Is it possible to teach fashion? That was the question that Giulio Marangoni asked himself in 1935. To answer this question, he founded the Istituto Artistico dell’Abbigliamento Marangoni, or the Marangoni Artistic Clothing Institute in Milan. It was a school to train professionals and technicians specializing in the field of fashion.


Istituto Marangoni has never stopped believing in the value of training, constantly updating its programmes to ensure they are in line with Italian and international market needs. In the past few years, Istituto Marangoni has opened four new schools: London in 2003, Paris in 2006, Shanghai in 2013, and Milano Design in 2014. Istituto Marangoni now opened the new School of Fashion, Art & Design in Florence in September 2016 and recently in Shenzhen (2016), Mumbai (2017) and Miami (2018), the international capitals of fashion, design, and luxury.


The teaching spaces of Istituto Marangoni have tested the talents of four generations of professionals, hailing from 106 different countries and representing the heritage of our school. Today Istituto Marangoni continues to successfully ‘teach fashion’, as its founder wished. It also teaches design, which has many contact points and overlaps with the world of fashion: colour, materials, and creativity.


With a wide range of course possibilities, preparatory, three-year undergraduate and master’s courses, Istituto Marangoni has always maintained the goal of training the professionals of tomorrow in key sectors, such as design, communication, and managerial coordination.


Istituto Marangoni Schools Around the World

Via dè Tornabuoni, 17, Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy

L’Institut Marangoni, 48 Rue de Miromesnil, 75008 Paris, France

Istituto Marangoni, 30 Fashion St, Shadwell, London E1 6PX, United Kingdom

Floor 30, Tower 2, Plaza 66 no.1266 Nan Jing Xi Road 200040 Shanghai China

​Building E6 OCT-Loft Enping Street, Nanshan District • Shenzhen • China

Istituto Marangoni Mumbai, Doctor Annie Besant Road, Markandeshwar Nagar, Shiv Sagar Estate, Worli, Mumbai, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400018, India

Istituto Marangoni Miami, 3700 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137, United States


Corso Giacomo Matteotti, 10, 20121, Milano , Lombardia , Italy

Main products

Fashion, Art & Design Courses


Corso Giacomo Matteotti, 10, 20121, Milano , Lombardia , Italy



Corso Giacomo Matteotti, 10, 20121, Milano , Lombardia , Italy



    Undergraduate, Postgraduate & Short Courses