Creative 101: Top 5 Fashion Schools
image credit: marques/almeida ss17
It's always a good time to think about your future. What drives us out of bed in the mornings is what will make us a great success. Picking the right school is important, it's your foundation for creative and critical thinking, where you'll make lifelong contacts and it prepares you for the real world. According to Business of Fashion the top 5 fashion schools are ranked by its global influence, learning experience and longtime values.
For the big dreamers and over achievers ---- goals.
Notable alumni: Tom Ford, Donna Karan, Alexander Wang (see Wang Squad above), Proenza Schouler, Steven Meisel, Marc Jacobs, Prabal Gurung, Derek Lam, Zac Posen, iconic artist Roy Lichtenstein and the list goes on.
Notable alumni: Ever heard of Vincent Van Gogh? Also Kris Van Assche, Dries Van Noten and Martin Margiela (SS17 show photo above)
Notable alumni: Okay, so no fashion greats have come out of this prestigious university as of yet, but it's only a matter of time. Note the photo above, you most likely have sat in one of the midcentury chairs (Nikke) made by designer and sculptor Tapio Wirkkala.
Notable alumni: Caryn Franklin, fashion commentator who was recently interviewed by Alexa Chung for British Vogue's documentary The Future of Fashion. She probably has some great stories of the stylish London in the 60's and the pioneer days of street style. Another well known alumnist is Harper's Bazaar Ed-in-Chief, Glenda Bailey.
Notable alumni: The mothership, the Oxford-Harvard of design schools. Phoebe Philo, John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, Christopher Kane, Riccardo Tisci, Sarah Burton, Jonathan Saunders and Matthew Williamson
See the full list of Global Fashion School Rankings. Remember - goals.
*opening image credit: Philip Ellis, graduate of Central Saint Martins