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FOUNDATIONS OF STYLE
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Teaching Methods

Tailored for fashion enthusiasts seeking shorter educational options, our 11-week level Fashion Styling courses at Istituto Marangoni Miami provide a focused curriculum for aspiring fashion stylists. Ideal for those wanting to start their career quickly, the program offers essential knowledge and skills required by the industry. Our 11-week level program is designed to equip students with fundamental abilities and business acumen crucial for success in fashion styling. Through project-based learning and industry partnerships, students engage in real-world projects that foster creativity and practical application. Our industry-driven approach ensures students are updated on the latest techniques, providing them with a competitive edge in the market. With access to cutting-edge tools and resources, students can unleash their creative potential and pursue a fulfilling career as industry-leading fashion stylists.

Learning Outcomes
Learning Outcomes

This 11-Week segment is the first level of the One-Year Vocational Program in Fashion Styling. It is designed for individuals starting their creative path in the fashion industry’s artistic direction and visual narration. In this ‘Introduction to Fashion Styling’ level, participants explore the professional elements and fundamental concepts of fashion styling. They gain practical knowledge by practicing visual communication, graphic design, and fashion photography. By the end of the program, students achieve a well-rounded grasp of introductory-level fashion styling, laying a solid foundation for their future endeavors in this field.

Industry Engagement
Industry Engagement

At Istituto Marangoni Miami, we focus on immersing students in the art of fashion styling to offer valuable industry exposure and practical experience. Our 11-week level fashion styling courses are designed to provide a thorough understanding of market dynamics, preparing students for industry demands. Through immersive learning, students collaborate with industry professionals and access a network of over 80 luxury houses in the Miami Design District and beyond. They participate in hands-on projects like luxury brand runway styling and fashion photography editorial shoots, gaining practical knowledge and honing skills for success in the field. Our dedicated Career Services team provides personalized guidance in résumé development, mock interviews, and job applications to prepare students for successful fashion styling careers upon graduation.

Facilities and Resources
Facilities and Resources

Located in the heart of the Design District, our Istituto Marangoni Miami campus is in a modern, seven-story building. Each floor is tailored to meet the diverse needs of our students and foster an environment that promotes creativity and learning. Our facilities include theory classrooms, a fully-equipped photography studio, an atelier for design projects, and computer labs with industry-standard software, including Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, and Clo3D for digital design. Moreover, we offer a range of resources to support students in their academic and professional development, such as an extensive physical and virtual library with research materials and essential references. Explore our Miami campus in person or schedule a virtual tour for more information about our facilities and resources.

How To Apply
How To Apply

If you are considering enrolling in our 11-Week Level Courses in Fashion Styling, the initial step is to complete the Online Application. Upon completion, you will receive an email containing instructions for registration, including document submission and visa application for eligible candidates. International students will receive additional support from our Designated School Official (DSO) during the visa application process. After your registration is finalized, you will receive guidance on housing options, orientation, and other essential details.

CURRICULUM

Students in Level 1 of the One Year Vocational Program in Fashion Styling receive a thorough introduction to the diverse professional aspects of the styling industry, covering essential knowledge and skills. This educational experience explores visual communication, graphic design, and fashion photography, allowing students to apply these principles through immersive practice. It equips them with vital expertise for success in the dynamic world of fashion styling.

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Introduction to Fashion Styling
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FASHION STYLING

The Fashion Styling class instructs individuals on arranging visuals, texts, and references crucial for a successful fashion styling career. Using practical exercises, students improve their visual storytelling, brand identity building, and fashion narrative creation, preparing them to succeed in styling roles upon completion.

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GRAPHIC DESIGN

The Graphic Design class students will analyze fundamental clothing items using mood boards, incorporating visual communication and presentation abilities, including Computer-Aided Design (CAD).

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FASHION CRITICISM & DIGITAL DESIGN

This class delves into the connection between fashion, media, and critical evaluation. It empowers students with the ability to create engaging fashion-related content for online platforms through writing.

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FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY

This course thoroughly explores the skills and methods required to capture captivating fashion photographs, highlighting the significance of composition, lighting, and visual narrative.

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FASHION SYSTEM

Students will gain a thorough understanding of the interrelated elements in the fashion industry, including fashion production, design procedures, marketing strategies, retail operations, consumer behavior, and the factors influencing the diverse fashion ecosystem.

TUITION AND COST

Cost and Fees Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4  Total One Year Program Cost
Tuition and Cost  $12,000 $10,000 $8,000 $8,000 $38,000
Campus Fee per Level  $250 $250 $250 $250 $1,000
Digital Resource Fees per Level $350 $350 $350 $350 $1,400
Graduation Fee  N/A N/A N/A $400 $400
Total Cost of Attendance  $12,600 $10,600 $8,600 $9,000 $40,800

At Istituto Marangoni Miami, we recognize the unique financial circumstances of each student. In response, we offer various payment options tailored to the specific program you are interested in. We encourage you to schedule a meeting with our financial advisors to learn more about the available payment plans for our programs. They are dedicated to assisting you in selecting the payment option that aligns with your academic and financial goals.

* For a comprehensive overview of our tuition, fees, and refund policy, kindly access and download our catalog for detailed information.
*For finance-related inquiries, please contact the Finance Department at finance@immiami.com.

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Internships

At Istituto Marangoni Miami, students can access a variety of internships tailored to their expertise. Whether enrolled in fashion design, fashion business, styling, or interior design programs, our internships offer practical learning opportunities that complement academic pursuits and pave the way for a thriving career.

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Industry Networking Sessions

Building a solid network is crucial for advancing your career at Istituto Marangoni Miami. Our ‘In Conversation With’ series provides an opportunity for students to gain insights and valuable advice from renowned professionals in the fashion and design industries. Our expert faculty, events, volunteer opportunities, and brand collaborations also encourage networking connections, enabling students to grow their professional connections in the industry.

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Competitions

Through collaborations with top fashion and design labels, Istituto Marangoni Miami offers students valuable opportunities to gain hands-on experience and receive guidance from seasoned experts. This partnership allows students to engage in diverse business activities such as styling luxury runway collections for brands like Chanel and Hugo Boss, producing imagery for prestigious publications such as Vogue, Ocean Drive, and Regia Magazine, and creating visual merchandising installations for renowned brands. Additionally, students can participate in creative direction and photography workshops led by industry leaders such as Frederic Pinet and RioCam.

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Collaborations

Students from Istituto Marangoni Miami are actively involved in major fashion weeks in the Americas, known as “The Miami Fashion Movement.” This program allows aspiring fashion designers to collaborate with student stylists to showcase their collections at global events such as Miami Swim Week, El Paseo, New York, Panama, Costa Rica, Argentina, Guatemala, and the Dominican Republic. This hands-on experience allows students to gain valuable knowledge about the fashion industry, resulting in the exciting opportunity to see their designs featured on the runway.

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MEET OUR
FACULTY

All faculty
Juanita Crary is an experienced fashion stylist and journalist skilled in photography production, advertising, writing, and PR graduated from Universidad de Los Andes. Her Colombian background provides international experience to students, adding to her importance at Istituto Marangoni Miami. As an influential and accomplished arts and creative professional, Juanita has had a history of working in the entertainment industry with top names such as Rolling Stones Magazine, Avessa Magazine, Anthropologie, Caracol TV, and with artists like Maluma and others. Teaching Areas: Fashion Styling I, Visual Research, Trend Forecasting and Editorial Creative Direction
read more
Juanita Crary
Fashion Styling Professor
Sarah Watson-Baik, a dynamic creative and educator from California, holds Fine Art and Commercial Photography degrees. She's an art, design, fashion, Korean culture, wellness, and sustainability expert. With a background in journalism, she covered the Britpop era and Japanese Harajuku fashion. She continued her education in London at Central St. Martins College and Goldsmiths College. With over a decade in Seoul, South Korea, she's a respected teacher, fashion stylist, professor, and social media influencer. Now based in Miami, she's a Professor of Fashion Styling at Istituto Marangoni Miami, passionately advocating for Korean and Southeast Asian fashion and culture. Teaching Areas: Fashion Campaign & Photography, Fashion Styling 2 and 3
read more
Sarah Watson-Baik
Fashion Styling Professor
Jorge Andres Castillo is a photographer, curator, and editor originally from Caracas, Venezuela. He has been teaching Fashion Photography at Istituto Marangoni Miami since 2018. Jorge has worked as a photo editor and curator for companies such as Fundación Empresas Polar Caracas, Doral Contemporary Art Museum (DORCAM), and Arts Connections Foundation in Miami. His experience includes his Master’s degree in Communication Design from the University of Essen, Germany, and 20 years of experience with photography. He is now the owner and director of Jacvisual LLC, where he helps brands create their visual communication. Teaching Areas: Photography- Editing and Retouching and Lifestyle Photography
read more
Jorge Castillo
Fashion Styling Professor
Karla was born in Mexico City, where she lived until she was ten. Later, she moved to Milan, Italy, with her mother, an opera singer at the time. In Milan, particularly while gazing at the shop windows along Via Monte Napoleone, her love for fashion began to blossom. Later, her mother transitioned into acting, and they relocated to Los Angeles, where Karla discovered the allure of Hollywood. Drawing from these formative experiences, Karla merged her passion for fashion and celebrity culture, becoming a highly skilled celebrity stylist. Karla's educational journey in fashion began at Istituto Degli Abiti in Mexico City, followed by advanced studies at Central Saint Martins in London, where she specialized in Fashion Styling, Fashion Design, and Art Direction. She also attended the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Concurrently, Karla began experimenting with styling by revamping the wardrobes of her musician friends, a practice that soon solidified her career path. Over the next 25 years, Karla established herself as one of the most successful celebrity stylists in Mexico and beyond. She has styled renowned figures such as Thalia, Paulina Rubio, and even the former First Lady of Mexico. Now residing in Miami with her husband and two daughters, Karla shares her expertise as a professor of Fashion Styling at Istituto Marangoni Miami. Teaching Areas: Business of Styling and Fashion Styling 4
read more
Karla Guindi
Fashion Styling Professor
Sofía Agostini is an independent fashion journalist and an adjunct faculty professor at the Istituto Marangoni of Miami. She teaches Research Methods at the Master's level and Fashion Criticism & Digital Writing in the Introduction to Styling progressive course. She was part of the first cohort of Master's students to graduate from the school and is an active member of the Marangoni Miami community. Her dissertation, Where Have All the Tailors Gone?, was published in the fall 2021 issue of Fashion Studies Journal. Particularly interested in the history and growth of Latin American Fashion, Agostini has contributed several entries to the encyclopedia 'Raíces de la Moda' of Vogue México and written profiles on upcoming regional designers. She also collaborates for publications like Vanity Fair Spain and DNA Magazine. Teaching Areas: Fashion Writing and Research Methods 
read more
Sofia Agostini
Fashion Business Professor
Edson Smitter is a photographer and cinematographer with 15 years of experience in the field. His passion for visual storytelling and an unwavering commitment to excellence have made him a sought-after talent in the industry. With more than ten years dedicated to advertising photography and videography, Edson has become a master at capturing compelling images for various brands. His expertise spans multiple genres, including product photography, fashion photography, and advertising. A significant turning point in his career occurred when he relocated to Miami eight years ago. This move marked a transformative period where Edson’s skills flourished, and began collaborating with renowned artists and major brands. His Miami journey propelled his career to new heights, expanding his portfolio to encompass photography and videography. Teaching Areas: Fashion Photography, Videography, Advertising
read more
Edson Smitter
Fashion Styling Professor
Bradley teaches students how brands diversify their systems, increase accessibility, and define new audiences. He is an enthusiastic strategist for content interpretation, process integration, and solution implementation, focused on conversions with demand-generated growth. He is a full-stack web developer passionate about inclusive design and scalable web development that meets industry best practices and provides rich, engaging experiences for our students. Teaching Areas: Digital and Graphic and Web Design, Digital Marketing and E-Commerce
read more
Bradley Cummins
Fashion Business Professor
Cece Feinberg brings over 21 years of experience, from running her full-service boutique PR agency to the Marangoni Miami classroom. With a Bachelor of Science in Business from Cornell University, she specializes in national consumer media placement, brand building, and event management for clients in the fashion, art, and consumer goods industries. As the founder of Cece Feinberg PR, she excels in brand and product positioning, global media strategies, fashion show and event media management, editorial trafficking, new product launches, and re-launches of established brands. Her diverse clientele includes fashion brands (swimwear, lingerie, denim, etc.), accessories (shoes, bags, watches, jewelry), toy brands, trade shows, artists, galleries, museums, and retailers. Teaching Areas: Communication Strategies, Fashion Communication, Social Media Management, and History of Dress and Costume
read more
Cece Feinberg
Fashion Styling Professor
Michelle Rofe was born in Mexico but moved to Israel at a very early age. She was Israel national champion in gymnastics and participated and won several international competitions. Being a gymnast allowed her to travel the world and learn about different cultures. She always loved fashion and started her formal fashion education in San Antonio-Texas, graduating cum laude from the fashion management and design program. After her graduation, she worked in the fashion industry for over 20 years first for a catalog business and later for a fashion ready to wear company. In the last 12 years, she has been working as a professor teaching undergraduate and graduate students in the fashion and graphic design programs. Michelle Rofe has her master’s degree in graphic design from MIU. She believes that these two art disciplines complement each other in many ways. She also works as a co-producer and editor for a media production company. The concept of beauty and aesthetics are themes that she is passionate about and loves to share her ideas and experience and knowledge with others. “Fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable. Style is more about being yourself.” Oscar de la Renta
read more
Michelle Rofe
Fashion Design and Master's Professor
Anabella Bergero, an internationally acclaimed Latin American fashion designer, artist, and coach, boasts a rich decade-long career. Her journey from Argentina to Copenhagen, London, New York, and Miami has enriched her creative palette with diverse cultural influences. She holds an MFA from the Fashion Institute of Technology, pursued postgraduate studies at Central Saint Martins, and completed her undergraduate education at the Universidad de Palermo and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Bergero's expertise lies in the fusion of fashion design and art, emphasizing innovative creative processes that explore gender, culture, and identity. Her career includes recognition as Harper's Bazaar Argentina's Emerging Designer of the Year, SUNY PACC Prize New York, and she recently earned a nomination for the Hispanic Heritage Award by the City of Miami Beach for her contributions to Miami Beach's Hispanic community, particularly for her installation project "Heart of Community" at the Faena Art Project Room. Teaching Areas: Contemporary Fashion Analysis, Digital Portfolio, History of Art and Visual Culture and Capstone Mentor
read more
Anabella Bergero
Fashion Design Professor
MEET OUR
FACULTY
All faculty
Juanita Crary is an experienced fashion stylist and journalist skilled in photography production, advertising, writing, and PR graduated from Universidad de Los Andes. Her Colombian background provides international experience to students, adding to her importance at Istituto Marangoni Miami. As an influential and accomplished arts and creative professional, Juanita has had a history of working in the entertainment industry with top names such as Rolling Stones Magazine, Avessa Magazine, Anthropologie, Caracol TV, and with artists like Maluma and others. Teaching Areas: Fashion Styling I, Visual Research, Trend Forecasting and Editorial Creative Direction
read more
Juanita Crary
Fashion Styling Professor
Sarah Watson-Baik, a dynamic creative and educator from California, holds Fine Art and Commercial Photography degrees. She's an art, design, fashion, Korean culture, wellness, and sustainability expert. With a background in journalism, she covered the Britpop era and Japanese Harajuku fashion. She continued her education in London at Central St. Martins College and Goldsmiths College. With over a decade in Seoul, South Korea, she's a respected teacher, fashion stylist, professor, and social media influencer. Now based in Miami, she's a Professor of Fashion Styling at Istituto Marangoni Miami, passionately advocating for Korean and Southeast Asian fashion and culture. Teaching Areas: Fashion Campaign & Photography, Fashion Styling 2 and 3
read more
Sarah Watson-Baik
Fashion Styling Professor
Jorge Andres Castillo is a photographer, curator, and editor originally from Caracas, Venezuela. He has been teaching Fashion Photography at Istituto Marangoni Miami since 2018. Jorge has worked as a photo editor and curator for companies such as Fundación Empresas Polar Caracas, Doral Contemporary Art Museum (DORCAM), and Arts Connections Foundation in Miami. His experience includes his Master’s degree in Communication Design from the University of Essen, Germany, and 20 years of experience with photography. He is now the owner and director of Jacvisual LLC, where he helps brands create their visual communication. Teaching Areas: Photography- Editing and Retouching and Lifestyle Photography
read more
Jorge Castillo
Fashion Styling Professor
Karla was born in Mexico City, where she lived until she was ten. Later, she moved to Milan, Italy, with her mother, an opera singer at the time. In Milan, particularly while gazing at the shop windows along Via Monte Napoleone, her love for fashion began to blossom. Later, her mother transitioned into acting, and they relocated to Los Angeles, where Karla discovered the allure of Hollywood. Drawing from these formative experiences, Karla merged her passion for fashion and celebrity culture, becoming a highly skilled celebrity stylist. Karla's educational journey in fashion began at Istituto Degli Abiti in Mexico City, followed by advanced studies at Central Saint Martins in London, where she specialized in Fashion Styling, Fashion Design, and Art Direction. She also attended the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Concurrently, Karla began experimenting with styling by revamping the wardrobes of her musician friends, a practice that soon solidified her career path. Over the next 25 years, Karla established herself as one of the most successful celebrity stylists in Mexico and beyond. She has styled renowned figures such as Thalia, Paulina Rubio, and even the former First Lady of Mexico. Now residing in Miami with her husband and two daughters, Karla shares her expertise as a professor of Fashion Styling at Istituto Marangoni Miami. Teaching Areas: Business of Styling and Fashion Styling 4
read more
Karla Guindi
Fashion Styling Professor
Sofía Agostini is an independent fashion journalist and an adjunct faculty professor at the Istituto Marangoni of Miami. She teaches Research Methods at the Master's level and Fashion Criticism & Digital Writing in the Introduction to Styling progressive course. She was part of the first cohort of Master's students to graduate from the school and is an active member of the Marangoni Miami community. Her dissertation, Where Have All the Tailors Gone?, was published in the fall 2021 issue of Fashion Studies Journal. Particularly interested in the history and growth of Latin American Fashion, Agostini has contributed several entries to the encyclopedia 'Raíces de la Moda' of Vogue México and written profiles on upcoming regional designers. She also collaborates for publications like Vanity Fair Spain and DNA Magazine. Teaching Areas: Fashion Writing and Research Methods 
read more
Sofia Agostini
Fashion Business Professor
Edson Smitter is a photographer and cinematographer with 15 years of experience in the field. His passion for visual storytelling and an unwavering commitment to excellence have made him a sought-after talent in the industry. With more than ten years dedicated to advertising photography and videography, Edson has become a master at capturing compelling images for various brands. His expertise spans multiple genres, including product photography, fashion photography, and advertising. A significant turning point in his career occurred when he relocated to Miami eight years ago. This move marked a transformative period where Edson’s skills flourished, and began collaborating with renowned artists and major brands. His Miami journey propelled his career to new heights, expanding his portfolio to encompass photography and videography. Teaching Areas: Fashion Photography, Videography, Advertising
read more
Edson Smitter
Fashion Styling Professor
Bradley teaches students how brands diversify their systems, increase accessibility, and define new audiences. He is an enthusiastic strategist for content interpretation, process integration, and solution implementation, focused on conversions with demand-generated growth. He is a full-stack web developer passionate about inclusive design and scalable web development that meets industry best practices and provides rich, engaging experiences for our students. Teaching Areas: Digital and Graphic and Web Design, Digital Marketing and E-Commerce
read more
Bradley Cummins
Fashion Business Professor
Cece Feinberg brings over 21 years of experience, from running her full-service boutique PR agency to the Marangoni Miami classroom. With a Bachelor of Science in Business from Cornell University, she specializes in national consumer media placement, brand building, and event management for clients in the fashion, art, and consumer goods industries. As the founder of Cece Feinberg PR, she excels in brand and product positioning, global media strategies, fashion show and event media management, editorial trafficking, new product launches, and re-launches of established brands. Her diverse clientele includes fashion brands (swimwear, lingerie, denim, etc.), accessories (shoes, bags, watches, jewelry), toy brands, trade shows, artists, galleries, museums, and retailers. Teaching Areas: Communication Strategies, Fashion Communication, Social Media Management, and History of Dress and Costume
read more
Cece Feinberg
Fashion Styling Professor
Michelle Rofe was born in Mexico but moved to Israel at a very early age. She was Israel national champion in gymnastics and participated and won several international competitions. Being a gymnast allowed her to travel the world and learn about different cultures. She always loved fashion and started her formal fashion education in San Antonio-Texas, graduating cum laude from the fashion management and design program. After her graduation, she worked in the fashion industry for over 20 years first for a catalog business and later for a fashion ready to wear company. In the last 12 years, she has been working as a professor teaching undergraduate and graduate students in the fashion and graphic design programs. Michelle Rofe has her master’s degree in graphic design from MIU. She believes that these two art disciplines complement each other in many ways. She also works as a co-producer and editor for a media production company. The concept of beauty and aesthetics are themes that she is passionate about and loves to share her ideas and experience and knowledge with others. “Fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable. Style is more about being yourself.” Oscar de la Renta
read more
Michelle Rofe
Fashion Design and Master's Professor
Anabella Bergero, an internationally acclaimed Latin American fashion designer, artist, and coach, boasts a rich decade-long career. Her journey from Argentina to Copenhagen, London, New York, and Miami has enriched her creative palette with diverse cultural influences. She holds an MFA from the Fashion Institute of Technology, pursued postgraduate studies at Central Saint Martins, and completed her undergraduate education at the Universidad de Palermo and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Bergero's expertise lies in the fusion of fashion design and art, emphasizing innovative creative processes that explore gender, culture, and identity. Her career includes recognition as Harper's Bazaar Argentina's Emerging Designer of the Year, SUNY PACC Prize New York, and she recently earned a nomination for the Hispanic Heritage Award by the City of Miami Beach for her contributions to Miami Beach's Hispanic community, particularly for her installation project "Heart of Community" at the Faena Art Project Room. Teaching Areas: Contemporary Fashion Analysis, Digital Portfolio, History of Art and Visual Culture and Capstone Mentor
read more
Anabella Bergero
Fashion Design Professor
MEET OUR
FACULTY
All faculty
Juanita Crary is an experienced fashion stylist and journalist skilled in photography production, advertising, writing, and PR graduated from Universidad de Los Andes. Her Colombian background provides international experience to students, adding to her importance at Istituto Marangoni Miami. As an influential and accomplished arts and creative professional, Juanita has had a history of working in the entertainment industry with top names such as Rolling Stones Magazine, Avessa Magazine, Anthropologie, Caracol TV, and with artists like Maluma and others. Teaching Areas: Fashion Styling I, Visual Research, Trend Forecasting and Editorial Creative Direction
read more
Juanita Crary
Fashion Styling Professor
Sarah Watson-Baik, a dynamic creative and educator from California, holds Fine Art and Commercial Photography degrees. She's an art, design, fashion, Korean culture, wellness, and sustainability expert. With a background in journalism, she covered the Britpop era and Japanese Harajuku fashion. She continued her education in London at Central St. Martins College and Goldsmiths College. With over a decade in Seoul, South Korea, she's a respected teacher, fashion stylist, professor, and social media influencer. Now based in Miami, she's a Professor of Fashion Styling at Istituto Marangoni Miami, passionately advocating for Korean and Southeast Asian fashion and culture. Teaching Areas: Fashion Campaign & Photography, Fashion Styling 2 and 3
read more
Sarah Watson-Baik
Fashion Styling Professor
Jorge Andres Castillo is a photographer, curator, and editor originally from Caracas, Venezuela. He has been teaching Fashion Photography at Istituto Marangoni Miami since 2018. Jorge has worked as a photo editor and curator for companies such as Fundación Empresas Polar Caracas, Doral Contemporary Art Museum (DORCAM), and Arts Connections Foundation in Miami. His experience includes his Master’s degree in Communication Design from the University of Essen, Germany, and 20 years of experience with photography. He is now the owner and director of Jacvisual LLC, where he helps brands create their visual communication. Teaching Areas: Photography- Editing and Retouching and Lifestyle Photography
read more
Jorge Castillo
Fashion Styling Professor
Karla was born in Mexico City, where she lived until she was ten. Later, she moved to Milan, Italy, with her mother, an opera singer at the time. In Milan, particularly while gazing at the shop windows along Via Monte Napoleone, her love for fashion began to blossom. Later, her mother transitioned into acting, and they relocated to Los Angeles, where Karla discovered the allure of Hollywood. Drawing from these formative experiences, Karla merged her passion for fashion and celebrity culture, becoming a highly skilled celebrity stylist. Karla's educational journey in fashion began at Istituto Degli Abiti in Mexico City, followed by advanced studies at Central Saint Martins in London, where she specialized in Fashion Styling, Fashion Design, and Art Direction. She also attended the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Concurrently, Karla began experimenting with styling by revamping the wardrobes of her musician friends, a practice that soon solidified her career path. Over the next 25 years, Karla established herself as one of the most successful celebrity stylists in Mexico and beyond. She has styled renowned figures such as Thalia, Paulina Rubio, and even the former First Lady of Mexico. Now residing in Miami with her husband and two daughters, Karla shares her expertise as a professor of Fashion Styling at Istituto Marangoni Miami. Teaching Areas: Business of Styling and Fashion Styling 4
read more
Karla Guindi
Fashion Styling Professor
Sofía Agostini is an independent fashion journalist and an adjunct faculty professor at the Istituto Marangoni of Miami. She teaches Research Methods at the Master's level and Fashion Criticism & Digital Writing in the Introduction to Styling progressive course. She was part of the first cohort of Master's students to graduate from the school and is an active member of the Marangoni Miami community. Her dissertation, Where Have All the Tailors Gone?, was published in the fall 2021 issue of Fashion Studies Journal. Particularly interested in the history and growth of Latin American Fashion, Agostini has contributed several entries to the encyclopedia 'Raíces de la Moda' of Vogue México and written profiles on upcoming regional designers. She also collaborates for publications like Vanity Fair Spain and DNA Magazine. Teaching Areas: Fashion Writing and Research Methods 
read more
Sofia Agostini
Fashion Business Professor
Edson Smitter is a photographer and cinematographer with 15 years of experience in the field. His passion for visual storytelling and an unwavering commitment to excellence have made him a sought-after talent in the industry. With more than ten years dedicated to advertising photography and videography, Edson has become a master at capturing compelling images for various brands. His expertise spans multiple genres, including product photography, fashion photography, and advertising. A significant turning point in his career occurred when he relocated to Miami eight years ago. This move marked a transformative period where Edson’s skills flourished, and began collaborating with renowned artists and major brands. His Miami journey propelled his career to new heights, expanding his portfolio to encompass photography and videography. Teaching Areas: Fashion Photography, Videography, Advertising
read more
Edson Smitter
Fashion Styling Professor
Bradley teaches students how brands diversify their systems, increase accessibility, and define new audiences. He is an enthusiastic strategist for content interpretation, process integration, and solution implementation, focused on conversions with demand-generated growth. He is a full-stack web developer passionate about inclusive design and scalable web development that meets industry best practices and provides rich, engaging experiences for our students. Teaching Areas: Digital and Graphic and Web Design, Digital Marketing and E-Commerce
read more
Bradley Cummins
Fashion Business Professor
Cece Feinberg brings over 21 years of experience, from running her full-service boutique PR agency to the Marangoni Miami classroom. With a Bachelor of Science in Business from Cornell University, she specializes in national consumer media placement, brand building, and event management for clients in the fashion, art, and consumer goods industries. As the founder of Cece Feinberg PR, she excels in brand and product positioning, global media strategies, fashion show and event media management, editorial trafficking, new product launches, and re-launches of established brands. Her diverse clientele includes fashion brands (swimwear, lingerie, denim, etc.), accessories (shoes, bags, watches, jewelry), toy brands, trade shows, artists, galleries, museums, and retailers. Teaching Areas: Communication Strategies, Fashion Communication, Social Media Management, and History of Dress and Costume
read more
Cece Feinberg
Fashion Styling Professor
Michelle Rofe was born in Mexico but moved to Israel at a very early age. She was Israel national champion in gymnastics and participated and won several international competitions. Being a gymnast allowed her to travel the world and learn about different cultures. She always loved fashion and started her formal fashion education in San Antonio-Texas, graduating cum laude from the fashion management and design program. After her graduation, she worked in the fashion industry for over 20 years first for a catalog business and later for a fashion ready to wear company. In the last 12 years, she has been working as a professor teaching undergraduate and graduate students in the fashion and graphic design programs. Michelle Rofe has her master’s degree in graphic design from MIU. She believes that these two art disciplines complement each other in many ways. She also works as a co-producer and editor for a media production company. The concept of beauty and aesthetics are themes that she is passionate about and loves to share her ideas and experience and knowledge with others. “Fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable. Style is more about being yourself.” Oscar de la Renta
read more
Michelle Rofe
Fashion Design and Master's Professor
Anabella Bergero, an internationally acclaimed Latin American fashion designer, artist, and coach, boasts a rich decade-long career. Her journey from Argentina to Copenhagen, London, New York, and Miami has enriched her creative palette with diverse cultural influences. She holds an MFA from the Fashion Institute of Technology, pursued postgraduate studies at Central Saint Martins, and completed her undergraduate education at the Universidad de Palermo and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Bergero's expertise lies in the fusion of fashion design and art, emphasizing innovative creative processes that explore gender, culture, and identity. Her career includes recognition as Harper's Bazaar Argentina's Emerging Designer of the Year, SUNY PACC Prize New York, and she recently earned a nomination for the Hispanic Heritage Award by the City of Miami Beach for her contributions to Miami Beach's Hispanic community, particularly for her installation project "Heart of Community" at the Faena Art Project Room. Teaching Areas: Contemporary Fashion Analysis, Digital Portfolio, History of Art and Visual Culture and Capstone Mentor
read more
Anabella Bergero
Fashion Design Professor

FAQ

What are the prerequisites for enrolling in the 11-Week Level Courses in Fashion Styling?
To register for our 11-Week Level Fashion Styling Courses, students need to be at least 18 years old or have a high school diploma. While previous fashion styling experience is optional, a strong enthusiasm for creativity and a willingness to learn are vital.
How do I enroll in the 11-Week Level Courses?
To begin your enrollment process in our programs, arrange a meeting with our admissions staff to discuss program details and requirements. Following this discussion, you can submit your online application, with the USD 1000 registration fee deducted from the total tuition. Alongside your application, you will be required to provide the following admission documents: identification, a resume, an English test, a bank statement, and a sponsor letter, if necessary. You will receive comprehensive guidance via email following the meeting with your admissions specialist, who will guide you through the process.
Can international students enroll in the 11-Week Programs offered at Istituto Marangoni Miami?
International students have the opportunity to register for an 11-week course as a component of our One Year Vocational Program. We facilitate the M1 visa for students in need of a student visa. Our Designated School Official will assist you with the visa process to simplify the admissions procedure following your application.
Can these courses help me prepare for a career in Fashion Styling?
Definitely! Our 11-Week Fashion Styling courses aim to equip students with essential skills and understanding, setting them up for advanced studies for junior roles in the fashion sector. Covering fashion photography, digital design, and fashion criticism, among other topics, students acquire vital hands-on skills needed for a thriving career in the industry.
What sets your 11-Week Level Courses apart from other programs?
We incorporate our Italian background into our educational approach by merging fashion skills with a concentration on the American market. Our courses offer a unique blend of hands-on learning, current curriculum, and practical industry experience.
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