Participating schools

Prestigious design schools from around the world are participating in the 3rd annual Triumph Inspiration Award 2010. Take a closer look at a selection of these exceptional institutions.

International Schools


Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE (MSIT)

Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE (MSIT) is the largest provider of Queensland Government funded vocational education and training in Queensland, Australia. MSIT was named Public Training Provider of the Year at the 2008 Queensland Training Awards.


MSIT educates more than 25,000 students annually and delivers more than 230 programs across nine campuses on the south side of Brisbane, throughout Queensland, nationally and via workplace and online delivery.


MSIT’s Fashion Department has been a leading training provider for Queensland fashion students for more than 25 years. 


MSIT offers an Applied Fashion Design and Technology program at Certificate IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma levels. The course provides essential, practical skills and hands-on experience which are broadened and refined as students progress to Advanced Diploma level.


MSIT fashion courses offer a balance between design, computer technology applications, production, textiles, millinery and sound business and marketing knowledge to build a successful career in the fashion industry. MSIT students are given the opportunity to work with a number of companies on industry-based projects to gain valuable insight and experience. MSIT is renowned for producing skilled fashion graduates who can exceed industry expectation.


MSIT’s fashion department have developed staff and student exchange programs with Japanese colleges. Recently an MSIT fashion graduate showcased her range at the Ueda Fashion College in Osaka, Japan.


MSIT offers a number of international fashion scholarships for eligible students. The International Scholarship is now in its 18th year and provides an opportunity for an Advanced Diploma student to study internationally at a college of their choice.  One recent scholarship winner has been accepted into the 3rd year Degree program at Mod’Art International in Paris, France.


MSIT has consistently produced graduates who hold prominent positions in the fashion industry. Past graduates have gone on to work for high profile companies including Colorado, Triumph, Speedo, Billabong, City Beach, Timothy Everest and London. Other graduates have proceeded to launch their own successful labels including Bora, Subfusco, Maiocci, Lorna Jane, Bessie Head, Sasha Drake and Julie Tengdahl.


MSIT has consistently produced graduates who hold prominent positions in the fashion industry. Past graduates have gone on to work for high profile companies such as Colorado, Marc Jacobs, Billabong, Giordano and Canterbury. Other graduates have gone on to launch their own successful labels, including Bora, Subfusco, Maiocci, Lorna Jane, Rocketfuel and Julie Tengdahl.


RMIT University, School of Architecture and Design

 The Bachelor of Design (Fashion) at RMIT University encourages an innovative approach to design supported by technical proficiency and industry awareness. Initially students are introduced to fundamental skills and knowledge related to design, pattern making, garment construction, presentation, communication, CAD and fashion theory. This knowledge and skill is further develop and refined over a four year period through the practice of fashion design in a series of project based design studios and a suite of other theoretical and practical courses. Students engage in a diverse range of projects and electives from which they have the freedom to determine the focus of their own degree. Project based design studios are reflective of, and informed by, the research activities of the fashion discipline’s academic staff and issues pertinent to fashion and the fashion industry.

Throughout the four years students have opportunities to engage with the fashion design profession through lectures, design projects and industry work placements. Student work is frequently shown in the public domain through exhibition and catwalk shows. In 2007 and 2008 graduate collections were paraded at the Melbourne Spring Fashion Week and in 2009 the best student collections were selected for the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival runway.


Whitehouse Institute of Design

With centrally located campuses in the heart of both Sydney and Melbourne CBD’s, Whitehouse Institute of Design, Australia offers a unique learning environment that encourages conceptual development, research and experimentation, and innovative design outcomes in a variety of studio and technical environments.


Whitehouse was founded in 1988 and is acknowledged for its high standard of design education. The Institute offers a Bachelor of Design with specialisations in Fashion Design, Interior Design and Styling & Creative Direction.


Graduates of Whitehouse develop an individual design identity through an integration of theory and practice led by industry professionals and design academics. Past students include Camilla Freeman-Topper of Camilla & Marc, Rachel Gilbert, Daniel Avakian, Yeojin Bae, Hannah McNicol, and Prue Hawkins from Cue Design. Others have gone on to teach design and some have found success through competitions such as Project Runway Australia.


An accredited VET in Schools - Certificate II program is available for year 11 & 12 students in New South Wales and Victoria. Non-accredited workshops in drawing, illustration and design presentation are also offered for all ages from secondary school onwards.


Fashion Institute of Vienna

The Fashion Institute of Vienna is an institution of the City of Vienna which offers two different Training Programmes -  Higher Vocational School for Fashion and Product Design and, in cooperation with the University for Art and Industrial Design in Linz, a Bachelor of Arts Degree Programme in Fashion - currently unique in Austria. Passing the Artistic Aptitude Test is a necessary requirement for entering either of the Training Programmes consisting of various Departments such as Fashion Design, Knitwear Design, Product Design – Leather Accessories (Bags, Shoes, Accessories), Product Design – Millinery as well as Textile Design and Print (the latter only in Higher Vocation School).


The artistic focus is on a variety of subjects such as Fashion Design, Fashion Graphics, Nude Life Drawing, Drawing from Nature, Experimental Design or Colour Composition. Projects with commercial enterprises are of essential importance. Highest technical skills, interdisciplinary approach to teaching, diversity of languages, computer techniques, digital media design, marketing and presentation techniques, development of individually tailored advertising strategies and logos are indispensable.


Various events complement the lessons– workshops, guest lectures, excursions, visits to fashion fairs in Austria and abroad or symposia with international experts such as, for instance, Hetzendorf Talks (Hetzendorfer Gespräche) which, focusing on issues regarding Fashion and Movement, took place for the ninth time in 2008.


The Bachelor of Arts Degree Programme in Fashion (6 terms with 180 ECTS points), was launched in 2006 in cooperation with the University of Art and Industrial Design of Linz. The lectures take place exclusively at the Fashion Institute of Vienna while the academic degree is awarded by the University of Art and Industrial Design of Linz. Bachelor of Arts Degree is a pre-requisite for any MA Degree Study Programme in Arts. Approximately 25 freshmen can be admitted to the Programme.


Atelier Lannaux

Since its foundation 14 years ago, the school has formed a very good reputation among Belgian fashion schools. The Atelier Lannaux is specialised in Haute Couture. A unique school in Belgium where one can still learn how to back a suit by hand, and where students know what “un vêtement glacé” means. The school objective is to prepare students for the job market. The Atelier Lannaux offers a well-rounded education while several job opportunities arise for students who have successfully completed their studies. Small groups of no more than 10 students at a time guarantee an informal relationship between students and teachers, and also stimulate creativity.


Ecole Supérieure des Arts Saint-Luc de Tournai

The College of the Arts of Tournai offers three-year courses organised by the French Community of Belgium. Upon completion of the courses, the students receive a degree in visual arts in their chosen specialty.
The school offers courses in Interior Design, Photography, Graphic Design, Advertising, Object Design, and Clothes Design.


Haute Ecole Libre Mosane

The education in textile provides techniques in fashion and styles. The students have to understand the trends and models, they have to be able to translate this into a pattern which is technically correct. Modelling, shaping en styling are very important competences. They are expected to know what the market demands and take it into account in their creations. Understanding the marketing business and knowing how to communicate with different partners are the last requirements of the ISELL.


La Cambre - Ecole nationale supérieure des arts visuels

The “Ecole nationale supérieure des arts visuels of La Cambre” is a Brussels-based School of Art and Design that offers a wide array of educational programs both at Bachelor’s (3 years) and Master’s (2 years) level. Its five-year curricula are organised along 18 different art related subject matters, ranging from drawing, painting, engraving and sculpture to photography, animation, stage set design, graphic design and communication, ceramics, industrial, textile and fashion design, interior design, bookbinding, conservation and restoration of artworks etc. The School actively takes part in the European Erasmus programme and has recently participated in international projects together with other art schools and universities around the world: the biennial “Paper” workshop held together with the University of Kinki (Osaka); the annual “Architecture &Textile” workshop with the participation of several Architecture Schools in Europe, yearly Fashion Design Summer classes organised together with the Art of Fashion Foundation (USA), etc. La Cambre successfully participates in numerous national and international contests in various fields such as: fashion and product design, graphic design, animated film, photography, contemporary art, etc.
La Cambre counts around 650 students coming from 30 different countries, and a team of more than 250 teaching staff: 80 professors (mainly part time), 40 assistant professors and around 150 lecturers, artists and art professionals as well as filmmakers, choreographers, writers or philosophers recruited on an annual basis for a specific workshop or lecture cycle etc.


Municipal Academy of Fine Arts of Lier

The SASK is the Municipal Academy of Fine Arts of Lier, a city in the province of Antwerp, Belgium. The Academy offers several courses specialising in different types of art, ranging from drawing and photography over lace-making to fashion.

The fashion department of SASK offers artistic courses where the core consists of the individual and the originality. The training programme focuses on fashion history, colour, materials, and especially, object design. All courses are specifically applied to the study of the human body. Individual research combined with input from various disciplines results in a firm basis for the individual creative process of the students. SASK has created a training programme which is a constant challenge for students to find their own identity as designers.


Hogeschool Gent Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten

The Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent is one of the oldest art schools in Belgium. It started out as a private school for drawing, painting, and architecture at the artist Philippe Karel Marissal’s house in 1741, but soon acquired material support of the city council and was endowed with a Royal title by the Austrian Empress Maria-Theresia in 1771. Only a decade ago, in 1995, the academy merged with the Ghent Institute of Higher Education (Hogeschool Gent), whose thirteen departments formed a University College. In 2003, it has become member of the Ghent University Association.

The academy’s top-class educational standards are characterised by its high-level teaching staff and researchers working in close collaboration and mutual inspiration with students. Internationally acclaimed artists regularly fulfill teaching stints at the Royal Academy. Art critics, curators, and academics come to visit and lecture. Disciplines such as graphic and textile design, fashion, book illustration and web design draw the best professionals working in their fields at the moment.


National Art Academy Sofia

The National Academy of Art is considered to be the most prestigious Bulgarian institution for training professional artists in the field of fine and applied arts, design, conservation and restoration of history and theory of art (in BA, MA and DA degrees). National Academy of Art was opened on 1 October 1896 by Decree signed by Prince Ferdinand. This Act made legitimate the oldest institution for higher education in Bulgaria. Priority of the present day policy of the academy is improvement and innovation of the contents of the curricula, study plans and material base and adopting new methods and technologies in the education and training. A special attention is paid in helping the creative and scientific projects by organizing competitions, the results of which are visible. They include completion of numerous creative tasks including cataloging and incorporating their documentation in the different disciplines, holding of scientific conferences, compiling and publishing of scientific books, reconstruction materials and technical base for experimental or creative aim and many others.


The National Academy of Art has two departments, of Fine Arts and of Applied Arts. The chairs in both departments are responsible for teaching and research, and for the development and implementation of the curricula in the following fields where students acquire professional university degrees of Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts and Doctor of Arts. The subject of Fashion is a part of the Faculty of Applied Arts and is established in 1999.
At the present time the academy is educating around 900 students in different subjects in the sphere of visual arts, science of art and design, including 130 foreign students and more than 40 Bulgarian and foreign Doctors of Art.


New Bulgarian University

The New Bulgarian University is a private university established 1991. It started with human sciences, later – also arts such as theater, music, visual arts and design.

The Design and Architecture Department, established 1994, comprises BA and MA programs in fashion design, interior design and architecture. Some of our fashion design students have been awarded at international fashion competitions. Our alumni work either free-lance or are employed at apparel factories, fashion magazines, TV-channels both in Bulgaria and in Europe, even as far away as the USA.


Our 3rd and 4th year fashion design students are eager to face the challenge of designing for the Triumph Inspiration Award. It is an exciting but difficult task, and also an opportunity to get at least a glimpse at the wide world of fashion.


We are very thankful to the Bulgarian Branch of Triumph International for granting us this opportunity.


Assoc.Prof. Elena Todorova

Head of the Design and Architecture Department

New Bulgarian University.


George Brown College

George Brown College is one of Canada’s largest and most highly respected colleges, serving a diverse and vibrant student body with a remarkably rich program mix of degrees, diplomas, certificates and apprenticeship training. The student body – comprises over 20,000 full time students, including 1,600 International and 60,000 continuing education students and is a true reflection of our diverse and multicultural city. The College’s faculty and staff work closely with more than a thousand corporate and institutional partners connecting George Brown to the community it serves. Fashion Techniques and Design curriculum is founded on the attainment of valued, relevant and current job skills. The program simulates the standards, practices and facilities used in the apparel industry and focuses on sewing and drafting skills. Study of textiles, technical specifications, fashion illustration, pattern grading, use of computer technology, history of costume and design fundamentals provide depth to student understanding of clothing design, manufacture and apparel development.


Students have the opportunity to volunteer for Fashion Week, interact with industry leaders in class or on field trips, participate in fashion industry events, and enter design competitions. In 2008 a student team won the Creative Festival Creative Catwalk challenge. A year end fashion show showcases garments designed and constructed in the program. Fashion Management and Fashion Business Industry diplomas are also offered to provide students with business management skills and knowledge of the entire supply chain of apparel production from concept to development, production and sale to the consumer. The postgraduate certificate, International Fashion Development and Management prepares students for careers in the global fashion business.



Seneca’s three-year Fashion Arts program offers specialty studies in the design and production of menswear, womenswear, and knitwear. Design, pattern making, clothing construction, fashion history, production technology, draping, textiles, and marketing are all fully covered. Field placement, guest lectures from industry leaders and opportunities to participate in national and international design competitions ensure students are prepared for a future in fashion. Seneca graduates find career success as designers, pattern makers, sample makers, production assistants, and fashion entrepreneurs. Seneca’s Fashion Resource Centre, a unique collection of Canadian-worn garments and accessories dating from 1800 to present, is available to all students in the School of Fashion and Merchandising. The collection enhances the studies of design, fabrics and construction techniques. Some notable individuals in the fashion industry who have attended Seneca’s Fashion program include Vivienne Poy, Philip Sparks and Mark Fast.


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More people choose Seneca than any other college in Canada. With 11 campuses across the Greater Toronto Area, Seneca provides internationally and nationally recognized education, training, and academic pathways key to graduate career success in the global economy. Every Seneca diploma, certificate and degree program is developed to a high academic standard, in consultation with industry, integrated with information technology, combined with technical and transferable skills, and reinforced by opportunities for ongoing education and re-training.



Donghua University

Donghua University consists of 18 colleges and Larsarrl International Fashion Design College. The disciplines cover a complete range of majors including engineering, economics, management, literature, law, science and pedagogy.Donghua University has three postdoctoral programs and has been authorized to offer 24 doctoral programs, 48 master programs and 39 bachelor programs.


Tsinghua University

Tsinghua University was established in 1911 originally as "Tsinghua Xuetang," a preparatory school for students who would be sent by the government to study in universities in the United States.

The educational philosophy of Tsinghua is to "train students with integrity." Among the over 100,000 students who have graduated from Tsinghua since its founding are many outstanding scholars, eminent entrepreneurs and great statesmen remembered and respected by their fellow Chinese citizens. Hence, to study at Tsinghua is the dream of many Chinese youth.


Beijing Institute of Clothing Technology

Beijing Institute of Clothing Technology (BICT) is the only university titled with clothing in China. Art, technology, business, management in BICT are harmonically integrated. BICT is a state-owned full time university and was founded in 1959, and was belonged to Textile Industry Bureau of China. Since 1998, BICT has been affiliated with Beijing Municipal Government.


China Academy of Art

The China Academy of Art has the most complete range of degree offerings and programs of study in fine arts. Undergraduate students typically spend one year in general education courses in the Department of Foundation and then three years in the core courses of their particular majors. Graduate courses are typically three years long and include extensive experience in the studio and research with mentoring faculty. Foreign students can take short-term or long-term courses in Chinese art, language and culture in the Institute of International Education. The Academy encourages diversity in thinking, art exploration and academy research. It takes as its motto “diversity in harmony” and fosters an environment for innovation.


Raffles Design Institute Shanghai

Established in 1994, Raffles Design Institute, Shanghai, a collaboration between Raffles Design Institute, Singapore and Dong Hua University, China, enjoys pioneer status as one of the earliest approved Sino-Foreign Joint Venture Schools in Shanghai, China.
Raffles Design Institute, Shanghai is located within the campus of Dong Hua University, which is one of the most prestigious top-ranking universities in China. The college enrolled its first intake of students in March 1995 and since then has seen a rapid rise in student population to more than 2000 today.
Raffles Design Institute, Shanghai is committed to nurture creative talents and design management expertise for the arts and design industry and has built up strong reputation for producing the most talented young designers and creative professionals in the region.


Wuhan University of Science and Engineering

Wuhan University of Science and Engineering (WUSE), formally named Wuhan Institute of Textile and engineering, is one of the comprehensive institutions of higher learning incorporating science, engineering, liberal arts, economics and management, with special emphasis on engineering.

WUSE is endeavoring to speed up its development, aiming at achieving its edges in serving the regional economy by creating leading disciplines and a harmonious development of various disciplines; and striving to achieve a leading place among domestic universities by obtaining prominent teaching and research results and notable management effects.


Zhejiang Sci-Tech University

The Zhejiang Sci-Tech University is a provincial key industrial university with distinct characteristics. It has disciplines in science, industry, literature, economy, management, law and education. The university insists on the school motto of Stressing Virtues, Valuing Cultivating and Improving Moral and puts education first. Many of the students gained good results in the national, provincial and municipal scientific competitions and international fashion design contents. The students work around the country and the world after graduation and they are welcomed by society for their conscientious style and innovative abilities. The century-old Zhejiang Sci-Tech University is facing a new developmental opportunity in the new century. With confidence and effort, the teachers and students are working hard to turn the school into a high-quality university.


Xi’an Polytechnic University

Founded in 1984, the Clothing & Art Design College of XPU is the first college in China which can award Master’s degree of Clothing Design and Clothing Engineering. The college possesses a powerful teaching and research group. At present, many first-rate research studios have been established, such as a 3D body scanner lab, a psychometric room, etc, which provide advanced places for teaching, experimenting and academic exchanging, and support many research directions.


Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts

The Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts (GAFA) is a provincial institute of higher education with a variety of departments and specialties of Fine Arts and Design.

The Academy’s main task is to train high-quality and applied professionals in the fields of art and design, who possess self-cultivation in all-round way – morally, intellectually and physically, with abilities of creation and suitability.


Sichuan Fine Arts Institute

Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, with a history of over 64 years, located at the  mountainous municipal city ―Chongqing, is one of the five most prominent art academies in China and the only one in the south-west China.




Sichuan University - College of Light Industry & Textile & Food Engineering

College of Light Industry & Textile & Food Engineering derives from the leather specialty and food specialty of College of Sichuan Chemical Engineering founded in 1952. At present, the college consists of Leather Engineering Department, Textile and Garment Engineering Department, Food Engineering Department, the Key Laboratory of Leather Chemistry and Engineering of the Ministry of Education, and Research Institute of Textile.



TEKO is Scandinavia's largest design and business academy within the fashion and lifestyle industry. More than 1100 students are currently enrolled in one of our programmes within the areas of fashion and textiles or furniture and furnishings. TEKO offers educations in all the areas in a company's production, whether it is design, purchasing or sales.


Aalto University - School of Art and Design

Established in 2010, the Aalto University is a new university with centuries of experience. The Aalto University is a created from the merger of three Finnish universities: The Helsinki School of Economics, Helsinki University of Technology and The University of Art and Design Helsinki. The three schools of the Aalto University - the School of Economics, the School of Art and Design and the School of Science and Technology are all leading and renowned institutions in their respective fields and in their own right.

The combination of three universities opens up new possibilities for strong multi-disciplinary education and research. The new university's ambitious goal is to be one of the leading institutions in the world in terms of research and education in its own specialised disciplines. An attractive environment for learning and research.

The Aalto University is strongly future-oriented while at the same time building on the combined 300-year-history of three highly-regarded universities. Only the best students and researchers are admitted to study and conduct research at the Aalto University.

A student-centred culture that encourages people to passionately learn new things will be fostered at Aalto University. The new university will provide high-quality research and education and create an internationally attractive environment for learning and research.

The Aalto University will focus its research on major global issues. New research environments often evolve into larger research programmes or units through themes that require a cross-disciplinary approach.



Istituto Marangoni

The heritage

Istituto Marangoni was founded in 1935 in Milan. Since then, the objective has been to prepare highly skilled professionals for the fashion and design industries.

Today the objective remains the same.  Over the last 75 years Istituto Marangoni has played a significant role in the development of the Italian fashion industry: constantly updating its courses, creating young creative talents, and providing immediate answers to the market necessities.

Marangoni offers Basic courses (three year programs), One-Year and Master Programmes in the fields of Design and Fashion such as: Fashion Business, Fashion Buying, Brand Management and Fashion Promotion, Interior Design, Product Design and Graphic Design.

The institute has taught 3 generations of students, a total of over 35.000 professionals, and has been the ‘launch platform’ for a series of world renowned names, such as: Franco Moschino, Domenico Dolce (Dolce & Gabbana), Maurizio Pecoraro, Alessandro De Benedetti, Stefano Guerriero, Alessandra Facchinetti, Rafael Lopez and Alexandro Palombo.


Basic Courses

These are three year programs aimed at students who want to prove themselves in the fashion and design area but lack any specific training. Course language: Italian in Milan, French in Paris and English in London.


Fashion Design Course (Milan, Paris and London)

This Basic Programme is the creative heart of the fashion design school. To succeed in the spotlight of the fashion world, fashion designers need more than just an idea and a quick sketch on a sheet of paper. You need to think culturally too. At Istituto Marangoni, we favour a multidisciplinary approach. From the techniques of design and pattern making to the history of fashion and art, from marketing and sociology to understanding new technologies, we will teach you everything you need to know to create a winning product.


Fashion Stylist Course (Milan, Paris and London)

Fashion communicates through images. This is the area of the fashion stylist, a person gifted with exceptional fashion sensitivity. To become an excellent fashion stylist, you will need a solid grounding in fashion. First you will learn how to identify new trends and achieve various looks. Next, you must gain technical competence in photography, computer image manipulation, atmosphere, lighting, choreography, make-up, hairstyling and accessories. and you also have to master sociological and historic aspects of fashion, ranging from costume history to art history, and from material analysis to image coordination techniques.


Fashion Business Course (Milan, Paris and London)

To manage and optimise the fashion product effectively, you need to know its evolution and its direction. This is the start of true entrepreneurship. Istituto Marangoni offers a preparatory programme focusing on every aspect of the fashion business: from project to production, commercialisation to distribution and retail. Here we study the product, including its life cycle, and learn how to recognise quality and analyse market trends. Upon acquiring all these skills, you will finally be able to implement your own projects, manage collaborators and consultants effectively and jumpstart your career in any fashion company, including your own.



ESMOD Munich

Design your own customized clothes – Create you own look!

ESMOD is the first step in the right direction. ESMOD is not just five letters, but the way to make three years worth of ideas a reality and turn them into real clothes. ESMOD has been one of the world’s leading private fashion schools for 165 years. At the Galeria Kaufhof Awards 2006, the school was recognized as Munich’s best fashion school.
With 20 schools in 11 different countries, ESMOD is the perfect springboard for a career in the textile industry. The school has bases both in Munich and Berlin.
The school is also represented around the world – in France, Indonesia, Brazil, Korea, Norway, Tunisia and Japan.
The courses at the design school last three years and are divided into the stylism and modelism areas of study.




AKTO is the leading private educational institution in Greece, in the area of design and fine arts. With more than 2,000 students. 14,000 graduates and 40 years of history, it is internationally recognized as one of the most important corporations of contemporary art education and applied arts, in South-Eastern Europe.

With its programmes of study been validated by Middlesex University, a strong connection with the employment market, it’s experienced teaching staff and the use of contemporary technology, students at AKTO aim at the prominence of it’s graduates, as creative and useful professionals.

In a well organized and contemporary environment of systematic learning, AKTO also attends to the personal development and ethos of its students, the formation of complete personalities, who will contribute to society as responsible citizens, and, with confidence, will develop a successful career in the international market.

The Fashion Design programme is validated by Middlesex University to a Bachelor (Honours) degree level. The programme aims at developing the creativity and aesthetic ability of students, the understanding of media, methods and procedures of design, their acquaintance with research,  systematic follow-up and application of the international fashion trends, the development of collaborations and the communication with and guidance of people from the fashion sector, in context with a high level of professionalism.



Department of Clothing Design & Technology, Alexander Technological University of Thessaloniki

The Department of Clothing Design & Technology (DCDT) of the Alexander Technological University of Thessaloniki involves three major subject areas:
1. Clothing Design
2. Clothing Technology
3. Fashion Marketing


The DCDT is based at Kilkis (North Greece) and is the only national university, accredited for Fashion studies.
Graduates of this Department can enter a diverse range of occupations, including self-employment, as:

- Fashion/Costume Designers, Fashion Illustrators, Fashion Stylists

- Clothing Technologists, Quality Control experts

- Retail Merchandisers, Retail managers, Visual Merchandisers

- Media Journalists

Throughout the year, the DCDT organises fashion events, such as the “Re-move Fashion Street Party” in July 2009, which brought life to the old commercial centre of Thessaloniki with origami, graffiti and the graduate fashion show.
Last but not least, the DCDT shines in all major national fashion events, such as Athens Fashion Week, Athens Xclusive Designers Week, Fashion Forward, Trash Art (1st and 3rd prize), Lucky Strike T-shirt competition, as well as international forum, such as the prestigious MiFur (Milan Fur), where DCDT graduate Eleanna Demetrakopoulou achieved second place in 2005.

Hong Kong

The Institute of Textiles and Clothing (ITC)

The Institute of Textiles and Clothing (ITC), under The Hong Kong Polytechnic University - the largest University Grants Commission-funded tertiary institution in terms of number of students, is one of the tertiary education institutes of international recognition in Hong Kong. ITC is unique in its multi-disciplinary nature.  It  has strived to become a centre of excellence in fashion and textile education and research locally, regionally and internationally by nurturing high quality graduates and conducting high quality research in the areas of design, business and technology. ITC provides a full range of educational programmes in training and developing talents and professionals who are capable of creating knowledge and bringing new energy to the industry in Hong Kong. Programmes are noted for their application-oriented focus and relevance to the needs of society.  ITC strives to equip students with professional knowledge and is committed to providing an all-round education to equip them with a global outlook, critical and creative thinking, and language skills, amongst other important attributes. ITC is equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories, studios and theatres.  Based on cutting-edge research, it works closely with practitioners for the continual development of technologies for the textile and apparel industry and to enhance competitiveness in the global marketplace.


National Institute of Design

The National Institute of Design (NID) is internationally acclaimed as one of the foremost multi-disciplinary institutions in the field of design education and research. The Business Week, USA has listed NID as one of the top 25 European & Asian programmes in the world. The institute functions as an autonomous body under the department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India. NID is recognised by the Dept. of Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR) under Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India, as a scientific and industrial design research organisation.

NID has been a pioneer in industrial design education after Bauhaus and Ulm in Germany and is known for its pursuit of design excellence to make Designed in India, Made for the World a reality. NID's graduates have made a mark in key sectors of commerce, industry and social development by taking role of catalysts and through thought leadership.


NID offers professional education programmes at Under Graduate and Post Graduate level with 5 faculty streams and 16 diverse design domains. NID has established exchange programmes and ongoing pedagogic relationships with over 35 overseas institutions. NID has also been playing a significant role in promoting design.

Having entered the 5th decade of design excellence, NID has been active as an autonomous national institute of excellence under the aegis of the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India; in education, applied research, service and advanced training in Industrial, Communication, Textile, and I.T. Integrated (Experiential) Design. NID offers a wide spectrum of design domains while encouraging trans-disciplinary design projects.



Pearl Academy of Fashion

 Pearl Academy of Fashion, a premiere fashion and design institute of the country, established in 1993. It has the unique distinction of being promoted by one of the largest fashion houses with operations in 12 countries, House of Pearl Fashions Ltd.  House of Pearl Fashions is a true MNC covering the entire breadth of the value chain of fashion such as Manufacturing, Sourcing, Distribution, Branding, Retailing, Logistics and Education.


It is a globally benchmarked institute offering internationally recognized B.A (Hons.) Degree and Postgraduate programs with close linkages and working arrangements with leading universities and organizations such as Nottingham Trent University (NTU), LDT – Nagold Germany, London College of Fashion, Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HKPU), International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes (IFFTI) etc.


Pearl Academy of Fashion has an international mix of highly qualified and competent faculty members drawn from Indian and International institutes, industry professionals and other acknowledged leaders of the fashion, garment, retail, and media industry. The Academy is also ranked No. 1 in faculty competence by a survey done by “The Hindustan Times” in 2009.


Pearl Academy is a strong believer in instilling creativity through experiential learning. The highly flexible curriculum facilitates students to develop in the areas of their choice and deepen their competencies through extended internships. The academy has an excellent placement track record with alumni being placed in top positions in best known companies in India and abroad.


A fully integrated global institute offering programmes in the areas of Fashion, Textiles, Visual Communication, Jewellery, Business and Retail with additional centers at Jaipur and Chennai in India and Dhaka in Bangladesh.



Wigan and Leigh College

WLC College (formerly Wigan and Leigh College), with 26 locations across India, offers industry-driven undergraduate and post graduate courses in Business Management, Fashion Design, Media Studies and Advertising and Graphic Design. These programs are all designed to build a wide range of competencies which enable the students to join the vocations of their choice.


All our programs are benchmarked to international standards and have the advantage of transfering credits for further studies abroad.

In Mumbai ,the WCLI Fashion School was established, with a vision of providing comprehensive training and creating proactive and responsible Fashion Designers, Merchandisers, Stylists and other allied professionals.

Students of Fashion Technology cover modules in Research Techniques, Design Studies, Patternmaking, Garment construction, Surface embellishment, History of costume and other relevant topics.

WLCI has a quality and content council, drawn from the industry, which advises on updation of curricula, making them more industry-driven and relevant.


The college has always been a leader in innovation.

It has pioneered the Traineeship Programme which introduced the concept of 'Earn while you Learn', in professional education. It was also the first to introduce the 'Life Skills Programme' as an integral part of education. To-day the College has an e-portal to provide students with complete e-learning backup.


National Institute of Fashion Technology

National Institute of Fashion Technology was set up in 1986 under the aegis of the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. It has emerged as the premier Institute of Design, Management and Technology, developing professionals for taking up leadership positions in fashion business in the emerging global scenario. NIFT has been granted statutory status under the act of Parliament of India in 2006, empowering the Institute to award degrees and other academic distinctions.

The Institute is a pioneer in envisioning and evolving fashion business education in the country through a network of twelve professionally managed domestic centres at New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Raebareli, Bhopal, Kannur, Patna and Shillong.

NIFT has set academic standards and excelled in thought leadership by providing a pool of creative genius and technically competent professionals. The Institute provides a common platform for fashion education, research and training.

The National Institute of Fashion Technology has emerged as a premier institute in the country to train professionals to meet the challenges of a rapidly growing global Apparel Industry. We have been instrumental in bringing about a paradigm shift in design perceptions in India today. It addresses the needs of both couture & prêt clothing in India, professionalizing and categorizing apparel design into niche segments. NIFT continues to develop a pool of trained human resources specializing in conventional methods and creating newer ones within the fashion industry.


JD Institute of Fashion Technology

JD Institute of Fashion Technology was  conceptualized by a strong team of father and son (Mr.Chandraakant Dalal and Mr. Rajesh Dalal) in 1988 at Mumbai with a zest to do something different & to achieve a name in the creative world. The Institute was born with the support of major names in the industry & glamour world such as Ms. Hema Malini (Actress, Producer & Director) Mr. Xerces Bhathena (Film Fashion Designer), Mr. Ajit Shah (Export Trade Consultant) & not to forget the industrially trained & dedicated faculty & staff it started its journey towards success.


The Institute started initially with fashion design diploma programme & then gradually branched into the specialization education of courses such as jewellery design & manufacturing, fashion photography, fashion merchandising garment export management, creative fabric designing, computer aided fashion designing, visual merchandising, interior designing etc.  The Institute has been the premier institute in allover Asia to provide education in visual merchandising.




Raffles Design International, Mumbai

Raffles Design Institute has been recognized as an innovator in Singapore since 1990. It is the leading design education provider in Asia Pacific. Raffles Design's perspective is global, as reflected in the international make-up and diversity of the entire community. Our students come from various background and nationalities. We recognize that a high level of diversity necessitates a flexible and practical approach to learning. Our flexible schedule enables students to expedite their academic progress and also can help working professionals to complete their education without interrupting their career. Many of our students have enjoyed regional internship opportunities which has helped expand their creativity and launched their careers. Raffles Design has produced over 300 award winners over the last 17 years.


Premlila Vithaldas Polytechnic

The department of Apparel Manufacture and design is one of the oldest pioneer institutions in the country that pioneered the concept of fashion and fashion shows in India.


The excellence imparted to the students is the result of a carefully planned training program involving mastering the techniques of apparel construction and rendering, along with subjects like history of costume, contemporary textiles and weaving.


The personal grooming and personality development, language and communication skills assist in improving overall personality of the students.


The curriculum also includes specialized subjects like merchandising, media management, visual merchandising, fashion forecast, styling and photography.


Computer aided designing and fashion reviews are also included as part of the curriculum. Besides subjects taught on campus during the first five semesters, there is an internship programmed for six months.


Once they pass out as graduates, they are appointed as merchandisers, designers, co-coordinators, stylists etc, in the fashion industry for local and export markets and become entrepreneurs.


Other Courses offered by the department


- Certificate course in fashion Design-one year duration

- Summer courses in the following subjects


Pattern Making

Fashion Illustration

Surface Ornamentation


The Limerick School of Art and Design

The Limerick School of Art and Design is the largest Art and Design centre outside Dublin with students from all over Ireland. LSAD has an award winning reputation in ceramics, Fashion, visual communications, painting , sculpture , combined media and teacher education.The programmes are offered at Honours Degree and we also run research postgraduate programmes up to masters and PhD. A significant factor in our success is our student orientated philosophy. Incoming students share a common first year that is predominantly diagnostic.

The award winning Fashion Dept at The Limerick School of Art and Design is established over 30 years . It has produced highly successful designers who now work in all areas of the Fashion business, designing, Merchandising, costume, stylists.  Their placements bring them all over the world. The ethos of our Fashion course is that the students are both  creators and  makers of Fashion .Our Gerber technology and Shima knitting machines also support their technical training.



Shenkar College

Shenkar College of Engineering and Design was founded in 1970, with the goal of serving Israeli industry in all that relates to academic qualifications and R&D services for modern industries.


Shenkar is an institute of higher education and, like all the public universities in Israel, is supervised and financed by the Israeli Council for Higher Education. Shenkar offers degree courses in all the subjects studied. Tuition fees are in line with the fees charged by Israeli universities.

Shenkar's uniqueness as an academic institution lies in the close ties between the two faculties:  the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Design. While both the faculties maintain their own special character, they operate joint projects, designed to expose the students to various disciplines.

The goal of the Faculty of Engineering is to provide a generation of engineers and managers who will influence the goals and processes of Israeli industry and business. The faculty aspires to be a center for the promotion of research and works closely with industry. This is done through the college's academic staff, which has at its disposal the Shenkar laboratories, workshops and centers all equipped with state-of-the-art equipment.

The Faculty of Design has set as its goal the promotion of design and its contribution to society, commerce and industry. The faculty serves as a center for the academic study of design, with the most up-to-date, relevant and forward-looking courses, while cooperating with external elements from the world of design and industry.


Shenkar is the first academic institution to operate a wireless campus. This allows dozens of students who have laptop computers to communicate with other users and to access both the college's network and the Internet.

Shenkar has achieved an international reputation and is recognized as one of the best institutions of its kind in the world. Graduates of the College are able to continue on to further studies at universities in Israel and abroad.


Shenkar graduates hold key roles in commerce, industry and the defense establishment, as well as in R&D and the civil service. Among the graduates of the Faculty of Design are designers many of whom have earned an international reputation.
Studies at Shenkar are conducted in Hebrew. Overseas students are able to study at Shenkar if they meet the academic criteria and have a good working knowledge of the Hebrew language.



Nuova Accademia Di Belle Arti Milano

NABA, founded in 1980, is the largest and most innovative private academy in Italy. NABA offers undergraduate and post-graduate programs in the fields of design, fashion design, graphics, multimedia arts, theatre design and visual arts. NABA is recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR). All degrees are Bologna compliant, ensuring that students’ degrees are recognized internationally. Currently 1,800 students attend NABA.




In the 80’s Domus Academy imposed itself as the first postgraduate school of Design in the world: a place of advanced training and a research laboratory on processes of industrial creativity, on scenarios of aesthetics and consumption, on space-time relations, on utility and private service. Domus academy constantly looks at radical changes linked to new technologies and at the fast and continuous spread of the Information technology networks.

The school boasts 8 Master courses, validated by the University of Wales:

Master in Product Design, Master in I-Design, Master in Car Design, Master in Business Design, Master in Interior and Living Design, Master in Urban Vision and Architectural Design, Master in Fashion Design, Master in Accessories Design, and the new Master in Fashion Management.

Domus Academy attracts students from all over the world: in 2009 they were 240 from 44 different countries. All the activity of Domus Academy is designed as a laboratory for research and exploration of future scenarios. The presence of multidisciplinary teams, students from all over the world and the vocation to research, typical of Italian design, are the most important elements, which characterize the work and study environment of the school.

As well as the Masters courses, Domus Academy offers a wide range of short courses: Spring Sessions, Summer Sessions, Fall Sessions and Courses for companies and Executives.

In 1994 Domus Academy got the Compasso d’Oro award for the career.

In 2009 Business Week selected Domus Academy among the 30 best schools of design in the world.



IED Fashion Lab

IED Centro Ricerche started in 1975 as the facility of the IED Group dedicated to the research program development.


Since the early 80’s it did characterized itself as a planning office capable of offering services in fields of Design, Communication and Advanced Education to both companies and institutions. The center activity has always been focusing on the innovation of the process and of the product, developed through research and experimentation.


Ied Centro Ricerche is currently acting as a consulting office in the fields of Product Design, Fashion, Visual Arts and Communication with the aim of representing the expression of the IED model excellence.


The above center favours a multidisciplinary approach to the project, and it is a promoter, at all levels, of activities and collaborations with firms interested in getting involved with the IED Schools and its students. IED Centro Ricerche encourages the cooperation and the synergy among all different kinds of people, opening up to students, professionals, companies and to everybody the center shares its goals with.



Bunka Fashion College

Bunka Fashion College (文化服装学院) was founded in 1923 and is one of the most prestigious fashion schools in Japan and Asia. Famous for innovative design it is situated in the heart of the fashion metropolis Tokyo which functions as a unique source of inspiration.

In its long history a number of renowned Japanese designers has graduated from Bunka Fashion College, among them Kenzo Takada, Yohji Yamamoto, Atsuro Tayama and Keita Maruyama.



Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam

The Willem de Kooning Academy provides a high level of education for artists, designers and teachers in visual arts and design.

Visual creativity based on concept! That is what is important at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. This academy guarantees a practical-oriented arts education on international level. The focus lies on personal ideas, stimulated through idea development. Situation in the centre of Rotterdam, the offer a state-of-the-art equipped workplaces and a wireless network to stimulate a learning environment.


ArtEZ Academy of Visual Arts Arnhem

The Fashion Department has a long and successful history. In 1953 the legendary Elly Lamaker set up the Department of Fashion Design and Fashion Illustration at the Arnhem Academy of Art. The students have continued the success ever since.

The Fashion Department had constantly grown since then. More then one hundred students, both Dutch and foreign, are currently taught by a qualified team of at least twenty teachers. They run one of the best fashion courses in Europe, their students regularly scoop the most coveted prices and their achievements receive a great deal of media attention.

Following their finals, a high proportion of former students have succeeded in making a name for themselves in many areas of the fashion world, both at home and abroad. For example Victor & Rolf.


Art school Utrecht, Faculty of Visual Arts and Design

The Faculty of Visual Arts and Design is the largest of the Art School Utrecht. It´s the place to be for visual arts and design talents. The claims for admission and demands during the study are very high. Only top talent is admitted to the faculty of visual arts and design. And that is not without reason. The faculty gives room to talent. Students set the perfect foundation for an autonomic artist profession or another artistic profession, with more than average changes on the labour market.


The Art School Utrecht does everything to prepare their students for the reality of the labour world. The Triumph Design Award is therefore the perfect example of how the students can prepare for an active practice of the profession.




Esmod in Oslo started in 1990, and has been an important actor in educating new talents within clothing both nationally and abroad. Esmod in Oslo is one of many schools of Esmod in Europe. I think you got some more info from Esmod in Berlin in German.


Raffles Design Institute

Raffles Design Institute is the leading design education provider with schools in major countries such as, like China, Thailand, Malaysia, India, Vietnam, New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia and Singapore.

Raffles Design Institute (Singapore) was established in 1990 as an educational institution dedicated to the professional design disciplines of Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing & Management (Fashion Marketing, Retail Management, and Fashion Communication & Journalism), Visual Communication (Graphic Design). Interactive Media Design (Multimedia Design, Animation, and Games Design), Interior Design, Product Design, Furniture Design, Jewellery Design and many more.

The  School has groomed several prominent Fashion Designers like Jonathan Seow (Woods & Woods), Sven Tan (Alldressup by The Link), Alfie Leong (MU), Desmond Yang (Abyzz), and Jay Quek & Madeleine Wong (POSSE) under our international pool of lecturers.

Under the guidance and supervision of Associate Professor Giuseppe Spinelli (Principal and Programme Director, Fashion Design), the School has had two consecutively National Winners in the Triumph Inspiration Award.  

This year the contest theme “Shape Sensation” is a very exciting one.  Especially with a new added component ‘The Body Suit’.  This new garment opens up several new avenues of exploration for the young designer.  It gives the capability to extend their vision into new directions.  We have had a challenge with new sculptural forms that defies the laws of gravity and seem to float around the body effortlessly.  I feel that this is the new approach to achieving unusual and provocative new forms and shapes for the contest this year.

Success by Design!



Centro Superior de Moda de Madrid

CSDMM is a private centre, attached to the Madrid Polytechnic University. It covers theory, technology and practice in great depth, and centres itself in three main areas: Design, Applied Social Sciences and Technology.


Istituto Europeo di Design

For over forty years Istituto Europeo di Design has worked in preparing young people and operated in different disciplines as Fashion, Design, Visual Art and communication. IED is an international network in continue expansion with headquarters in Milan, Rome, Turin, Venice, Madrid, Barcelona and Sao Paulo.



Escola Superior de Disseny ESDi

ESDI started as a private school in 1989 and joined the Ramon Lull University in Barcelona in 1991. It was the first time that this university has considered the design as a subject matter.


Escuela de Arte y Superior de Diseño de Valencia

EASD is a public school in Valencia that offers a qualified education within the scope of different design and creation concepts. It started 150 years ago and teaches Design Products, Graphic and Fashion. Many of today’s professional Valencia Designers have been formed in their classes.



CEADE Leonardo Academy

The Leonardo Academy, fully integrated in CEADE, is furnished with the most modern technologies and relies on the necessary infrastructure and technological equipment to offer a quality higher educational training on Design and Communication in Andalusia.

Located by the Monastery of La Cartuja and sharing its urban setting, the Academy contributes to the development and growth of this science park: a place where both the business and science spheres can coexist with university learning and higher education.

The CEADE Leonardo Academy offers higher education on Design, complemented with Communication studies, with the purpose of creating highly competent professional who are given not only theoretical and empiric knowledge, but also technical skills and competences on the control of new technologies applied on creative work.

For this reason, the Academy offers an open multidisciplinary learning environment, based on the use of new technologies, which allows, through the adequate methodology, for the guarantee of an efficient academic learning process.

The Academy offers the following un-official own and private qualifications, corresponding to a 3 year higher educational system:

- Graphic Design and Multimedia Technology

- Fashion Design and Management

- Interior Design and Architectural Digital Representation

- Audiovisual Direction and Production

- Public Relations and Protocol

- Commercial Management and Marketing



The Swedish School of Textiles

At the Swedish School of Textiles the creativity of art is combined with the ingenuity of technology. The degree programmes cover the entire fields of textiles, from design through manufacturing, management and technology to handloom weaving. The Swedish School of Textiles is the only one of its kind in Sweden and one among a few institutions of higher education in the world that has, within its facilities, a full-scale textile-manufacturing environment. The school has workshops and laboratories for teaching, research and developmental work.

The School educates selected students for a broad profession within Fashion Design. Education starts from a bachelor’s degree, focused from the very first day to produce higly competitive fashion Designers for a global fashion market.

The Master Programme in Textile- and Fashion Design aims to further develop and deepen students' artistic, technical, theoretical and reflective skills and abilities as textile/fashion designers. The programme offers in-depth practice-based studies and starts with the application project and ends with degree work. 

The Swedish School of Textiles is a part of the Universtity of Borås. Borås, and its surrounding region, is, and has been for a long time, the centre for manufacturing of clothing and textiles in Sweden and the school maintains an extensive network of contacts with compaines in the region. This gives studnets a unique opprtuniy to meet pople from the industry and from valuable relations.


University of Applied Sciences of Northwestern Switzerland

Academy of Art and Design HGK
HGK is part of the University of Applied Sciences of Northwestern Switzerland. It has around 600 students enrolled in eight Bachelor’s programmes and in post-graduate and research projects.

Institute of Fashion-Design
The Institute of Fashion-Design at HGK Basel offers a Bachelor’s programme with contents and objectives based on the idea of independent fashion design.

Therefore the programme focuses on design methods and processes and the entire journey from the creation to presentation of clothing on the live model. It embraces both the two dimensional design and the three dimensional draping, it looks at the cut and the different techniques of manufacturing as tools of creation and of skills to do things in an independent and may be new way.
Students are encouraged to come up with a clear position that translates intellectual and practical skills into independent innovative clothing design.
The development of products with a convincing creative/artistic language is seen as a key factor contributing to the evolution of a vital contemporary and coming culture.

Completion of studies
At the end of their studies students receive a Bachelor of Arts (BA) and the title of  “Designer Mode-Design”. This degree meets the requirements of a Bachelor’s degree of 180 ECTS-points and 7 semesters and is recognized by EU universities. For continuing studies HGK offers five Master programmes including a design-studio which focuses on an interdisciplinary, conceptual approach and the training of methods and strategies in the field of both design-practice and design-research.



SHU-TE UNIVERSITY, Fashion Design Department

Founded in 1998, the Department of Fashion Design is the first academic department in Taiwan to integrate different fields such as hairstyling, make-up design, textile design, apparel design and stylish commodity design. Hence, it can be considered as the first domestic academic department concentrating on artistry modeling. The department’s instruction objectives are to focus on artistic, scientific and technological fashion design applications and to foster professional designers in order to respond to the internationalization of Taiwan’s fashion industry. The department was recognized by the Ministry of Education as one of the nation’s top academic departments, which has inspired us to play a leading role in the fashion higher education field.


Tainan University of Technology

Since 1960's Taiwan has already become a mature industrial society. In order to meet the urgent needs f clothing design market and management professionals, Tainan University had established the five-year junior program of Clothing Design in 1964. The ultimate goal of setting up this Department is to cultivate clothing design and management professionals who have both capability of applying theories and possessing adequate training.

In the recent decade, the needs of clothing design and management market trend tend to be more multifaceted; therefore our Department has been always searching for breakouts by actively cooperating with clothing enterprises and has already obtained a great reputation in this fashion design field. In 1998, with the permission of Minster of Education, we have established two-year senior college and four-year university programs.



Fu-Jen University, Department of Textiles and Clothing

The Department of Textiles and Clothing at Fu Jen University, unique in the country, was founded in 1970. In 1994 it was incorporated into the newly established College of Human Ecology, also the first of its kind in Chinese history. In response to the needs of our Taiwan textiles and clothing industry, and in close cooperation with it, the Department operates three Sections each of which develops young professionals who, upon their graduation, may optimistically look forward to a wide range of career opportunities. The three Sections are (1) Textile Design (2) Fashion Design (3) Textile and Fashion Marketing.


Each Section offers its own specialized curriculum with much opportunity for interaction and teamwork with student from other Sections, to simulate the actual way industry operates. Studying and practicing in such an interactive environment allows students to develop an integrated understanding of industrial processes and the ability to engage in cooperative approaches to problems and projects, both of which are indispensable for a success career in this multi-faceted industry.


Shih Chien University

The University was founded in Taipei in March 1958. The Department of Fashion Design at Shih Chien University was established in 1961, the first domestic higher education institute of fashion design in Taiwan. Up to the present, the department have accumulated forty year teaching experiences. The department major objective is to cultivate talents for fashion-related industries. The department provides integrated fashion design curriculum, which develops and fosters many talents with independent thinking of fashion design through the interactivity between the teachers and students within the school.


United Kingdom

Central Saint Martins

Central Saint Martins leads the way in art and design education and the BA Fashion course has earned a national and international reputation for producing innovative and highly creative designers and fashion communicators who have gone on to make outstanding and directional contributions within a variety of fashion professions in the UK and abroad. Graduates include such influential names as John Galliano, Hussein Chalayan, Stella McCartney, Giles Deacon and Christopher Kane.


"It is a very exciting opportunity for the students from 2nd year BA Womenswear at Central Saint Martins to design lingerie for the 21st century for the international Triumph brand.


Guided by their tutors and Daniel Herman who is both an alumnus of Central Saint Martins and a consultant to Triumph, the students have researched a wide range of concepts and come up with diverse design resolutions.


It is an extremely important part of their education to be able to work directly with the fashion industry on such a unique project."

Willie Walters, Fashion Course Director at Central Saint Martins

United Kingdom

De Monfort University

De Montfort University is one of the leading modern UK universities for Art and Design. Students win prestigious national and international awards, gain excellent placements and go on to exciting careers in top creative companies.

The Contour Fashion honours degree at De Montfort University specialises in lingerie, underwear, corsetry and swimwear. This Intimate Apparel course is underlined with technical excellence. It was established in 1947 for the Leicester corset industry, and recently celebrated its 60th anniversary.

A high percentage of Contour Fashion graduates achieve relevant and significant employment in the lingerie and swimwear fields. Many graduates find their first job as designers, garment technologists and buyers for top brand names while a number of graduates work abroad for international lingerie and fashion companies, or run their own businesses.

The Fashion and Contour Design honours degree combines two exciting and dynamic specialisms. It is primarily an outerwear course with a contour structural underpinning with resulting applications in: performance and fashion sportswear, beach/cruisewear, plus evening wear and bridal wear design.

Students from both courses have highly developed and technically excellent skill bases from design concept, through idea generation and design development to pattern making, cutting, grading, and manufacture.



University of Architecture of Ho Chi Minh (HCMUARC)

The University of Architecture of Ho Chi Minh City was established in 1976. Its function is to train architects, urban planners, industrial fine artists and civil engineers. With its complement of 165 staff and over 4,700 students, the University offers four-year Bachelor of Architecture program and four-year Bachelor of Science program in Industrial Fine Art. Masters program and Doctoral research in Architecture, Planning and Urban Management are also available. In spite of being the new and fresh department in the university, students from Industrial Design Department have achieved various national and international design awards. The Vice Dean of the Industrial Design Department, Ms. Nguyen Thi Viet Ha belives that to achieve success in the Fashion Industry, students have to be in touch with trends but at the same time be creative enough to change and influence prevailing taste; and therefore, the Triumph Inspiration Award 2009 is a great chance for students to reinforce their skills and talents.
Address: 196 Pasteur St., Dist. 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.


University of Fine Art (HCMUFA)

Hồ Chí Minh City University of Fine Art was originally established in 1954 as the Sài Gòn National College of Fine Art (Trường Quốc gia Cao đẳng Mỹ thuật Sài Gòn). After reunification in 1975 it was merged with the Gia Định National School of Decorative Arts (Trường Quốc gia Trang trí Mỹ thuật Gia Định, successor to the Gia Định School of Drawing set up in 1913 by the French colonial government) to become the Hồ Chí Minh City College of Fine Art (Trường Cao đẳng Mỹ thuật Thành Phố Hồ Chí Minh). The institution was awarded university status in 1981. Recognized for its quality work and innovation in the field of both traditional and distance education, the University offers three-year College Certificate in Fine Art program, four-year Bachelor of Fine Art Education program, five-year Bachelor of Fine Art program and two-year full-time or three-year part-time Master of Fine Art program. Each year the University enrolls 450 new students in all disciplines. The University has trained many of Việt Nam’s leading artists and each year it participates in many cultural exchanges with sister institutions overseas.

Address: 5 Phan Dang Luu St., Binh Thanh Dist., Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam



Raffles Design Institute Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Established 2006, Raffles International College (Part of Raffles Education Corporation) is the leading design and business educational provider in Hanoi and Asia Pacific with 3 universities and 20 colleges

A quality design institute of Raffles Education Corporation with the Singapore Quality Class (Private Education Provider) award and Case Trust for Education certification. Raffles Design Institute Vietnam is located along the education belt in District 3, Ho Chi Minh City. It is Indochina's first comprehensive Institute for creative design education offering a full range of design programs at the tertiary level. The new 6-storey training centre houses state-of-art facilities like a Macintosh computer laboratory, broadband Internet access and modern classrooms. All programs are taught by our most dedicated team of international lecturers with extensive industry and lecturing experience in the field of design. This ensures that the quality of the programs offered in RDTC is the same as all the other Raffles Design Institutes school in Asia Pacific.

Address: 117 Nguyen Van Troi Street, Ward 12, District Phu Nhuan, HCMC, Vietnam

Tel: (84) 08 – 2226 8333


    National Schools

    George Brown College

    George Brown College is one of Canada’s largest and most highly respected colleges. Students have the opportunity to volunteer for Fashion Week, interact with industry leaders in class or on field trips, participate in fashion industry events, and enter design competitions.

    Seneca College

    Seneca’s three-year Fashion Arts program offers specialty studies in the design and production of menswear, womenswear, and knitwear.  Design, pattern making, clothing construction, fashion history, production technology, draping, textiles, and marketing are all fully covered.  Field placement, guest lectures from industry leaders and opportunities to participate in national and international design competitions ensure students are prepared for a future in fashion.