Institut Francais de la Mode


IFM Paris is a non-profit state-recognised school founded in 1986 by Pierre Bergé and professionals from the fashion industry and supported by the French Ministry of Industry. In 2016 it was ranked number 3 fashion school worldwide by The Business of Fashion (Masters category).

In 2016, IFM announced a strategic alliance with Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne, an institution founded in 1927 and praised for the excellence of its teaching, combining creativity and technical savoir-faire.

IFM offers postgraduate academic programs and executive education in either fashion management or fashion design. This particular blend of creativity and business acumen are at the heart of all of IFM’s programmes: Fashion Design Postgraduate Programme, Postgraduate Programme in Fashion Management, MSc in International Luxury Management, Global Fashion Management Executive MBA, IFM Entrepreneurs and Summer School programmes.

Paris, place of business and culture, is fully part of IFM students’ experience. During the course of the programme, they are a stone’s throw away from all the companies which count in the fashion and luxury industry.

Highly selective and acknowledged as one of France’s top Grandes Ecoles by recruiters, IFM has deeply-rooted ties with the fashion and luxury industry to ensure that students embrace successful and fulfilling careers.

Its circle of corporate sponsors includes world-recognised brands such as Chanel, Hermès, Saint Laurent, Christian Dior Couture, Kenzo, Louis Vuitton or L’Oréal. This support allows IFM to offer an incomparable scholarship scheme for its students.

IFM’s 2,000 alumni include designers such as Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski (Hermès), Guillaume Henry (Nina Ricci), Pablo Coppola (Bally), Tuomas Merikoski (Aalto)… Other alumni hold roles in areas such as product development, purchasing, operations, retail, consulting, wholesale and buying management, digital, brand image and identity, visual merchandising, etc.

IFM seeks talent all over the world, aiming to educate the creative minds and business leaders of tomorrow.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • French

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MSc International Fashion & Luxury Management

Campus Full time 15 months September 2018 France Paris

IFM's Master of Science in International Fashion & Luxury Management is a graduate program delivered in English for students holding a 3-year or 4-year Bachelor's degree. [+]

New: The MSc in International Fashion & Luxury Management now offers a Fundamentals Year, open to students holding a 3-year Bachelor's degree.

The objective of the MSc Fashion & Luxury program is to prepare a small group of select students to pursue their careers on an international level, within the global headquarters, regional headquarters, or national subsidiaries of French or other worldwide luxury companies.

This program draws upon IFM's strength as a unique meeting place for the interaction between management & design.

It gives students:

a strong foundation in management skills as applied specifically to the luxury sector: marketing, strategy, and operations for international markets, with a particular emphasis on distribution and retail management. the keys to understanding and leverage brand value: luxury branding, communication, and digital strategies. a profound knowledge of creation: the culture of fashion, design, and luxury, understanding of the creative process, comprehension of the importance of quality and savoir-faire (know-how) in the luxury industry. ... [-]


Fashion Design Postgraduate Program (Garment, Accessory, Image)

Campus Full time 16 months September 2018 France Paris

IFM’s Fashion Design Postgraduate Program is one of the most reputable fashion courses in Europe today. Each year, it opens its doors to 30 international designers. IFM designers are chosen for their strong personality, their creativity and their willingness to develop concrete projects in direct partnership with reputable fashion houses and companies. The international environment leads to a high level of creative emulation within the group. [+]

"Our method is to declare a state of emergency! We teach fashion designers the art of working within limitations, open the minds of tomorrow's managers to the complexities of design, and work closely with major actors of the sector to imagine innovative projects with our designers."

Hans de Foer, Director of the Program

IFM’s Fashion Design Postgraduate Program is one of the most reputable fashion courses in Europe today. Each year, it opens its doors to 30 international designers.

The program offers three majors: Garment, Accessory, Image.

The course lasts 16 months including a 6-month internship in a company. The classes are taught in English by top-level faculty, experienced designers, and professional experts.... [-]

Fashion Management Program, Design

Campus Full time 16 months September 2018 France Paris

The Postgraduate Program of Fashion Management, Design [+]

The Postgraduate Program of Fashion Management, Design

Your project

You hold a diploma Bac 4 or Bac 5.

Exemptions may be granted for holders of a 3-year diploma with 3 years of significant work experience (internships not included).

You come from a business school, an institute of political studies, a university (law, management, economics, literature, humanities and social sciences, communication ...), a school of engineers, a school of style, applied arts, design, architecture, visual arts ...

You wish:

acquire a high level of expertise in fashion, luxury, perfume and cosmetics, design and lifestyle management (and other industries with high creative added value)to benefit from a double expertise associating skills in management and culture of creationdevelop conceptual and operational qualitiesbetter understand the specificities of a sector that today influences all economic activitiesput all the assets on your side to build a solid professional project at the service of your passionDuration of the program... [-]

IFM Entrepreneurs

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 France Paris

THE IFM ENTREPRENEURS PROGRAM is aimed at anyone wishing to enter the creative industries, be it in innovative products or services related to fashion, luxury goods, accessories, perfumes and cosmetics, taste industries, the world of design, the living environment, the art of living ... [+]

You have:

a strong desire to undertakeor an already defined entrepreneurial project

You wish:

analyze and validate the development potential of your project with the best professionals in each specialty,develop your entrepreneurial creativity,deep understanding of how markets work and find the right consumer insights,master all the tools of the digital ecosystem,densify your professional network

You are:

Holds a degree Bac 4 or higher.

Exemptions may be granted for students with significant professional or entrepreneurial experience.

IFM START program presentation | Franck Delpal from IFM on Vimeo.

IFM ENTREPRENEURS is positioned at the beginning of the entrepreneurial path: it is not necessary to have a specific project to integrate the program. The purpose of IFM ENTREPRENEURS is to hatch new start-ups through complete support, from the founding idea to the realization of the project.... [-]


Institut Français de la Mode - IFM

Address 36, Quai d'Austerlitz
75013 Paris, Ile-de-France, France
Phone +33 1 70 38 89 89