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Master in Fashion Design in partnership with Fondazione Gianfranco Ferré – September 2018


Gianfranco Ferré was born in Legnano, near Milan in 1944. He graduated in Architecture and started designing accessories and jewelry. In 1978 Ferré presented his debut signature women’s ready-to-wear collection with a show in Milan. In 1983, Ferré created the Master’s course in Fashion Design at Domus Academy and led it until 1989, when he became Artistic Director of Christian Dior, up to 1996, for the women’s Haute Couture and Prêt à Porter lines. Gianfranco Ferré died in Milan in 2007 and the following year the Fondazione Gianfranco Ferré was founded with the aim of preserving, organizing and making available to the public the designer’s patrimony that includes about 3,000 pieces of clothing and accessories and documents of his professional activity. The Fondazione is still committed to its mission of promoting, pursuing and carrying out projects that relate to the Gianfranco Ferré philosophy and culture of design, to the maestro’s unique idea of fashion and exquisite aesthetic sensitivity.
On the 10th anniversary of his passing, Fondazione Gianfranco Ferré and Lions Club Legnano Carroccio are sponsoring one exceptionally talented student to pursue the Master in Fashion Design at Domus Academy, commencing in September 2018, to further investigate the dynamics of the fashion creative process.


Interested applicants are asked to explore the work of Gianfranco Ferré, conduct their own intellectual and visual research, and develop an original fashion collection. The final outcome will be a capsule collection of 5 complete outfits, reflecting the personal world of inspiration of the candidate, a clear and rich design methodology. We invite each candidate to explore, identify and illustrate their individual perspective on fashion through the following elements: volumes, materials, colors.

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The works must be delivered to Domus Academy by and no later than April 6th 2018.
Candidates will be informed about the results of the competition by e-mail on May 4th 2018.


One scholarship covering €10.000 of the total tuition fee of the Domus Academy Master in Fashion Design. The competition is reserved to EU students. Prize will be deducted from the standard tuition fee amounting to €16.990 (matriculation fee is not included).


Projects will be selected and evaluated by the Faculty of Domus Academy Master in Fashion Design, a representative of Fondazione Gianfranco Ferré and Domus Academy admissions jury.


“An X-ray simulation image of Gianfranco Ferre’s Milonga shirt, F/W 2005, prêt á porter, silk organza (Photography by Leonardo Salvini)”