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Teaching Methods
Teaching Methods
Teaching Methods
Teaching Methods
Teaching Methods
BUILD YOUR BRAND
Teaching Methods
Teaching Methods

In Fashion Styling Level 3, fashion branding takes a practical approach, allowing students to engage in exercises focused on marketing strategies and brand identity. They learn about contemporary fashion markets and how brands adapt to change. Students propose new fashion visual brand identities for specific market segments and create and present editorials. This immersive process fosters skill development in problem-solving and communication, preparing students for real-world industry scenarios.

Additionally, they build research books to support their final outcomes and effectively communicate their ideas and concepts. The level emphasizes the importance of hands-on learning for understanding the fashion industry’s marketing strategies and brand identity.
Students engage in collaborative projects that mirror real-world fashion styling challenges, fostering teamwork and creative problem-solving skills through immersive experiences and design assessments. Industry experts provide guest lectures to enrich students’ understanding of the ever-evolving fashion industry, offering valuable insights into current trends and market requirements. Under the mentorship of seasoned faculty, students fine-tune their creative ideas and improve their technical prowess through personalized guidance and feedback in studio sessions. Hands-on experience with diverse materials and techniques empowers students to push the conventional boundaries of fashion styling, encouraging creativity and innovation in their design approach.

Learning Outcomes
Learning Outcomes

The Fashion Styling Level 3’s learning objectives involve acquiring a comprehensive understanding of research methodologies, especially in crafting proposals for new fashion visual brand identities. Students are expected to display their ability to effectively employ research, ensuring the soundness of their ideas and the relevance of their work through a well-explained rationale. Additionally, students are encouraged to draw from diverse sources of research, which can galvanize creativity and spark new concepts for photo shoots. Students are guided to create polished final outcomes using various CAD techniques that effectively communicate their visual brand identities. Furthermore, students are provided with hands-on experience in planning, organizing, and executing professional photo shoots, refining their coordination and project management skills within a real-world industry context.

Industry Engagement
Industry Engagement

At Istituto Marangoni Miami, we prioritize involving students in the art of fashion styling to offer crucial industry exposure and hands-on experience. Our 11-week fashion styling courses aim to deliver a comprehensive grasp of market dynamics, equipping students to meet industry requirements. Through immersive learning, students engage with industry professionals and gain access to a network of over 80 luxury houses in the Miami Design District and beyond. They participate in practical projects such as luxury brand runway styling and fashion photography editorial shoots, acquiring practical knowledge and refining skills for a successful career in the field. Our dedicated Career Services team offers personalized guidance in résumé development, mock interviews, and job applications, ensuring students are well-prepared for flourishing fashion styling careers after graduation.

Facilities and Resources
Facilities and Resources

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

How To Apply
How To Apply

If you wish to apply to our 11-Week Level Courses in Fashion Styling, then the first thing you need to do is complete the Online Application. Once done, you will receive an email containing registration guidelines, such as document submission and visa application for eligible individuals. International students will be guided through the visa application process by our Designated School Official (DSO). Upon successful registration, we will provide support for accommodation choices, orientation, and essential details.

CURRICULUM

In the Fashion Branding Level, students are on an enriching educational journey to gain hands-on experience implementing marketing strategies and shaping brand identity in collaboration with existing brands. The curriculum offers a comprehensive platform for students to grasp the significance of identity in modern fashion markets deeply. By exploring theoretical and practical aspects, students gain insight into the diverse operations of brands and develop critical analysis skills to adapt to the dynamic landscape of innovation and change in the competitive fashion industry. Through structured learning modules and practical projects, students graduate with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in the evolving fashion branding landscape.

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FASHION STYLING

Students will explore brand identity in fashion, seasonal trends, self-expression, and aesthetic growth. They’ll engage in practical projects related to editorial and advertorial campaigns, focusing on menswear and womenswear. The course will culminate in a hands-on shooting project.

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PHOTOGRAPHY

In this course, students will master advanced fashion photography techniques by studying the methods of industry professionals. Through practical experience, they will produce content during both in-house and external photoshoots. The curriculum covers monochrome aesthetics, the artistic and thoughtful approach to fashion imagery, debates in fashion photography, ethical considerations in photo editing, and a final shooting project.

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ADVERTISING

Students gain expertise in creating and implementing impactful advertising and branding strategies specific to the fashion sector. They have become adept at producing engaging visuals and persuasive content to strategically market fashion products and brands. The curriculum covers advertising and campaigns, branding, client relations, and communication tools, culminating in a practical project.

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BRAND IDENTITY

Students delve into the process of establishing a robust and unified brand identity in the fashion sector. They learn to define brand values, design unique components, and create messaging that connects with their intended audience. The course covers brand identity, visual communication and branding, digital branding, rebranding and repositioning, visual identity, and the global expansion of brands.

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MARKET INSIGHT

Students learn essential knowledge and abilities to examine and understand market trends, customer behavior, and competitor analysis in the fashion sector. They will study the fundamental vocabulary and concepts of the market, marketing processes, and research, encompassing macro, meso, and micro marketing environments. The course covers segmentation, targeting, and positioning within the fashion market, culminating in creating their business plan.

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

At Istituto Marangoni Miami, students in fashion design, fashion business, styling, or interior design programs can access customized internships tailored to their skills. These internships offer practical learning opportunities that enhance academic education and pave the way for a thriving professional journey.

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Industry Networking Sessions

Building a robust professional network is crucial for advancing your career at Istituto Marangoni Miami. Our ‘In Conversation With’ series provides students with the opportunity to gain insights and valuable expertise from renowned professionals in the fashion and design sectors. Moreover, our expert faculty, events, volunteer roles, and brand alliances foster networking, enabling students to broaden their professional connections within the industry.

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The Miami Fashion Movement

Istituto Marangoni Miami students actively engage in major fashion weeks in the Americas through “The Miami Fashion Movement.” The initiative allows ambitious student fashion designers to collaborate with student stylists and showcase their collections at international 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 insights into the fashion industry, potentially leading to the exciting prospect of showcasing their designs on the runway.

Collaborations

Istituto Marangoni Miami offers students opportunities to gain practical experience and mentorship from professionals through partnerships with top fashion and design brands. This collaboration allows students to engage in various activities, such as styling high-end fashion collections for renowned brands like Chanel and Hugo Boss, creating visual content for elite magazines such as Vogue, Ocean Drive, and Regia Magazine, and designing visual merchandising setups for well-known brands. Additionally, students can join workshops led by industry experts like Frederic Pinet and RioCam, focusing on creative direction and photography.

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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 learning goals of the Fashion Styling Level 3 course?
Students will perform research to establish a new fashion brand identity and present a rationale showcasing the use of information, validity of ideas, and relevance of work. They will collect various research sources from sparking ideas for photoshoot concepts, using CAD techniques for refined final results, and acquiring skills in planning and conducting professional photo shoots. These results equip students for advancement in the program, boosting their development as fashion stylists through personalized learning and practical experience.
What are the differences between Fashion Styling Level 3 and its preceding levels?
The 11-Week Level 3 Fashion Styling course enhances students' skills in editorial styling, runway show production, and creative direction. Through collaboration with industry professionals, research, advanced CAD techniques, and professional photo shoot planning, students gain practical experience. This approach prepares them for success in the fashion industry with the latest skills and knowledge.
Can I register for Fashion Styling Level 3 without completing the prior levels?
Students need to finish prerequisite levels 1 and 2 to qualify for the third level of the fashion styling program. However, applicants with extensive fashion styling experience can bypass prerequisites by undergoing a portfolio evaluation. Exceptions can be made based on the portfolio review conducted by our Academic Committee.
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.
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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