Big city university
Founder of Moschino Franco Moschino, one half of the founding duo of Dolce & Gabbana Domenico Dolce, Creative Director of Valentino Alessandra Facchinetti and Artistic Director of Ermenegildo Zegna Alessandro Sartori.
What do the founders of fashion houses such as Moschino and Dolce & Gabbana, the Artistic Director of Ermenegildo Zegna and the Creative Director at Valentino have in common? They all attended Istituto Marangoni. This institution is ruthlessly committed to producing leaders in global fashion. With a near 100-year tradition, the school is deeply rooted within Italian fashion, with a split focus between the craft and industry.
Marangoni has applied a modern, progressive approach to teaching and has in recent years expanded its reach by opening chic campuses in up-and-coming neighborhoods of global metropolitan cities like Paris, Shanghai and London (the original Milan campus is still in use).
The school is flexible in its offerings and provides both one- and three year programs in subjects ranging from fashion design, business and buying to styling and visual merchandising. Foundation years are provided to those who wish to only dip their toes in the world of fashion. However, be weary – the school has a reputation for making their students want to dive in head first.