Istituto Marangoni & Saudi Fashion Commission to open training institute

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Saudi Fashion Commission-Istituto Marangoni to open new institute
Officials during the signing ceremony | SPA

Istituto Marangoni has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Saudi Fashion Commission in order to establish a higher training institute in Riyadh.

This initiative will bring international courses specialized in fashion and luxury to the Kingdom, with plans to inaugurate the institute in 2025.

According to the statement, Istituto Marangoni will be the first international Higher Education Group in the creative fields, with a focus on fashion and luxury, to open in Riyadh.

The new institute, to be accredited by TVTC (Technical and Vocational Training Corporation), will provide an innovative and dynamic academic offer of courses that will be designed to propel careers in fashion, business, and luxury management.

Burak Cakmak-Saudi Fashion Commissio
Burak Cakmak
CEO – Saudi Fashion Commission

“As we inaugurate Istituto Marangoni in Riyadh, we herald a transformative era for local talent within the burgeoning creative landscape of our region. With demand for quality fashion education on the rise, our partnership underscores the Saudi Fashion Commission’s unwavering commitment to nurturing and empowering creatives. Together, we embark on a journey to shape a vibrant and flourishing fashion community in the heart of the Kingdom, laying the foundation for a future where innovation thrives and creativity knows no bounds.”

The main academic program will be a 3-year Advanced Diploma available in specific core areas, such as Fashion Design, Fashion Management, Fashion Product, Fashion Styling, and Creative Direction, but also in the management of Fragrances and Cosmetics and Interior Design.

Students will also have the opportunity to choose whether to complete the Advanced Diploma in Riyadh and step into the fashion industry through a 6-month internship during the last year of study or complete studies for a Bachelor’s Degree at any international Istituto Marangoni campus.

Stefania Valenti, Managing Director of Istituto Marangoni, stated that, “We are deeply honored that the Fashion Commission has chosen Istituto Marangoni as a valuable partner for the inauguration of the first international fashion school in Riyadh. Our academic offerings are meticulously crafted, informed by extensive market research, to position Saudi Arabia as a beacon for the luxury market of the future.”

The academic offer will also include a range of courses catering to both aspiring and established professionals who are looking to enhance their skills in the areas of the fashion business, digital marketing, product management, and emerging technologies.

“The resounding success of the distance learning course on Digital Fashion and CLO3D, offered to Saudi designers in partnership with the Fashion Commission over the past two years, serves as a testament to the market’s readiness for this type of educational opportunity,” as per the statement.

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