Marangoni Fashion Institute

About Marangoni Fashion Institute

Marangoni Fashion Institute Description

Italian style, globally recognised as a symbol of luxury, beauty, quality, craftsmanship and excellence.

Prestigious schools featuring great attention to detail and innovative equipment, in the world’s leading luxury capitals. Students can enjoy a unique study experience in multiple locations worldwide.

An international school: over 4,000 participants from more than 107 countries come together to share a unique experience of cultural exchange and dialogue with other young talents driven by the same passion for fashion and luxury.

Specialised tutors and renowned professionals with extensive industry knowledge and experience, willing to transfer their skills in an engaging and direct way and transform today's talents into tomorrow's creatives and entrepreneurs.

History and Mission

Teaching Fashion, Teaching Art, Teaching Design

is it possible to teach fashion? Giulio Marangoni asked himself this question back in 1935: his fame with the Italian aristocracy had already been established, thanks to his fashion garments. To answer it, he founded the Istituto Artistico dell’Abbigliamento Marangoni, or the Marangoni Artistic Clothing Institute in Milano. It was a school for fashion designers and professionals.

In 85 years, Istituto Marangoni has never stopped believing in the value of training and constantly updated its programmes to meet both Italian and international market needs. In the past few years, Istituto Marangoni opened four new schools: London in 2003, Paris in 2006, Shanghai in 2013, and Milano Design in 2014. Istituto Marangoni recently opened the new School of Fashion, Art & Design in Firenze and in Shenzhen (2016), Mumbai (2017) and Miami (2018), the international capitals of fashion, design and luxury.

The teaching spaces of Istituto Marangoni have tested the talents of four generations of professionals, hailing from 106 different countries and representing the heritage of our school. Istituto Marangoni continues to successfully ‘teach fashion’, as its founder wished, with the addition of design, having many things in common with fashion: colour, materials and creativity.

With a wide range of preparatory, undergraduate and master’s courses, Istituto Marangoni has always had the goal of training professionals in key areas, such as design, communication and managerial coordination.

Its mission to empower talent in fashion, art and design is based on:
• an extensive and detailed educational portfolio that is constantly updated to match industry demands and evolution;
• achieving the highest academic standards with modern, results-oriented curricula;
• integrating ‘Italianness’ into students' experience on a daily basis through both curricula and the School experience;
• supporting and developing the potential of our teaching and administrative staff through constant and thorough training;
• placing Istituto Marangoni at the centre of Fashion, Art and Design cultures, through select locations in the world’s capitals of culture, while further strengthening historical and more recent connections with the most important companies and personalities in Fashion, Art and Design.

In addition to a variety of long and short courses in fashion and design, the new Firenze school runs an intense art-oriented programme, encompassing History of Art, Art Management and Visual Multimedia Arts.

Students at Istituto Marangoni are constantly motivated to grow and they get all the tools they need to step into the working world with confidence. Through highly qualified teachers, our students get in touch with leading companies in the fashion industry, the same companies that turn to us to find their next hires.

Students from all over the world meet in our schools in Milano, Firenze, Paris, London and Shanghai, and exchange ideas, projects, inspiration and visions. All of these lead to an evolution of their aesthetic taste, helping them gain insight on their future career options.

With nine schools in global fashion cities, Istituto Marangoni is the world’s top fashion school. Istituto Marangoni offers its students different visions of the contemporary fashion system in Milan, the Italian fashion capital, in Florence, where fashion meets art, in Paris, the home of haute couture, in trend-setting London and in Shanghai, where fashion looks to the future.

Istituto Marangoni brings together cultures, ideas and people from around the world into a very special community united by a shared passion for fashion and its cosmopolitan appeal.

With more than 4,000 students from 106 countries, each with different interests, styles and knowledge, Istituto Marangoni's five schools provide some of the most international classroom contexts worldwide. At Istituto Marangoni you will immerse yourself into fashion and learn while sharing experiences in an interesting, culturally diverse community

Florence needs no introduction. A byword for art and beauty worldwide, it was the cradle of the Italian Renaissance as well as the heart of major revolutions, scientific and technological advances, and intimate contact with the great past of Western culture to create a present that would be remembered and celebrated in the future. Here, art and crafts have always gone hand in hand, leading to the excellent quality of Made in Italy products.

Located in a historical building on Via de 'Tornabuoni, a stone's throw from the Duomo and the Gucci and Ferragamo museums in the city centre of Florence, the School of Art combines Istituto Marangoni’s DNA with the history and identity of this city. This context has led the school to develop its current programme, based on an comprehensive concept of art that embraces multiple aspects of creativity, immersed in the contemporary world and blending heritage and innovation, respect for tradition and the exploration of digital and virtual technologies to create a unique educational experience.

In the Firenze School of Art, participants get hands-on with creating, practicing, curating and promoting art and fashion, while learning how to enhance materials and fabrics through new concepts of craftsmanship. In this unique environment, art and culture inspire the creation of luxury accessories and jewellery, provide an exclusive setting for debut shows, and promote traditional Italian tailoring and innovation in menswear, speaking to a refined, contemporary audience.

Alongside Fashion courses, the Firenze School of Art provides a broad art-oriented programme covering modern multimedia art, curatorial practice and exploring the possibility of redefining art "management" through luxury and heritage business.

The school’s courses are delivered by a team of highly qualified teachers and industry experts and supported by ongoing dialogue with local and international companies and institutions, completing the innovative and prestigious profile of Istituto Marangoni Firenze.



Italy, a European country with a long Mediterranean coastline, has left a powerful mark on Western culture and cuisine. Its capital, Rome, is home to the Vatican as well as landmark art and ancient ruins. Other major cities include Florence, with Renaissance masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s "David" and Brunelleschi's Duomo; Venice, the city of canals; and Milan, Italy’s fashion capital.


Italy is a boot-shaped peninsula that juts out of southern Europe into the Adriatic Sea, Tyrrhenian Sea, Mediterranean Sea, and other waters. Its location has played an important role in its history.

The sea surrounds Italy, and mountains crisscross the interior, dividing it into regions. The Alps cut across the top of the country and are streaked with long, thin glacial lakes. From the western end of the Alps, the Apennines mountains stretch south down the entire peninsula.

West of the Apennines are wooded hills that are home to many of Italy's historic cities, including Rome. In the south are hot, dry coastlands and fertile plains where olives, almonds, and figs are grown.


Since the rise of the Roman Empire, Italian art, architecture, and culture have had an influence around the world. Famed Italian painters include Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. Italy is also at the heart of the Catholic Church, which is governed from Vatican City, a city-state surrounded by Rome.

The family is at the center of Italian society. Young people often live at home until they are in their 30s, even if they have a job. When parents retire, they often go to live with their children.


For 22 centuries, Italians and their ancestors have cleared fields, grazed livestock, and hunted wild animals. Forests that once covered large areas are gone. But the country's remote places and many national parks still have wilderness largely untouched by humans.

The lower slopes of Italy's Alps are covered with forests. Above these woodlands are meadows that explode with specially adapted wildflowers in the spring. Throughout Italy, millions of birds stop to rest during their annual migration to Africa.


In Italy, politics can often be exciting and noisy. Crowds gather in the streets to protest government policies or to show support for their party.

Since World War II, Italy has enjoyed an economic transformation. Industry grew, and by the mid-1960s, Italy had become one of the world's leading economies. Its main exports are clothing, shoes, food, and wine.


Italy's location on the Mediterranean linked it with the trade routes of the ancient civilizations that developed in the region. With the city of Rome's rise to power, the Italian peninsula became the center of a huge empire that lasted for centuries.

Italy's first societies emerged around 1200 B.C. Around 800 B.C. Greeks settled in the south and Etruscans arose in central Italy. By the sixth century B.C., the Etruscans had created a group of states called Etruria. Meanwhile, Latin and Sabine people south of Etruria merged to form a strong city-state called Rome.

Etruscan kings ruled Rome for nearly a hundred years. But Romans tossed out the Etruscans in 510 B.C. and went on to conquer the whole peninsula. They then set out to build a vast empire. At its greatest extent, in A.D. 117, the Roman Empire stretched from Portugal to Syria to Britain to North Africa.

The first sole emperor of Rome, Octavian, took power in 27 B.C. and took the name Augustus Caesar. For more than 400 years, the empire flourished. But by the fourth century A.D., it was in decline. In 395, the empire was split in two, and in 476, Germanic tribes from the north toppled the last emperor.

In the 12th century, Italian city-states began to rise again and grow rich on trade. But Italy remained a patchwork of territories, some of which were controlled by foreign dynasties. Beginning in 1859, an uprising forced the foreigners out, and in 1861, the Kingdom of Italy was proclaimed.

In 1914, Italy took the side of the United Kingdom and the U.S. in World War I, but was left in poverty at war's end. Benito Mussolini and his Fascist Party rose to power promising to restore the Roman Empire. He ruled as a dictator and entered World War II on the side of Germany and Japan. He was later captured and executed.

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Have you ever thought about studying in a country where you can have almost everything just around the corner such as skiing, beaches, and maybe the most amazing historical sites and art creations in Europe?

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