fashion design womenswear

master's degree* · master's courses** · cycles de spécialisation*

the programme that boosts the talent of those who dream of changing the world of fashion

The course

Aimed at candidates who have previously studied fashion design or similar subjects, or who has an adequate knowledge and proven professional experience in the fashion industry. The curriculum is designed for fashion designers enabling them to express their creativity and innovative vision of the surrounding world and respond to the new challenges and changes that the fashion system imposes globally.

The candidate must possess an innate ability to combine technical expertise with knowledge of the contemporary, and to deepen this understanding through research and experimentation with the goal of producing innovative ideas. Using a variety of techniques in visual research and market trends, participants must demonstrate the ability to work on several projects in a multidisciplinary manner.

During the course participants will acquire the theoretical and technical knowledge to develop self-reliance and confidence in their creative and professional abilities. The knowledge of analysis, semantics and sociology will enable them to understand, interpret and implement proposals for current clothing in the womenswear market. This activity will become the launch-pad for the development of projects for industry, which is central to the master’s programme. During the course, participants will evaluate the market, specifically the relationship between the concept, the product and the sales methodology.

In the final phase of the course participants will have experienced the fashion business through seminars with key figures in fashion and through the skills they have acquired in research methods. They will be able to express their own identity, vision and entrepreneurial skills. If participants decide to undertake the making of a collection, they may have the opportunity to showcase their work through a fashion show or exhibition. In London and Paris participants may undertake a work placement and have the opportunity to create a fashion artefact /collection as part of their dissertation submission.

Learning outcomes

  • acquire innovative working methods in the womenswear design and brand development as well as in brand extension;
  • independently manage the creative process, channelling it into project development, in line with trends in the global fashion industry;
  • understand the use of existing and emerging software in order to work in a global context;
  • evaluate and manage niche brands and global companies;
  • independently develop research methodology to achieve success in fashion.

Course themes

  • design intentions
  • fashion exploration
  • fashion design, development & identity
  • research methods
  • dissertation***

talent projects

Discover the creativity of the curricular projects realised by attendees of the postgraduate courses from the Istituto Marangoni Schools of Fashion.

London School of Fashion

· Karen Shechori

· Amy Gambacorta

· Ah Hae Lee

· Carlin Group

*Students who successfully complete the programmes taught in English in Paris and London will be awarded a master's degree by Manchester Met (Manchester Metropolitan University-UK). Master's degrees include a 12-week work placement 180 credits points must be earned in order for a master's degree to be awarded upon completion of the course. All candidates should meet specific requirements (please check the website indicating your nationality and study level). For further details please do not hesitate to contact the information office at the chosen school. 

**Students who successfully complete the programmes taught in Milano will be awarded an Istituto Marangoni certificate. 

***Only in the London and Paris schools.