UNIVERSITIES BUNKA FASHION COLLEGE Based in Tokyo, Bunka 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.
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.
CENTRAL SAINT MARTINSCentral Saint Martins is considered one of the world’s most prestigious universities to study fashion sporting students and alumni including:
Stella McCartney, Hussein Chalayan, Paul Smith, John Galliano and Alexander McQueen.
Students are encouraged to experiment and test the limits of their practise often using the most cutting edge materials and approaches including experimental pattern cutting, biomaterials and smart textiles.
ISTITUTO MARANGONI Founded by Italian couturier Giuliano Marangoni in 1935, Istituto Marangoni keeps on the cutting edge of modern fashion ensuring the highest quality training for its students.
Istituto Marangoni teaches the essence of fashion, art and design. Based in London, Paris, Florence, Shanghai and Milan, Marangoni excels as a centre of professional and creative learning counting Franco Moschino and Domenico Dolce among its alumni.
KINGSTON UNIVERSITY Kingston University has a strong heritage in all major sectors of fashion including womenswear, menswear, knitwear and fashion artefact outcomes.
Graduates from the university’s fashion department have gained positions at leading luxury brands such as Armani, Paul Smith, Vivienne Westwood and Yves Saint Laurent.
LONDON COLLEGE OF FASHION London College of Fashion is established as a leading centre of fashion design, media and business education, with students from all over the world and reputable alumni including shoe designer Jimmy Choo.
Graduates hold influential positions in the international fashion industry as fashion designers, editors, brand directors and business entrepreneurs. Courses are embedded with industry experience opportunities at the most renowned companies in the world such as Balenciaga, Alexander Wang and Louis Vuitton.
MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY Around for over 130 years, Middlesex University has seen and nurtured countless great minds to help them enhance their skillset and promote themselves internationally.
Presenting a versatile structure for independent, creative and revolutionary regions of study allows their students to reach the fullest potential. Many of their graduates have gone on to work for esteemed companies such as Vogue UK, Dazed & Confused, Louis Vuitton, Burberry and Vivienne Westwood.
NORTHUMBRIA UNIVERSITY The School of Design at Northumbria University was founded in 1965 and since then has established an outstanding reputation for its award-winning partnerships and world leading research.
Providing creative, technical and foundational knowledge has catapulted its graduates into the hands of internationally renowned design houses such as Givenchy, Louis Vuitton, Chloe, and Nike.
Led by industry experts, the fashion course has left a reputable mark in the fashion world with students bringing in 40 awards from 2010-2015 alone thanks to their esteemed placement programs. Affiliate partners include Alexander McQueen, Barbour, Tom Cody and Dunhill.
TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY Tsinghua University is famous for producing the top graduates in China. The Central Academy of Arts & Design was established in 1956 to meet the demand for art design professionals. The Academy of Arts & Design at the university appeared twice in the top 60 best design colleges in the world by Business Weekly of the United States.
Tsinghua University is known for its excellence in teaching and research fields in art and design in China. The academy received first place in a national performance appraisal involving over 1,000 design colleges in China. During the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, the academy played a great role in the designs of the event and also in the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China.
UNIVERSITY FOR THE CREATIVE ARTS Boasting one of the largest fashion institutions in the United Kingdom, the University of Creative Arts offers a large range of disciplines including design, cut and production of garments, fashion marketing and fashion journalism. With its all-encompassing resources, its pronounced faculty and state-of-the-art equipment bolsters creativity and imagination.
Alumni from the school include large industry names such as Zandra Rhodes and Karen Millen showing a strong track record of graduate employment across all areas of the industry. Lectures and work placement opportunities are offered to existing students at partnered established fashion houses and key players such as Balenciaga, Chanel, VOGUE and ELLE.
WINCHESTER SCHOOL OF ART Under Southhampton University, the Winchester School of Art is a renowned art and design institution ranked 8th in the UK Guardian University Guide 2017. By fostering practical and technical skills through creative exploration, students are able to showcase these personal developments at London-based shows and exhibitions; these include Free Range, Graduate Fashion Week and New Designers.
The school boasts a long history of employability on an international spectrum with graduates working with companies such as Burberry, Chloé, and Liberty.