About Instituto Marangoni
Istituto Marangoni is the international fashion school par excellence, with four Schools in the most prestigious venues of international fashion. In Milan, the capital of Made in Italy, in Florence, where fashion, art and tradition meet, in Paris, the home of haute couture, in London, where trends are born and in Shanghai, where fashion is the future, Istituto Marangoni is able to offer different visions of the contemporary fashion system to its students. Istituto Marangoni is a school where the passion for fashion unites cultures, ideas and people from all over the world. Entering Istituto Marangoni means being part of a very special community, where fashion is the common denominator in all its most cosmopolitan aspects. The four sites of Istituto Marangoni are truly one of the most international student contexts in the world, with more than 4,000 students from 106 countries, each with infinite interests, styles, and knowledge. Attending this school is an experience of being immersed in fashion, learning and being enriched through contact with the most varied and interesting cultural realities. The new School of Art brings together, in one prestigious site, all the disciplines taught by Istituto Marangoni. The school is located in a historical building in via de’ Tornabuoni 17, in the core of the city, just a few steps away from Piazza S.Trinità and the museums of Gucci and Ferragamo. In addition to a range of long and short courses in fashion and design, the new Firenze school provides an intense programme of studies dedicated to art and encompassing History of Art, Art ‘Management’ and Visual Multimedia Art. The Florentine school is on the one hand characterised by the support of professors who are both professionals and highly specialized technicians in the ‘art of making’, and on the other by collaboration with an important French institution in the field of art teaching, the renowned Atelier de Sèvres (for Art courses). This completes the school’s innovative and prestigious profile.
At postgraduate level participants will already have experience in design or textiles in order to successfully follow the course components in creative research, new technology and fabrics, and professional surface design project development, together with a final design portfolio collection that responds to the concept of luxury.
Participants study the historical and cultural roots in décor and textile design, and their evolution through time to contemporary use in home collection, interiors, fashion, products and luxury, as well as in different contexts of art and design. They analyze technical developments in surface and fabric production, and research technology and its application in materials and fabric development for furnishings, wallpaper design, and decoration.
Throughout the course participants are encouraged to experiment with contemporary design looking at influences on surfaces and fabrics, studying the latest trends and different concepts for creative research including contrasts in light and dark, natural and vivid fabrics, or the tactile perception of surfaces and textures as well as visual interpretation. They consider new approaches in the industry that are evolving today, including renewable and sustainable resources and innovative new resources and technologies. Working with different fabrics and furnishings, and an advanced study of surfaces, participants are able to make practical and accurate design choices, for example considering the durability of surfaces in areas that are exposed to high usage, or simply switching fabrics to create various ‘zones’ within a space that reflects a different style or feel. As well as learning how to apply a creative approach to individual style, the course also covers marketing and communication skills providing a professional approach in the presentation of ideas to businesses and new clients.
POSSIBLE CAREER PATHS
- Textile/materials designer
• Pattern maker
• Style consultant
• Trend researcher/forecaster
- Full Time