Course Code: IFFD016

The philosophy of this advanced program is based on the creation of small class sizes ensuring a high level of instruction and interaction throughout. Limited numbers are also necessary due to the advanced level research and project based nature of instruction.

The program includes classes with resident teachers from the industry, international guest lectures, one-week exchange programs to London and Paris, business workshops and field trips to the most important luxury sites in Italy. Nonetheless, European luxury is mainly produced in and around Florence, and the Florentine Area is where many first class Italian company headquarters are based, proving to be the best location to be able to touch, smell and taste luxury, and live a unique experience.

This intensive program is structured around nine main concepts each following on from one another: craftsmanship, quality, price, prestige, lifestyle, design, brand, authenticity, and uniqueness. All concepts, together, in different doses, are the ingredients for every conceivable and personal definition of luxury.

As part of the final program candidates will be asked to write a start-up project to launch a new enterprise featuring a main idea, cultural research, business models and financial plan. The project will be one-to-one tutored and valid as personal portfolio that may be presented to a company or business angel.

Course’s Language: English

Duration: 9 months

Dates: April

Application Deadline:

10 March – EU citizen
10 February – NON-EU citizen


Total fee: 25.000 €

Enrollment fee: 1700 €

Exam fee: 300 €

Documentation for visa: 200 €


The course is open to graduates (or equivalent) holding a valid academic degree.

Applicants with no academic degree but with significant previous experience in Fashion or Luxury, will be considered.

English language is required (written & spoken).

Candidates will be selected according to their cv and motivation letter. After a first selection, the Head of Department will organize a personal interview for final enrollment admission.

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