Istituto Secoli Making Fashion


Academic Courses

Academic Courses

The academic courses are aimed primarily at under graduates or neo graduates who want to enter the world of fashion.
The goal is to provide students with the working tools required in the fashion industry.

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Fashion design, Patternmaking and Dressmaking women's wear - Three-year

starting date: 15 January 2018 Secoli’s Three-year course “Fashion Design, Patternmaking and Dressmaking” is designed for those who want to learn all the steps in creating a collection of women's clothing, from researching fashion trends to the actual making of garments.

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Patternmaking lingerie and bridal wear - Master

starting date: 17 September 2018 This course aims to meet the demand for training excellence in the field of patternmaking for lingerie and bridal wear and it's reserved for those who hold a degree from a university or fashion school.

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Specialist Courses

Specialist Courses

The courses in this section are designed (in terms of program structure, intensity and duration) to facilitate the attendance of those who work fulltime or who are professionals in the fashion industry.

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Tailoring menswear - Weekly

starting date: 09 November 2017 The objective of the course “Men’s tailoring- the Tailored Jacket” is to teach the techniques of designing and producing a hand-crafted tailored jacket.

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Patternmaking lingerie - On Saturdays

starting date: 11 November 2017 Secoli’s course “Patternmaking Lingerie – Specialist Saturday course” is designed for those who are already professionals (patternmakers and tailors) in the fashion industry and are interested in learning the “Secoli Method” of patternmaking for lingerie.

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Summer Courses

Summer Courses

The courses are open to anyone who wishes to get in touch with the world of Italian fashion or who seeks to specialize in the design process of a collection over a short period of time.

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Preparatory Course women's wear - Short

starting date: 02 July 2018 The preparatory course aims to introduce the participants to the main subjects studied in the courses offered at Istituto Secoli, teaching them the foundations of: fashion design, patternmaking and sewing.

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Foundations of Fashion Design - Short

starting date: 02 July 2018 The course “Foundation of Fashion Design” aims to convey the technical skills of illustration to correctly draw fashion sketches and the basics for the construction of outfits compared to the fashion trend.

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Stage & Placement

For students

Istituto Secoli has always made guidance and support regarding work and job placements available to its students.
The attention paid to this service doesn’t end when the students leaves the school but continues throughout their professional career.

For companies

Istituto Secoli has always been considered as the leader for the professional training of essential practitioners in the fields of designing and producing garments(patternmakers, prototype developers, teachers, organization analysts, etc, etc…) but not only for that!


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Istituto Secoli

Viale Vittorio Veneto, 18/a
20124 Milano
F: +39 02 290 00 133

tel T +39 02 659 7501 T +39 02 342 958

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This information is provided pursuant to art. 13 of Legislative Decree no. 196/2003 – Personal Data Protection Code, to persons interacting with the web services accessible via electronic means via this address: which corresponds the web site home page.
The information is rendered strictly as regards the web site referred to herein and not as regards any other web sites consulted by the users through the link.

  1. Data Controller
    The Data Controller is Istituto Carlo Secoli Viale Vittorio Veneto, 18/a - 20124 Milano represented by the legal representative, identified hereinafter as the ‘Data Controller’.
  2. Location of the data processing
    Data processing connected with the web services of this site takes place on the company mentioned in the foregoing paragraph and such operations are carried out strictly by technical staff of the office assigned to such data processing or by such parties as are designated to these tasks in connection with casual maintenance operations.
  3. Data processing purposes and methods 
    Please find hereunder a summary of all the operations we perform which involve the collection, storing and/or processing of your personal data, and the purposes individually pursued in connection thereof.

    a. collection and storing of your personal data in connection with the provision of the services offered by the web site, the data are also connected in case the Judicial Authority should require it.

    b. processing of your personal data, as provided by you, and of the data as obtained from your navigation of the web site with a view to improving operations as connected with the contents of the same web site (for registered users only)

    c. collection, storing and processing of your personal data in connection with administrative requirements, including any transmission by electronic mail and/or on paper of notices pertaining to institutional purposes.

    Personal data are processed via information technology means for such time as is strictly necessary in connection with attaining the objectives for which such data are collected; processing procedures may be both manual and automated.
    With a view to preventing loss of data, unlawful, unauthorized and incorrect access thereof, specific security measures are complied with.

  4. Types of data processed

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  5. Nature of the data collection and consequences of non-supply of the data
    As well the information specified with respect to navigation data, the user is free to supply the personal data shown in the forms appearing on the web site.
    The supply of your personal data is obligatory as you register to access the totality of the public contents
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  6. Rights of the data subject
    You will be able to exercise your rights vis-à-vis the Data Controller pursuant to art. 7 of Legislative Decree no. 196 of 30 June 2003 at any time; the contents of the article are shown hereunder:

    a. A data subject shall have the right to obtain confirmation as to whether or not personal data

    concerning him exist, regardless of their being already recorded, and communication of such data in intelligible form.

    b. A data subject shall have the right to be informed:

    • of the source of the personal data

    • of the purposes and methods of the processing

    • of the logic applied to the processing, if the latter is carried out with the help of electronic means

    • the identification data concerning data controller, data processors and the representative designated as per Section 5(2)

    • of the entities or categories of entity to whom or which the personal data may be communicated and who or which may get to know said data in their capacity as designated representative(s) in the State’s territory, data processor(s) or person(s) in charge of the processing.

    c. A data subject shall have the right to obtain:

    • updating, rectification or, where interested therein, integration of the data

    • erasure, anonymization or blocking of data that have been processed unlawfully, including data whose retention is unnecessary for the purposes for which they have been collected or subsequently processed

    • certification to the effect that the operations as per letters a) and b) have been notified, as also related to their contents, to the entities to whom or which the data were communicated or disseminated, unless this requirement proves impossible or involves a manifestly disproportionate effort compared with the right that is to be protected.

    d. A data subject shall have the right to object to, in whole or in part:

    • on legitimate grounds, the processing of personal data concerning him/her, even though the data concern the collection purpose

    • the processing of personal data concerning him/her, where it is carried out for the purpose of sending advertising materials or direct selling or else for the performance of market or commercial communication surveys.

    • the rights referred to in Section 7 may be exercised by making a request to the data controller or processor without formalities, also by the agency of a person in charge of the processing. A suitable response shall be provided to said request without delay.

    • The request, addressed to the Data Manager, may be transmitted through registered letter, telefax or electronic mail.

  7. Data Manager
    The Data Manager is the following Data Controller 

    Istituto Carlo Secoli Viale Vittorio Veneto, 18/a - 20124 Milano

    Please note that this document, published at the following address constitutes the “Privacy Information Note” of this web site that will be reviewed.