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The Fashion Buyer is responsible for purchasing, specifically for fashion collections at showrooms or wholesale outlets of fashion houses or manufacturing companies, and then reselling them in their own store or one that has been managed by them.

This profession is absolutely dynamic, you travel a lot and you must have two cores: the first oriented towards the organization and evaluation of the best value for money, the second, creative, open to new trends and to identify what the taste of clientele. The Buyer must know how to manage the available budget over a rather large period of time in order to be able to distribute the purchases over the season. For this reason, it is essential they have a perfect knowledge of textile and material products, fabric design, tailoring, fashion design and graphics; he must also have some notions of production processes and times, of commercial contracts, of budget management techniques.

The FASHION BUYER Online Master is aimed at those who work in the Buying Offices of the fashion system and wish to implement their methodological and analytical skills; it is also suitable for those who work in the fashion sector in other roles and have the desire to fill the position of buyer or merchandiser.

The main requirements for entering the course are the age of majority and a high school diploma of any major.

The Individual Master can be done on site or online and lasts 60 hours, with lessons that can be totally customized on the basis of the availability of the student in agreement with the teacher.

The role of the Fashion Buyer in the fashion system:

- The Economic Role
- The Social Role Buying & Merchandising
- The Buying Office structure
- Skills, Negotiation & Team Building

 Fashion System and its protagonists:

- The Fashion System supply chain
- The protagonists of the Fashion System
- The management of creativity
- Licensing

The Humanistic Skills of Buyer

- Notes on the History of Fashion and Costume
- Sociology of Fashion Consumption

The Economic Skills of the Buyer

– Fashion Branding

– Fashion Marketing

– Fashion Targeting
– Trend Research

The Technical Skills of the Buyer:

- Textile Culture
– Fashion Product
– Merchandising Management

– Supply Chain Management

– Omnichannel distribution & Visual Merchandising
– Digital Tools

Omnichannel Buying: Tools and Techniques

- Philosophies and modalities of Buying
- The techniques of an Italian Chamber Buyer of Fashion
- The briefing
- Building information
- Building the Asset
- Budgeting Techniques
- Strategies for Approaching Brands
- The Fashion Show: Analysis techniques
- Brands support and management strategies
- The Showroom: The figures
- The Collection: Selection techniques
- How to draw up an order
- Delivery times
- Post Delivery Activities
- Future Trends in the Fashion Buyer profession
- Final Project

√ Professional Qualification Diploma*
√ International Certificate **

*The Study Paths are accredited by the Lombardy Region in accordance with the State / Region. Is issued a Certificate of Professional Qualification with logo of the Lombardy Region valid in Italy, Europe and for titles and degrees in the rest of the world, as a qualification recognized through the EQF (European Qualification Framework).
**Certificate issued with international legal value (UNI EN ISO 9001/2015 settore EA37) which identifies the standard of training and education recognised at a qualitative level.