Italy is home to the most famous fashion and design brands. It has been a leader for centuries, from ancient Rome’s architectonic masterpieces to contemporary protagonists like Gio Ponti and Renzo Piano; from century-old family generations excelling in shoemaking and leatherwork, to the modern-day fashion icons of Ferragamo and Gucci, just to name a few. Throughout the past decades, Italy has been the protagonist of several movements that had an impact on art and design at national and international level, such as futurism, rationalism, the Novecento Italiano, Arte Povera – with illustrious figures like Marinetti, Terragni, Sironi, Pistoletto…
2) Prestigious International Events & Fairs
Italy hosts amazing events related to the world of design and fashion. Examples include MIFUR (International Leather & Furs Exhibition), Salone del Mobile (Milan Furniture Fair), Milano Unica (International Italian Top-end Textile Fair), Homi (International Home Show), and the fashion shows of Pitti Immagine, Milan Fashion Week, Fendi and Dolce & Gabbana – among many others. There are also beautiful exhibitions that you cannot miss, such as the Costume Gallery at Palazzo Pitti in Florence or the Triennale Design Museum in Milan.
3) The best Fashion & Design Schools, plus Work Opportunities
Italy offers outstanding design and fashion academies in different cities. You can choose among a wide selection of courses: short workshops, summer courses, long term courses or undergraduate and MA programmes. Studiainitalia is an official agent for two prestigious schools in Milan: Domus Academy and NABA (Nuova Accademia delle Belle Arti). Both are considered among the 60 best fashion and design schools in the world. They offer courses such as Masters in Design, in Fashion and Accessory Design, in Marketing of Luxury Goods, in Interior Design and in Car and Business Design – among others.
If you wish to study Interior Design or Window Dressing in Florence, Studiainitalia also offers a 24, 48, 72 or 96-hour course that allows you to distribute your hours along the number of weeks of your choice. These courses are very practical and hands-on, taught by local artisans concerned with maintaining Italian artisan traditions alive.
Finally, with Studiainitalia you can also apply for a work and study programme. It involves a 4-week intensive Italian language course, followed by an 8-week Design Internship.
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