Master in Fashion Design Womenswear

Raffles Milano - International Fashion and Design School

Program Description

Master in Fashion Design Womenswear

Raffles Milano - International Fashion and Design School

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.


Creativity means experimenting with our familiarity with tradition and elaborating on it. Tradition, in its turn, filtered through contemporary awareness and benefitting from new technologies, is transformed into innovation. The fashion system functions as a reflection of the contemporary world and as a prediction of the near future, but also as a dream, as emotions. Our emotions are always the main driving force of the act of creation.

Professional opportunities

This Masters course is designed to keep a very close relationship with the real working world, exploiting the opportunity to dialogue with and learn directly from people who occupy leading roles in the fashion business. The course aims to develop students’ ability to shape their ideas as a force for generating products, going beyond superficial creativity. It is an advanced form of training that forges contacts between students and all aspects of the design process, from the up-front thinking to the execution and from presenting to communicating. At the end of the course, students will be ready to play an effective role in fashion firms.

Who should attend

This Masters targets graduates in design disciplines, young designers, fashion designers and other creatives, in general everyone who aspires to develop further on their existing knowledge by dialoguing with professionals who work in the field and make their experience, their awareness and their vision available.


Students work on how to approach and set up the collection and its process. The creative idea takes shape by assimilating two basic elements: the fabric, with its infinite solutions and possibilities for experimenting, and the model, i.e. the expression of how volume is applied to the material. The collection is generated by applying the method of styling, so as to maximise its impact and convey a clear, incisive message. The presentation is conceived of as a runway show, paying due attention to the media opportunities of sharing.


  • Formulating the collection’s concept.
  • Studying materials.
  • Tradition and state-of-the-art technologies.
  • Experimenting with materials.
  • Analysing product characteristics.
  • Styling.
  • Art direction.
  • Presentation and runway show.
  • New product communication methodologies.

Design lecturers

Learning directly from practitioners is the best way to pick up the most advanced visions and methods at source. Unlike conventional Masters, the Raffles Milano Masters bring hands-on knowledge direct into the lecture theatre, with ten market leader professionals occupying the lectern in the course of the ten months.

Leila Palermo
Communication Director
Saverio Palatella

Luigi Cassiano

Roberta Giacobbe
Art Director
Pina Gandolfi
Fashion & Style Editor
Lucilla Giovanninetti
Giuseppe Silvestrin
Director and Producer
Andrea Sagrini
Michela Gottardo
Alba Ornaghi

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
Venuccia De Russi


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 Masters 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 in 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

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:
    19.000 euro (total, including taxes).
    Enrollment fee: 3.000 euro
    Tuition fee: 16.000 euro
  • Application fee:
    Candidates who want to apply for admission to our Masters courses must pay an application fee of 100 euro.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Italian

Last updated January 12, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Feb. 2018
10 months
Full time
15,000 EUR
Italy - Milan
Start date: Feb. 2018
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Feb. 2018
Italy - Milan
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Students from European Union and EFTA (total, including taxes); 19000 euro Extra-European Union students (total, including taxes).