The challenge of the current fashion industrial system consists in renewing a world full of contradictions where the themes of sustainability, identity and digital have now become its founding pillars
Sustainability does not only mean promoting conscious consumption but understanding how the entire fashion chain can optimize processes and improve productivity in a virtuous way by taking care of all the aspects of a garment lifecycle.
It is in this context that the IED School of Fashion examines the connections of fashion with the cultivation or production of raw materials, with the production and printing processes of yarns and fabrics, with traditional and industrial manufacturing, with the management of waste, with the upcycling phenomenon, or with projects aimed at recovering precious archives and vintage garments.
In recent years the fashion product has become as important as the imagery it brings with it. People don't just buy an object but a lifestyle, a way of thinking or behaving. A dress helps to become aware of who we are and brings with it issues related to both identity and freedom of expression. In this regard, Styling can provide added value by proposing stories that can amplify the messages deriving from a collection, a fabric or an idea.
We have abandoned the era of speech in favor of a rapid and synthetic language made up of images that need to be constructed and inserted into digital media. Also the product ideation and design phases are moving towards virtual worlds that require specialized technical skills. At the same time, in the real world, the fashion industry asks its managers to understand what the needs of its target are, in order to maintain or increase market shares and find the right position in the pyramid that goes from luxury to the mass market.
Our courses at the IED School of Fashion aim to train the key figures of the fashion supply chain, thus ranging from the creative to the strategic field, from the organizational to the commercial aspects, from marketing to image and communication activities. In this direction, the School of Fashion teaches its students to "live" and "feel" fashion, in its entirety and in every single part, an interaction of perspectives and a mix of professional figures.
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.
Discover where we showcase our graduates' fashion collections
The 2022-23 academic year closed with exceptional fashion collections made by our graduates. Get to know the proposals presented in the end-of-year fashion shows and in the different events where we participated throughout the year.
IED Barcelona to be present at Saló de l’Ensenyament
From 13 to 17 March, visitors to this event dedicated to educational guidance will be able to learn about the school’s range of design courses at stand D-453 in Fira de Barcelona’s Montjuïc premises.
The Barcelona of Design and Architecture
IED Barcelona hosted this roundtable discussion organised by Barcelona Global, in which Andrea Marchesi, IED director, Isabel Roig, CEO of BCD, and Lucia Millet, co-founder of Cierto Estudio, discussed the global challenges for the city’s future from the perspective of creativity and design.
New international mentors for the Undergraduate courses at IED Firenze
Take a look at our new international mentors who are leaders in their fields leading students into a new era: their role will be to assist students in understanding, addressing, and resolving the challenges of an industry that is constantly evolving.
We played Design
From 5 to 9 February, IED Barcelona held a new edition of its Multidisciplinary Workshop Week – We Play Design, featuring 23 workshops dedicated to experimenting with the concept of play in the field of design.
Our Alumni dazzling success at 74th edition of Sanremo Music Festival
Our alumni leave a memorable mark on the 74th edition of Sanremo music Festival
Rino Mastrotto group focuses on IED creative talents
The leading manufacturer of leather and luxury fabrics will provide materials and know-how for students of Fashion, Automotive, and Interior Design courses at the Italian IED seats.
Marco De Vincenzo is the new Academic Mentor of IED Milano Fashion School
The Designer and Creative Director “comes back” to class to accompany students through inspirational encounters
3 designs by IED Barcelona alumni featured on 3Cat’s 'Epic Nails' talent show
Worn by the show’s presenter, former 'Euforia' (TV3) contestant and finalist at Benidorm fest Sofia Coll, the looks are from the final theses with which Maria Cohen, Nicole Ureña and Tània Salse graduated in Fashion in 2023.