Whatsapp Text Call

Forecasting the Future

Teaching Methods
Teaching Methods
Teaching Methods
Teaching Methods
Teaching Methods
Forecasting the Future
Teaching Methods
Teaching Methods

Istituto Marangoni Miami is committed to providing students with cutting-edge education for success in the fashion industry. Our innovative teaching methods include immersive experiences, hands-on projects, and industry collaborations, ensuring a well-rounded education that bridges theory with practice.

Our faculty, composed of industry experts and seasoned educators, enriches the learning experience with practical insights and invaluable mentorship, fostering creativity and idea generation in our vibrant classrooms.

Experiential learning is central to our philosophy. Collaborative projects, internships, and industry partnerships offer real-world application, preparing students for the challenges of the fashion industry. We also utilize cutting-edge technology and innovative tools to enhance the learning experience, keeping students ahead of the curve in an ever-evolving industry.

At Istituto Marangoni, our dynamic teaching methods aim to empower students with the skills and confidence to thrive in a competitive and rapidly changing industry, empowering them to become the next generation of leaders in fashion business.

Learning Outcomes
Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Fashion Business program, students will gain in-depth knowledge of the fashion industry, covering the entire process from design to marketing. This includes mastering garment construction, fabric selection, quality control, and developing creative skills. The program also delves into brand creation, storytelling, consumer behavior, and market trends to strategically position brands in the competitive fashion landscape.

The program provides practical experience through real-life case studies, challenging students’ analytical and problem-solving abilities. It also focuses on developing comprehensive business plans and executing retail strategies for fashion entrepreneurship success. Throughout the program, students receive guidance from industry experts and mentors, benefiting from their extensive experience. Additionally, opportunities for internships and industry collaborations are available to help students build valuable connections for their future careers.

Industry Engagement
Industry Engagement

At our fashion institution, we take pride in fostering industry engagement opportunities for our students. With over 80 established partnerships with luxury houses in the renowned Miami Design District, students benefit from unparalleled access to real-world experiences and insights. Our monthly networking events bring industry professionals directly to our campus, providing invaluable opportunities for students to expand their networks and forge meaningful connections. We also offer exclusive access to a variety of volunteer, internship, and job opportunities, empowering students to gain hands-on experience and kickstart their careers in the fashion industry. Complementing these opportunities are a variety of tailored seminars designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge needed to navigate this dynamic industry confidently. Whether it’s crafting a standout portfolio, perfecting a resume, or mastering the art of professional networking, our comprehensive approach ensures that students graduate prepared to thrive in the competitive world of fashion business and beyond.

Facilities and Resources
Facilities and Resources

Nestled in the vibrant Design District, our campus at Istituto Marangoni Miami offers a cutting-edge learning environment tailored for fashion education. Spread across seven floors, our facility is designed to meet the diverse needs of our students, fostering a creative atmosphere conducive to growth and innovation. From theory classrooms to dedicated studio spaces, students engage in immersive learning experiences. 

Through strategic partnerships with renowned fashion brands located in the area, students work on case studies, analyzing current business plans, gaining practical insights into industry dynamics. Our campus features a comprehensive library, both physical and virtual, stocked with essential references and research materials, supporting the case studies our fashion business students work on with relevant industry insights and data. To discover more about our facilities and unique learning opportunities, schedule a visit to our Miami campus or join us for a virtual tour.

How To Apply
How To Apply

If you are interested in applying to our One-Year Vocational Program in Fashion Business, the first step you should take would be the Online Application. Once completed, a detailed email will be sent with all instructions to follow on how to proceed with your registration: document submission and visa application, if applicable. International students will have further assistance throughout their visa solicitation process with our Designated School Official (DSO). Once your registration has been completed, following instructions about housing options, orientation and more will be provided to you.

Program Highlights

Fashion Production and Retail Operations

Explore the intricacies of fashion production alongside retail operations management. Learn about sourcing, production processes, inventory management, and customer service essentials to streamline the supply chain and enhance the retail experience.

Marketing and Brand Creation Strategies

Master the art of marketing and brand creation strategies tailored for the fashion industry. Dive into trend analysis and forecasting to inform marketing campaigns, leveraging real-life case studies to craft compelling brand narratives.

Business Principles and Business Model Development

Delve into foundational business principles while developing robust business models specific to the fashion sector. From business plan development to strategic decision-making, acquire the skills necessary to navigate the competitive landscape effectively.

Trend Analysis and Real-Life Case Studies

Explore trend analysis and forecasting methodologies, applying insights from real-life case studies to drive informed decision-making. Gain practical experience in identifying market trends and implementing strategies to capitalize on emerging opportunities in the dynamic fashion market.

Industry Access and Networking

Forge connections with industry professionals through exclusive events and workshops, connecting theory with practical insights. Participate in mentorship programs and alumni networks, gaining invaluable guidance for your career. This advantage offers direct exposure to industry trends and opportunities, boosting your opportunities in the competitive fashion landscape.

Program Specifics

DOWNLOAD PROGRAM BROCHURE
CREDENTIAL

One Year Vocational Program Certificate in Fashion Business

START TERM

Spring, Summer, Fall

DURATION

12 months

MODALITY

Full time | On Campus

CREDITS

Non-Credit Program

Beyond
The Classroom

Internships

Step out of the classroom and into the real world with our immersive internship opportunities. Through partnerships with leading fashion houses, design firms, and retail giants, students have the chance to apply their skills and knowledge in professional settings. Whether it’s working alongside seasoned professionals in a design studio, assisting with marketing campaigns for renowned brands, or gaining hands-on experience in retail operations, our internships provide invaluable insights and networking opportunities that pave the way for future success in the fashion industry.

Read more
Industry Networking Sessions

Connect with industry insiders, thought leaders, and fellow fashion enthusiasts through our exclusive networking sessions. From panel discussions featuring top executives to intimate meet-and-greets with industry professionals, students have the opportunity to forge meaningful connections and gain insights into the latest trends and developments in the fashion industry. Whether you’re seeking mentorship, career advice, or collaboration opportunities, our networking sessions offer a platform to expand your professional network and unlock new possibilities for growth and success.

Read more
Contests

Fuel your creativity and showcase your talent through our exciting contests and competitions. From  marketing campaign challenges through business pitch contests, students have the chance to put their skills to the test and compete against their peers for recognition and prizes. Whether you’re competing to become the top buyer, most effective marketer, or the most inventive business owner, our contests provide a platform to unleash your creativity, gain valuable feedback from industry experts, and elevate your profile within the fashion community, bringing a valuable addition to your portfolio.

Collaborations

Collaborations with luxury fashion brands are a priority for us, as they give our students vital practical experience and mentorship possibilities. Students immerse themselves in the Industry through our exclusive collaborations with renowned brands such as Thom Browne, LVMH, and Osklen. At Istituto Marangoni, we believe in learning by doing, which is why we provide unparalleled opportunities for students to collaborate directly with industry giants. From assisting with marketing campaigns to participating in brand consultations, our collaborations offer a hands-on, immersive experience that goes beyond the classroom. Through these unique partnerships, students gain invaluable insights into the inner workings of the fashion business, develop relationships with key industry players, and have the chance to make a tangible impact on real-world projects.

Read more

Curriculum

The One-Year Vocational Program in Fashion Business program is designed for individuals interested in the dynamic world of fashion entrepreneurship and management. Students will gain a solid foundation in business principles specific to the fashion industry, including marketing, branding, merchandising, retail operations, and trend analysis. This program equips students with the essential skills to navigate the business side of the fashion world successfully, while also providing them with the opportunity to engage in practical exercises involving real-life case studies, thus preparing them effectively for real-world business challenges.

These Fashion Business courses in the program offer introductory concepts and gradually advance into more experienced topics and techniques. Take a look at the program breakdown:

level 1
Business In The Fashion System
hidden
Number Course Title
-
Introduction to Fashion

Explore the captivating world of fashion, from its historical roots to modern-day trends, gaining insights into key concepts, terminology, and industry dynamics.

Introduction to Fashion
Hidden Details Show Details
-
Fashion Marketing

Dive into the strategic realm of fashion marketing, learning to create compelling brand narratives, devise effective marketing campaigns, and connect with target audiences in today’s competitive marketplace.

-
Trend Forecasting

Master the art of trend forecasting, deciphering cultural cues, consumer behavior patterns, and emerging trends to anticipate future fashion directions and stay ahead of the curve.

-
Visual Merchandising

Discover the power of visual storytelling in retail environments, learning to curate captivating displays, optimize store layouts, and enhance customer experiences through strategic visual merchandising techniques.

Visual Merchandising
Hidden Details Show Details
-
History of Dress

Journey through the evolution of fashion and dress, tracing the cultural, social, and technological influences that have shaped clothing styles and trends throughout history.

-
Graphic Design

Explore the intricacies of digital design using Adobe Photoshop, mastering techniques essential for fashion branding and visual communication. Develop skills in image manipulation, digital content creation, and brand representation, empowering you to create compelling visuals that resonate with audiences.

level 2
The Business and Marketing Environment
hidden
Number Course Title
-
Principles of Business

Gain a comprehensive understanding of fundamental business principles, from market analysis to financial management, preparing you to navigate the complexities of the fashion industry with confidence.

Principles of Business
Hidden Details Show Details
-
Production 360

Dive into the complete production process of fashion, from concept to consumer, exploring sourcing, manufacturing, and quality control to ensure efficient and sustainable production practices.

-
Fashion Buying

Explore the art and science of fashion buying, learning to analyze market trends, negotiate with suppliers, and curate merchandise assortments that meet consumer demand and drive sales.

-
Digital Design

Harness the power of digital tools and technologies in fashion design, mastering software like Adobe Illustrator to create stunning visuals, graphics, and digital assets tailored for the fashion industry.

-
Fashion Essentials

Delve into the foundational elements of fashion, from garment construction to textile selection, developing the skills and knowledge necessary to create well-crafted and aesthetically pleasing designs.

-
Social Media Strategy

Discover the strategic role of social media in the fashion industry, learning to develop and execute effective social media campaigns, engage with audiences, and build brand presence across various platforms.

Social Media Strategy
Hidden Details Show Details
level 3
Emotional Branding
hidden
Number Course Title
-
Finance Management

Master the principles of finance management specific to the fashion industry, learning to analyze budgets, forecast financial performance, and make strategic decisions to optimize profitability and sustainability.

-
E-commerce Visual Merchandising I

Explore the intersection of visual merchandising and e-commerce, learning to create compelling online shopping experiences through strategic product placement, imagery, and user interface design.

E-commerce Visual Merchandising I
Hidden Details Show Details
-
Product Development

Dive into the dynamic process of product development in fashion, from concept ideation to prototype creation, refining designs to meet market demands while balancing creativity, functionality, and cost efficiency.

Product Development
Hidden Details Show Details
-
Fashion Branding

Uncover the essence of fashion branding, mastering the art of storytelling, visual identity creation, and brand communication strategies to establish distinctive and resonant brand identities in the competitive fashion landscape.

-
Creative and Business Research

Develop proficiency in conducting creative and business research within the fashion industry, gathering insights, analyzing trends, and identifying opportunities to inform strategic decision-making and innovative design solutions.

Creative and Business Research
Hidden Details Show Details
-
Industry Project

Apply your skills and knowledge to real-world challenges through an industry project, collaborating with industry partners to tackle pressing issues, innovate solutions, and gain practical experience that prepares you for success in the fashion industry.

level 4
Communicating Luxury
hidden
Number Course Title
-
Fashion Show Production and Event Planning

Dive into the world of fashion events, mastering the intricacies of fashion show production and event planning, from conceptualization to execution, ensuring seamless and memorable experiences for attendees.

Fashion Show Production and Event Planning
Hidden Details Show Details
-
International Consumer Behavior

Explore the nuances of consumer behavior on a global scale, gaining insights into cultural differences, socioeconomic factors, and market trends that influence purchasing decisions in diverse international markets.

International Consumer Behavior
Hidden Details Show Details
-
Green Marketing

Embrace sustainability in fashion through green marketing strategies, learning to communicate brand values, eco-friendly practices, and sustainable initiatives to conscientious consumers seeking environmentally responsible products.

-
E-commerce Visual Merchandising II

Expand your expertise in e-commerce visual merchandising, delving deeper into user experience optimization, conversion rate optimization, and data-driven strategies to enhance online shopping experiences and drive sales.

E-commerce Visual Merchandising II
Hidden Details Show Details
-
Luxury Business and Client Experience

Delve into the world of luxury fashion, mastering the art of luxury branding, client relationship management, and personalized experiences that cater to the discerning tastes and expectations of luxury consumers.

Luxury Business and Client Experience
Hidden Details Show Details
-
Final Project - Your Business Plan

Bring together everything you’ve learned in a comprehensive final project, where you’ll develop and present your own business plan for a fashion venture, applying strategic thinking, creativity, and entrepreneurial spirit to bring your vision to life.

Final Project - Your Business Plan
Hidden Details Show Details

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 are aware that every student has a different financial condition. Due to 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 both your academic and financial objectives.

* 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

All faculty
Nathalie Tessier's journey in the fashion world began with studying fashion design in Paris, where she initially found her passion. However, as she delved deeper into the industry, she realized her true calling lay in the business side of fashion. She embarked on a remarkable career path upon graduation, joining the esteemed brand Celio. At Celio, Nathalie assumed the director role, overseeing various crucial aspects such as designing and managing international market collections, product distribution, and spearheading marketing campaigns. Her responsibilities included pioneering new store concept prototypes and demonstrating her multifaceted expertise in shaping the brand's identity and market presence. Nathalie's tenure in Paris enriched her professional journey as she collaborated with renowned brands like Celio Sport, Dooble, and Sud Express, further deepening her understanding of the intricacies of the fashion business world. Today, Nathalie brings her wealth of experience and insights to her role as the program leader for the Fashion Business program at IMM, where she guides and inspires aspiring professionals to navigate and excel in the dynamic realm of fashion business. Teaching Areas: Trend Forecasting, Fashion Marketing: Principles and Practices, Production 360 and Fashion Entrepreneurship-Thesis
read more
Nathalie Tessier
Fashion Business Program Leader
Alessandro has 24 years of expertise in developing brand equity and pioneering digital marketing across different cultures, nations, and businesses. As the Chief Marketing Officer at Under Armour, De Pestel led all the marketing aspects of the brand. He served previously as Executive Vice President of Marketing, Communications, and Consumer Insights for Tommy Hilfiger Global/PVH Europe, executing global alignment, planning, and strategies to support the company’s product directives and initiatives. De Pestel also worked as International Communications Director for Christian Dior Parfums in France and Vice President of Global Marketing for Omega Watches in Switzerland. Teaching Areas: International Customer Behavior, Fashion Entrepreneurs, Creating Communicating & Delivery Luxury and Omni-Channel Distribution  
read more
Alessandro De Pestel
Fashion Business Professor
Roxana Frontini teaches our students how to excel at managing marketing projects and teams, integrating strategies, and implementing complex initiatives for success. She incorporates her robust problem-solving abilities and entrepreneurial mindset into all her teaching and projects. Roxana is a proactive leader with extensive experience in fostering the growth of global companies in the media, fashion, music, and creative sectors. Possessing Master’s Degrees in Technology and Business Management and a double major in Law and Business, Roxana holds expertise in utilizing data-driven and highly creative marketing through technology and innovation to drive purposeful profitability and business expansion. Teaching Areas:  Ethics, Branding, Marketing & Communications
read more
Roxana Frontini
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
Inés Sabalza brings over two decades of multifaceted experience in the fashion industry, predominantly from NYC, focusing on sales, distribution, and business operations. She has collaborated with various entrepreneurs throughout her prominent career, effortlessly navigating startup terrains and structured corporate landscapes. A foundation in technology from her educational pursuits has always underpinned Inés’s work, offering her unique perspectives in an industry constantly reshaped by digital advancements. In 2019, Inés transitioned to Miami, channeling her industry insights to educate emerging fashion enthusiasts at Istituto Marangoni. As an esteemed Professor, she leads courses in business and marketing tailored for the ever-evolving world of fashion, emphasizing the symbiotic relationship between fashion and technology. Her curriculum underscores real-world interactions, ensuring students grasp theoretical concepts and their tangible applications in today’s tech-driven fashion landscape. Recognizing that technology will continue to reshape the fashion world at an even more rapid pace, Inés consistently advocates for the fusion of fashion with the latest tech trends, striving to shape the next generation of industry leaders who are both fashion-forward and tech-savvy. Teaching Areas: Introduction to Fashion, Fashion Marketing and Fashion Branding
read more
Ines Sabalza
Fashion Business Professor
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
Victor Uphaus is a former retail executive who worked as a Store Manager and District Training manager for well-known American retail companies, such as Kids R Us, The Children's Place, GAP, JLindeberg, and Brooks Brothers. His passion for learning and sharing knowledge has enabled him to teach management, marketing, and other business courses at colleges and universities since 1997. His educational background includes a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and Economics from the University of Michigan and two Master's Degrees from St. Thomas University, one in Management and the other in Business Administration. Teaching Areas: Finance and Strategic Retail Management
read more
Victor Uphaus
Fashion Business Professor
Born and raised in the German countryside, Annette Felder lived in Amsterdam and traveled through Europe and India before studying at London’s Central St. Martins College of Art and Design. After graduating from St. Martins in 2006, Annette co-founded the fashion brand Felder Felder together with her twin sister Daniela Felder, which won them an on-schedule slot at London Fashion Week, New Gen awards for three consecutive seasons and a nomination for the prestigious British Fashion Awards. In 2014, Annette and Daniela dedicated their brand to showcasing positive solutions for a more responsible business model within the fashion industry. Steering away from seasonal collections and wholesale, they shifted their focus to vegan, responsible textile innovations and bespoke production, avoiding overproduction and wastage. Furthermore, Felder Felder has been creating future fashion concepts for clients such as BMWi, Deutsche Bahn, Formula E, and Dr. Hauschka, merging innovation, design, and education through exhibitions, panel discussions, and workshops as part of their continued commitment to purposeful business and communication. Teaching Areas: Green Marketing
read more
Annette Felder
Fashion Business Professor
Meet Our
Faculty
All faculty
Nathalie Tessier's journey in the fashion world began with studying fashion design in Paris, where she initially found her passion. However, as she delved deeper into the industry, she realized her true calling lay in the business side of fashion. She embarked on a remarkable career path upon graduation, joining the esteemed brand Celio. At Celio, Nathalie assumed the director role, overseeing various crucial aspects such as designing and managing international market collections, product distribution, and spearheading marketing campaigns. Her responsibilities included pioneering new store concept prototypes and demonstrating her multifaceted expertise in shaping the brand's identity and market presence. Nathalie's tenure in Paris enriched her professional journey as she collaborated with renowned brands like Celio Sport, Dooble, and Sud Express, further deepening her understanding of the intricacies of the fashion business world. Today, Nathalie brings her wealth of experience and insights to her role as the program leader for the Fashion Business program at IMM, where she guides and inspires aspiring professionals to navigate and excel in the dynamic realm of fashion business. Teaching Areas: Trend Forecasting, Fashion Marketing: Principles and Practices, Production 360 and Fashion Entrepreneurship-Thesis
read more
Nathalie Tessier
Fashion Business Program Leader
Alessandro has 24 years of expertise in developing brand equity and pioneering digital marketing across different cultures, nations, and businesses. As the Chief Marketing Officer at Under Armour, De Pestel led all the marketing aspects of the brand. He served previously as Executive Vice President of Marketing, Communications, and Consumer Insights for Tommy Hilfiger Global/PVH Europe, executing global alignment, planning, and strategies to support the company’s product directives and initiatives. De Pestel also worked as International Communications Director for Christian Dior Parfums in France and Vice President of Global Marketing for Omega Watches in Switzerland. Teaching Areas: International Customer Behavior, Fashion Entrepreneurs, Creating Communicating & Delivery Luxury and Omni-Channel Distribution  
read more
Alessandro De Pestel
Fashion Business Professor
Roxana Frontini teaches our students how to excel at managing marketing projects and teams, integrating strategies, and implementing complex initiatives for success. She incorporates her robust problem-solving abilities and entrepreneurial mindset into all her teaching and projects. Roxana is a proactive leader with extensive experience in fostering the growth of global companies in the media, fashion, music, and creative sectors. Possessing Master’s Degrees in Technology and Business Management and a double major in Law and Business, Roxana holds expertise in utilizing data-driven and highly creative marketing through technology and innovation to drive purposeful profitability and business expansion. Teaching Areas:  Ethics, Branding, Marketing & Communications
read more
Roxana Frontini
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
Inés Sabalza brings over two decades of multifaceted experience in the fashion industry, predominantly from NYC, focusing on sales, distribution, and business operations. She has collaborated with various entrepreneurs throughout her prominent career, effortlessly navigating startup terrains and structured corporate landscapes. A foundation in technology from her educational pursuits has always underpinned Inés’s work, offering her unique perspectives in an industry constantly reshaped by digital advancements. In 2019, Inés transitioned to Miami, channeling her industry insights to educate emerging fashion enthusiasts at Istituto Marangoni. As an esteemed Professor, she leads courses in business and marketing tailored for the ever-evolving world of fashion, emphasizing the symbiotic relationship between fashion and technology. Her curriculum underscores real-world interactions, ensuring students grasp theoretical concepts and their tangible applications in today’s tech-driven fashion landscape. Recognizing that technology will continue to reshape the fashion world at an even more rapid pace, Inés consistently advocates for the fusion of fashion with the latest tech trends, striving to shape the next generation of industry leaders who are both fashion-forward and tech-savvy. Teaching Areas: Introduction to Fashion, Fashion Marketing and Fashion Branding
read more
Ines Sabalza
Fashion Business Professor
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
Victor Uphaus is a former retail executive who worked as a Store Manager and District Training manager for well-known American retail companies, such as Kids R Us, The Children's Place, GAP, JLindeberg, and Brooks Brothers. His passion for learning and sharing knowledge has enabled him to teach management, marketing, and other business courses at colleges and universities since 1997. His educational background includes a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and Economics from the University of Michigan and two Master's Degrees from St. Thomas University, one in Management and the other in Business Administration. Teaching Areas: Finance and Strategic Retail Management
read more
Victor Uphaus
Fashion Business Professor
Born and raised in the German countryside, Annette Felder lived in Amsterdam and traveled through Europe and India before studying at London’s Central St. Martins College of Art and Design. After graduating from St. Martins in 2006, Annette co-founded the fashion brand Felder Felder together with her twin sister Daniela Felder, which won them an on-schedule slot at London Fashion Week, New Gen awards for three consecutive seasons and a nomination for the prestigious British Fashion Awards. In 2014, Annette and Daniela dedicated their brand to showcasing positive solutions for a more responsible business model within the fashion industry. Steering away from seasonal collections and wholesale, they shifted their focus to vegan, responsible textile innovations and bespoke production, avoiding overproduction and wastage. Furthermore, Felder Felder has been creating future fashion concepts for clients such as BMWi, Deutsche Bahn, Formula E, and Dr. Hauschka, merging innovation, design, and education through exhibitions, panel discussions, and workshops as part of their continued commitment to purposeful business and communication. Teaching Areas: Green Marketing
read more
Annette Felder
Fashion Business Professor
Meet Our
Faculty
All faculty
Nathalie Tessier's journey in the fashion world began with studying fashion design in Paris, where she initially found her passion. However, as she delved deeper into the industry, she realized her true calling lay in the business side of fashion. She embarked on a remarkable career path upon graduation, joining the esteemed brand Celio. At Celio, Nathalie assumed the director role, overseeing various crucial aspects such as designing and managing international market collections, product distribution, and spearheading marketing campaigns. Her responsibilities included pioneering new store concept prototypes and demonstrating her multifaceted expertise in shaping the brand's identity and market presence. Nathalie's tenure in Paris enriched her professional journey as she collaborated with renowned brands like Celio Sport, Dooble, and Sud Express, further deepening her understanding of the intricacies of the fashion business world. Today, Nathalie brings her wealth of experience and insights to her role as the program leader for the Fashion Business program at IMM, where she guides and inspires aspiring professionals to navigate and excel in the dynamic realm of fashion business. Teaching Areas: Trend Forecasting, Fashion Marketing: Principles and Practices, Production 360 and Fashion Entrepreneurship-Thesis
read more
Nathalie Tessier
Fashion Business Program Leader
Alessandro has 24 years of expertise in developing brand equity and pioneering digital marketing across different cultures, nations, and businesses. As the Chief Marketing Officer at Under Armour, De Pestel led all the marketing aspects of the brand. He served previously as Executive Vice President of Marketing, Communications, and Consumer Insights for Tommy Hilfiger Global/PVH Europe, executing global alignment, planning, and strategies to support the company’s product directives and initiatives. De Pestel also worked as International Communications Director for Christian Dior Parfums in France and Vice President of Global Marketing for Omega Watches in Switzerland. Teaching Areas: International Customer Behavior, Fashion Entrepreneurs, Creating Communicating & Delivery Luxury and Omni-Channel Distribution  
read more
Alessandro De Pestel
Fashion Business Professor
Roxana Frontini teaches our students how to excel at managing marketing projects and teams, integrating strategies, and implementing complex initiatives for success. She incorporates her robust problem-solving abilities and entrepreneurial mindset into all her teaching and projects. Roxana is a proactive leader with extensive experience in fostering the growth of global companies in the media, fashion, music, and creative sectors. Possessing Master’s Degrees in Technology and Business Management and a double major in Law and Business, Roxana holds expertise in utilizing data-driven and highly creative marketing through technology and innovation to drive purposeful profitability and business expansion. Teaching Areas:  Ethics, Branding, Marketing & Communications
read more
Roxana Frontini
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
Inés Sabalza brings over two decades of multifaceted experience in the fashion industry, predominantly from NYC, focusing on sales, distribution, and business operations. She has collaborated with various entrepreneurs throughout her prominent career, effortlessly navigating startup terrains and structured corporate landscapes. A foundation in technology from her educational pursuits has always underpinned Inés’s work, offering her unique perspectives in an industry constantly reshaped by digital advancements. In 2019, Inés transitioned to Miami, channeling her industry insights to educate emerging fashion enthusiasts at Istituto Marangoni. As an esteemed Professor, she leads courses in business and marketing tailored for the ever-evolving world of fashion, emphasizing the symbiotic relationship between fashion and technology. Her curriculum underscores real-world interactions, ensuring students grasp theoretical concepts and their tangible applications in today’s tech-driven fashion landscape. Recognizing that technology will continue to reshape the fashion world at an even more rapid pace, Inés consistently advocates for the fusion of fashion with the latest tech trends, striving to shape the next generation of industry leaders who are both fashion-forward and tech-savvy. Teaching Areas: Introduction to Fashion, Fashion Marketing and Fashion Branding
read more
Ines Sabalza
Fashion Business Professor
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
Victor Uphaus is a former retail executive who worked as a Store Manager and District Training manager for well-known American retail companies, such as Kids R Us, The Children's Place, GAP, JLindeberg, and Brooks Brothers. His passion for learning and sharing knowledge has enabled him to teach management, marketing, and other business courses at colleges and universities since 1997. His educational background includes a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and Economics from the University of Michigan and two Master's Degrees from St. Thomas University, one in Management and the other in Business Administration. Teaching Areas: Finance and Strategic Retail Management
read more
Victor Uphaus
Fashion Business Professor
Born and raised in the German countryside, Annette Felder lived in Amsterdam and traveled through Europe and India before studying at London’s Central St. Martins College of Art and Design. After graduating from St. Martins in 2006, Annette co-founded the fashion brand Felder Felder together with her twin sister Daniela Felder, which won them an on-schedule slot at London Fashion Week, New Gen awards for three consecutive seasons and a nomination for the prestigious British Fashion Awards. In 2014, Annette and Daniela dedicated their brand to showcasing positive solutions for a more responsible business model within the fashion industry. Steering away from seasonal collections and wholesale, they shifted their focus to vegan, responsible textile innovations and bespoke production, avoiding overproduction and wastage. Furthermore, Felder Felder has been creating future fashion concepts for clients such as BMWi, Deutsche Bahn, Formula E, and Dr. Hauschka, merging innovation, design, and education through exhibitions, panel discussions, and workshops as part of their continued commitment to purposeful business and communication. Teaching Areas: Green Marketing
read more
Annette Felder
Fashion Business Professor

Career
Paths

At Istituto Marangoni Miami, our Fashion and Design Vocational Programs open doors to diverse professional opportunities in the dynamic fashion and design industries. Our progressive curriculum, hands-on training, and industry partnerships equip students with the essential knowledge and skills for success. Our Career Service department provides personalized support, empowering every student with the necessary tools for a fulfilling career. Graduates in Fashion Business are prepared for thriving careers, and at Istituto Marangoni Miami, we guide them in exploring pathways to success.

At Istituto Marangoni Miami, our Fashion and Design Vocational Programs open doors to diverse professional opportunities in the dynamic fashion and design industries. Our progressive curriculum, hands-on training, and industry partnerships equip students with the essential knowledge and skills for success. Our Career Service department provides personalized support, empowering every student with the necessary tools for a fulfilling career. Graduates in Fashion Business are prepared for thriving careers, and at Istituto Marangoni Miami, we guide them in exploring pathways to success.

At Istituto Marangoni Miami, our Fashion and Design Vocational Programs open doors to diverse professional opportunities in the dynamic industries of fashion and design. Our progressive curriculum, hands-on training, and industry partnerships equip students with the essential knowledge and skills for success. Our Career Service department provides personalized support, empowering every student with the necessary tools for a fulfilling career. Graduates in Fashion Business are prepared for thriving careers, and at Istituto Marangoni Miami, we guide them in exploring pathways to success.

At Istituto Marangoni Miami, our Fashion and Design Vocational Programs open doors to diverse professional opportunities in the dynamic fashion and design industries. Our progressive curriculum, hands-on training, and industry partnerships equip students with the essential knowledge and skills for success. Our Career Service department provides personalized support, empowering every student with the necessary tools for a fulfilling career. Graduates in Fashion Business are prepared for thriving careers, and at Istituto Marangoni Miami, we guide them in exploring pathways to success.

At Istituto Marangoni Miami, our Fashion and Design Vocational Programs open doors to diverse professional opportunities in the dynamic fashion and design industries. Our progressive curriculum, hands-on training, and industry partnerships equip students with the essential knowledge and skills for success. Our Career Service department provides personalized support, empowering every student with the necessary tools for a fulfilling career. Graduates in Fashion Business are prepared for thriving careers, and at Istituto Marangoni Miami, we guide them in exploring pathways to success.

At Istituto Marangoni Miami, our Fashion and Design Vocational Programs open doors to diverse professional opportunities in the dynamic fashion and design industries. Our progressive curriculum, hands-on training, and industry partnerships equip students with the essential knowledge and skills for success. Our Career Service department provides personalized support, empowering every student with the necessary tools for a fulfilling career. Graduates in Fashion Business are prepared for thriving careers, and at Istituto Marangoni Miami, we guide them in exploring pathways to success.

At Istituto Marangoni Miami, our Fashion and Design Vocational Programs open doors to diverse professional opportunities in the dynamic fashion and design industries. Our progressive curriculum, hands-on training, and industry partnerships equip students with the essential knowledge and skills for success. Our Career Service department provides personalized support, empowering every student with the necessary tools for a fulfilling career. Graduates in Fashion Business are prepared for thriving careers, and at Istituto Marangoni Miami, we guide them in exploring pathways to success.

At Istituto Marangoni Miami, our Fashion and Design Vocational Programs open doors to diverse professional opportunities in the dynamic fashion and design industries. Our progressive curriculum, hands-on training, and industry partnerships equip students with the essential knowledge and skills for success. Our Career Service department provides personalized support, empowering every student with the necessary tools for a fulfilling career. Graduates in Fashion Business are prepared for thriving careers, and at Istituto Marangoni Miami, we guide them in exploring pathways to success.

At Istituto Marangoni Miami, our Fashion and Design Vocational Programs open doors to diverse professional opportunities in the dynamic fashion and design industries. Our progressive curriculum, hands-on training, and industry partnerships equip students with the essential knowledge and skills for success. Our Career Service department provides personalized support, empowering every student with the necessary tools for a fulfilling career. Graduates in Fashion Business are prepared for thriving careers, and at Istituto Marangoni Miami, we guide them in exploring pathways to success.

Marketing Manager

Responsible for developing and implementing marketing strategies to promote fashion products or brands. Tasks include market research, advertising campaigns, social media management, and collaborating with other departments to ensure cohesive branding and messaging.

Retail Manager

Oversees the day-to-day operations of a fashion retail store or chain, including staffing, inventory management, customer service, and sales performance. They ensure that the store meets revenue targets, maintains a visually appealing environment, and delivers excellent customer experiences.

Supply Chain Analyst

Focuses on optimizing the flow of fashion products from production to consumers. They analyze data to improve efficiency, reduce costs, and ensure timely delivery. Responsibilities may include inventory forecasting, supplier management, logistics coordination, and risk assessment.

Brand Manager

Shapes the perception of a fashion brand in the marketplace. They develop brand strategies, manage product launches, and oversee marketing campaigns to enhance brand awareness and loyalty. Brand managers also monitor market trends and competitor activities to maintain brand relevance and competitiveness.

Fashion Buyer

Selects and purchases fashion merchandise for retail stores or online platforms. They research market trends, negotiate with suppliers, and analyze sales data to make informed buying decisions that align with the target audience and business objectives. Fashion buyers also manage inventory levels and maintain vendor relationships.

E-commerce Manager

Manages online sales channels for fashion brands or retailers. They oversee website functionality, user experience, and digital marketing efforts to drive traffic and sales. E-commerce managers also analyze online performance metrics, optimize conversion rates, and explore new technologies to enhance the online shopping experience.

Fashion Entrepreneur

Starts and operates their own fashion-related business, which could include designing and producing clothing, accessories, or jewelry, establishing a fashion boutique, or launching an online fashion platform. Fashion entrepreneurs handle various aspects of business operations, such as product development, marketing, finance, and strategic planning.

Fashion Business Analyst

Analyzes industry trends, consumer behavior, and financial data to provide insights that support decision-making within fashion businesses. They may conduct market research, develop forecasts, and evaluate the performance of marketing initiatives or product lines. Fashion business analysts help identify opportunities for growth and efficiency improvements.

explore all programs

Career
Paths

Marketing Manager

Responsible for developing and implementing marketing strategies to promote fashion products or brands. Tasks include market research, advertising campaigns, social media management, and collaborating with other departments to ensure cohesive branding and messaging.

Retail Manager

Oversees the day-to-day operations of a fashion retail store or chain, including staffing, inventory management, customer service, and sales performance. They ensure that the store meets revenue targets, maintains a visually appealing environment, and delivers excellent customer experiences.

Supply Chain Analyst

Focuses on optimizing the flow of fashion products from production to consumers. They analyze data to improve efficiency, reduce costs, and ensure timely delivery. Responsibilities may include inventory forecasting, supplier management, logistics coordination, and risk assessment.

Brand Manager

Shapes the perception of a fashion brand in the marketplace. They develop brand strategies, manage product launches, and oversee marketing campaigns to enhance brand awareness and loyalty. Brand managers also monitor market trends and competitor activities to maintain brand relevance and competitiveness.

Fashion Buyer

Selects and purchases fashion merchandise for retail stores or online platforms. They research market trends, negotiate with suppliers, and analyze sales data to make informed buying decisions that align with the target audience and business objectives. Fashion buyers also manage inventory levels and maintain vendor relationships.

E-commerce Manager

Manages online sales channels for fashion brands or retailers. They oversee website functionality, user experience, and digital marketing efforts to drive traffic and sales. E-commerce managers also analyze online performance metrics, optimize conversion rates, and explore new technologies to enhance the online shopping experience.

Fashion Entrepreneur

Starts and operates their own fashion-related business, which could include designing and producing clothing, accessories, or jewelry, establishing a fashion boutique, or launching an online fashion platform. Fashion entrepreneurs handle various aspects of business operations, such as product development, marketing, finance, and strategic planning.

Fashion Business Analyst

Analyzes industry trends, consumer behavior, and financial data to provide insights that support decision-making within fashion businesses. They may conduct market research, develop forecasts, and evaluate the performance of marketing initiatives or product lines. Fashion business analysts help identify opportunities for growth and efficiency improvements.

explore all programs
Career
Paths

At Istituto Marangoni Miami, our Fashion and Design Vocational Programs open doors to diverse professional opportunities in the dynamic fashion and design industries. Our progressive curriculum, hands-on training, and industry partnerships equip students with the essential knowledge and skills for success. Our Career Service department provides personalized support, empowering every student with the necessary tools for a fulfilling career. Graduates in Fashion Business are prepared for thriving careers, and at Istituto Marangoni Miami, we guide them in exploring pathways to success.

At Istituto Marangoni Miami, our Fashion and Design Vocational Programs open doors to diverse professional opportunities in the dynamic industries of fashion and design. Our progressive curriculum, hands-on training, and industry partnerships equip students with the essential knowledge and skills for success. Our Career Service department provides personalized support, empowering every student with the necessary tools for a fulfilling career. Graduates in Fashion Business are prepared for thriving careers, and at Istituto Marangoni Miami, we guide them in exploring pathways to success.

At Istituto Marangoni Miami, our Fashion and Design Vocational Programs open doors to diverse professional opportunities in the dynamic fashion and design industries. Our progressive curriculum, hands-on training, and industry partnerships equip students with the essential knowledge and skills for success. Our Career Service department provides personalized support, empowering every student with the necessary tools for a fulfilling career. Graduates in Fashion Business are prepared for thriving careers, and at Istituto Marangoni Miami, we guide them in exploring pathways to success.

At Istituto Marangoni Miami, our Fashion and Design Vocational Programs open doors to diverse professional opportunities in the dynamic fashion and design industries. Our progressive curriculum, hands-on training, and industry partnerships equip students with the essential knowledge and skills for success. Our Career Service department provides personalized support, empowering every student with the necessary tools for a fulfilling career. Graduates in Fashion Business are prepared for thriving careers, and at Istituto Marangoni Miami, we guide them in exploring pathways to success.

At Istituto Marangoni Miami, our Fashion and Design Vocational Programs open doors to diverse professional opportunities in the dynamic fashion and design industries. Our progressive curriculum, hands-on training, and industry partnerships equip students with the essential knowledge and skills for success. Our Career Service department provides personalized support, empowering every student with the necessary tools for a fulfilling career. Graduates in Fashion Business are prepared for thriving careers, and at Istituto Marangoni Miami, we guide them in exploring pathways to success.

At Istituto Marangoni Miami, our Fashion and Design Vocational Programs open doors to diverse professional opportunities in the dynamic fashion and design industries. Our progressive curriculum, hands-on training, and industry partnerships equip students with the essential knowledge and skills for success. Our Career Service department provides personalized support, empowering every student with the necessary tools for a fulfilling career. Graduates in Fashion Business are prepared for thriving careers, and at Istituto Marangoni Miami, we guide them in exploring pathways to success.

At Istituto Marangoni Miami, our Fashion and Design Vocational Programs open doors to diverse professional opportunities in the dynamic fashion and design industries. Our progressive curriculum, hands-on training, and industry partnerships equip students with the essential knowledge and skills for success. Our Career Service department provides personalized support, empowering every student with the necessary tools for a fulfilling career. Graduates in Fashion Business are prepared for thriving careers, and at Istituto Marangoni Miami, we guide them in exploring pathways to success.

At Istituto Marangoni Miami, our Fashion and Design Vocational Programs open doors to diverse professional opportunities in the dynamic fashion and design industries. Our progressive curriculum, hands-on training, and industry partnerships equip students with the essential knowledge and skills for success. Our Career Service department provides personalized support, empowering every student with the necessary tools for a fulfilling career. Graduates in Fashion Business are prepared for thriving careers, and at Istituto Marangoni Miami, we guide them in exploring pathways to success.

FAQ

What is the duration of the One-Year Vocational Program in Fashion Business?
The duration of the One-Year Vocational Program in Fashion Business is 12 months in total. The program is divided into 4 levels, each level lasting 11 weeks, with a two-week break in between.
What are the eligibility criteria for enrolling in the program?
For the One-Year Vocational Program, the eligibility criteria is the following: 18 years or above or a high school graduate, valid ID, updated resume, English Test (if applicable).
Can I apply for the program if I have no prior experience in Fashion Business?
For the One-Year Vocational Program, no prior experience is necessary. If a prospective student has experience, yet still wishes to study this program, we can do a level placement based on an assessment of your resume, interview and, most importantly, your professional portfolio.
Are there opportunities for volunteer work and industry experience in this program?
Volunteer work and industry opportunities are offered during this program. Students get an email from career services throughout their studies informing them of the available offers at that moment in time. Students are able to apply if the job is available for them and also relates to their area of interest.
Are there any networking or industry engagement opportunities provided as part of the program?
Through our brand partnerships, students have the opportunity to participate in business case studies, get to know and listen to industry professionals, create relationships with their professors who are professionals in the field and more.
Can international students apply for the program, and what are the visa requirements?
International students are able to apply to the One-Year Vocational Program in Fashion Business at Istituto Marangoni Miami. The visa requirements would be a copy of a valid passport, resume, english test, bank statement showcasing double the amount or more of the tuition, and a sponsor letter, if applicable. After all documents have been submitted, we will issue your I-20 and give you detailed instructions to follow for the visa application.
CONTACT
3704 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137
Weekdays 9 AM - 5 PM

Outside of office hours we currently offer appointments virtually. Please click on the link below and schedules an appointment with our team through the Calendly system.

download catalog Book a virtual appointment