Specialization, multi-disciplinary approach and preferential relations with the Fashion System. These are the pillars on which the network of partners comprising the Milano Fashion Institute rests. In addition to the institutions of the fashion industry,that are able to represent themost expressive production systems of the "Made in Italy" in different product categories, Milano Fashion Institute has set up, from its foundation, strong relations with the most important Italian and international companies of the industry, in order to strengthen the placement of its students and to promote innovation of fashion professions.
The objective of an educational program that provides students with immediately transferable skills and competences inside the working environment is also supported by the collaboration with the Municipality of Milan and the National Chamber of Italian Fashion.
From 2012, Milano Fashion Institute has set up an internationalization process through affiliation with leading international universities, including the American University of Science and Technology, Beirut.
In 2013, Milano Fashion Institute joined the official calendar of cultural activities for fashion and design in occasion of Expo 2015, Municipality of Milan.
The National Chamber for Italian Fashion (Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana) is the non profit Association that regulates, coordinates and promotes the development of Italian fashion. It represents the highest cultural values of Italian fashion and has a mission to protect, coordinate and enhance its image both in Italy and internationally. The Association is the point of reference and preferential mouthpiece for all national and international initiatives to enhance the value and promote Italian style, customs and fashion. Milano Fashion Institute performs its Masters in collaboration with the National Chamber for Italian Fashion.
Milan Municipality and the Councillorships for Culture, Fashion, Design and for the Labour, Economic Development, University and Research, have been active in giving support to enterprises and institutions working in the fashion industry. Among their actions, there are even redevelopment projects of industrial places to be allocated to hub for business activities in the field of cultural and creative industries, fashion and design in particular. In these projects, Milano Fashion Institute is a privileged partner of the Municipality of Milan for the post-graduate training in the fashion industry.
Confindustria Moda (Italian Textile, Fashion and Accessory Federation) groups the companies associated with SMI (Italian Fashion System), ASSOPELLETTIERI, AIP (Italian Fur Association), ANFAO (National Association of Optical Manufacturers), ASSOCALZATURIFICI, FEDERORAFI (National Federation of Goldsmiths, Silversmiths, and Jewelers) Manufacturers) and UNIC (National Union of the Tanning Industry).
It represents about 66 thousand Made in Italy companies, which generate a turnover of 95.5 billion euros and employ over 580 thousand workers. The companies associated with Confindustria Moda represent the excellence of Italian manufacturing, hold leadership positions in international markets, and in 2018 recorded a percentage share of exports on turnover equal to 66.3%.
Claudio Marenzi, past president of SMI (Sistema Moda Italia) was elected first President of the new Federation, while Cirillo Marcolin, past president of ANFAO, is the Vice President. Astrid Galimberti (ANFAO) and Gianfranco Di Natale (SMI) are the two co-directors.
Confindustria Moda, presented to the press on 28 March 2017 in the presence of the Undersecretary for Economic Development Ivan Scalfarotto and the President of Confindustria Vincenzo Boccia, has been fully operational since 2018, in the offices of the new Milan office, in which all the associations and trade fairs that are part of it.
The Federation offers member associations (who express specific skills on vertical issues in each sector) legal consultancy services, industrial relations management, and a research office.
Cosmetica Italia was born to support the development of cosmetic companies in Italy, today it is a well-structured association - the largest in Europe - and offers services, representation and protection to the 500 associated companies.
Since 2008 it has established the quality management system according to the UNI EN ISO 9001: 2008 standard and in 2013 the UNI EN ISO 14.001: 2004 environmental management system, both obtained from Certiquality.
Cosmetica Italia now has over 500 companies, representing 95% of the sector's turnover. The turnover of the cosmetic industry in Italy in 2017 was close to 11 billion euros and the positive trend of exports generated an active trade balance of over 2.5 billion euros, the fourth economic system of cosmetics after Germany, France and the United Kingdom with 35 thousand employed, which rise to 200 thousand with the related industries.
With the aim of accompanying an increasingly evolved and attentive consumer in search of cosmetics characterized by high reliability and technical functionality, alongside the institutional website, the website www.abc-cosmetici.it offers detailed information for a better knowledge of cosmetic products and of their ingredients. Legislative regulations of the European Union, implemented by individual countries, regulate the cosmetic sector. Cosmetica Italia has also offered its experience in defining these rules while maintaining the dissemination and information activity in favor of operators in the sector, to ensure correct and timely application.
Assolombarda is the association of companies operating in the Metropolitan City of Milan and in the provinces of Lodi, Monza and Brianza.
Assolombarda, for size and representativeness, is the most important association of the whole Confindustria System. It expresses and protects the interests of approximately 6,300 companies of all sizes, national and international, which produce goods and services in all product sectors. And it has more than 382,000 employees.
The association protects the interests of associated companies in the relationship with institutional interlocutors and local stakeholders active in various areas: training, environment, culture, economy, work, civil society. It also offers specialist consultancy services in all areas of corporate interest.
The Milano Fashion Institute collaborates with the most qualified Italian and international companies operating in the fashion industry. The sponsors of the Milano Fashion Institute are valuable partners in order to make the masters even closer to the needs of the professional sector and in concrete are given the important task of scouting talent thanks to grants that they provide to the best students, among which they can choose the best suited profiles for their business.
Masters provides a full calendar of activities in direct contact with the job market, including itinerant seminars, guest speeches, integrated Team Field Projects to be carried out during the year under the supervision of the Faculty in conjiunction with companies, as well as the internships, lasting a minimum of 3 months.
FIELD INTEGRATED PROJECTS
Field Integrated projects represent a unique opportunity for students to integrate into the teaching activity research projects and real case studies carried out in partnership with leading fashion, design and wellness companies which provide a project brief on a current theme shared between the company management and the teachers of the Milano Fashion Institute.
Integrated projects are carried out through a full time training module, coordinated by a multidisciplinary team of teachers, in which, starting from the design brief prepared by the company and by the teachers, students will work in teams to create a proposal to give an answer to the objectives defined by the brief itself. The overall objective is to develop a business strategy, (product, retail and / or communication) up to a design and planning project for a real event with a high level of innovation, and consistent with the reality of the client, simulating work processes that are as close as possible to the reality of professional contexts.
FIELD INTEGRATED PROJECTS FROM PAST EDITIONS FOR THE MASTERS IN FASHION DIRECTION
Armando Testa • Antonia • Arav Fashion (Silvian Heach) • Arcadia (Dondup) • Billionaire • Blumarine • Bookalook • Carmina Campus • Chitè Lingerie • Corneliani • D’O (Davide Oldani) • Damir Doma • Dolce & Gabbana • Ermenegildo Zegna • Felisi • Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri D’Arte • Franklin & Marshall • Frau, Giano (La Martina) • Giorgio Armani • Glix • Humpty Dumpty • Icast • iCoolhunt • Logan • Lorena Antoniazzi • Love Therapy (Fiorucci) • Lubiam • Malìparmi • Marni • Martini • Mantero • Monnalisa • Ports 1961 • Preca Brummel (Brums) • Roberto Cavalli • Salvatore Ferragamo • Sartoria Partenopea • Serafini • Successori Reda (Reda) • Stella Mc Cartney Italia • Swinger International (Byblos) • Twinset • Txt e-solutions • Valentino Fashion Group (Valentino, R.E.D. Valentino) • Vivienne Westwood • Stone Island • Staff International
Field integrated Team Field Projects are carried out in partnerships with the leading fashion companies that provide a brief on a current topic shared between the company management and the Faculty of the Milano Fashion Institute.
Other companies that participated in the activities of internships and placement are:
Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana • Accenture • Aeffe Group • Al Tayer Group • Alessandra Ianzito • Alexander Mcqueen • Alter • Arcoretail • Armando Testa • AwLab • Balenciaga • Ballantyne • Bally • Benetton • Blumarine • Bottega Veneta • Braccialini • Brooks Brothers • Brioni • Brunello Cucinelli • Bulgari • Burberry • Calzedonia Group • Canclini Tessile • Chanel • Chitè Lingerie • Chicca Lualdi • Class Editori • Class Showroom • Coin Excelsior • Condé Nast • Conbipel • Corneliani • CP Company • Cup Studio • Diesel Group • Dior • Dolce & Gabbana • Dondup • Emilio Pucci • Eurojersey • Ermanno Scervino • Ermenegildo Zegna • Etro • Fendi • Figmenta Digital Communication • Ferragamo • Franzi 1864 • Fratelli Rossetti • Frau • Frette • Furla • Geox • Giorgio Armani • GMPR • Greenmedialab • Gruppo C14 • Gucci • Guess • Guffanti • Hearst Magazine • Here Connecting • Herno • Hermès • Horton International • Hugo Boss • Icast • Inditex Group • Jil Sander • Karl Lagerfeld • Kering • Kering Eyewear • La Perla • Lambert & Associate • Lanvin • Levi’s • Liu Jo • Logan • L’Oreal Italia • Lorena Antoniazzi • Loro Piana • Louis Vuitton • Loewe • Lubiam • Luciano Padovan • Luxottica • LVMH • Michael Kors • Maliparmi • Mantero • Marni • Max Mara Group • Miroglio Fashion Group • Missoni • Moncler • Monnalisa • Moreschi • Moschino • Neil Barrett • Neinver Italia • New Guards Group • New Media Agency • Off-White • Ovs • Pietro Brunelli • Penelope • Pollini • Pomellato • Pinko • Piquadro • Ports1961 • Prada • Privalia • PVH • Quid • Ralph Lauren • Ratti • Reda • Renè Caovilla • Rinascente • Roberto Cavalli • Sense Immaterial Reality • Sergio Rossi • Shiseido • Slam • Smith Petersen • Staff International • Stefanel • Stella Mc Cartney • Stone Island • Swatch Group • Swinger • Switch Magazine • Tally Weijl • Tiffany • Tod’s Group • Tom Ford • Tommy Hilfiger • Trussardi • Twin Set • Valentino • Valextra • Value Lab • Value Retail • Versace • Vivienne Westwood • Wait! Magazine • Wrad • Yamamay • Yoox
American University of Science and Technology, Beirut, Lebanon
Associacion Industrial de Confeccionistas del Paraguay, Asuncion, Paraguay
FIT - Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, United States Of America
IES Abroad Italy Foundation, Milan, Italy
Mackenzie Presbyterian University, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Notre Dame University-Louaize, Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon
Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design, Lahore, Pakistan
University of Bogotà Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Bogotà, Colombia
Villanova University, Pennsylvania, United States of America