September 23, 2016

CSM, Marangoni & Antwerp

Central Saint Martins, Marangoni and Antwerp are the schools that shape the fashion every year.


Central Saint Martins is a world famous arts and design college and part of University of the Arts London. Its main campus is located in the award-winning Granary Building at the centre of London’s King’s Cross. The College also has campuses in Richbell Place and Archway.

The College’s nine programme areas: Art | Product, Ceramic and Industrial Design | Culture and Enterprise | Drama and Performance | Fashion | Graphic Communication Design | Spatial Practices | Jewellery and Textiles | Foundation and Access to HE.


Is it possible to teach fashion? That was the question that Giulio Marangoni, famous for his clothes, which were already being worn by the Italian aristocracy, asked himself in 1935. To answer this question, he founded the Istituto Artistico dell’Abbigliamento Marangoni, or the Marangoni Artistic Clothing Institute in Milan. It was a school to train professionals and technicians specializing in the field of fashion.

Istituto Marangoni has never stopped believing in the value of training, constantly updating its programmes to ensure they are in line with Italian and international market needs. The teaching spaces of Istituto Marangoni have tested the talents of four generations of professionals, hailing from 106 different countries and representing the heritage of our school. Today Istituto Marangoni continues to successfully ‘teach fashion’, as its founder wished. It also teaches design, which has many contact points and overlaps with the world of fashion: colour, materials and creativity.


The Fashion Department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts was founded in 1963. In the early years, the academy mainly focused on fine arts but under the guidance of Mary Prijot and Marthe Van Leemput, it quickly grew into a full-fledged fashion education.