Leading Fashion Design School Opens Admission For Its Masters In Fashion Business And Retail

Makati City, Philippines (PressExposure) March 04, 2009 -- IFA Paris, the leading fashion school in China, and POLIMODA srl, Italy’s foremost fashion business school, have opened admissions for the new term of their Masters in Fashion Business and Retail program commencing in April.

The fashion business Masters program is 9-month course, taught entirely in English, that is held in Italy’s oldest fashion center, Florence, and Shanghai, the world’s fashion fastest emerging market. This program is designed to train fashion professionals to become leaders in the fast changing fashion world, specifically in China, by focusing on product development, marketing communication, branding strategy, visual merchandising, and retail management and distribution.

The 9-month fashion business program will start in Florence for the first three months and proceed to Shanghai for the remaining half year. While in Florence, students will visit fashion fairs, exhibitions and companies. In Shanghai, they will have the opportunity to work on industry projects with leading labels. IFA and POLIMODA employ only top fashion professionals to instruct their students in Florence and Shanghai; all lecturers possess more than ten years of work experience with leading brands including Armani, Versace, Yves St-Laurent, Prada and Nike.

As China’s role in the fashion and luxury retail industry grows, it only highlights the lack of local talent with experience in fashion business, creating the perfect opportunity for the fashion Masters program to train professionals who will go on to join major fashion brands in China, Europe or North America as a brand manager, store manager, marketing communication manager, retail network manager, buyer or visual merchandiser.

IFA-POLIMODA srl’s Masters in Fashion Business and Retail begins in mid-April and is open to any Chinese national holding a university Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in marketing, business or fashion design. Related fashion working experiences will also be considered during the admission process. Candidates will finally be interviewed by the academic board and take the program entry exam.

For further information, interested candidates can contact IFA Paris at http://www.ifa-edu.cn/english

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About International Fashion Academy (IFA):

Through its alliance with AICP (Academie Internationale de Coupe de Paris), IFA Paris is able to take advantage of an ancient tradition in pattern making & draping, dating back to 1830. While IFA Paris' primary focus is on design, looking at both Parisian and international styles and trends, AICP has, in itself, also contributed to the fashion world by developing its own method of pattern making and draping. The campus finds itself located in Paris' 15th arrondisement.

The alliance of IFA Paris and AICP rely on the vast experience of its Academic Committee, composed exclusively of the most respected professionals from France's leading haute couture and ready-to-wear houses including Yves Saint-Laurent's Manager of Pattern Making and John Galliano's Manager of Women's Collections.

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Press Release Submitted On: March 04, 2009 at 9:39 pm
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