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La scuola del Saper Fare Moda

The school of Making Fashion

“Making fashion” is much more than a manual skill – it’s about ideas, creativity and technique, all channelled into one project. This is our passion, our culture, and our design. This is what drives us whenever we teach fashion. Our knowledge is solid: we have mastered the traditions and the unique techniques of Made in Italy. We aim to pass our expertise down to our students, many international, and prepare them for the ever-changing fashion sector. That’s why we constantly reinvent our method, following the evolution of the fashion industry. Established in 1934, Istituto Secoli was the first Italian fashion school. Over the years, we have shaped four generations of fashion makers – now key figures in Italian and international brands. Skilled and competent, our graduates can design and create clothes, having studied to the smallest of details.

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Istituto Secoli
fashion courses headquarters

Our headquarters is located in the centre of Milan, a few steps from the famous fashion district: with large, bright classrooms and studios equipped with all the machinery and software necessary for "Making fashion".

The first fashion school in Italy

Founded in 1934 by Carlo Secoli, our school is renowned in Italy and abroad as one of the most prestigious institutes for fashion education and training, as well as strategic consultancy for fashion brands. Generations of experienced and skilled teachers have enthusiastically and consistently helped to create a unique Istituto Secoli method. We put our efforts into nurturing the culture, the ingenuity, and the techniques of the fashion industry into each of our students. The story of our school started with the Patternmaking courses, our foundation and pride, making us, then as we are today, a benchmark in this particular field.

La prima scuola di moda in Italia

Our institute's acknowledgments and accreditations

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