Recently, the editorial team at Fashionista.com released their list of the 25 best fashion schools from around the globe. The list focuses on universities that are dedicated to crafting both the creative intellect of the student as well as nurturing each student's understanding of the fashion world. To qualify for the list, the Fashionista.com team looked at the annual tuition rate, famous and successfully placed alumni, student and alumni feedback, as well as a variety of other factors. The team even interviewed thousands of individuals for their personal feedback on each the schools. How cool is that? Not only are these schools renowned for their educational prowess, but each offers an exclusive network of alumni and benefactors that would be able to help any potential designer's career.
Studying fashion is an incredibly exciting career choice, however, choosing which school to attend can kind of be a bummer. From notable alumni to course selection, choosing the right school for your education can be tricky. However, the editorial team at Fashionista.com has made it a bit easier for wannabe designers. The site's extensive list is considered feature the best-of-the-best. Wondering where you should be applying? Here are the top 10 best fashion schools around the globe, according to Fashionista.com.
1. Central Saint Martins (London, UK)
From Alexander McQueen to Stella McCartney, Central Saint Martins hosts a number of notable alumni in the fashion world. With programs ranging from Fashion Communications to Menswear Design, any fashionista can find their niche at this reputable London university.
2. London College of Fashion (London, UK)
If you're looking to study shoe design, listen up – the London College of Fashion is definitely for you. With a renowned program in Shoe Design as well as standout courses in Fashion Journalism and Beauty Technology, this school is on the forefront of emerging fashion.
3. Parsons, the New School of Design (New York, USA)
Not only is this wonderful design school featured on the hit TV show Project Runway, but it also has turned out an incredible lineup of American fashion designers. With alumni like Donna Karan and Marc Jacobs, this standout school has made it's mark on the world of fashion.
4. Istituto Marangoni (Milan, Italy)
While the student feedback featured on Fashionista.com wasn't too favorable for the school, Istituto Marangoni has educated some of world's most notable designers like Franco Moschino and Domenico Dolce.
5. Kingston University (London, UK)
If you're looking to score a top tier position at one of the world's top fashion houses, then studying at Kingston University might be your best bet. Fashionista.com reports that several graduates from the university currently hold senior positions at companies like Armani, ASOS, and Givenchy.
6. Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts (Antwerp, Belgium)
The Antwerp Royal Academy is known for turning hard-working graduates who are serious about design. Graduates are known to be experimental and innovative with their designs, so those driven towards the avant-garde are encouraged to apply.
7. Fashion Institute of Technology (New York, USA)
With a job placement rate of 89 percent, FIT is definitely a huge stepping stone for student designers. The school offers an immense amount of resources for its students by providing both powerful connections as well as an abundance of digital resources.
8. Bunka Fashion College (Tokyo, Japan)
For those looking to study avant-garde fashion in Japan, the Bunka Fashion College is the top school of choice. This reputable school is known for its forward-thinking graduates, and its excellent programs.
9. Shenkar College of Engineering and Design (Ramat Gan, Israel)
The Shankar College of Engineering and Design is a perfect choice for those who are looking for an excellent design school that is both relatively inexpensive ($3,750 for international students) as well as off the beaten path. However, you do need at least one year of fashion education prior to applying to the school, according to Fashionista.com.
10. Royal College of Art (London, UK)
Noted as one of the best graduate design programs in world, the Royal College of Art boasts graduates who have ended up at some of fashion top design houses such as Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, and Prada.
Check out which schools rounded out the top 25 over on Fashionista.com.