Istituto Marangoni, the leading Italian fashion, art and design school, announces the Group expansion into the Americas with the opening of the first US School in Miami’s Design District, the 10th in the world.
Istituto Marangoni was founded in 1935 in Milan and has more than 80 years of history and success in training the top professionals of Fashion and Design. Istituto Marangoni can praise itself for the education of four generations of students from 5 continents and for having launched over 45,000 professionals in fashion and luxury fields. It currently educates 4,000 students per year from 107 countries at its schools, located in Milano (the School of Fashion and the School of Design), Firenze (School of Fashion & Art), Paris, London, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Mumbai and Miami, the international capitals of fashion, design and luxury.
The prestigious school will now deliver the bran’s proven and unparalleled education model to top students throughout the US and Latin America.
The institution consistently plays a key role in shaping global fashion trends and holds the merit of creating some of the biggest names in the industry, including Domenico Dolce, Franco Moschino, Alessandro Sartori (Zegna Group Creative Director), Paula Cademartori, Julie de Libran (Artistic Director of Sonia Rykiel), Rocco Iannone (Creative Director of Pal Zileri), Maurizio Pecoraro brand owner and Istituto Marangon’s International Fashion Chair), and more.
Hakan Baykam, president of the new School, has identified the unique opportunity in Miami to pioneer a new fashion hub. As the visionary behind the expansion, he is building an impressive Istituto Marangoni Advisory Board in the Americas that consists of names like Esteban Cortazar, Craig Robins, Carlo ‘Amario, Oscar Feldenkreis, Karla Martinez, Milan Vukmirovic, Paula Cademartori and more. He is also curating a highprofile team of leaders for the new campus, which includes Massimo Casagrande (who is an Istituto Marangoni alumnus, founder of his own menswear label and former Versace designer) as Director of Education and Pablo Arbelaez as School Director.
” We were looking to create a new global fashion destination and selected Miami for its existing international allure and for its need for a firmly established fashion school. The city’s rapid growth in the design and art categories coupled with its accessibility to Latin America made it the perfect choice for us.”, said Baykam.
The Miami School will feature impressive course offerings beginning with short courses in winter of 2018.