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Associate of Applied Science in
Fashion Design

Designing Your Passion
Teaching Methods
Teaching Methods
Teaching Methods
Teaching Methods
Teaching Methods
Designing Your Passion
Teaching Methods
Teaching Methods

At Istituto Marangoni Miami, our Associate of Applied Science in Fashion Design program combines theoretical knowledge with hands-on experience to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the fashion industry. Through a blend of traditional lectures, practical workshops, and experiential learning opportunities, students delve into various aspects of fashion design, including garment construction, pattern making, textile manipulation, and trend analysis. Our experienced faculty in the associate degree in fashion design are composed of industry professionals and seasoned educators, guide students through each step of the creative process, fostering individual expression and technical proficiency. Additionally, students benefit from guest lectures, industry visits, and collaborative projects that offer real-world insights and networking opportunities. Alongside specialized fashion courses, our program includes general education courses that provide a globalized education, enhancing students’ critical thinking and communication skills. By encouraging experimentation, collaboration, and critical thinking, our teaching methods aim to cultivate versatile and innovative fashion designers ready to make their mark in the dynamic world of fashion.

Learning Outcomes
Learning Outcomes

At Istituto Marangoni Miami, our Associate of Applied Science in Fashion Design program provides a thorough curriculum designed to develop your creativity and fashion design expertise. You will gain expertise in digital design, pattern cutting, fashion drawing, and fashion history during the course of the curriculum. You will learn about fabric qualities and material selection, examine the sociological aspects of fashion, and learn about the concepts and procedures of the fashion business. Students will also study collection development, trend forecasting, and cultural factors in fashion design. Graduates from the Associate Degree in Fashion Design will complete the program with the knowledge and abilities necessary to thrive as a well-rounded fashion designer in the fast-paced fashion industry.

Industry Engagement
Industry Engagement

The Miami School of Fashion and Design places a high value on interacting with the fashion industry in order to give students useful real-world experience and possibilities for professional progression. This plays a big role for those studying the associates in fashion design as it  prepares them for the competitive industry by helping them understand the workings of the market. Students can participate in real-life settings, working with specialists in the field and boosting their learning outside of the classroom through the more than 80 business partnerships with luxury houses in the Miami Design District and beyond. Through industry-based projects, business proposals, runway styling for luxury companies, fashion design contests, and brand partnerships, students acquire real-world knowledge and practical experience. Individualized support is available from our committed Career Services team, including help with job applications, mock interviews, and resume construction.

Facilities and Resources
Facilities and Resources

Our campus at Istituto Marangoni Miami is housed in a cutting-edge, 7-story building right in the center of the Design District. Every level is planned to meet the various needs of our students, offering them a space that fosters creativity and learning. Theory classrooms, photoshoot studio with cameras and props, an atelier for practical design work, and computer labs with industry-standard programs like Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign, along with Clo3D for digital design, are just a few of our vast resources. Additionally, students can access a wide range of resources to support their academic and professional development. These include a comprehensive library, both physical and virtual, stocked with essential references and research materials. To learn more about our facilities and resources, visit our Miami campus or schedule a virtual tour to get to know us better.

How To Apply
How To Apply

Applying to an undergraduate program at Istituto Marangoni Miami is a straightforward process designed to help aspiring fashion professionals kickstart their academic journey. Prospective students can begin by exploring our range of undergraduate programs on our website and selecting the one that aligns with their career goals and interests. Once they have chosen a program, applicants can easily complete our online application form, providing necessary personal and academic information.

Along with the application form, we will send you a detailed email soliciting the necessary admissions documents: Valid ID, High School Official Transcripts from all previous institutions, High School Diploma or GED, Personal Statement, Finance Form, Portfolio (if applicable), and English language proficiency test (if applicable). Our dedicated admissions team carefully reviews each application to ensure that candidates meet the program requirements and possess the passion and potential to thrive in the competitive world of fashion. Upon acceptance, students must confirm their spot in class since there is a limited capacity per cohort. For more information, schedule a call with an admissions representative.

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Program Highlights
Create Your First Collection

In this Fashion Associate degree, students will embrace the creative process and realize your aspirations for the fashion industry. Our curriculum helps you create your first collection from conception to completion, including skills such as pattern making and digital design.

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Industry-Relevant Curriculum

With a curriculum created in conjunction with business experts, stay ahead of the curve. You will gain knowledge of the newest methods, technology, and trends in the business, from trend forecasting to product development, enabling you to succeed in the cutthroat fashion market.

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Expert Faculty

Learn from experienced professionals with diverse backgrounds in fashion design, pattern cutting, textile design, and fashion marketing. Our faculty bring a wealth of industry knowledge and expertise to the classroom, providing valuable insights and mentorship as you explore digital design tools and techniques.

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Global Perspective

Gain a deeper understanding of the global fashion landscape through field trips, guest lectures, and international study opportunities. Explore diverse cultural influences, design aesthetics, and market dynamics, expanding your creative horizons and setting yourself up for success in the dynamic world of fashion design.

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Program Specifics
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Associate of Applied Science Diploma

START TERM

Spring, Summer, Fall

PROGRAM LENGTH

24 months

MODALITY

Full-Time or Part-Time | On Campus

CREDITS

60 credits

CURRICULUM

Our Associate of Applied Science in Fashion Design program at Istituto Marangoni Miami offers a comprehensive and carefully crafted curriculum designed to build your foundation and set you on the path to becoming a successful fashion designer. Our dedicated faculty, all industry professionals, will guide you through this transformative experience, offering mentorship and insights that only firsthand experience can provide. Throughout the program, you’ll explore a wide range of subjects that encompass both the artistic and academic aspects of fashion. From digital design and pattern cutting to fashion drawing and advanced digital design, you’ll gain the creative skills needed to turn your fashion visions into reality. The fashion design associate degree is designed to provide hands-on experience and academic rigor in equal measure, ensuring you’re well-prepared to embark on a fulfilling career in the fashion world. Join us and transform your dreams into reality with the Associate of Applied Science in Fashion Design at Istituto Marangoni Miami.

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COM100
Digital Design

This course teaches the basic notions of digital graphics for
the field of Fashion Design. Through the study and the use of a variety of computer applications, students acquire the tools to work on photographic retouching and elaboration of images, with the purpose of presenting their creative ideas to a client or professional public. Students also learn how to use key software packages to create visual documents and presentations.

Prerequisite(s): None

PAT100
Pattern Cutting Fundamentals I

This course encourages students to understand the
importance of research in the field of fashion design and
pattern making. They learn the fundamental methods of creative research and gain the key skills to interpret, develop and elaborate their own research in order to create silhouettes and design details. Students work with a variety of tools to create two-dimensional ideas and transform them in 3-D shapes. The basic techniques of pattern making applied to the construction of simple garments such as skirts, trousers or dresses, provide a more technical understanding to the design approach.

Prerequisite(s): None

Pattern Cutting Fundamentals I
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DRA105
Fashion Drawing Fundamentals

The course analyses how to draw the human figure, both
female and male with particular focus on anatomy analysis, proportions and the stylized drawing of the selected figure. Details of the body and its movement in space are further elements of study. Students are supplied with c the fundamental tools to communicate and develop a fashion drawing, using different methods of hand illustration. This course introduces students to coloring techniques used for the communication of ideas, concepts and details in a fashion product.

Prerequisite(s): None

Fashion Drawing Fundamentals
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ARH100
History of Art

This course introduces students to the historical and
intellectual content of western art through an evolution
of History of Art from ancient times to the end of Late Middle Ages in Europe. The analysis is set in an extended historical, social, political and cultural context. The relationship between art and society, in centuries, is also studied to elaborate comparisons between history and the contemporary cultural world.

Prerequisite(s): None

ENC101
English Composition I

This first required college level-writing course introduces
students to effective written communication through mastery of the writing process to include personal and professional contexts to include strategies for discussing, reviewing, development and structure, rhetorical strategies, organizational approaches, interpretive modes, of various written forms. Students will begin academic research skills to connect to their own writing and interests. This course fulfills a Gordon Rule requirement.

Prerequisite(s): None

English Composition I
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Pattern Cutting Fundamentals II

This course aims to analyze all the phases involved in the
construction and production of a fashion garment. Initially the course focuses on the basic techniques of pattern making for the creation of shirts and jackets, on the analysis of shape, proportion and detail. Subsequently, all aspects involved in garment making are considered both at artisanal and industrial level. Analysis of new production technologies, which characterize contemporary industry, is also undertaken.

Prerequisite(s): PAT100

Pattern Cutting Fundamentals II
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DRA205
Fashion Illustration Fundamentals II

The study and analysis of the main methodologies of manual rendering allows for a correct representation of matt and glossy effects, transparencies and textures of several fashion fabrics. By means of practical examples and a study based on observation of photographic images, fashion shows and illustrations, students acquire the fundamental techniques of fashion drawing using a variety of tools. The use of coloring techniques and further experimentation with proportions allow students to build on their own individual illustration style.

Prerequisite(s): DRA105

Fashion Illustration Fundamentals II
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COM200
Advanced Digital Design

This course teaches students the basics of visual design
communication and presentation skills using Photoshop and InDesign software to create and present their ideas

Prerequisite(s): COM100

Advanced Digital Design
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TRE100
Trend Forecasting

This course introduces students to the role of the trend
forecaster, looking at trend prediction, as well as the
various methods of forecasting in the Fashion and luxury industries. The theories, concepts and methods constitute a framework that will facilitate the student to understand, interpret and anticipate developments and change for the near future. Researching seasonal trends, color, social and economic trends, consumer preferences and cultural indicators increase student’s ability in successful analysis
and review.

Prerequisite(s): None

MAC105
College Mathematics I

This course introduces students the basic concepts of college mathematics to include algebra and will follow a logical sequence for students to gain confidence in polynomials, equations, inequalities, the straight line, Cartesian coordinates, functions and graphs, systems of linear equations, logarithms and exponentials, matrix algebra, limit of a function, and derivate of a function and integral.

Prerequisite(s): None

College Mathematics I
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PAT115
Digital Pattern Cutting I

This course aims to introduce the students to Digital Garment Making. Using CLO3D (visual third CAD software), the student will be able to reproduce and apply the techniques learned in the previous conventional garment-making classes. Initially, the course focuses on the mere software familiarization to evolve in practical application and problem solving through the development of exercises taken for pictures or their own designs. Principles of rendering and animation will be overviewed

Prerequisite(s): None

Digital Pattern Cutting I
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FAS200
Fashion, Art & Cultural Context

This course will present students with a comprehensive
critical analysis and evaluation of fashion intended as a
socio-cultural global phenomenon and provide them with
the theoretical knowledge necessary to interpret fashion practices in relation to art movements and other cultural manifestations. On completion of the course students will have attained a sense of the cultural and global dimension of the fashion industry, of the challenging yet close relation it has established with art and have developed an informed sensibility with regards to all the above.

Prerequisite(s): None

Fashion, Art & Cultural Context
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FAS205
Fashion Research & Collection Fundamentals

This course discusses the basic steps involved in the
design of a fashion idea. Starting with an accurate analysis of international fashion trends, students will learn how to plan and develop a range of products built on a deep secondary and primary research. Students are encouraged to research materials, to manipulate fabrics and to study color palettes. On completion of the course, students are able to organize a collection.

Prerequisite(s): None

Fashion Research & Collection Fundamentals
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TEX200
Fabrics & Materials

Students learn how to recognize, manipulate and ‘read’
the materials and fabrics used in the fashion industry. Fibers are classified and studied together with the main techniques of fabric manufacturing. The knowledge of their intrinsic properties including weaving, finishing and printing techniques, allows students to acquire the basic skills in order to identify a fabric and apply it to works in the fashion industry. The world of yarns, leather and materials are explored, with the aim of understanding the variety of technical/creative possibilities

Prerequisite(s): None

Fabrics & Materials
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BUS200
Fashion Marketing Principles & Practices

Through the recognition and understanding of the principles and practices of the main marketing tools, students develop a professional approach to the various marketing communications strategies that are applied in the fashion industry. The course looks at creative marketing in the contemporary fashion industry, considering traditional methods to online digital techniques in advertising and promotion.

Prerequisite(s): None

Fashion Marketing Principles & Practices
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Pattern Cutting Fundamentals III

This course aims to finalize the student pattern-making
technical preparation. In this semester, we will study and examine Raglan sleeves, Kimono Sleeves, Jackets, and
Coats. Proportions, Volumes, and details are analyzed for a professional representation of garments in 2D or paper. The student will learn how to identify, evaluate and develop any type of different bodice present in a collection. The development of different sleeves, as a typology or shape is considered the most demanding subject in construction and consequently has to be faced in the last theoretical semester of this subject.

Prerequisite(s): PAT105

Pattern Cutting Fundamentals III
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BUS220
Product Development

This course teaches students how different types of fashion
organizations manage product design and development
through studying supply chain and logistics, manufacturings processes and technology, and distribution and retailing. They will become familiar with different steps in supply chain management for the production of a fashion product and will identify and manage critical business factors in the design, planning, development and production of a fashion collection.

Prerequisite(s): None

Product Development
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HIS100
History of Dress & Costume

This course covers the evolution of the History of Dress
from ancient times to the present. Students study a wide historical, political, social and cultural context looking at aspects involved in sartorial cutting and construction, as well as the development of the productive systems of materials, accessories, jewels, hairstyles and makeup. The relationships between art and fashion are analyzed though the course of history, to make a comparison between past and contemporary fashion, dress and costume.

Prerequisite(s): None

History of Dress & Costume
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SOC200
Sociology

This course will provide students with a basic understanding of how society functions. It will examine social phenomena in terms of social forces, group relations and social structures. Sociological topics will include the social construction of knowledge, socialization and culture.

Prerequisite(s): None

SPC201
Speech

This course provides students with oral communication
skills needed to develop stronger personal, professional and educational presentation and experiential use of speaking. Students will apply theory and techniques
to individual and group settings. Fulfills a Gordon Rule
requirement.

Prerequisite(s): None

Beyond
The Classroom
Internships

At Istituto Marangoni Miami, students have access to a diverse range of internships opportunities tailored to their area of expertise. Whether you’re studying fashion design, fashion business, styling, or interior design, our internships provide hands-on learning experiences that complement your academic pursuits and prepare you for a successful career.

Industry Networking Sessions

Networking is essential for your career at Istituto Marangoni Miami. Through our ‘In Conversation With’ series, well-known personalities from the fashion and design industries are invited to share their expertise and offer invaluable advice for success. Additionally, our expert professors, events, volunteer opportunities, and brand partnerships foster networking sessions, giving students chances to expand their professional connections within the sector.

Collaborations

By partnering with prestigious fashion and design brands, Istituto Marangoni Miami provides students with exceptional chances to acquire practical knowledge and be mentored by industry professionals. This collaboration exposes students to various business aspects, including creating high-end runway designs for brands like Chanel and Hugo Boss, producing images for renowned publications such as Vogue, OceanDrive, and Regia Magazine, and developing visual merchandising displays for popular brands. Moreover, students can participate in creative direction and photography sessions conducted by experts like Frederic Pinet andRioCam.

The Miami Fashion Movement

Istituto Marangoni Miami students play a prominent role in leading fashion weeks across the Americas, an event recognized as “The Miami Fashion Movement.” The initiative provides students with the unique opportunity to design and present their collections on runways worldwide, including prominent events like Miami Swim Week, El Paseo, New York, Panama, Costa Rica, Argentina, Guatemala, and the Dominican Republic. This comprehensive experience enables students to gain valuable insights into the intricacies of the fashion industry, culminating in the exhilarating experience of witnessing their creations showcased on the runway.

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Cost and Fees Associate of Applied Science in Fashion Design
Total Semester Credit Hours 60
Tuition for Credit Hours $1,295
Non-Refundable Application $100
Campus Fee per Semester  $250
Digital Resources per Semester  $350
Graduation Fee  $400
Total Cost of Attendance  $80,600

At Istituto Marangoni Miami, we are aware that every student has a different financial condition. Because of this, we provide a range of payment alternatives based on the particular program you are applying to. We urge you to make an appointment with one of our financial advisors for more information on the payment options offered for our programs. They will be happy to help you choose the ideal payment plan that fits your academic and financial objectives based on Istituto Marangoni Miami tuition requirements.

* 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.
MEET OUR
FACULTY
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Mario Braghieri has been involved in fashion production for over thirty years. At a young age, his parents owned a manufacturing company that created high-quality samples and prototypes for countless well-known brands in Italy. He attended Istituto Marangoni Milan with the desire to leave his mark in the fashion market as a pattern maker. Upon graduating, he developed samples and worked in fashion production for the Nadini Group, an Italian designer label manufacturer based in Modena-Italy, including designer houses such as Gianfranco Ferrè and Fendi. Subsequently, he worked as a fashion production consultant and started his career at Marangoni as an assistant teacher. Mario has always pursued his career with determination, focusing on deepening his knowledge and skills in garment construction and pattern making. He has worked for renowned fashion names such as Emporio Armani, Maska, Cerruti, Mariella Burani, and Karl Lagerfeld. For the past 27 years, Mario has been a major player in guiding Istituto Marangoni through its international growth, bringing his technical knowledge, industry expertise, and garment-making finesse to the School. Teaching Areas: Construction Resale & Development, Digital Pattern Cutting II, Pattern Cutting Fundamentals III, Atelier & Studio Time and Final Collection  
read more
Mario Braghieri
Fashion Design Program Director
Eyan is a seasoned fashion Creative Director, boasting extensive expertise and a stellar track record in men's and women's ready-to-wear and accessories. He has helmed large creative teams worldwide as Creative Director/SVP of Design for Hugo Boss men's and womenswear, Nike women's, and Puma international. With over 25 years of experience, Eyan gives students a global perspective on visionary trends and contemporary fashion, offering guidance to channel and focus on their creative aspirations. He holds a Master of Art in Fashion Menswear from the Royal College of Art in London and a Bachelor of Art in Fashion and Textiles from the University of Central Lancashire, UK. Teaching Areas: Creative Direction, Fashion Design, Luxury Innovation Fashion and Product Development  
read more
Eyan Allen
Fashion Design and Business Professor
Amy Berkowitz obtained her BFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 1978. Subsequently, she ventured into the Film & Television Industry, contributing to the special effects for the inaugural Star Wars movie. She established Artgear, a renowned fashion label favored by global celebrities. In 1994, she achieved a Master of Art in Teaching and imparted her art and design knowledge for over 25 years. Amy's proficiency encompasses drawing, painting, textile design, and fashion. She presently serves as Fashion Program Leader for Events & Competitions in Fashion Design at Marangoni Istituto Miami. Teaching Areas: Fashion Illustration Fundamentals, Fashion Drawing I and Collection Sketching
read more
Amy Berkowitz
Fashion Design Program Leader
Saul Kapilivsky, originating from a background in garment production, earned a Fashion Design MFA from the Academy of Art University. His career spans over 34 years, during which he created Mother of the Bride dresses, introduced wholesale evening wear lines, and styled renowned personalities like Aretha Franklin and Deidre Hall. He has also provided attire for participants in competitions like Miss America and Miss Universe while representing the US in the 1988 Air France Concours International Des Jeunes Créateurs De Mode. Teaching Areas: Pattern Cutting, Digital Pattern 2 - CLO 3D, and Collection
read more
Saul Kapilivsky
Fashion Design 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
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
BFA and MA Professor; Digital Design and Product Development
MEET OUR
FACULTY
All faculty
Mario Braghieri has been involved in fashion production for over thirty years. At a young age, his parents owned a manufacturing company that created high-quality samples and prototypes for countless well-known brands in Italy. He attended Istituto Marangoni Milan with the desire to leave his mark in the fashion market as a pattern maker. Upon graduating, he developed samples and worked in fashion production for the Nadini Group, an Italian designer label manufacturer based in Modena-Italy, including designer houses such as Gianfranco Ferrè and Fendi. Subsequently, he worked as a fashion production consultant and started his career at Marangoni as an assistant teacher. Mario has always pursued his career with determination, focusing on deepening his knowledge and skills in garment construction and pattern making. He has worked for renowned fashion names such as Emporio Armani, Maska, Cerruti, Mariella Burani, and Karl Lagerfeld. For the past 27 years, Mario has been a major player in guiding Istituto Marangoni through its international growth, bringing his technical knowledge, industry expertise, and garment-making finesse to the School. Teaching Areas: Construction Resale & Development, Digital Pattern Cutting II, Pattern Cutting Fundamentals III, Atelier & Studio Time and Final Collection  
read more
Mario Braghieri
Fashion Design Program Director
Eyan is a seasoned fashion Creative Director, boasting extensive expertise and a stellar track record in men's and women's ready-to-wear and accessories. He has helmed large creative teams worldwide as Creative Director/SVP of Design for Hugo Boss men's and womenswear, Nike women's, and Puma international. With over 25 years of experience, Eyan gives students a global perspective on visionary trends and contemporary fashion, offering guidance to channel and focus on their creative aspirations. He holds a Master of Art in Fashion Menswear from the Royal College of Art in London and a Bachelor of Art in Fashion and Textiles from the University of Central Lancashire, UK. Teaching Areas: Creative Direction, Fashion Design, Luxury Innovation Fashion and Product Development  
read more
Eyan Allen
Fashion Design and Business Professor
Amy Berkowitz obtained her BFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 1978. Subsequently, she ventured into the Film & Television Industry, contributing to the special effects for the inaugural Star Wars movie. She established Artgear, a renowned fashion label favored by global celebrities. In 1994, she achieved a Master of Art in Teaching and imparted her art and design knowledge for over 25 years. Amy's proficiency encompasses drawing, painting, textile design, and fashion. She presently serves as Fashion Program Leader for Events & Competitions in Fashion Design at Marangoni Istituto Miami. Teaching Areas: Fashion Illustration Fundamentals, Fashion Drawing I and Collection Sketching
read more
Amy Berkowitz
Fashion Design Program Leader
Saul Kapilivsky, originating from a background in garment production, earned a Fashion Design MFA from the Academy of Art University. His career spans over 34 years, during which he created Mother of the Bride dresses, introduced wholesale evening wear lines, and styled renowned personalities like Aretha Franklin and Deidre Hall. He has also provided attire for participants in competitions like Miss America and Miss Universe while representing the US in the 1988 Air France Concours International Des Jeunes Créateurs De Mode. Teaching Areas: Pattern Cutting, Digital Pattern 2 - CLO 3D, and Collection
read more
Saul Kapilivsky
Fashion Design 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
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
BFA and MA Professor; Digital Design and Product Development
MEET OUR
FACULTY
All faculty
Mario Braghieri has been involved in fashion production for over thirty years. At a young age, his parents owned a manufacturing company that created high-quality samples and prototypes for countless well-known brands in Italy. He attended Istituto Marangoni Milan with the desire to leave his mark in the fashion market as a pattern maker. Upon graduating, he developed samples and worked in fashion production for the Nadini Group, an Italian designer label manufacturer based in Modena-Italy, including designer houses such as Gianfranco Ferrè and Fendi. Subsequently, he worked as a fashion production consultant and started his career at Marangoni as an assistant teacher. Mario has always pursued his career with determination, focusing on deepening his knowledge and skills in garment construction and pattern making. He has worked for renowned fashion names such as Emporio Armani, Maska, Cerruti, Mariella Burani, and Karl Lagerfeld. For the past 27 years, Mario has been a major player in guiding Istituto Marangoni through its international growth, bringing his technical knowledge, industry expertise, and garment-making finesse to the School. Teaching Areas: Construction Resale & Development, Digital Pattern Cutting II, Pattern Cutting Fundamentals III, Atelier & Studio Time and Final Collection  
read more
Mario Braghieri
Fashion Design Program Director
Eyan is a seasoned fashion Creative Director, boasting extensive expertise and a stellar track record in men's and women's ready-to-wear and accessories. He has helmed large creative teams worldwide as Creative Director/SVP of Design for Hugo Boss men's and womenswear, Nike women's, and Puma international. With over 25 years of experience, Eyan gives students a global perspective on visionary trends and contemporary fashion, offering guidance to channel and focus on their creative aspirations. He holds a Master of Art in Fashion Menswear from the Royal College of Art in London and a Bachelor of Art in Fashion and Textiles from the University of Central Lancashire, UK. Teaching Areas: Creative Direction, Fashion Design, Luxury Innovation Fashion and Product Development  
read more
Eyan Allen
Fashion Design and Business Professor
Amy Berkowitz obtained her BFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 1978. Subsequently, she ventured into the Film & Television Industry, contributing to the special effects for the inaugural Star Wars movie. She established Artgear, a renowned fashion label favored by global celebrities. In 1994, she achieved a Master of Art in Teaching and imparted her art and design knowledge for over 25 years. Amy's proficiency encompasses drawing, painting, textile design, and fashion. She presently serves as Fashion Program Leader for Events & Competitions in Fashion Design at Marangoni Istituto Miami. Teaching Areas: Fashion Illustration Fundamentals, Fashion Drawing I and Collection Sketching
read more
Amy Berkowitz
Fashion Design Program Leader
Saul Kapilivsky, originating from a background in garment production, earned a Fashion Design MFA from the Academy of Art University. His career spans over 34 years, during which he created Mother of the Bride dresses, introduced wholesale evening wear lines, and styled renowned personalities like Aretha Franklin and Deidre Hall. He has also provided attire for participants in competitions like Miss America and Miss Universe while representing the US in the 1988 Air France Concours International Des Jeunes Créateurs De Mode. Teaching Areas: Pattern Cutting, Digital Pattern 2 - CLO 3D, and Collection
read more
Saul Kapilivsky
Fashion Design 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
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
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Michelle Rofe
BFA and MA Professor; Digital Design and Product Development
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Our Associate Degree in Fashion prepares students to pursue a wide range of fashion job possibilities in the fast-paced fashion industry. Whether your career goals are to work in fashion as a stylist, shopper, marketer, fashion designer, or garment technologist, our extensive curriculum and practical learning opportunities will get you ready for success. Becoming a fashion designer could be a challenge but here at Istituto Marangoni Miami, we want to give you all the tools to be successful. In this fashion design program, our graduates have a strong foundation in design concepts, technical proficiency, and industry knowledge. They also have the creativity, adaptability, and agility needed to succeed in the competitive field of fashion today.

Our Associate Degree in Fashion prepares students to pursue various fashion job possibilities in the fast-paced fashion industry. Whether your career goals are to work in fashion as a stylist, shopper, marketer, fashion designer, or garment technologist, our extensive curriculum and practical learning opportunities will prepare you for success. Becoming a fashion designer could be a challenge but here at Istituto Marangoni Miami, we want to give you all the tools to be successful. Our graduates in this fashion design program have a strong foundation in design concepts, technical proficiency, and industry knowledge. They also have the creativity, adaptability, and agility needed to succeed in the competitive field of fashion today.

Our Associate’s Degree in Fashion prepares students to pursue a wide range of fashion job possibilities in the fast-paced fashion industry. Whether your career goals are to work in fashion as a stylist, shopper, marketer, fashion designer, or garment technologist, our extensive curriculum and practical learning opportunities will get you ready for success. Becoming a fashion designer could be a challenge but here at Istituto Marangoni Miami, we want to give you all the tools to be successful. In this fashion design program, our graduates have a strong foundation in design concepts, technical proficiency, and industry knowledge. They also have the creativity, adaptability, and agility needed to succeed in the competitive field of fashion today.

Our Associate Degree in Fashion prepares students to pursue a wide range of fashion job possibilities in the fast-paced fashion industry. Whether your career goals are to work in fashion as a stylist, shopper, marketer, fashion designer, or garment technologist, our extensive curriculum and practical learning opportunities will get you ready for success. Becoming a fashion designer could be a challenge but here at Istituto Marangoni Miami, we want to give you all the tools to be successful. In this fashion design program, our graduates have a strong foundation in design concepts, technical proficiency, and industry knowledge. They also have the creativity, adaptability, and agility needed to succeed in the competitive field of fashion today.

Our Associate Degree in Fashion prepares students to pursue various fashion job possibilities in the fast-paced fashion industry. Whether your career goals are to work in fashion as a stylist, shopper, marketer, fashion designer, or garment technologist, our extensive curriculum and practical learning opportunities will prepare you for success. Becoming a fashion designer could be a challenge but here at Istituto Marangoni Miami, we want to give you all the tools to be successful. Our graduates in this fashion design program have a strong foundation in design concepts, technical proficiency, and industry knowledge. They also have the creativity, adaptability, and agility needed to succeed in the competitive field of fashion today.

Our Associate Degree in Fashion prepares students to pursue a wide range of fashion job possibilities in the fast-paced fashion industry. Whether your career goals are to work in fashion as a stylist, shopper, marketer, fashion designer, or garment technologist, our extensive curriculum and practical learning opportunities will get you ready for success. Becoming a fashion designer could be a challenge but here at Istituto Marangoni Miami, we want to give you all the tools to be successful. In this fashion design program, our graduates have a strong foundation in design concepts, technical proficiency, and industry knowledge. They also have the creativity, adaptability, and agility needed to succeed in the competitive field of fashion today.

Fashion Designer

Fashion designers conceptualize and create clothing, accessories, and footwear. They research fashion trends, sketch designs, select fabrics and patterns, and oversee the production process to bring their designs to life.

Garment Technologist

Garment technologists ensure that clothing items meet quality and safety standards. They work closely with designers and manufacturers, conducting product testing, assessing fabric performance, and resolving any production issues.

Fashion Buyer

Fashion buyers select and purchase clothing and accessories for retail stores or online platforms. They analyze consumer trends, negotiate with suppliers, and plan product assortments to meet customer demand and maximize sales.

Pattern Maker

Pattern makers create templates or patterns for clothing designs based on specifications provided by fashion designers. They use mathematical calculations and technical skills to draft and adjust patterns, ensuring accurate sizing and fit for garments during the production process.

Assistant Designer

Assistant designers work closely with fashion designers to assist in the design process, from conceptualization to production. They may be involved in sketching designs, sourcing materials, creating tech packs, and liaising with manufacturers. This role requires strong creative skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work collaboratively within a fast-paced fashion environment.

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Fashion Designer

Fashion designers conceptualize and create clothing, accessories, and footwear. They research fashion trends, sketch designs, select fabrics and patterns, and oversee the production process to bring their designs to life.

Garment Technologist

Garment technologists ensure that clothing items meet quality and safety standards. They work closely with designers and manufacturers, conducting product testing, assessing fabric performance, and resolving any production issues.

Fashion Buyer

Fashion buyers select and purchase clothing and accessories for retail stores or online platforms. They analyze consumer trends, negotiate with suppliers, and plan product assortments to meet customer demand and maximize sales.

Pattern Maker

Pattern makers create templates or patterns for clothing designs based on specifications provided by fashion designers. They use mathematical calculations and technical skills to draft and adjust patterns, ensuring accurate sizing and fit for garments during the production process.

Assistant Designer

Assistant designers work closely with fashion designers to assist in the design process, from conceptualization to production. They may be involved in sketching designs, sourcing materials, creating tech packs, and liaising with manufacturers. This role requires strong creative skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work collaboratively within a fast-paced fashion environment.

explore all programs
Career
Paths

Our Associate Degree in Fashion prepares students to pursue various fashion job possibilities in the fast-paced fashion industry. Whether your career goals are to work in fashion as a stylist, shopper, marketer, fashion designer, or garment technologist, our extensive curriculum and practical learning opportunities will prepare you for success. Becoming a fashion designer could be a challenge but here at Istituto Marangoni Miami, we want to give you all the tools to be successful. Our graduates in this fashion design program have a strong foundation in design concepts, technical proficiency, and industry knowledge. They also have the creativity, adaptability, and agility needed to succeed in the competitive field of fashion today.

Our Associate’s Degree in Fashion prepares students to pursue a wide range of fashion job possibilities in the fast-paced fashion industry. Whether your career goals are to work in fashion as a stylist, shopper, marketer, fashion designer, or garment technologist, our extensive curriculum and practical learning opportunities will get you ready for success. Becoming a fashion designer could be a challenge but here at Istituto Marangoni Miami, we want to give you all the tools to be successful. In this fashion design program, our graduates have a strong foundation in design concepts, technical proficiency, and industry knowledge. They also have the creativity, adaptability, and agility needed to succeed in the competitive field of fashion today.

Our Associate Degree in Fashion prepares students to pursue a wide range of fashion job possibilities in the fast-paced fashion industry. Whether your career goals are to work in fashion as a stylist, shopper, marketer, fashion designer, or garment technologist, our extensive curriculum and practical learning opportunities will get you ready for success. Becoming a fashion designer could be a challenge but here at Istituto Marangoni Miami, we want to give you all the tools to be successful. In this fashion design program, our graduates have a strong foundation in design concepts, technical proficiency, and industry knowledge. They also have the creativity, adaptability, and agility needed to succeed in the competitive field of fashion today.

Our Associate Degree in Fashion prepares students to pursue various fashion job possibilities in the fast-paced fashion industry. Whether your career goals are to work in fashion as a stylist, shopper, marketer, fashion designer, or garment technologist, our extensive curriculum and practical learning opportunities will prepare you for success. Becoming a fashion designer could be a challenge but here at Istituto Marangoni Miami, we want to give you all the tools to be successful. Our graduates in this fashion design program have a strong foundation in design concepts, technical proficiency, and industry knowledge. They also have the creativity, adaptability, and agility needed to succeed in the competitive field of fashion today.

Our Associate Degree in Fashion prepares students to pursue a wide range of fashion job possibilities in the fast-paced fashion industry. Whether your career goals are to work in fashion as a stylist, shopper, marketer, fashion designer, or garment technologist, our extensive curriculum and practical learning opportunities will get you ready for success. Becoming a fashion designer could be a challenge but here at Istituto Marangoni Miami, we want to give you all the tools to be successful. In this fashion design program, our graduates have a strong foundation in design concepts, technical proficiency, and industry knowledge. They also have the creativity, adaptability, and agility needed to succeed in the competitive field of fashion today.

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FAQ
What are the admissions requirements for the Associate of Applied Science in Fashion Design program?
To apply for the Associates of Applied Science program in Fashion Design, applicants must meet the following criteria:
    • Online Application
    • Copy of US Government-Issued Valid Identification
    • Official High School Transcripts
    • Official High School Diploma
    • Personal Statement
    • Resume
    • Finance Declaration Form
    • English Test (if applicable)
    • Portfolio (if applicable)
    • Official Foreign Transcript Evaluation and Translation (if applicable)
What is the duration of the Associate of Applied Science in Fashion Design program?
The Associate of Applied Science program in Fashion Design typically takes 4 semesters to complete on a full-time basis. However, the program duration may vary depending on factors such as enrollment status and course load.
Do you offer job placement assistance for graduates of the program?
Yes, we offer comprehensive career services and job placement assistance to our graduates. Our career services team provides support with resume writing, interview preparation, job search strategies, and networking opportunities. We also have partnerships with industry employers and regularly host career fairs and recruitment events to connect students with potential employers.
What are the class sizes like in the Associate of Applied Science program?
Our class sizes are designed to facilitate personalized instruction and hands-on learning experiences. We maintain small class sizes to ensure that students receive individualized attention from faculty members and have ample opportunities to engage in collaborative projects and discussions.
Can students transfer credits from other institutions into the Associate of Applied Science program?
Yes, we accept transfer credits from accredited institutions on a case-by-case basis. Students who wish to transfer credits must submit official transcripts for evaluation. Our academic advisors will review the transcripts to determine which credits are eligible for transfer and how they may apply toward the completion of the program.
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