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  Fashion Art Direction

Istituto Europeo di Design    Fashion

Full time November MA 1 year
Creative Arts & Design (9)

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Unleash your creativity and shape the future of fashion with the Master’s Program in Fashion Art Direction at IED Milano. This programme is your gateway to becoming a visionary Fashion Art Director, leading the visual storytelling of fashion brands through advertising campaigns, editorial projects, and brand events. Immerse yourself in an English-taught, intercultural environment in the fashion capital of Milan, where you'll learn from industry experts and gain hands-on experience. The curriculum is designed to equip you with the skills needed to excel in the dynamic world of fashion art direction. From conceptualizing artistic visions to directing photo shoots, you'll explore contemporary market trends, creative collaboration, and visual storytelling. Dive into modules covering editorial design, campaign creation, and content development for international fashion brands. To join this transformative journey, all you need is a Bachelor's degree. Embrace the multidisciplinary nature of fashion art direction and unlock your potential in the vibrant world of fashion.

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Shaping the new aesthetic of a fashion brand through visual storytelling and editorial projects.

Being a Fashion Art Director means overseeing the visual aesthetic and artistic direction of fashion-related projects, such as advertising campaigns, editorial photo shootings, fashion shows, and brand events.

Professionals in fashion art direction have the mission to conceptualize and implement the artistic vision of a brand, taking into consideration the target audience and the latest fashion trends.

Thanks to the Master’s Program in Fashion Art Direction you will achieve the skills necessary to take charge of the fashion art director’s key responsibilities from the concept development to the direction of a photo shooting.

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€ 20100

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Student Profiles

Marco De Vincenzo

Graduated in 2021

Marco De Vincenzo is a Creative Director and founder of his namesake brand. At twenty-one, the designer joined the creative offices of Fendi, where he currently holds the position of Leather goods Head Designer. In 2009 Marco won the “Who Is On Next” competition organized by Vogue Italia. In 2014, LVMH signed a partnership with Marco leading to international growth for the brand. Today, Marco de Vincenzo is recognized internationally as one of the most innovative and exciting voices in made in Italy fashion. In May 2022, he was appointed Creative Director at ETRO while keeping his collaboration with FENDI.

Assel Akhmidzhanova

Graduated in 2021

After a bachelor in Visual Art in Kazakhstan Assel started working in fashion retail – but she realized that she wanted to deal with art as an organizer. She got enrolled in IED – Master in Arts Management and she started to be more interested in the modern art of the world and of her country.

“IED helped me to make the shift from fashion retail onto modern art. I really loved that our teachers were not only theoretical but practical professionals working in this sphere. We could visit the Uffizi gallery, speak to its General Manager, our teachers organized Pitti Uomo – it was a great opportunity indeed to go deep into the sphere. IED provided collaboration and projects with them. Also IED helped me to meet a lot of interesting creative people”.

Her most significant project by now has been ”Green, Yellow, Red and Green again” exhibition by Almagul Menlibaeva at TSE Art Destination, in Astana. The gallery deals with the analysis and exhibiting of Central Asian art, they often also invite foreign artists. That one was a modern photography, video installation and digital art.

Xueyu Ji

Graduated in 2021

ADI-FAD, the Industrial Design Association linked to FAD (Fostering Arts and Design) invited young, designers who’d recently graduated to submit their Final, Master or Postgraduate Project to participate in the ADI 2022 Awards for the ADI 2022 Medals.

These awards were created in 1976 to build bridges between the academic world and industry. They’re something of a tradition on the Spanish design scene, rewarding a new generation of talent.

The aim is to acknowledge and promote innovative projects, with particular emphasis on the creative process and research; the formal, functional and aesthetic presentation of the final project; the sustainability of the project, its social impact and the appropriate application of technologies and materials.

There are 12 award winners’ medals: 9 bronze, 2 silver and 1 gold.

Two IED Madrid students made the final, winning a silver and the ADI 2022 gold medal.

It’s the most prestigious design award in Spain in the category, as well as being highly acclaimed at international level.

The medals went to:

GOLD, Xueyu Ji for the SWAY project

Sway is a measuring instrument that transforms visual information into auditory information.

It’s designed inclusively for everyone, and especially for blind people. Sway turns visual information into auditory information so a blind person can hear it.



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