In the Fashion Capital
IFA Paris campus in Paris
IFA Paris was established in 1982 to combine French fashion heritage with the modern globalized world. As the only institute in Paris offering all its undergraduate and postgraduate courses taught in English and French, IFA Paris caters to a highly international student body from all corners of the world. International Fashion Academy, better known as IFA Paris, offers students undergraduate courses in design and marketing, and postgraduate courses in design, business, communication and luxury in an environment of multidisciplinary collaboration. With campuses in Paris, Shanghai and Istanbul, IFA Paris is at the forefront of fashion and luxury education and offers courses that reflect the breadth of opportunities available in this vibrant industry.
Recently relocated to 18-24 Quai de la Marne, IFA Paris overlooks the famed canal and is at the heart of the developing 19th arrondissement. The new location has trippled the size of the previous academic facilities and added extensive new amenities to benefit students, including bigger classrooms, a student lounge space, and a resource and study center. The building will also house several new fashion workshop spaces to accommodate hands-on projects.
This vibrant and artistic neighborhood is also home to many cultural landmarks, including the MK2 cinemas, Point Ephémère performance space for concerts and ballets, and le CENTQUATRE art centre with a wide range of cultural offerings, exhibits and high-profile fashion shows. The district is also the location of other prestigious schools devoted to creative arts, including École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris-La Villette (ENSAPLV) and the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique, and is close to the École Internationale de Création Audiovisuelle et de Réalisation (EICAR). “The 19th” is emerging as one of the most exciting and stimulating area for students in all of Paris, and IFA Paris is proud to have become a part of this neighborhood.
Paris holds a special place at the top of the fashion and luxury world. As fashion’s birthplace, it gave the world some of its most renowned designers and fashion houses including Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent and Dior and it remains the place where contemporary fashion designers including Martin Margiela, Rick Owens, and Alber Elbaz choose to live and work. The specific Parisian feel for fashion extends beyond the bounds of the industry and into the city’s films, art galleries, museums, theaters and street life.
While Paris undoubtedly has a distinguished fashion and luxury history, its present and future are just as compelling. Paris is still the world’s fashion capital and is able to prove it with important fashion events such as its twice-a-year fashion week, fairs and trade shows, fascinating concept stores, and industry leading trend agencies. Major luxury groups such as LVMH, PPR and companies like Hermès, Cartier and Baccarat all have headquarters located in Paris. In recent history, Paris has turned almost every part of its economy into luxury through fashion, jewelry, beauty care as well as gastronomy, wine and travel. Paris remains an essential stop for young fashion and luxury professionals who wish to understand the cultural, industrial and market forces that shape the fashion world today.
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