Three year course in Fashion Design

General

Program Description

Learning by doing is the principle at the root of the three-year courses at Raffles Milano, a training experience that structures the mind, provides a solid technical foundation and unleashes a desire to broaden your life horizons.

Why?

The fashion system is a huge, articulated and sometimes unpredictable territory, where a sense for the classics manages to find common ground with the extremes of experimentation. There is no fool-proof recipe for success: it takes a readiness to work hard, together with the curiosity to learn and to measure up to the outside world and its thousands of cultures: haute couture, pop, ethnic, etc. It takes a really sharp eye – that has to be trained – capable of noticing the tiniest detail. An eye that is familiar with traditional methods of tailoring, but is not too sconed to suggest an impudent elegance.

Professional opportunities

The style scene and the professions involved in it are evolving radically, as traditional categories become porous. In addition to careers with fashion brands, alongside the great fashion designers (as assistant designer, pattern maker, production assistant, fashion stylist or fashion illustrator) or as a freelance, a series of crossover functions and opportunities are opening up at international level, linked to creativity, production, distribution, and promotions. Knowing that you can count on a high-profile training is nearly always a trump card in these contexts.

Who should attend

This course is designed for candidates with a high school diploma and for students from Italian or foreign universities. Ideally, candidates are driven by a sincere passion for design, style, and clothing and an urge to employ their own potential for designing, interpreting and communicating, as well as their innate abilities and talents, to build a career on the fashion scene. During the three years, students learn to interpret the world around them in ways that are not immediately self-evident, a skill they will be able to apply to great effect in future professional and creative contexts.

Curriculum

First year: elements that introduce students to the study of fashion design, general preparation. Second year: intermediate development of the topics and specific focuses. Third year: completion of the topics, final project, and compilation of a portfolio. In particular, students analyze forms, silhouettes, materials, production processes, social factors and customs that underlie a conscious, articulated, original design process. The atmosphere in the classroom encourages students to express their individuality and explore new territories and contexts, including venturing beyond the pale.

Topics

  • Trend anticipating.
  • The fashion system.
  • Art and costume history.
  • Pattern making.
  • Fabrics and raw materials.
  • Clothing design.
  • Product development.
  • Fashion drawing.
  • Collage collection.
  • Marketing and research.

Design lecturers

They are well-founded professionals, authors of projects that have made their mark, and with many years of teaching experience. They have a wide and truly international vision.
They are part of a cohesive and productive group, and they love discussing the progress of courses, the opportunities that present themselves on the run and the performance of individual students.

Saverio Palatella
Designer
saveriopalatella.it
Michel Lund
Designer
michellund.Linkedin
Pina Gandolfi
Fashion & Style Editor
rollingstone.it

Andrea Diletto
Tailor
sartoriadiletto.com

Andrea Sagrini
Designer
andreasagrini.Linkedin
Sergio Salerni
Art Director
urbanproduction.it
Maria Candida Gentile
Mâitre parfumeur
mariacandidagentile.com
Giovanni Pelloso
Historian and critic
giovannipelloso.Linkedin
Luigi Ciuffreda
Architect
luigiciuffreda.Linkedin
Luisa Milani
Graphic designer
latigre.net
Lia Luzzatto
Color consultant
color-and-colors.it
Francesco Dondina
Graphic designer
dondina.it
Giorgia Scarpa
Fashion designer
giorgiascarpa.Linkedin
Franco Achilli
Visual desiger
agdesign.it
Orazio Stasi
Fashion designer
oraziostasi.Linkedin
Nicola Volpini
Fashion designer
volpinistudio.com
Rodolfo Del Chiaro
Designer
rodolfodelchiaro.Linkedin
Angelo Ruggeri
Fashion designer
angeloruggeri.Linkedin
Venuccia De Russi
Pattern-maker
Cesare Maria Cunaccia
Writer / Journalist
Massimiliano Giornetti
Fashion designer
Stefano Losurdo
Cinema expert
Jean Marie Ardu
Fashion designer
Federico Piaggi & Stefano Citron
Fashion designers
  Giuseppe Ardrizzo
Epistemologist
Laura Lisi
English teacher
 

Companies and brands


In nearly thirty years of work, the Raffles Group has built up a substantial network of partners that participate in our three-year and Masters courses. These firms’ reputations and the quality of the relationships e have developed with them are a guarantee of a decidedly fertile meeting between education and business.

Adidas, Aigner, B&O - Bang & Olufsen, Boucheron, Brother, Bulgari, Burberry, C&A, Cartier, Chanel, Chloé, Design Business Chamber Singapore, Diesel, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Dunhill, Elle, Fendi, Fujifilm, Furniture Design Award Singapore, Giorgio Armani, H&M, Heinz, Hermes, Hogan, HP Technology, HSBC – Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, IKEA, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Kohler, Lear Corporation, Lego, Li & Fung, L'Oréal, Louis Vuitton, LVMH, Mahogany, Max Mara, MediaCorp, Metro, Michael Kors, Microsoft, Nippon Paint, Nokia, Orchard Road Business Association, Pepsi, Philips, Prada, Puma, Ralph Lauren, Redworks, Richemont, Richmond, Rolex, Saatchi & Saatchi, Saint Laurent Paris, Samsung, Shiseido, Siemens, Singapore Furniture Industries Council, Singapore Jewellers Association, Sony Pictures, Standard Chartered, Textile & Fashion Federation, Tiffany & Co., Valentino, Versace, Y&R, Yves Saint Laurent.

Monday talk

Every Monday evening at 6.00 p.m., Raffles Milano invites its students to meet one of the major personalities who walk the stage of design, style and design culture. Hearing the stories and ideas that influence the market and drive our mindset – straight from the horse’s mouth – is an amazing opportunity that adds substance to our academic programmes. Here is the agenda of meetings for the coming year.

Admissions

The Three-Year Courses calls for a maximum participation of 20 students. The candidate will be contacted for an Admissions interview after their submission of the Application documents.

Application documents

  • Application form
  • Motivation letter
  • High School Certificate
  • Payment receipt of the €100 Application fee.

For further inquiries, please contact us.

Fees

Annual enrollment fee

Students will be subject to an annual enrollment fee of €3.000 to confirm their attendance in the course.

Annual Tuition Fee
Annual tuition fee: €16.000

European Union and EFTA students can be considered for an adjustment of their tuition fees if they provide proof of their incomes.

Last updated Mar 2020

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About the School

A new fashion and design school in Milan? Yes, and its name is Raffles Milano Istituto Moda e Design Milano. A school with an unconventional spirit and method. A school designed for students who inten ... Read More

A new fashion and design school in Milan? Yes, and its name is Raffles Milano Istituto Moda e Design Milano. A school with an unconventional spirit and method. A school designed for students who intend to look the future straight in the eye. And above all, a school that has gathered together a formidable team of lecturers, in many cases leading names on the international style and design scene. Read less