Today, we get to tell you all about the most prestigious fashion schools in New York. These well-reputed fashion schools offer students the possiblity to specialize in fields such as jewelry or textiles design, fashion photography or journalism, as well as choosing fashion-focused courses in public relations, management and marketing.
New York would be the most populated city in the US and also the most wanted and talked-about to be the destinations of fashion and street style. As you all know, this big city was the home of Carrie Bradshaw (Sex and The City). The muse of artists ranging from Frank Sinatra to Alicia Keys, New York City is a melting pot of cultures responsible for inspiring generations. Fashion is a big part of the city’s life and many of the world’s biggest names in fashion journalism are based here, including Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar and Marie Claire. You should see below the best fashion schools in New York.
#1. Parsons School of Arts and Design
Parsons Schools of Arts and Design has offered students innovative approaches to education since its founding in 1896. Today, it’s the only American art and design school within a comprehensive university. Offering programs in fashion design, fashion studies and fashion marketing, many of the most famous designers we currently know were graduates here: Tom Ford, Donna Karan, Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang and Jason Wu. The tuition costs US$39.280 per year and there are over 4.000 undergraduates enrolled.
Parsons also has a strong focus on maintaining relationships with its past students. This has led to the school holding critiques and workshops with Donna Karan and the Proenza Schouler duo. Year after year, the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) celebrates Parsons’ faculty and graduates. Alumni panels, symposia, and guest lectureships on campus invite industry leaders to share their experience, insights, and contacts. You can read all about it on their website.
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#2. The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)
FIT is an internationally recognized college for design, fashion, art, communications, and business. Known by some as the MIT of the fashion world, the Fashion Institute of Technology from New York offers programs in fashion design, business, marketing, illustrating and styling. Established in 1944, the school has 10.000 students overall. Those who have studied here were the world’s best fashion designers such as Carolina Herrera, Calvin Klein and Michael Kors. New York residents pay US$3.034 a semester and students from outside the state pay US$8.185. The school has a lecture series and a museum curated by fashion historian Valerie Steele. You can read all about it on their website
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