This is a virtual meeting place dedicated to relationships, inspirational content, and trends in the contemporary and learning world.
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.
RE UNION: BLENDING THE REAL AND THE VIRTUAL IN IED FASHION COLLECTIONS
Students of the Fashion Design course at IED Torino used the lockdown as an opportunity to experiment with a new expressive language that goes beyond traditional paradigms.
IED triumf with a double win at the ADCI Awards 2020
IED Roma and IED Milano are the undisputed protagonists in the Students category - winning first and second place respectively - at the ADCI Awards 2020, which is the most important prize for creativity in advertising communication.
IED Dean Riccardo Balbo at ICCSD under the auspices of UNESCO
IED Dean Riccardo Balbo at ICCSD Advisory Committee 2020
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.
IED launches the Smart School
Istituto Europeo di Design is setting up a temporary distance learning plan with live-streamed lectures, on-line tutoring, video handouts and digital materials to overcome the shut-down of schools.
Diana Kvariani at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tbilisi
Diana Kvariani took part in the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tbilisi 2019
IED Roma Design Award 2022: find out all the winners
The 'Alice nella Città' Film Festival has teamed up with the Istituto Europeo di Design to award prizes for the most innovative ideas and projects developed at the school campus in Rome. Special guests, actress Paola Minaccioni and illustrator Zuzu
Murano's Plastic Oxymoron also makes it to Vogue Talents
Vogue's special edition on new talents selected for its September issue recent IED graduate Francesco Murano, who had already won the Milano Moda Graduate award.
Research-based jewellery, new IED designer Beatrice Marini honoured in London
The microbial leather jewellery of a former student who graduated in July 2018 impressed the Jury of the International Artefact Innovation Award.
IED is one of the Best Fashion Schools in the World 2019 by BOF
The global fashion news website Business of Fashion has presented their new ranking of best fashion schools in the world 2019 and IED is one of them.
Cecilia and Matteo, the two 'Vogue Talents' made in IED
Cecilia Juarez Balta and Matteo Crepaldi, featuring in the end-of-year fashion show with their collections 'Trasfigurando Infin La Meraviglia' and 'Overgrow' respectively.