Studying Fashion in Milan and Paris

Studying Fashion in Milan and Paris

The prestigious fashion schools NABA (Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano) and Parsons Paris are proud to present the original Fashion Summer Course "From Haute Couture to Pret-à-Porter: a European Fashion Design Journey from Paris to Milan".

This course is an intensive on-site exploration of the fashion background present in the European capitals of fashion and glamour: Paris and Milan. The course is scheduled from June 21st to July 2nd in Paris, then students will have 3 day break for independent travel to Italy, and the second part of the course will take place in Milan from July 5th to July 16th.

NABA is located in Via Darwin 20,  in the historical "Navigli" area of Milan, one of the loveliest and liveliest districts of the city. The premises are inside a late nineteenth century industrial complex that has recently been refurbished and has considerable architectural value.

In the 1970s Parsons The New School for Design set up a new program, which became known as Parsons Paris. Parsons established the school to provide American education to undergraduates in fine arts and design wishing to pursue their education in Europe.

All participants will participate in individual and group workshops, lectures by fashion designers and experts, off-campus walking tours, guided visits to ateliers, museums, exhibitions, high end retail emporiums and fashion shows that will feed their creativity. In this way, students will have the unique chance to experience the style, impeccable good taste and personality of the greatest and most renowned brands in the world fashion system.

During the "From Haute Couture to Pret-à-Porter" fashion course, current fashion trends will be analyzed in both cities and contextualized within a historical study of haute couture and prêt-à-porter, together with an observation of trends in boutiques and design studios; this will help students understand the different fashion cultures and styles that made these cities unique in the world.

The course is recommended for aspirant fashion designers and for students interested in fashion management, fashion journalism, and cultural trends in fashion. The minimum age for participating in the fashion course is 19 years at the start of the program.

For more information on the Paris - Milan combined session, visit here for more information.

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