Fashion & Luxury Management School

Summer Class / Paris







Paris is the capital of fashion and since MODESIGN ACADEMY’s Director studied at the Institut Français de la Mode (IFM) in Paris and worked there several years, it seemed logical to organise a one week Summer Class in this city.

Here is the program. You can attend the day you want. Maximum 10 people/day.

Monday 23 : visit of the Fédération française du Prêt-à-Porter féminin, Darquer, Lemarié, Association Jean-Luc François

Tuesday 24 : class about Luxury groups by Olivier Roux, guided visit of Le Printemps and Galeries Lafayettes

Wednesday 25 : guided visit of le Grand Musée du Parfum, visit of Christofle and meeting with Emmanuelle Voisin, its Global Marketing and Communication VP

Thuesday 26 : class about “Paris : capital of fashion” with Fashion Historian Lydia Kamitsis and visit of the Patrimoine of a big fashion house with her.

Friday 27 : meeting with Monsieur Cathalan – President of the Comité Montaigne, guided tour of Avenue Montaigne and class about perfume with Perfumer Louison Crajcar


Lydia Kamitsis  is a Fashion Historian and will tell you all about Paris as the Capital of Fashion for the last two centuries and how it has always been a city welcoming the talents from all over the world.  She will also guide us in the Parisian house to discover the “Département Patrimoine” will the old collections.

Olivier Roux, former IFM student, worked for Dior, Smalto, Morgan, among others and will explain us all about the big French luxury groups (LVMH and Kering).

Louison Grajcar is a Perfumer for 10 years now but was a designer before. He will explain how this specific industry  and you will have to use your nose to understand it.

Some classes will take place at the Institut Français de la Mode, other at the Fédération française du Prêt-à-Porter Féminin.



We will have a  guided tour of the famous department store LE PRINTEMPS.

Atelier Lesage and Atelier Lemarié belong to Chanel. Located in Porte de Pantin, they will open their doors for an exclusive visits to discover how they make the wonderfull pieces you see on Chanel’s catwalk.

L’Association Jean-Luc François is located in Porte de Pantin too wich is the new hotspot for creative industries. It is an incubator for starters as well as a school to learn the techniques of haute-couture. They will show us what is their specific methodology.

Le Grand Musée du Parfum is established in the former house of Christian Lacroix. You will discover discover with our guide why France is a leading country in this field.



The Comité Montaigne gathers luxury houses and palaces of the famous avenue. Its President, Monsieur Cathalan, will tell us all about how they promote the brands in Paris and around the world.

The Fédération française du Prêt-à-Porter féminin represents a variety of brands and promotes them in France and abroad. They will tell us all about how they work to help French brands to develop.

Emmanuelle Voisin is Global Marketing and Communication Manager of Christofle. She will tell us all about the brand.



  • Get to know better the Parisian market and how it works in terms of products offers
  • Get an insight of how does a Federation in ready-to-wear works
  • Get an insight of the perfume world
  • Get an insight of companies
  • Know more about the History of Fashion
  • Enlarge your network



This mix of theory, visits, workshops and encounters proves to be very efficient to maxime your learning process.



The program is open to anyone interested in fashion management wether you are a student or a professional and wathever your background. Maximum 10 people.



English is the language spoken during the 5 days. Any knowledge of French is of course an asset.



July  23  to 27 from 9.30 to 5.00.



850 euros wich does not include transport, accomodation and meals.

With Airbnb there are plenty of options available to have a wonderful stay



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By Kristin Jennen : “The summerschool in Paris provides an excellent view on fashion and the behind the scenes of luxury in Paris. We covered different aspects of it and got lots of insight information in the luxury stores itself. Because of a variation of visits, classes and information on the Parisian market, in combination with the nice company of the group, this was for me the perfect chance to see and visit Paris from another perspective.”