Program Details

Lectures with instructors and professionals in the field on the following topics and issues: • The Fashion Supply Chain – examining textiles, apparel manufacturing and retailers with complimentary site visits and on-site participant projects examining qu
Location:
Florence, Italy
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
Italian design and fashion is the international standard for creativity, style and quality. If imitation is the highest compliment than the international trade in false bags and accessories is an incredible endorsement of Italian design. This unique program gives participants to get an insider’s perspective on the historical perspective, Italian fashion houses and designers and future of the industry in this three week experience. The program is for people in the industry, students and would-be fashionistas who want to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for the field. This is a non-credit program and is not sponsored by any university or academic organization. Participants are expected to attend all lectures and visits and actively engage in discussions and industry related projects.

Lectures with instructors and professionals in the field on the following topics and issues: • The Fashion Supply Chain – examining textiles, apparel manufacturing and retailers with complimentary site visits and on-site participant projects examining quality and cost comparison. • Luxury Branding and Strategies • International Trade Shows with special visits during Pitti Fashion Week. • Sustainability and Vintage • Leather design and manufacturing in Tuscany • The Phenomenon of the Outlet with visits to the main three outlet centers in Italy. • Fashion History and Development of Italian Fashion Industry • Fashion in Italian Art with museum and gallery visits Site visits with instructors and professionals in the field to: • Museo Gucci (Florence) • Ferragamo Museum • Museo del Tessuto (Prato) • Galleria del Costume (Florence) • Mercato di San Lorenzo (Florence) • SPACE (Prada outlet) (Montevarchi) as well as visits to Fashion Valley and The Mall (outlets) • Major Italian fashion retail stores and manufacturing or creative offices. • A Leather tannery • Visits to events and exhibitions during the Pitti Fashion Week in Florence

Cost:
Program Cost: € 1.650 taxes included with a minimum of 15 participants The price includes: • 21 days in Florence in double/triple occupancy rooms in centrally apartments. • 1 Aperitivo (welcome cocktail party) • 1 Cena di Benveuto (welcome dinner) • 1 Cena di Addio (program closure dinner) • Orientation session • Half day trip to Prada Outlet by private bus • Day trip visit to Fashion Valley and the Mall outlets. • Lectures and site visits • Admission to Gucci Museum, Ferragamo Museum, Galler

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