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France is recognized on the international fashion and luxury scene as a place of tradition and innovation. The Fashion and Luxury Management Summer program will allow students to gain a deeper understanding of the challenges and specific features of an economic sector that is undergoing constant change, and to discover the unique French « savoir- faire », from behind the scenes.


This program is open to university-level students and recent graduates from any academic background who have an interest in fashion and luxury. No previous experience or knowledge of fashion is required.

Practical information

Summer school program for students
Short format
Next session:
1 -12 July 2024

Classes will take place Monday to Friday from 10am to 5 pm.

€1,660 incl. VAT

Summer School programs may be combined with each other to form longer courses (-10% discount on the second cheapest program).

Campus Austerlitz

34 quai d'Austerlitz, 75013 Paris


This program is open to university-level students and recent graduates from any academic background who have an interest in fashion and luxury. No previous experience or knowledge of fashion is required.


Gain insights into the culture and economics of fashion and luxury

Apprehend luxury "à la française"

Understand why a luxury fashion product is a luxury?

Comprehend the specific features of branding and merchandising in fashion and luxury

Analyse iconic brands and their creations, communication and international development strategies

Discover the different career options and job lines in the luxury goods sector

Course topics include:

  • Codes of Luxury
  • Luxury "à la française"
  • New fields of Luxury
  • Luxury textiles and finitions
  • Fashion, Luxury and sustainability
  • Economics of Luxury
  • Brands and images
  • Luxury customer service/Mystery visits
  • Particularities of merchandising in Luxury
  • Fashion and jewellery
  • Build a career in Luxury : professions and functions

This program alternates between knowledge input, workshops and field trips in Paris. You will be given the opportunity to visit exceptional places and meet players of major luxury brands.

Examples of guest speakers and visits in previous years:

  • Visits: Baccarat Museum, Galliera Museum, Broderies Lesage, Maison Margiela, Design Studios, Showrooms and Concept Stores...
  • Guided exhibitions: Yves Saint Laurent 1971 at YSL Foundation, Lanvin at Galliera Museum, Jean-Paul Gaultier at Grand Palais...
  • Guest Speakers: Christine Phung (designer Leonard), Jean-Michel Terrien (CEO-Paul&Joe)...

ECTS Credits:

Participants who meet the conditions for successful completion* of the programme can receive 5 ECTS credits.

Students are invited to check with their home university to see if the ECTS credits awarded by the Institut Français de la Mode are eligible.

*Attendance and final exam


At the end of the program, a certificate of participation in the Summer School is issued to participants who have attended all the course

How to register

To register, simply fill in the online form and pay the required deposit. On receipt of the online form, the application is studied by the Summer School team. Once the application has been accepted, an email is sent specifying the payment schedule for the balance of the registration fee. If the application is not accepted, the deposit will be refunded.

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IFM Summer School

We offer Summer School programs in French and in English. Courses like Fashion styling, My little black dress, Fashion and Luxury Management or Draping for beginners, among others.


How can I apply?

On reception of the application form, the application is reviewed by the Summer School team. Once the application is accepted, the participant will receive a confirmation email with the instructions for payment (deposit and balance of the registration fee).

Please note that registration is confirmed only after payment of the deposit.

Fees & Scholarship

Can I apply for a scholarship?

IFM scholarships are available thanks to the generous sponsorship of the IFM Foundation. They are reserved for High-School Summer programs only.

Scholarships are available in a limited number and are need-based. They may cover up to 75% of tuition fees and are restricted to one demand per year and per participant. In case of registration to several programs, one grant only can be given.


Are travel and accommodation costs included?

Travel and accommodation costs in Paris are the responsibility of each participant. IFM can recommend, upon request, different options for accommodation and help foreign students in organizing their stay.

Practical information

What are the registration procedures for foreign students?

Participants from outside the European Union must ensure, if necessary, that they have a valid visa for France. Upon request and after full payment of the course, IFM will send the participant a letter confirming registration in order to support the visa application. IFM will also send you a visa guide upon request.

Important: 15 calendar days are necessary for consular authorities to treat visa request, sometimes longer in the high season.

If you are non-French you must ensure you are covered by your health insurance during your stay.