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 – The First Level Academic Diploma is recognized by MIUR (Ministry for Education, University and Research) and equated with the Bachelor’s Degree issued by Universities.

Professional profiles: Fashion Designer, Textile Designer, Product Manager, Creative Researcher, Trend Researcher e Textile Designer.

  • Credits
    180
  • Start date
    October 2021
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Attendance
    full-time
  • Language
    Italian

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 in Fine Arts at the Byam Shaw Art School in London. She writes on contemporary art, photography and science for numerous Italian and international art and photography publications. She’s also a teacher, keeps a visual blog for a radio station and runs art classes and workshops. Her works are 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.

Sara Angelini

Sara Angelini
Architect and partner of the Architecture and Landscape Architecture studio de Gayardon Bureau. Her works have been exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 2018 and 2014. In 2016 she was a finalist for the Yap 2016 Maxxi - Rome program. Among the numerous international awards, second prize for the masterplan of the city of Gjovik (NO); the third prize for the Nordic Built Organization, Oslo (NO). Recently the Bureau has been invited to present a proposal for the Ibsen Library, a cultural platform for the promotion of the performing arts in Skien (NO).

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.

Marco Innocenti

Marco Innocenti
Owner and Founder of Kidstudio. Designer, Illustrator, Art Director and Photographer with experiences in copy, typography and text editing. Expert in magazine design and publishing, he is involved in cultural and tourist promotion.

Giovanni Iozzi

Giovanni Iozzi
Founder of Volumio, a multimedia start up, his fields of work are Interaction Design, Web Design, Digital Marketing and Growth Hacking. He cooperates with several R&D international teams, ranging from multimedia applications to technology innovation in hi-end products. Graduated in Psychology, his main interest is technological innovation, about which he is particularly interested in the human and cognitive aspects, for national and international fashion brands.

Juliana De Nicola

Juliana De Nicola
Juliana De Nicola is a Designer and Researcher of Italian-Austrian trends. Born in Vienna, after art studies and a BA in Fashion Design she started working as a Freelance Fashion Designer in Italy, China, Japan, India. Through the passion for travel, the underground world carries on a continuous research to launch personal projects in the world of fashion and art.  

Serena Signorini

Serena Signorini
She deals with research, proposing materials and colors, designing, prototyping and sampling development, coordination and development of collections, production, realisations and relationships with the production, commercial, distribution, communication and marketing sectors.

Camilla Di Biagio

Camilla Di Biagio
She began her career by organising runway shows and following fashion events and theatrical productions as a costumer at the age of 17. Camilla specialises in event organisation and shooting production, particularly of fashion exhibitions and runway shows both in Italy and abroad. Some of her past collaborations include: Studio Galgano, Redstudio, Alta Roma, Stefania d’Alessando Make-up, Sergio Valente, Philip Morris Italia, You, Mandarina Duck and Bulgari.

Virginia Fani

Virginia Fani
Graduated in Management Engineering in 2014, currently PhD at the Department of Industrial Engineering. She carries out research and consultancy in the supply chain management area, with particular attention to fashion companies. Her main skills are project management and optimization of production processes.

Sabrina Fichi

Sabrina Fichi
Graduated in Fashion Design at the University of Florence, she has been a modeling, draping and tailoring teacher for more than a decade, as well as advanced and specific courses in Fashion Design, at various international fashion schools. She is the owner of SabrinAtelier, an atelier of fine tailoring craftsmanship and historical-theatrical customs.

Rolando Morganti

Rolando Morganti
He worked in the textile industry of the Prato area. He has taught at various institutions and he is author of various essays and teaching handouts related to fashion and technology of fabrics.

Eleonora Niccolai

Eleonora Niccolai
Diploma in Fashion Design with specialization in Knitwear. In 2010 she presented her first autumn winter collection, receiving the award for best emerging designer. Today she is dedicated to the creation and experimentation of knitwear research and collaborates with different brands, following their knitwear collections.

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.

Luca Parenti

Luca Parenti
Textile and Graphic Designer, graduated in Culture and Technique of Fashion - Fabric and knitwear. He worked as a draftsman and trend researcher. He is Creative Director of the handmade tshirt line Mamuk and Founder of Kidstudio. He has published Manual of Textile Culture, KSC editions.

Stefano Parrini

Stefano Parrini
He developed a particular interest for leather during his trips to Mexico, Central and South America, where he was involved in several activities, such as painting and processing stones, coral, and silver.

Paola Passeri

Paola Passeri
Architect, specialised in motion graphic and video design. Professional development of media for visual communication: from graphic design to corporate and promotional videos, to audiovisual products for educational and teaching, to museum video settings, to contents for interactive video installations.

Stefania Pelliccia

Stefania Pelliccia
After graduating in Sculpture and Design at the Academy of Fine Arts and specialising at the University of Seville, she worked with institutions and individuals, coordinating events of art, entertainment and fashion. She currently works with graphic studios and companies as a freelance illustrator for projects related to food, fashion and events.

Renato Stasi

Renato Stasi
Designer - responsible for product development, fashion design teacher - accessory designer. He has been working for over twenty years on activities related to the development and production of accessories for clothing collections. He worked in various design areas, for some of the major companies and fashion designers such as Alessandro Dell'Acqua - Redwall Group, Emilio Pucci LVMH group, Angelos Bratis, and other.