IFA Paris

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IFA Paris
IFA Paris Fashion Show
Established 1982
Type Fashion School
President Patrick de Kouzmine Karavieff (Chairman IFA Group & Paris’s Managing Director), Olivia Chai (CEO IFA Group & Shanghai’s Managing Director)
Undergraduates Fashion Design
Postgraduates Fashion Design, Fashion Business, Luxury Brand management
Location Paris, Shanghai
Website http://www.ifa-edu.fr, http://www.ifa-edu.cn, http://ifaparis.wordpress.com

IFA Paris (International Fashion Academy) is an international fashion school created in Paris in 1982. It is a multi-disciplinary fashion school that offers undergraduate and graduate programs in design, technique and business on its campuses in Paris and Shanghai.

The School[edit]

PARIS School

School in Paris

IFA Paris was established in 1982 to combine the French fashion heritage with the modern globalized world. As the only school in Paris offering all its undergraduate and postgraduate courses taught in English, IFA Paris caters to a highly international student body from all corners of the world.

Recently relocated at 18-24 Quai de la Marne, IFA Paris overlooks the famed canal and be in the heart of the developing 19th arrondissement. The new location will triple the size of the IFA Paris’ academic facilities and add extensive new amenities to benefit students, including bigger classrooms, a student lounge space, a larger library, a resource and study center, and a technology center. The building will also house several new workshop spaces to accommodate hands-on projects.

SHANGHAI School

School of Shanghai - IFA Paris

IFA Paris has become the leading fashion school in China.[citation needed] IFA Paris established its school in Shanghai in 2002, the first-ever Sino-French joint venture in fashion education approved by the Chinese government.

Partnerships[edit]

-Since 2008, IFA Paris has launched a partnership with the Italian fashion school Polimoda. Located in Florence, one of the most artistic city in Italy. International student can follow a one year program in both Shanghai and Florence.

-Since 2012, the fashion school has started a new program with the Lifestyle & Luxury Management Institute located in Chandigarh, India. The Indian students come to Shanghai during 12 weeks to follow fashion lessons and discover the new trends in Asia.

-The same year, IFA Paris signed a partnership with the Luxellence Center of Bangkok. The students of the Thai school can come to study in Shanghai for few months.

-IFA Paris has also established its partnership with Danish school Via University.

Programs[edit]

Bachelor in Fashion Design & Technology (BA)[edit]

The three-year program develops their creativity while also teaching key technical skills needed to succeed in this competitive industry.

  • Duration: 3 years
  • Location: Paris and/or Shanghai

9-month Postgraduate Design and Management[edit]

  • Duration: 9 months
  • Loc

Masters/MBA in Fashion Business[edit]

This multidisciplinary program covers a wide range of courses including marketing communication, merchandising, buying, retail management, consumer psychology, distribution as well as other fashion business related modules. During the program, students will have the opportunity to work on industry sponsored projects in cooperation with international brands in China, attend fashion events, listen to guest speakers, and visit leading brands stores as well as design studios.

  • Duration: 9 months
  • Location: Shanghai (6 months) and Florence (3 months)

MBA in Fashion Business[edit]

IFA Paris’s MBA Fashion Business allows students to pursue postgraduate education entirely taught in English in Paris or with an option of 3 months in Shanghai, China. This unique program allows students to build career skills and gain a full understanding of all aspects, opportunities and challenges of working in fashion business today. For those students who also wish to experience Shanghai, fashion’s fastest emerging market, it is possible to split the program between the two cities.

This multidisciplinary program covers a wide range of courses including marketing communication, merchandising, buying, retail management, consumer psychology, distribution as well as other fashion business related modules. During the program, students will have the opportunity to work on industry sponsored projects in cooperation with international brands, attend fashion events, listen to guest speakers and visit leading brands stores as well as design studios.

Duration: 9 months Option: Paris (9 months) OR Paris (6 months) + Shanghai (3 months)

Masters/MBA Luxury Brands Management[edit]

This program is designed over a course of 9 months to include 3 months in Shanghai, Florence and Paris. The course also includes tours of lu+ Florence (3 months) + Paris (3 months)

MBA Luxury Brands Management[edit]

IFA Paris’ MBA Luxury Brand Management allows students to pursue postgraduate education entirely taught in English in Paris and in Shanghai.

Duration: 9 months Location: Paris (6 months) + Shanghai (3 months)

Community[edit]

IFA Paris students get involved in many extracurricular activities to develop their creativity and open their mindset. Over the past few years, IFA students started rock bands, dancing classes, exposed their work in art galleries, etc.

IFA Paris Fashion Show[edit]

IFA Paris Fashion Show 2012 in Shanghai
  • Each year, the 3d year students of the Shanghai school participate to the "IFA Paris Fashion Show". It's one of the hugest fashion event in Shanghai. More than 1,000 guests are expected, among them, we can find media members, Chinese TV team, and some VIP. The students who win the contest earn a scholarship to go studying in Paris in one of the MBA programs.

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • During the year 2002/2003, there were 70 students in the school. Five years latter they were 700.
  • Emily Zhu, an alumni student of the school, won the contest to realize the official uniform of the Chinese team for the Olympic Games of Beijing in 2008.

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