Ten amazing months. Ten top-level teachers in the lecture theatre, one every month. Ten unique chances for learning by doing, elbow-to-elbow with the best. The Raffles Milano Masters: someone has come up with them at last.


Fashion is education about beauty, the ability to express thoughts and emotions, the most direct expression of the contemporary world: colours, shapes and materials in perfect harmony. It is the most lively of the art forms, thriving on people in real life. Like in a major theatre "pièce", getting the stage-set just right is crucial in the game of seduction, but a part cannot stand for the whole. To be able to keep on winning over an increasingly stimulated and probably confused consumer is to go back to fundamentals by employing in-depth technical training.

Professional opportunities

This Masters course is designed to maximize the unique characteristics of each student’s creative genius, but it also aims to forge highly qualified, dynamic professionals who will find it easy to build their careers. At the end of the ten-month study period, their extensive knowledge of the entire work process will enable students to find employment in menswear style office with fashion brands in Italy and internationally.

Who should attend

This Masters course is addressed to design graduates, students with a diploma from Fashion schools and young designers who want to confront themselves with practising professionals, so as to broaden their horizons to encompass new forms of experimentation and new aesthetic opportunities. The aim is to train the stars of tomorrow’s fashion scene, equipping them with an independent, unique creative vision and at the same time a strong ability to penetrate into the complexity of a highly volatile market.


Students who attend this Masters course will acquire a fully-rounded vision of the fashion industry, working side by side with the professionals who lead today’s luxury market. They will analyse consumer and macro business trends, discuss how aesthetics applies to fashion, create mood boards and conduct targeted research under the guidance of industry experts. But above all, they will work together, step-by-step, on constructing a collection, both in a portfolio and in a real piece. Lastly, they will also learn how to go about styling, editing and managing the final runway presentation.


  • Mood board creation
  • Research.
  • Collection Development.
  • Fabric merchandise.
  • Aesthetics.
  • Art direction.
  • Styling.
  • Portfolio.
  • Presentation.
  • Production.


For the quality and effectiveness of its didactic model, this Masters course has been endorsed by:

Design lecturers

Learning directly from practitioners is the best way to pick up the most advanced visions and methods at the source. Unlike conventional Masters, the Raffles Milano Masters bring hands-on knowledge directly into the lecture theatre, with ten market leader professionals occupying the lectern in the course of the ten months.
Michel Lund
Christian Pellizzari
Andrea Diletto
Marco Panconesi
Davide Dallomo
Sergio Salerni
Art Director
Andrea Tremolada
Chief Marketing
Rodolfo Del Chiaro
Cesare Maria Cunaccia
Writer / Journalist
Jean Marie Ardu
Fashion designer

Lecturers in method

There are some kinds of practical and theoretical knowledge and abilities that cannot be learned overnight but need tailored tutoring. You never know when you will need them, but one thing is certain: you will.

Giovanni Pelloso
Historian and critic
Maria Candida Gentile
Mâitre parfumeur
Francesca Pasquali
Jean Marie Ardu
Fashion designer


In nearly thirty years of work, the Raffles Group has built up a substantial network of partners that participate in our three-year and Masters courses. These firms’ reputations and the quality of the relationships e have developed with them are a guarantee of a decidedly fertile meeting between education and business.

Adidas, Aigner, B&O - Bang & Olufsen, Boucheron, Brother, Bulgari, Burberry, C&A, Cartier, Chanel, Chloé, Design Business Chamber Singapore, Diesel, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Dunhill, Elle, Fendi, Fujifilm, Furniture Design Award Singapore, Giorgio Armani, H&M, Heinz, Hermes, Hogan, HP Technology, HSBC – Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, IKEA, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Kohler, Lear Corporation, Lego, Li & Fung, L'Oréal, Louis Vuitton, LVMH, Mahogany, Max Mara, MediaCorp, Metro, Michael Kors, Microsoft, Nippon Paint, Nokia, Orchard Road Business Association, Pepsi, Philips, Prada, Puma, Ralph Lauren, Redworks, Richemont, Richmond, Rolex, Saatchi & Saatchi, Saint Laurent Paris, Samsung, Shiseido, Siemens, Singapore Furniture Industries Council, Singapore Jewellers Association, Sony Pictures, Standard Chartered, Textile & Fashion Federation, Tiffany & Co., Valentino, Versace, Y&R, Yves Saint Laurent.

Monday talk

Every Monday evening at 6.00 p.m., Raffles Milano invites its students to meet one of the major personalities who walk the stage of design, style and design culture. Hearing the stories and ideas that influence the market and drive our mindset – straight from the horse’s mouth – is an amazing opportunity that adds substance to our academic programmes. Here is the agenda of meetings for the coming year.


The maximum number of students that can enrol in each of our Master's courses is 20.

Candidates are selected in two phases. The first selection is a screening based on the documentation received from the student. If the application meets the requirements, an individual interview is arranged with the Course Leader.

The candidate’s evaluation takes into consideration all the elements that contribute to an individual’s profile into consideration: portfolio, previous studies, work experience, extracurricular activities and letters of presentation.

Documentation for admission:

  • curriculum vitae,
  • artistic and/or professional portfolio,
  • motivation letter,
  • list of previous studies,
  • documentation about courses and workshops attended,
  • certificate of proficiency in English,
  • passport or identity card for Italian or other EU member state students,
  • receipt demonstrating payment of the 100 euro application fee.

Starting from March 15, 2017, all candidates can send the documentation for admission to master@raffles-milano.it

For further information, please fill in the “Info request” form.


  • Students from European Union and EFTA:
    15.000 euro (total, including taxes).
    Enrollment fee: 3.000 euro
    Tuition fee: 12.000 euro
  • International students:
    Candidates who want to apply for admission to our Master's courses must pay an application fee of 100 euro.
  • Application fee:
    Candidates who want to apply for admission to our Master's courses must pay an application fee of 100 euro.

Program taught in:
  • English
  • Italian

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Last updated July 3, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Feb 1, 2020
10 months
15,000 EUR
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