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Learning is never out of fashion.

Continuing education

Fashion, beauty, luxury, design, food, lifestyle, leisure... Based on an in-depth knowledge of the sector and a multidisciplinary approach, Institut Français de la Mode draws on a unique combination of academic teaching and operational approach, in order to serve the needs of the industry for a more creative and innovative talent pool.

Do you have a training project related to fashion, luxury, beauty, the desire to develop your career in the creative industries, an entrepreneurial project or simply a desire for a more inspiring professional life? Institut Français de la Mode is at the heart of the fashion and luxury ecosystem and supports you in the implementation of your projects.

Through its in-depth knowledge of the sector, the extent of its network of high-level experts and its multidisciplinary approach, Institut Français de la Mode offers continuing education programs to acquire the skills, codes and know-how specific to fashion and the creative industries.

Developed on the basis of the combined expertise of IFM and the Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne, our courses aim to enable managers and creative professionals to develop their skills, enrich their strategic vision, understand the new opportunities in tomorrow's world, and share with their peers.

We train executives, creatives, managers and entrepreneurs on any subject related to management and creation, and also offer technical training in craftsmanship and haute couture skills. We offer short or long formats, adapted to your needs and schedules. We offer individual solutions, diplomas or certifications, and solutions for companies, in France and abroad.

Full-time, Part-time, Workshops, Lunch & Learn, mixing face-to-face and digital... our programs have various formats and last between 1 day and a few months.

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Open enrolment programs

Open-enrolment courses cover topics in condensed formats (1 to 3 days) that are easy to integrate into your agenda. These courses combine conceptualization as well as concrete approaches. They allow participants from different companies to share their views and are a unique opportunity to develop a professional network.

An open catalog of more than 40 courses:

  • Strategic reflection on current issues: Deciphering market trends, supply and consumption, the new competitive environment, new business models; understanding economic issues, the place of sustainability in the fashion economy; finely analyzing the latest developments in fashion, culture and creation; having a reading grid to deploy a strategy
  • Business skills: Acquire the tools and methods to optimize product knowledge, product construction, KPIs, purchasing, customer relations, omnichannel, communication and digital brand strategy, visual merchandising.
  • Craftsmanship and technique: Hone your technical skills in pattern making, draping, CAD, etc.

These courses allow you to strengthen your proficiency and seize new opportunities for the jobs of tomorrow.

Open enrolment programs

Custom programs

Institut Français de la Mode offers companies unique and personalized programs adapted to their needs. These tailor-made seminars are developed in partnership with companies and aim to support their transformation. They are aimed at executives, managers and operational teams and cover a wide range of fields: economics, strategy, brand/product/product/customer/digital marketing, multi-channel distribution, know-how, creativity and innovation...

The objective is to increase the skills of their talent pool, enrich their culture and increase their proficiency, enable them to acquire new methods and tools to concretely optimize their professional practice, and better manage complexity. In tune with the specificities of the fashion and creative industries and their latest developments, we help them optimize their creative potential, hone their skills and sharpen the company's competitive edge.

International programs

Institut Français de la Mode offers executive education courses with international partners, particularly in China and the Middle East. To get closer to your subsidiaries and international teams, we are able to propose a strategic reflection on the different fashion and design markets and the latest retail trends.

For your teams, we organize Learning expeditions in all the cities that count, to decode new concepts, grasp new retail issues, meet the creative people who count in London, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Shanghai, Tokyo, Reykjavík...

We can relocate our training programs in Europe, Asia, United States, Pacific Ocean....

In China, since 2006, an Advanced Management Program in Fashion & Luxury has been developed in partnership with Tsinghua University in Beijing, in order to train managers specialized in the Chinese market. This program is aimed at top executives or managers in Chinese or international companies operating in the Chinese ready-to-wear, cosmetics, distribution or media markets.

Since the implementation of the AMP in 2006, several hundred managers have been trained and form a dynamic network throughout China.

In Lebanon, Institut Français de la Mode launched in 2011 the first Luxury Management training program with the Ecole Supérieure des Affaires (ESA) in Beirut. This program comes at a time of profound change in the luxury industry in the Middle East. It aims to help brands consolidate and rethink their identity and their sales and marketing strategies.

Our courses are led by the school's faculty with the support of leading experts in France and abroad. Coming from the world of research, business, the arts and craftsmanship, our speakers are chosen for their unique expertise in the fashion, luxury and creative industries. Every year, our pool of speakers is enriched with new talents, and all are committed to sharing their knowledge and experience.

Fashion houses, large luxury groups, giants and new entrants to the cosmetics industry, but also young independent labels, niche brands and fashion tech start-ups, historical retail players and pure players, insiders and outsiders of the fashion industry, have trusted us in the past.

  • 3,000 trainees each year
  • Nearly 200 courses carried out each year
  • more than 90% are satisfied or very satisfied
  • Acne Studio
  • Adidas
  • Aelia
  • Aéroports de Paris
  • Agnès b.
  • Aigle International
  • Amazon
  • André
  • A.P.C.
  • Armor Lux
  • Ba&sh
  • Beaumanoir
  • Beauté Prestige International
  • Berluti
  • BNP Paribas
  • Bonpoint
  • Boucheron
  • Bulgari
  • Canal Plus
  • Carrefour
  • Cartier
  • Carven
  • Céline
  • Celio
  • Chanel
  • Chaumet
  • Chloé
  • Christian Dior Couture
  • Christian Louboutin
  • Clarins
  • Claudie Pierlot
  • Club Med
  • Comptoir des Cotonniers
  • Coty
  • CWF
  • Daniel Hechter
  • Decathlon
  • Deloitte
  • Delsey
  • Devanlay
  • Deveaux
  • Disneyland Paris
  • Du Pareil au Même
  • Eram
  • Etam
  • Fauchon
  • Firmenich
  • Frédéric Malle
  • Galeries Lafayette
  • Gap
  • Gémo
  • Givenchy
  • Grand Vision
  • Gucci Group
  • Guerlain
  • Hachette Filipacchi Médias
  • Hermès
  • H&M
  • Hugo Boss
  • IFF
  • IKKS
  • Isabel Marant
  • Jacadi
  • Kering
  • L'Occitane
  • L'Oréal
  • La Maison du Chocolat
  • Lacoste
  • Ladurée
  • Lancel
  • Lanvin
  • Le Bon Marché
  • Le Coq Sportif
  • Le Tanneur
  • Lectra
  • Lenôtre
  • Lesage
  • Levi Strauss
  • Longchamp
  • Louis Vuitton
  • Luxottica
  • LVMH
  • Maison Kitsuné
  • Maison Martin Margiela
  • Maje
  • Marc Jacobs
  • Max Mara
  • Moët Hennessy
  • Monoprix
  • Morgan
  • Nina Ricci
  • Nike
  • Parfums Christian Dior
  • Parfums Rochas
  • Pathé
  • Paul Smith
  • Petit Bateau
  • Pernod Ricard
  • Peugeot
  • Pierre Frey
  • Prada
  • Première Classe
  • Première Vision
  • Princesse Tam Tam
  • Printemps
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Promod
  • Puiforcat
  • Puig
  • Quicksilver
  • Rémy Cointreau
  • Renault
  • Richemont
  • Saint Laurent Paris
  • Sandro
  • Schiaparelli
  • Sephora
  • Sonia Rykiel
  • Surface to Air
  • Swarovski
  • Tara Jarmon
  • Thierry Mugler Parfums
  • Timberland
  • Van Cleef & Arpels
  • Vanity Fair
  • Veja
  • Vivienne Westwood
  • Vivarte
  • Warner Bros
  • Yohji Yamamoto
  • Yves Rocher
  • Zadig & Voltaire