Institut Français de la Mode
IFM was founded in 1986 by professionals in the sector with support from the Ministry of Industry, and remains under the Ministry's tutelage. IFM welcomes over 120 students and 2000 professionals each year. The Institute is state-recognised and is a member of the Conférence des grandes écoles and of the International Foundation of Fashion Institutes (IFFTI).
The IFM enables postgraduate students to follow high-level professional programs in both management and design. Students then take their training in both dimensions to work in companies where creativity is a major source of added value or alternatively develop their own business. The end result is the breaking down of barriers between management and design in an industry that is about products, brands, culture and design. Professions in the fashion, design and luxury industries have diversified considerably in recent years.
Head of School
Dominique Jacomet is a graduate of Sciences-Po Paris and has a doctorate in Management Science from the Université Paris-Dauphine. After teaching economics, Dominique Jacomet occupied various management posts at Indreco and Devanlay (New Man, Mendès, Lacoste) from 1982 to 1998. From 1999 to 2007, he was CEO and member of the board at Devanlay SA, holder of the worldwide license for Lacoste clothes. He has written three books on the textile, fashion and clothing industry at Editions Economica: Le textile-habillement, une industrie de pointe (1987 et 1989), Les textiles (1992), and Mode, textile et mondialisation (2007).
At IFM, Dominique Jacomet is in charge of teaching strategy and governance of fashion and luxury companies.
Courses Overview: Undergraduate and Postgraduate
Major in Fashion Design
Major in Accessory Design
Major in Image Design
Postgraduate Fashion Design Program
Master of Science in International Luxury Management
Tuition and Scholarship Information
Thanks to Cercle IFM, approximately 40 % of the students at IFM have benefited from grants since the system was put into place in 1995. Around 500 grants have been awarded since Cercle IFM was founded. To find out more about Cervle IFM click here and for more information on tuition click here.