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Fashion and Luxury Management.

Fashion and Luxury Management


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
Dates & hours:
Next session:
From 8th to 19th of July
€ 1400 (VAT included)
Campus Austerlitz

36 quai d'Austerlitz, 75013 Paris

Programme d'été "summer school" de l'Institut Français de la Mode
© Allyssa Heuze
Programme d'été "summer school" de l'Institut Français de la Mode
© Allyssa Heuze

Course topics include:

  • Codes of Luxury
  • Luxury "à la française"
  • New fields of Luxury
  • Fashion, Luxury and sustainability
  • Economics of Luxury
  • Brands and images
  • Luxury customer service
  • 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), Mathieu de Menonville (CEO of Melinda Gloss)...


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 Cercle IFM. 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.