The Master in Fashion Trend Forecasting is an innovative program for sharp and intuitive minds. Welcome to the life of Trend Forecasters. This person is a master of the future who is constantly moving, researching and finding the golden thread between politics, economics, technology, art, music, and, of course, fashion.
Trend Forecasters could be considered the fortune-tellers of fashion, arousing desire with new concepts of communication and product in an almost spiritual way.
The Master in Fashion Trend Forecasting dives into four main areas: Research, the analysis of data and phenomena; Link, the personal associations, inspirations and moods; Concept, the formulation of trends, counter-trends and sub-trends and Release, the application to product development, strategic marketing and communication purposes with presentation materials.
This intensive specialization program is run by resident teachers from the industry and includes international guest lecturers, workshops in Paris or London as well as field trips to the Pitti trade fairs in Florence and Milan Fashion Week. In collaboration with Li Edelkoort’s Trend Union, two main projects can be used as a high-quality personal portfolio. Internship opportunities are provided.
Lessons amount to a total of 700 contact hours and the overall obtainment of 80 credits.
This course is completed with the possibility of an internship in a fashion company.
Mentors share tools, guidance, motivation and resources with students throughout their program. They play an important role in the professional lives of young students.
Director at Trend Union / Studio Edelkoort
Philip Fimmano is a contemporary fashion and lifestyle specialist, and expert in trend forecasting. His work with Trend Union, one of the most renowned trend forecasting agencies founded by Li Edelkoort, Bloom magazine and strategic studies for many international brands, has led Fimmano to work in industries as varied as textiles, interiors, food, craft, luxury, travel and retail.
Philip Fimmano is the Director of the New York-based creative studio Edelkoort Inc., co-founder of Talking Textiles, exhibition curator and invited speaker at Musée du Quai Branly, Nordiska museet, Royal College of Art and five N.I.F.T. campuses across India.
The curriculum of the course includes a range of subjects that will help students develop their skills and knowledge in the field. Some of the key topics covered include:
- Fashion Culture
- Fashion Trend & Forecasting
- Fashion Communications
- Products & Productions
In order to be eligible for this course, you will need to be selected after the
In order to be eligible for this course, you will need to be selected after the admission process.
Basic requirements are:
- Curriculum Vitae (CV) with motivation letter
- English language proficiency
- Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) or professional work experience in a related field
Graduates can become Trend Forecasters within a company, a magazine, an agency or a retail environment. This position requires an independent character, a multidisciplinary approach, the curiosity to process primary and secondary sources, the ability to present in public and the enthusiasm to be contemporary and continuously ahead of the market.