Fashion Design

Undergraduate Courses - Florence

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The Fashion Design three-year course gives the student a solid cultural and technical base, exploring both the methods and the operations sides, training a highly flexible specialist capable of working in various types of environments and disciplines: from the small artisanal producer, to the small-medium size company, all the way up to the largest multinationals.

Title –This BA is recognized by Italian Ministry of Education Research (MIUR) as an Academic Diploma Level I and awards 180 credits.

Professional profiles: Fashion Designer, Textile Designer, Product Manager

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  • Start date
    October 2019
  • Duration
    3 years
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Get an insight into the creative professions: Fashion Designer

This is a three-year course is based on IED’s successful and advanced educational system, which constantly generates highly skilled creative fashion graduates able to go on to successfully and establishing themselves at all levels and in all fields of the fashion industry.

In order to gain confidence in design basics, the first year programme includes theoretical studies as well as practice-based modules focused on designing. In the second year studies go on upon the knowledge that students have acquired in the previous 2 semesters. The third and final year is dedicated to improving work skills up to professional industry standards. Therefore, the fifth and sixth semester are dedicated to the Final Project and to preparing the students for their professional life after IED.

Remarkable is that teacher who accomplishes himself what he teaches to others.
(Italian proverb)

IED faculty are professionals that daily face the market. Here you can read their bios.

Fabio Di Nicola - Course Coordinator

Fabio Di Nicola - Course Coordinator
Stylist for his own menswear brand founded in 1988. At the same time he is a consultant and collaborates with important fashion companies. He made garments for the Wim Wenders film Palermo shooting, A perfect day by Ferzan Ozpetek, Different from those, Albakiara. In 2008 he designed the official uniform of Bologna F.C. He has also collaborated with artists in the music field including the Subsonica, Mauro Ermanno Giovanardi, Solis Quartet.

Margherita Abbozzo

Margherita Abbozzo
Graduated in Art History and then Fine Arts at the Byam Shaw Art School in London. She writes on contemporary art, photography and science for many Italian and international art and photography publications. She is in charge of a visual blog for a radio station and runs art classes and workshops. Her works are exposed in public and private collections in Italy, England and America and her books are in the permanent collections of TATE Modern and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Riccardo Bresciani

Riccardo Bresciani
Freelance Consultant in communication and marketing, he deals with strategic analysis for brands, from market concept to development plans and competitive repositioning. He's been working for years with important national and international research institutes and with clients such as food international companies and fashion and luxury worldwide relevant brands. He's in charge for a University of Bologna’s research project that aims to map the advertising creative trends in Italy.

Simona Ciacchi

Simona Ciacchi
After having completed artistic studies, she specialised in fashion accessories. She merges pure creativity with technical skills, due to her experience as CAD Model Maker. She has been involved in the designing and planning of leather goods collections. After working at Gucci, Giorgio Armani and other international luxury companies, she decided to open her own stylistic studio coordinating a creative team.

Matteo Giulio Pagliai

Matteo Giulio Pagliai
Director, Executive Producer and Editor. Founder of Pagliai Film Group and EcoFrames, film and television production companies. He graduated in Film Direction and specialised in experimental filmmaking, working with different genres as Executive Producer.