Master's Program in Fashion Merchandising and Buying - IED Florence


Istituto Europeo di Design    Fashion

Full time November MA 9 months
Business & Management (5)

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Unleash your passion for fashion with the Master's Program in Fashion Merchandising and Buying at IED Florence. Dive deep into the fashion market, consumer habits, and product collections to create unique and trend-setting designs. This program equips you with the analytical tools and commercial frameworks needed to excel in the industry. From supply chain management to sales strategies, every aspect of the fashion process is covered. The methodology is hands-on, combining theoretical knowledge with practical applications, emphasizing sustainability and the circular economy. You'll engage in real-life buying experiences, brand forecasting, and visual merchandising strategies. By the end of the course, you'll develop a professional merchandising plan and buying strategy that aligns with market trends and client needs. Open to all fashion enthusiasts, this program prepares you for roles as Merchandising Managers and Fashion Buyers. Whether you aspire to work in merchandising, buying, or product management, this program provides the essential skills and competencies needed for a successful career in the fashion industry.

About the course

Develop an in-depth understanding of the fashion market, study consumer habits, and Master's Program the selection of fabrics, styles, and quantities to build a unique and effective product collections that reflect market trends and client needs.

Gain analytical tools commercial frameworks for understanding the deep essence of what a fashion product is. The Master's Program in Fashion Merchandising and Buying covers the entire supply chain and manages each step of the process from the creation to the sales of a product line. 

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Entry Requirements

Considering the wide range of cultural, industrial, and commercial aspects of merchandising and buying, this Master's Program is open to all students interested in entering the world of fashion with a particular interest in quality products as a common denominator.

The course has been designed to prepare students for careers as Merchandising Managers and Fashion Buyers. The skills and competencies acquired in this program may also prove fundamental if students wish to consider job positions such as Product Managers.


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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