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From its impact on culture and society to consumer behaviour, discover the business of fashion with this Understanding Fashion - From Business to Culture from the Institut Francais de la Mode by FutureLearn.

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Overview

Study fashion and culture with fashion industry experts from Chanel and YSL.

On this Understanding Fashion - From Business to Culture from the Institut Francais de la Mode by FutureLearn , you’ll explore the interaction of fashion, society and business with IFM professor, Benjamin Simmenauer.

The course features exclusive input from fashion industry leaders, including designers such as Simon Porte Jacquemus, Christelle Kocher, Paul Smith, and CEOs at Chanel, YSL and Hermès.

You’ll deepen your understanding of the industry and take a dual approach to the study of fashion as you investigate it as both a cultural phenomenon and a creative industry.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to:

  • Develop transdisciplinary knowledge and expertise aimed at understanding the logics of the contemporary fashion field
  • Identify the creative models of the different fashion houses and their conception of time
  • Explore the trends diffusion models
  • Interpret a fashion silhouette
  • Explain the construction of consumer behaviour

Programme Structure

What topics will you cover?
  • Fashion and modernity: contemporary relevance, ‘Zeitgeist’, and the desirability of the new.
  • Fashion and society: the concept of trends, social distinction and selection, culture and subcultures.
  • Fashion as a language: decoding silhouettes, the genre of fashion literature and fashion press.
  • Fashion and consumption: fashion and gender, the emergence of ‘lifestyle’, fetishism.

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 1 months
    • 3 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.

Language

English

Delivered

Online
  • Self-paced
  • No Attendance
  • Proactive tutoring and support
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Whether you’re a marketing student intrigued by consumer culture or you’re an experienced fashion professional looking to enhance your knowledge, this course is designed for anyone looking to deepen and specialise their knowledge of the fashion industry.
  • This course will also be relevant to fashion entrepreneurs who need a holistic view of the industry’s key success factors.
  • This course is supported by DEFI.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    Free
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  • National

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 USD for the full programme during 1 months.

Extra Benefits: From $59

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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