The Fashion department distinguishes itself with its open and experimental approach to fashion. Students explore the depths and reach of fashion as a design practice and visual culture: how it relates to the body and the persona, what it mediates and communicates, and how it manifests itself. Teachers of different specialties - design, visualization, theory or technique - work closely together in encouraging each individual student to discover and develop their uniquely personal motifs, artistic handwriting and methods.
Designing forms the basis of the curriculum, starting by providing familiar contexts in order to enable students to get acquainted with the language of fashion and to develop both conceptual and technical skills. As students progress, they become increasingly independent by determining their own emphasis and setting personal goals.
Fashion students have access to well equipped and assisted workshops, and the curriculum includes intensive research, a 3 to 4 month internship, and writing a thesis. Towards the end of each school year all fashion students work together on The Fashion Show, a high profile event where they present a selection of their work as a prelude to the graduation collections.