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Fashion Design Institut

Fashion Design Institut

Fashion Design Institut


The Fashion Design Institute was founded in Düsseldorf in 2008 and is now one of the top schools in the world. A comprehensive program is offered here in which work technologies are taught and initial professional experience is collected and consolidated in the learning process. International fashion designers, fashion journalists & stylists, and fashion marketing managers are trained at the fashion school

The main task of the institute is to provide each student with a basic knowledge base, practical skills, and experience in working with experts from the fashion industry.

Since 2014, the Fashion Design Institute has been listed as the only German fashion school among the best 50 schools in the world by Business of Fashion (BOF), CEO World, and Forbes Magazine (USA).

Our Strengths

  • A learning plan adapted to industry and self-employment
  • Rapid response to industry requirements
  • The outstanding quality of the lecturers working in the industry
  • Canceled lessons will be rescheduled
  • Strong networking with the fashion industry
  • Exceptional guest lecturers from famous fashion houses (e.g. Vivien Westwood, Schiaparelli, etc.)
  • Annual show in Düsseldorf
  • Final show in Paris during Haute Couture Fashion Week
  • Excursions and workshops at renowned companies (e.g. Chanel, van Cleef, and Appel)

We support your dreams

Please don’t be afraid to show us your work and drawings at an interview! Our experienced lecturers bring out many hidden talents! We are here to support you in your personal development!

Since we offer different courses, such as international fashion design, fashion journalism & stylist, and fashion management/marketing, you will get to know and appreciate classmates from all disciplines.

What do we expect from you?

Of course, we expect hard work from you, a love of fashion, imagination, the desire to develop yourself, and, above all, fun! Because in addition to learning and preparing for the fashion world, we never miss out on having fun! When you interact with the other students, you notice right from the start: We are the perfect fashion family for all fashion lovers.


To enroll at the Düsseldorf Fashion School, you must have at least a technical college or secondary school diploma. If you have particular artistic talent, a secondary school diploma is sufficient. The minimum age for applicants is 16 years.

To apply to the Fashion Design Institute, you must submit an application folder in addition to a tabular CV and relevant certificates. This must contain five papers. Whether these are drawings, collages, sculptures, illustrations, photographs, blogs or handmade, creative items is up to the applicant.

The application folder represents the applicant's business card, so to speak, and is a more decisive application criterion for the Düsseldorf Fashion School than the grades in a school leaving certificate. Anyone who wants to study fashion should have a high level of creativity, passion, and innovation.

Why study at Fashion Design Institut

Fashion is much more than just being able to create.

Our courses prepare you for a career in the fashion business and offer you the ideal platform for your personal and professional development.

We open up the best career opportunities for you on a national and international level!

Our graduates were or are in the following houses: Gucci, Giambattista Valli Paris, Chanel, Roberto Cavalli Milan, Marchesa NY, Peter Pilotto London, Victor&Rolf, Balmain Paris, InStyle, Harpers Bazaar, Alexis Mabille.

Our professional lecturers provide you with excellent know-how and accompany you on your way to developing your maximum creative potential.

Your opportunities at our institute are as diverse as your personality: Design your collection! Launch your fashion magazine! With hard work, ambition, and determination you can achieve almost anything with us. We promote your individual development and help you grow as a personality.

Campus Life & Facilities

Our lessons take place in bright, friendly, and modern rooms, where we offer you plenty of space for creativity! There you can work in the in-house photo studio, create patterns, sew, work on the computer, and much more - there are no limits to creativity!


  • Düsseldorf

    Kölner Landstraße, 423 A, 40589, Düsseldorf