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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

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

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

Famous alumni: Haider Ackermann, Ann Demeulemeester, Peter Philips

Famous alumni: William Tempest, Jimmy Choo, Jonathan Anderson

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

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


Best Fashion Schools in Europe

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

ESMOD - Paris, France


Best Globally Ranked Fashion Schools in Tel Aviv and Tokyo

Bunka Fashion College - Tokyo, Japan

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