International Fashion Academy, better known as IFA Paris, is a multi-disciplinary fashion school that offers undergraduate and graduate programs in design, technique and business. IFA Paris has established itself as a leader in international fashion education with campuses in Paris and Shanghai. IFA’s Paris Campus recently relocated to the historical garment district in the 10th arrondissement, called home by many thriving fashion businesses.
IFA Paris was created in 1997 but has a pattern making and draping history of over a century. IFA’s Bachelor in Fashion Design and Technology was created with the insight that fashion education in France needed to internationalize in order to remain competitive in the rapidly moving global fashion industry. In 2009, IFA Paris expanded its offerings to include MBA programs in Artistic and Brand Management.
In partnership with the Shanghai University of Engineering Sciences, IFA Paris established its campus in Shanghai in 2002 as the first Sino-French joint venture in fashion education to be approved by the Chinese government. IFA Paris 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. Study fashion design at the IFA Shanghai campus and take on the world of international fashion with confidence.
Patrick Kouzmine Karavaieff
Jean Marc Chauve
IFA Paris in Shanghai
Resource and Development Director
Marketing and Business Development Director