Fashion Design - Corso Milano - Formazione

Three-year course


Imparare facendo è il principio alla base dei corsi triennali di Raffles Milano, un percorso di formazione che struttura la mente, fornisce un solido bagaglio tecnico e fa venire voglia di allargare i propri orizzonti di vita. Scopri il nostro corso triennale in Fashion Design.


3 years





Start Date



Italian / English

Course leader


Fashion historian

Ph.D. in History of European Society, since 2009 she taught “Contemporary history” and “Fashion History” at the University of Milan; from 2013 she is enabled as associate professor. From 2004 to 2014 she has been ANVUR auditor on various subjects: fashion, sports and women history. Apart from her expertise in the history of fashion, she is also an expert on the history of the city and the territory. President of the cultural association Memoria & Progetto, she has been editor of various collections of books and conferences, she also collaborated with many brands in managing their historical archives and enhancing their heritage: Rinascente, Missoni, Fiorucci, Ferragamo, Curiel, Giorgio Correggiari, Biki, Jole Veneziani, Germana Marucelli, Italo Sport, Sergio Tacchini, Andrea Pfister, Calzoleria Rivolta, Sutor Mantellassi, Barbara Vitti, Walter Albini, Alberto Lattuada.

Fashion design:
designing clothes, accessories and lifestyles

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The fashion system is a huge, articulated and sometimes unpredictable territory, where a sense for the classics manages to find common ground with the extremes of experimentation. There is no fool-proof recipe for success: it takes a readiness to work hard, together with the curiosity to learn and to measure up to the outside world and its thousands of cultures: haute couture, pop, ethno… It takes a really sharp eye – that has to be trained – capable of noticing the tiniest detail. An eye that is familiar with traditional methods of tailoring, but is not too sconed to suggest an impudent elegance.

Professional opportunities

The style scene and the professions involved in it are evolving radically, as traditional categories become porous. In addition to careers with fashion brands, alongside the great fashion designers (as assistant designer, pattern maker, production assistant, fashion stylist or fashion illustrator) or as a freelance, a series of crossover functions and opportunities are opening up at international level, linked to creativity, production, distribution and promotions. Knowing that you can count on a high-profile training is nearly always a trump card in these contexts

Who is this for?

This course is designed for candidates with a high school diploma and for students from Italian or foreign universities. Ideally, candidates are driven by a sincere passion for design, style and clothing and an urge to employ their own potential for designing, interpreting and communicating, as well as their innate abilities and talents, to build a career on the fashion scene. During the three years, students learn to interpret the world around them in ways that are not immediately self-evident, a skill they will be able to apply to great effect in future professional and creative contexts


First year: elements that introduce students to the study of fashion design, general preparation.
Second year: intermediate development of the topics and specific focuses.
Third year: completion of the topics, final project and compilation of a portfolio.
In particular, students analyse forms, silhouettes, materials, production processes, social factors and customs that underlie a conscious, articulated, original design process. The atmosphere in the classroom encourages students to express their individuality and explore new territories and contexts, including venturing beyond the pale


– Trend anticipating.
– The fashion system.
– Art and costume history.
– Pattern making.
– Fabrics and raw materials.
– Clothing design.
– Product development.
– Fashion drawing.
– Collage collection.
– Marketing and research

Student of the Year

At the end of each academic year, Raffles Milano rewards the best talent.
The award is given to the student who has distinguished him- or herself in terms of his/her academic career and portfolio, according to the assessment both of an internal committee of teachers and of an external committee of professionals who are invited to assess the portfolio (the student’s anonymity is protected)


They are amazing professionals, authors of projects that have made their mark, and with many years of teaching experience. They have a wide and truly international vision. They are part of a cohesive and productive group, and they love discussing the educational offer, the opportunities for students and their performance.

Matteo Bardoscia

Communication designer

Christian Boaro

Fashion designer

Davide Calluori

Digital artist

Andrea Cammarosano

Artist and designer

Maria Canella

Fashion historian

Mara Cappelletti

Jewel historian

Alessandro Cardini

Fashion stylish

Renzo Catoni

Pattern designer

Nicoletta Ceccolini

Costumista e fashion designer

Jacqueline Ceresoli

Art historian & critic


Paolo Costa

Digital culture & media

Serena Davini

Fashion designer


Raffaele Ferrante

Design management expert

Hendrik Fokkema

Fashion designer

Lorenzo Gaetani

Graphic designer

Lucilla Giovanninetti

Jewel designer

Chiara Grandesso

Graphic Designer

Stefano Lionetti

Graphic designer

Laura Lisi

Translator & interpreter

Alessia Locatelli

Photo historian

Lia Luzzatto

Color theorist & consultant

Concetta Marrella

Fashion and Leather goods designer

Paolo Orlandi


Federico Piaggi & Stefano Citron

Fashion designer

Elena Puccinelli

Fashion historian

Marco Rossano

Sociologist & anthropologist

Massimiliano Spadola

Fashion designer

Fiorenza Spezzapria

Fashion designer


Applications for admission can be made by downloading the form and sending it to or by contacting the school on the phone.

Admission Fee
Applicants will have to pay a fee of 150 euros for the admission.

Admission documentation
– letter of motivation
– passport or identity card for Italian students or EU-EFTA citizens
– receipt of payment of the admission fee of 150 euros.

The candidates will be contacted for an Admissions interview after their submission of the Application documents. If their profile is considered suitable, candidates will receive an Admittance letter, which is non-binding for the Candidate.

Candidates, if the result of the interview was positive, are sent the official acceptance response of the admission request, which remains non-binding for the Candidate.

Download the application form here and send it together with the other documents to:

Confirmation of enrollment
Candidates will be eligible to enroll after receiving their Admittance Letter from the Institution. Successful applicants will have 30 days to fill out the enrollment form and pay an enrollment fee to secure their position in the program


Annual fees valid for registrations from 1 January 2021:
Students from the European Union and EFTA
Registration fee + annual fee according to the six categories of ISEE family income brackets:
I Income bracket up to € 30,000
Enrollment Fee: 3.000 euro
Annual tuition fee: 6.000 euro
II Income bracket from 30,001 to 40,000 euros
Enrollment Fee: 3.000 euro
Annual tuition fee: 7.000 euro
III Income bracket from 40,001 to 70,000 euros
Enrollment Fee: 3.000 euro
Annual tuition fee: 9.500 euro
IV Income bracket from 70,001 to 100,000 euros
Enrollment Fee: 3.000 euro
Annual tuition fee: 12.500 euro
V Income range from 100,001 to 125,000 euros
Enrollment Fee: 3.000 euro
Annual tuition fee: 16.000 euro
VI Income bracket over 125,000 euros
Enrollment Fee: 3.000 euro
Annual tuition fee: 18.000 euro

Non-European Union and Non-EFTA students
Enrollment Fee: 3.000 euro
Annual tuition fee: 18.000 euro
Raffles Milan can accept the submission of income documents by students to assess their suitability with respect to the determination of the membership bracket