Founded in 2000 by Franc'Pairon, IFM’s Design Postgraduate Program offers one of the most reputable fashion courses in Europe. It welcomes 20 international designers every year.
The program offers three options as majors: Clothes, Accessories, Image.
The course lasts 15 months: one year of classes and three months internship in a company. The classes are taught in English by professionals.
At IFM, unlimited creativity comes into contact with the best technical savoir-faire. For one year, the students make prototypes with IFM’s partner companies (mostly reputable French Fashion houses and manufacturers).
This collaboration with 40 companies leads to prototypes of clothing, bags, glasses and shoes being made each year with an exceptional abundance of creative ideas.
Throughout the year, IFM design and management students work together during specially planned workshops to help them understand one another better.
IFM designers are chosen for their strong personality, their creativity and their willingness to develop concrete projects in direct partnership with reputable fashion houses and companies. The international environment leads to a high level of creative emulation within the group.
Since January 2000, 110 designers have gone through IFM’s Design Postgraduate Program. The wealth of their cultural horizons and the diverse paths they have taken make them stand out from the crowd. They mainly come from reputable international schools; a number of them are foreign nationals even if they did their undergraduate studies in France. Once they graduate from IFM, the majority go on to have a career in France, mainly in the fashion houses and luxury companies, in ready-to-wear or accessories. Some IFM design graduates have set up their own brand, others work as freelance designers.