IFA Paris is a French fashion school established in Shanghai since 2002, it prides itself in being the first Sino-French joint venture in fashion education to be approved by the Chinese government. Today, it has become the leading fashion design school in China and the only one that proves its dedication to fashion by using the best professional instructors from France; offering Bachelorâ€™s and Masterâ€™s programs and counting over 800 students.
As for our French campus, Through its alliance with AICP (Academie Internationale de Coupe de Paris), IFA Paris is able to take advantage of an ancient tradition in pattern making & draping, dating back to 1830. While IFA Parisâ€™ primary focus is on design, looking at both Parisian and international styles and trends, AICP has, in itself, also contributed to the fashion world by developing its own method of patternmaking and draping. The campus finds itself located in Parisâ€™ 15th arrondisement.
The alliance of IFA Paris and AICP rely on the vast experience of its Academic Committee, composed exclusively of the most respected professionals from France's leading haute couture and ready-to-wear houses including Yves Saint-Laurentâ€™s Manager of Pattern Making and John Gallianoâ€™s Manager of Womenâ€™s Collections.
IFA Paris provides a perfect partnership of East and West, by placing one of our colleges in Shanghai, we allow our students to soak up the Eastern fashion environment while still providing students with all the characteristics of a French fashion education, with the best in French instructors. Through our international and cutting edge curriculum we help students to strive towards their dream job wherever that may be in the World.