BUNKA FASHION COLLEGE
based in Tokyo, is considered as one of the top fashion schools in the world alongside Central Saint Martins and Parsons. The college was founded in 1912 as the first dressmaking school in Japan and rapidly developed into Bunka Fashion College gaining international recognition in the 1960s, when graduates exhibited their designs in Paris.
Bunka has significantly shaped fashion education in Japan and has a mission to nuture its talent to be active designers in the international fashion market and the world stage. Graduates have gone on to work internationally in the fashion industry, with prestigious alumni including Kenzo Takada, Junya Watanabe, and Yohji Yamamoto and many others.
The college's main objective is to reveal and nurture the individuality, creativity and aesthetic sense of its students.With its original, specialized and practical curriculum Bunka adapts to the diversified fashion industry.
Bunka Gakuen Education Foundation, the source of fashion information in Japan, is the organisation that hosts Bunka Fashion College as well as: Bunka Gakuen University, Bunka Fashion Graduate University, and Bunka Institute of Language. Bunka promotes practical, specialised education as well as joint research and collaborative projects with industry, government and educational institutions.