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Enrolling in a good school is in most cases the first key step to build a successful career in fashion. The industry experts interviewed by Vogue Talents in recent months had underlined this, which is confirmed by prestigious publication The Business Of Fashion, that like every year has drafted a ranking of the best 100 fashion schools in the world, dividing them into Undergraduate, Graduate Fashion and – for the first time – Graduate Business.
Using a system that evaluates student satisfaction, teaching areas but also how fast graduates will find a job, The Business of Fashion awarded Central Saint Martins, Parsons and Antwerp’s Royal Academy of Fine Arts as the Undergraduate best three; the celebrated London school topped also the Graduate category, followed by IFM Paris and by another British school, The Royal College of Art.
But we have a number of Italian schools, too: the first one appearing in the ranking is Polimoda, number eight in the Undergraduate category, up one place from last year. The same school maintains the same ninth position in the Graduate category of last year. The Florence school shines at number five in the Business category- dominated by Paris’ Institut Français de la Mode where as many as 3 Italian schools are present: Istituto Marangoni International at number 8 (20th also in the Undergraduate Fashion category and 12th in the Graduate Fashion one), Domus Academy at number 10, also in the Graduate list (at number 30).
Accademia Costume e Moda made a giant leap from last year according to The Business of Fashion: it’s number 11 in the Undergraduate section, (it was 34th last year) and went up from number 16 to 11 in the Graduate section.
IED Istituto Europeo di Design has reached number 42 among Undergraduate schools and 13 among Graduates, going up 12 places. NABA – Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti is number 19 in the Graduate Fashion section, 5 places up from last year.
A good general result for Made in Italy fashion schools: Milan, Florence and Rome remain excellent destinations to take the first steps in the competitive world of fashion.