Follow your passion for Fashion!

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Is fashion your passion? Do you love to get dressed up your own ways or make people look the way you want?

Chances are that your fashionista sense may create sensations in the haute couture world of fashion designing. And where else can you go to learn the real art of it than Paris, which is known as the world’s fashion capital. And it welcomes students from India with open arms saying – Bonjour India!

If you ever happen to visit any part of France and have observed people and their clothes, you would obviously learn how elegant they are in carrying themselves with trendy clothes and fashionable sagacity.

Indian students, who are interested in making careers in fashion designing, are rapidly taking French lane to learn from the masters of the subject. And there are significant reasons for making the choice for this artistic subject.

Fashion designing course, which usually covers the art of designing beautiful clothing and fashion accessories, offers career opportunities in fashion illustration & promotion, marketing & branding, retailing & merchandising and product clothing across the world.

Most of the courses are taught in English, however, foreign students are encouraged to learn French language in order to be ahead in the competition and get benefits of learning the host country language.

The courses vary from diploma to bachelor’s to master’s with a duration of 3 months to 3 years to 2 years respectively. The total fees may vary between INR 200,000 to 10,00,000 respectively, depending on the college ranking and standards.

Here are the top 10 colleges in France that offer fashion designing:

  1. Institut Français de la mode — Paris
  2. Esmod International — Bordeaux, Lyon, Paris, Rennes, Roubaix
  3. ENSAD — Paris
  4. ESAA – École Duperré — Paris
  5. Atelier Chradon-Savard — Nantes, Paris
  6. LISAA école de mode — Nantes, Paris
  7. ECSCP — Paris
  8. ENSCI – Les Ateliers — Paris
  9. Studio Berçot — Paris
  10. ENSAAMA — Olivier-de-Serres, Paris

What even best for Indian students is, after completing their postgraduate studies, they can stay back for two years to acquire professional experience with the help of handy options such as – alumni association, placement centre of college, local companies, referral and others.

The who’s who of the fashion industry of the world lives in France, mostly in Paris. The likes of Coco Chanel, Charvet Place Vendome, APC, Louis Vuitton, Pigalle, Armor-Lux and AMI among others. The major fashion brand L’oreal is headquartered in the same city.

France is the only country which provides up to 8 years of Visa to Indian students. As per estimates, there are nearly 7,500 students who’ve made entries in 2018, and nearly 10,000 more students are expected to join by 2020.

Why France?

  • 2 years of Visa Extension for job search after completing studies.
  • Centrally located in the EU region to look for job opportunities.
  • Internship opportunities with MNCs up to 1000 EUR per month.
  • 20hrs part-time work permit per week.
  • After US & UK, the third country for higher education.
  • Transportation passes for under 25 at 35 EU/month*
  • Home to MNCs – Airbus, Orange, L’Oreal, Danone, Total, LVMBH

You can’t afford to miss out on your bright career ambitions. Furthermore, if you find it expensive, look out for scholarships or Education Loan options that will give equal value and weightage to students’ needs and fulfil them with the right opportunities. So, go out and make the best for yourself!


Disclaimer - Information provided in the article is sourced and considered to be true and correct at the date of publication, changes in circumstances after the time of publication may impact on the accuracy of the Information.

Last modified: February 21, 2019

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