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DEFINING YOUR VISUAL BRAND

Teaching Methods
Teaching Methods
Teaching Methods
Teaching Methods
Teaching Methods
DEFINING YOUR VISUAL BRAND
Teaching Methods
Teaching Methods

In Level 2 of the 11-Week Fashion Styling course, our teaching approach goes beyond an introduction to fashion styling and into image development. It provides students with an in-depth exploration of fashion communication in the digital world. Students gain insights into new media platforms like websites, blogs, and social networks. This immersive study equips students with the essential skills to navigate and make the most of the latest trends and technologies, crucial for effective communication in today’s fashion industry. Through real-world scenarios and practical projects, students gain theoretical knowledge and develop hands-on skills in creating compelling visual stories and establishing strong brand identities in the digital realm. This dynamic learning experience enhances students’ ability to adapt to the evolving fashion industry and succeed as innovative fashion stylists in the digital era.

Students participate in collaborative projects that echo real-world fashion styling challenges, nurturing teamwork and creative problem-solving skills through practical application and design evaluations. Industry professionals deliver guest lectures to enhance students’ comprehension of the dynamic fashion landscape, providing valuable insights into current trends and market demands. With guidance from experienced faculty members, students refine their creative concepts and enhance their technical skills through personalized coaching and critiques in studio sessions. Practical exposure to varied materials and techniques enables students to expand the boundaries of traditional fashion styling, promoting creativity and innovation in their design methodology.

Learning Outcomes
Learning Outcomes

In the second 11-week level of the One-Year Vocational Program in Fashion Styling, students will utilize personal research and information to create engaging blogs, incorporating primary and secondary research sources. They will employ a variety of graphic and CAD design skills to produce visually captivating projects. Moreover, students will master pitching commercial media campaign proposals, focusing on emerging megatrends, and developing visual merchandising windows and advertising campaigns. They will also examine the complex interplay between art, fashion, and style within their cultural settings. These educational goals are designed to support student’s development as fashion stylists, equipping them with a tailored curriculum and practical experience in the next stage of the program.

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

Situated in the center of the Design District, our Istituto Marangoni Miami campus is housed in a contemporary seven-story building. Each level is customized to cater to the diverse requirements of our students and create an atmosphere conducive to fostering creativity and facilitating learning. Our amenities encompass classrooms for theory sessions, a well-equipped photography studio, an atelier for design projects, and computer labs equipped with industry-standard software like Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign, as well as Clo3D for digital design. Furthermore, we provide various resources to aid students in their academic and professional growth, including an extensive physical and virtual library offering research materials and essential references. For additional details about our amenities and resources, please don’t hesitate to visit our Miami campus in person or schedule a virtual tour.

How To Apply
How To Apply

If you want to join our 11-Week Level Courses in Fashion Styling, the first step is to fill out the Online Application. When you finish, you will get an email with registration instructions, including document submission and visa application for eligible candidates. International students will receive help with the visa application process from our Designated School Official (DSO). Once your registration is complete, you will get assistance with housing options, orientation, and other important information.

CURRICULUM

Students in Level 2 of the One Year Vocational Program in Fashion Styling will receive a holistic understanding of fashion communication in the digital age through the curriculum, covering styling and digital media platforms like websites, blogs, and social networks. This comprehensive study helps students grasp the changing new media landscapes, equipping them with the skills to navigate and utilize the latest trends, technologies, and innovative applications required for effective communication in today’s fashion industry.

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FASHION STYLING

This course provides a deep dive into the world of fashion styling, emphasizing the cultivation of an eye for fashion aesthetics, comprehension of trend dynamics, proficiency in coordinating outfits, exploration of editorial photoshoots, and acquisition of practical skills in crafting compelling visual stories. The curriculum includes thoroughly exploring still-life fashion styling, a critical review of editorial and advertising campaigns, and the hands-on creation of personal still-life photo shoots.

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GRAPHIC DESIGN & VISUAL COMMUNICATION

Students develop the ability to produce engaging visual material by utilizing graphic design principles and visual storytelling techniques to convey fashion ideas effectively. The program extensively covers hands-on training in Photoshop and InDesign to enhance proficiency in crafting mood boards and styling proposals.

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PHOTO BLOGGING & LIFESTYLE

Participants will explore photo blogging and lifestyle content creation, gaining skills in curating visually appealing fashion imagery, establishing a distinct personal brand style, and crafting compelling lifestyle stories that connect with online audiences. The course will cover renowned still-life photographers from history and their impact on modern editorials and advertising, followed by hands-on studio practice.

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SOCIAL MEDIA

This course prepares students to use social media platforms effectively, allowing them to develop brand visibility, connect with followers, create attractive content, and execute successful social media marketing campaigns. The curriculum covers the evolution of social media from MySpace to Meta, along with analyses of influencer marketing, intellectual property rights, and online magazines. The program culminates in a final project where students create their blogs.

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PROFESSIONAL FASHION PANORAMA

Students are equipped with a deep understanding of the fashion industry, covering trends, market analysis, branding, and global business strategies, to prepare for thriving careers. They study window compositions, color theory, in-store layout, thresholds, and mannequins to analyze the retail space. The program also covers analyzing advertising channels and creating a styling concept for advertising campaigns focusing on trend forecasting.

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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.

BEYOND
THE CLASSROOM

Internships

Students enrolled in fashion design, fashion business, styling, or interior design programs at Istituto Marangoni Miami can benefit from diverse internships customized to their skills. These internships provide hands-on learning experiences that complement academic studies and set the stage for a successful career.

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Industry Networking Sessions

Establishing a robust professional network is essential for progressing your career at Istituto Marangoni Miami. Our ‘In Conversation With’ series offers students a chance to receive guidance and valuable knowledge from well-known experts in the fashion and design fields. In addition, our skilled faculty, events, volunteer opportunities, and brand partnerships promote networking, empowering students to expand their professional contacts within the industry.

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The Miami Fashion Movement

Students from Istituto Marangoni Miami are actively participating in significant fashion weeks in the Americas. This initiative, coined as “The Miami Fashion Movement,” provides opportunities for ambitious student fashion designers to partner with student stylists and present their collections at international events like Miami Swim Week, El Paseo, New York, Panama, Costa Rica, Argentina, Guatemala, and the Dominican Republic. This practical involvement helps students acquire valuable insights into the fashion sector, ultimately leading to the thrilling possibility of showcasing their designs on the runway.

Collaborations

Through partnerships with leading fashion and design brands, Istituto Marangoni Miami provides students with valuable chances to acquire practical experience and mentorship from experienced professionals. This collaboration enables students to participate in various business endeavors, including styling high-end fashion collections for brands like Chanel and Hugo Boss, producing visual content for elite magazines like Vogue, Ocean Drive, and Regia Magazine, and designing visual merchandising setups for well-known brands. Furthermore, students can participate in workshops on creative direction and photography guided by industry experts like Frederic Pinet and RioCam.

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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
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Anabella Bergero
Fashion Design Professor

FAQ

What are the Learning Objectives of the Fashion Styling Level 2 course?
Students will develop skills in integrating personal research into blog creation and gathering primary and secondary research for in-depth analysis. They will use graphic and CAD design skills to create engaging visual projects. Furthermore, students will develop proposals for commercial media campaigns, focusing on emerging trends, and design visual merchandising windows and advertising campaigns. Additionally, they will examine the convergence of art, fashion, and style within cultural contexts. These achievements will equip students for advanced fashion styling by enhancing their research, design, communication, and analytical skills.
What is the process for enrolling in Level 2 of 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 I join Fashion Styling Level 2 without finishing the prior Level 1?
Participants must have finished level 1 to be eligible for the second level of the fashion styling course. Candidates with extensive fashion styling expertise can gain entry to Level 2 through a portfolio evaluation. Subject to the outcome of the portfolio appraisal by our Academic Committee, an exemption from this requirement might be possible.
Can international students enroll in the 11-Week Level courses at Istituto Marangoni Miami?
Yes, International students can enroll in the 11-Week Level course. We provide the M1 visa for international students. Our Designated School Official will guide you through the process.
What are the differences between Fashion Styling Level 1 and Fashion Styling Level 2?
In the first level of the One-Year Vocational Program in Fashion Styling, students get an introduction to fundamental concepts and practical skills, including visual communication, graphic design, and fashion photography. This knowledge provides a strong foundation for understanding fashion styling and introductory-level techniques. On the other hand, the program's second level focuses on advanced areas such as creating compelling blogs, mastering graphic and CAD design, and pitching commercial media campaigns. It also involves analyzing the complex interplay between art, fashion, and culture within their respective contexts. This progression from the basics to advanced skills reflects the students' growth as fashion stylists throughout the program.
What makes the 11-Week Level Courses different from other programs?
We base our teaching methods on our Italian heritage, blending European fashion skills with American market expertise. Our classes emphasize practical learning, relevant curriculum, and real-world exposure. Our training covers essential fashion photography, editorial writing, and professional connections to prepare students for the fashion industry.
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