FASHION ACADEMY

IFDA is the No. 1 post-diploma and post-degree fashion academy in Italy that through Certified Courses and Masters, internationally recognized in the fashion industry, allows each student to build his or her professional career in this specific field.


In the heart of Milan since 2001, thanks to the collaboration between the school, high-level Professionals and leading Companies in the fashion industry, IFDA is among the few able to guarantee concrete and high quality training.


“THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE IFDA FASHION SCHOOL: ECO-SUSTAINABLE STRATEGICALLY POSITIONED” as Fashion Times quotes.

WHY CHOOSE IFDA?

√ Eco-sustainable fashion school
√ Quality and customized training
√ Certified and recognized diploma and certificates
√ Field experiences during studies
√ Senior professional lecturers in
√ Small classes, real work teams
√ Realization of a Thesis Project and a Professional Portfolio.
√ Accredited body of the Lombardy Region recognized at National, European and International level by FDA
√ Practical internships, with the possibility of induction, at well-known fashion houses.
√ 87% of IFDA students start working in the fashion and luxury industry within 1 year

IFDA is one of the few Milanese fashion schools historically recognized by the institutions

WHY IS IT SPECIAL?

Because it builds ad hoc educational programs specific ad hoc educational programs in line with the demands of the world of work, collaborations with national and international brands and fashion professionals, to provide constant practical experience aimed at job placement.

WHO IS IFDA?

IFDA was founded in 2001 by Daniele C.M. Fittole, a renowned designer since 1989, who has worked with the likes of Katharine Hamnet, J.P. Gaultier, G. Venturi, L. Soprani and many others. His vision was to create an avant-garde Academy that would preserve the strong identity of true Italian fashion and Made in Italy.

Today Daniele C.M Fittole is the CEO of the Academy and Founder of GED srl, a training company located in the heart of Milan.

OUR METHOD

IFDA has a unique methodology that uses educational material in continuously updated teaching material, produced directly from experience and professional teachers.

LEARNING BY DOING

The training is dynamic and personalized ad hoc, where moments of classical theoretical training in the classroom alternate with meetings, laboratories, seminars, workshops and visits to the fairs of the sector, to companies and to the style studios of the sector, it allows our carefully selected students to rub shoulders with renowned professionals and immediately enter the world of fashion.

IFDA is an educational and artistic reality based on the selection of a few students divided into teams and the experience of senior professional teachers, some internationally renowned as Roberto Cavalli, Ermanno Scervino, Antonio Marras, Santo Versace, Gimmi Baldinini, Armando Pollini, Lee Wood e John Richmond, all with a desire to pass on their experience to the next generation of fashion pioneers.

Each IFDA student then has the unique and exceptional opportunity to study in a small team with a faculty team leader at the head.

OBJECTIVE

Through its qualified staff, IFDA offers its expert knowledge to a selected number of students, to ensure training aimed at work.

IFDA is a training boutique because it maintains a personalized approach with its students.

LOCATION

IFDA is located in Via Tortona 35 in the heart of Milan at the center of the Fashion and Design District, one of the international fashion zones among showrooms of major luxury maisons, press offices, modeling agencies and photo shoots: its neighbors are Armani, Moncler, Elite Model Mgmt, Diesel, Fendi, Zegna and many others; also home of the Fuorisalone, Fashion Week, Mudec and Armani Silos.
 
600 square meters of pure design, spread over 4 floors, offer all the comforts and equipment necessary for a Vanguard Academy. The totally independent building is equipped and powered by solar panels, making it unique in its eco-sustainable approach.
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3,946 Trained students
157 Organized or participated fairs
62,583 Hours of lessons
87% Students entered the world of work
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