Master's Program in Creative Direction for Fashion - IED Florence


Istituto Europeo di Design    Fashion

Full time November MA 9 months
Creative Arts & Design (9)

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Unleash your creative potential with the Master's Program in Creative Direction for Fashion at IED Florence. Dive into the heart of Italian fashion and learn from the best in the industry, including iconic names like Gucci and Ferragamo. This programme is designed to equip you with the strategic mindset and innovative skills needed to excel in fashion design. Through a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical projects, you will master the art of creative pitches and brand development. The course culminates in a real-world project where you will create a brand proposal, showcasing your comprehensive understanding of the fashion market. Ideal for aspiring Creative Directors and Fashion Entrepreneurs, this programme welcomes candidates from diverse creative backgrounds. Join us to elevate your career prospects and gain the expertise required for high-level positions in the fashion industry. Embrace this opportunity to stand out in the competitive world of fashion with a unique blend of creativity and business acumen.

About the course

Take charge and lead brands to success with your creative vision and analytical mindset. From fashion shows and product design to the careful cultivation of artist and celebrity relationships, study the art of Creative Direction in the land that has brought about some of the most cherished names in Italian fashion, such as Gucci, Pucci, and Ferragamo. 

The Master's Program in Creative Direction for Fashion has been created to help students develop a strategic and innovative approach to the world of fashion design, applying structured methodologies to produce stunning creative pitches that convincingly express their ideas. 

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Entry Requirements

As a Creative Director in fashion must deal with visual, creative, and managerial tasks, a background in fashion design - or at least communication – is highly recommended. However, candidates from other creative sectors bordering on fashion will also be considered.

The course has been designed to prepare students for careers in Creative or Fashion Director roles, as well as for those ready to pursue an entrepreneurial path. The skills and competencies acquired in this program may also be fundamental if students aim to occupy high-level positions, such as Chief Creative Officers, in the future.


Fees

€ 24.000

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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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IED supports young creatives through a dedicated set of scholarships, promotions and financial aid.
Select a course typology, check requirements and follow the relevant steps. Ask your advisor for specific information regarding deadlines and further details.


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