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Istituto Marangoni leads to fashion career success

Ellen Ophelia at Fashion & Freedom

International students achieve fashion career success at Istituto Marangoni International Study Centre.

The following stories of former students at the 4th best fashion school in the world (Fashionista, 2016) show how the renowned school can help you make it in the fashion world.

student success

Ellen Ophelia

Ellen Ophelia represented Istituto Marangoni at the ‘Fashion & Freedom’ exhibition. It explores the changing role of women and fashion during WWI. Ellen’s work was selected from a range of competitive entries. Her designs stood alongside pieces by Vivienne Westwood, Roksanda, Emilia Wickstead, and Sadie Williams.

Ellen’s success story began with the International Foundation Year at the International Study Centre. She’s now studying the BA (hons) Fashion Design at Istituto Marangoni London. This includes her current sandwich year placement with Erdem.


PA5H was established by Dasha Pashevkina from Russia in 2014, only two years after finishing her degree at Istituto Marangoni London. Since then, the brand has built a large fan base across the world. PA5H have already been featured internationally in Vogue, Elle, Glamour, and Harper’s Bazaar magazines. They will be showcase at London Fashion Week in September.

career connections

As an Istituto Marangoni student, you can get involved in practical projects, seminars and competitions. They're connected to big names in fashion and the latest trends. These include English National Ballet, Burberry, Bikkembergs, Frankie Morello, Hugo Boss, Braccialini, Salvatore Ferragamo, Paul & Shark, Fratelli Rossetti, Louis Vuitton, OVS f4yg, Aspesi, and many more.

Gabriela from Brazil studied the International Foundation Year at Istituto Marangoni International Study Centre. She says:

“I always knew the huge influence Istituto Marangoni has in the fashion industry and how graduates from this school are proud to be Istituto Marangoni alumni. In addition, a high percentage of alumni are able to get outstanding jobs.”

international experience

Watch the video to see where in the world you could study fashion with us. Our five schools are in outstanding ‘capitals of creativity’.


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