“THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE IFDA FASHION SCHOOL: ECO-SUSTAINABLE STRATEGICALLY POSITIONED” as Fashion Times quotes.
IFDA is located in Via Tortona 35 in the heart of Milan in the center of the Fashion and Design Districtone of the areas of international fashion between showrooms of large luxury Maison, press offices, modeling agencies and photo sets: its neighbors are Armani , Moncler, Elite Model Mgmt, Diesel, Fendi, Zegna and many others; also home to the Fuorisalone, Fashion Week, Mudec and Armani Silos.
600 square meters of pure design, spread over 4 floors, offer all the comforts and equipment needed by an avant-garde AcademyThe building, totally independent, is equipped and powered by solar panels and this makes it unique in its kind for its eco-sustainable approach..
IFDA was founded in 2001 by Daniele C.M. Fittole, renowned designer since 1989, who has worked with great artists like 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 the founder of GED srl, a training company located in the heart of Milan.
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.
In step with innovation, IFDA offers live lessons, ensuring students maximum support on online platforms. The goal ofE-learning mode is the transformation of DAD, distance learning, into anadvantageous opportunity, that is to study at a distance and save time and money, without missing the interaction with the world of fashion.
A guarantee for IFDA students who continue to learn, compare and improve for their future.
IFDA has a unique methodology that makes use of 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 incontri, laboratori, seminari, workshop e visite alle fiere del settore, alle aziende e agli studi stile del settore, allowing our students carefully selected to deal with the most famous 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 on the experience of senior professional teachers, some of international fame such as Roberto Cavalli, Ermanno Scervino, Antonio Marras, Santo Versace, Gimmi Baldinini, Armando Pollini, Lee Wood and John Richmond, all with a desire to pass on their experience to the new generation of pioneers of fashion.
Each IFDA student therefore has the unique and exceptionalopportunity, to study in a small work team led by a team leader teacher.
• Eco-sustainable academy
• Quality and personalized training
• Experiences in the field
• Professional professors in the fashion sector
• Small classes, real work teams
• Certified and recognized certificates
• Accredited body of the Lombardy Region recognized at National, European and International level by FDA
IFDA is one of the few Milanese fashion schools historically recognized by the institutions.
IFDA is a post-diploma and post-graduate academy which, through certified and internationally recognized courses and masters in the fashion industry, allows each student to build their professional career in this specific area.
In the heart of Milan since 2001, thanks to the collaboration between schools, high-level professionals and leading companies in the fashion sector, IFDA is among the few able to guarantee concrete and high quality training..
Because it builds 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.