The World’s top fashion school
With nine schools in global fashion cities, Istituto Marangoni is the world’s top fashion school. Istituto Marangoni offers its students different visions of the contemporary fashion system in Milan, the Italian fashion capital, in Florence, where fashion meets art, in Paris, the home of haute couture, in trend-setting London and in Shanghai, where fashion looks to the future.
Istituto Marangoni brings together cultures, ideas and people from around the world into a very special community united by a shared passion for fashion and its cosmopolitan appeal.
With more than 4,000 students from 106 countries, each with different interests, styles and knowledge, Istituto Marangoni's five schools provide some of the most international classroom contexts worldwide. At Istituto Marangoni you will immerse yourself into fashion and learn while sharing experiences in an interesting, culturally diverse community.
Milano and London Schools of Design
Milano has always been the capital of fine design. The city’s unique vision combines the creative legacy of the past with innovation and a local entrepreneurial spirit that looks to the future. This approach aimed at research and experimentation is also reflected in the Marangoni School of Design, where students deal with visual design, production, interior and high-level design projects.
London infuses design with eclectic creativity, a contemporary and innovative vision, a beacon for a new generation of conscious and committed creatives, whose search for modern solutions is combined with an ethical and sustainable vision. Both schools provide fertile learning environments that lead to an exclusive blend of cutting-edge design, new technologies and entrepreneurial skills, where theory and practice meet successfully.
Istituto Marangoni & Cappellini working together for Design
The Cappellini company has always been attentive to the latest trends in the design industry, constantly measuring up with young students and designers from different backgrounds, cultures and education.
In this moment in history, Milano and London are where the newest and most interesting trends and industrial design developments come together.
Giulio Cappellini and the company’s creative team have therefore been very happy to design the interiors of the Milano School of Design, as well as the interiors of all Istituto Marangoni schools, including the London school. This is a moment in which industrial culture and learning are getting even closer to the capitals of fashion, art and design.
There is still much to create in the field of industrial design; direct contact and exchange with young creative minds at Istituto Marangoni, namely the new school on Via Cerva, will be an ongoing stimulus to rethink and renew what has been done so far. Allowing young people to experience design in all of its forms, from furnishings to lighting, through to the classrooms themselves, will offer them quality learning environments and stimulate their creativity. Already a byword for Italian excellence in fashion education, Istituto Marangoni is making an important contribution to the world of contemporary design with its Design Schools, demonstrating, through the works of students, that “design” is now a complete, global concept, from the initial idea through to communication.
Firenze School of Art
Florence needs no introduction. A byword for art and beauty worldwide, it was the cradle of the Italian Renaissance as well as the heart of major revolutions, scientific and technological advances, and intimate contact with the great past of Western culture to create a present that would be remembered and celebrated in the future. Here, art and crafts have always gone hand in hand, leading to the excellent quality of Made in Italy products.
Located in a historical building on Via de 'Tornabuoni, a stone's throw from the Duomo and the Gucci and Ferragamo museums in the city centre of Florence, the School of Art combines Istituto Marangoni’s DNA with the history and identity of this city. This context has led the school to develop its current programme, based on an comprehensive concept of art that embraces multiple aspects of creativity, immersed in the contemporary world and blending heritage and innovation, respect for tradition and the exploration of digital and virtual technologies to create a unique educational experience.
In the Firenze School of Art, participants get hands-on with creating, practicing, curating and promoting art and fashion, while learning how to enhance materials and fabrics through new concepts of craftsmanship. In this unique environment, art and culture inspire the creation of luxury accessories and jewellery, provide an exclusive setting for debut shows, and promote traditional Italian tailoring and innovation in menswear, speaking to a refined, contemporary audience.
Alongside Fashion courses, the Firenze School of Art provides a broad art-oriented programme covering modern multimedia art, curatorial practice and exploring the possibility of redefining art "management" through luxury and heritage business.
The school’s courses are delivered by a team of highly qualified teachers and industry experts and supported by ongoing dialogue with local and international companies and institutions, completing the innovative and prestigious profile of Istituto Marangoni Firenze.
Four Essential Pillars
Italian style, globally recognised as a symbol of luxury, beauty, quality, craftsmanship and excellence.
Prestigious schools featuring great attention to detail and innovative equipment, in the world’s leading luxury capitals. Students can enjoy a unique study experience in multiple locations worldwide.
An international school: over 4,000 participants from more than 107 countries come together to share a unique experience of cultural exchange and dialogue with other young talents driven by the same passion for fashion and luxury.
Specialised tutors and renowned professionals with extensive industry knowledge and experience, willing to transfer their skills in an engaging and direct way and transform today's talents into tomorrow's creatives and entrepreneurs.