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  • Writer's pictureMikahila Bloomfield

The Top Fashion Schools in the World

If you're considering a career as a fashion designer, merchandiser, or have dreams of starting your own luxury line of accessories, you should check out the following list of the best fashion schools by region and by famous alumni. Follow the links to each school's website to research the right major for your career aspirations and learn more about financial aid, career counseling, and job placement rates.

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Top 5 Fashion Schools

Central Saint Martins (London)

Famous alumni: John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, Lotta Volkova

Parsons School of Design (NYC)

Famous alumni: Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan, Alexander Wang

Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp (Belgium)

Famous alumni: Haider Ackermann, Ann Demeulemeester, Peter Philips

London College of Fashion (London)

Famous alumni: William Tempest, Jimmy Choo, Jonathan Anderson

Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture (Espoo,Finland)

Famous alumni: Vuokko Nurmesniemi, Paola Suhonen, Kirsti Rantanen

Source: BOF


Best Fashion Schools in the United States of America

Pratt Institute - Brooklyn, New York

Parsons School of Design - New York, New York

Fashion Institute of Technology - New York, New York

Marist College - Poughkeepsie, New York

University of Missouri - Columbia, Missouri

Columbus College of Art and Design - Columbus, Ohio

Kent State University - Kent, Ohio

University of Delaware - Newark, Delaware

Thomas Jefferson University - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Drexel University - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rhode Island School of Design - Providence, Rhode Island

Academy of Art - San Francisco, California

Savannah College of Art and Design - Savannah, Georgia

Washington University in St. Louis - St. Louis, Missouri


Best Fashion Schools in Europe

Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp - Antwerp, Belgium

Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture - Espoo, Finland

Central Saint Martins - London, England

London College of Fashion - London, England

Kingston University - London, England

University of Westminster - London, England

Polimoda - Florence, Italy

Istituto Marangoni - Milan, Italy

Accademia Costume e Moda - Rome, Italy

Institut Français de la Mode - Paris, France

ESMOD - Paris, France


Best Globally Ranked Fashion Schools in Tel Aviv and Tokyo

Shenkar College of Engineering and Design - Tel Aviv, Israel

Bunka Fashion College - Tokyo, Japan

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