Fashion is a global growing industry.
It’s you who shoulder the future.

President of ESMOD INTERNATIONAL Satoru Nino

Global fashion market is predicted to be worth about 270 trillion yen a year in the next 10 years, which is twice bigger than now. Our education is based on “Creation, Technic and Innovation”, and our goal is a hybrid education which blends tradition and the hottest technology and which links creation and business, to train human resources who will play an active role on the world stage in fast-changing and developing fashion industry.

To get things started, have a dream or goal. If you don’t, of course you can take your time to figure out yours. The more you try, the tougher you become. Challenge is always important. The more you challenge, the more you fail. Failure is the best way to learn which gives you many lessons.

Fashion product is like the tip of an iceberg. Tradition, culture, art, economy, social phenomena, technology and many other creation sources support what we see in our daily life like the submerged part of the iceberg.

Point of view and philosophy are the source of originality for humans, including creators. Learning something allows you to develop your own value for life, pursue the essence and seek truth, then you will understand the universe that you want to express. Make dreams come true by exploring who you are and taking ample time to open up your life.


Satoru Nino

Art Director Grégory Lamaud and Louis Gerin

-What will be the most important skill? for future fashion creator?

To be part of the beautiful fashion industry as a future fashion Creator, the most important skills are, before everything, the passion and the perseverance. Of course, it is essential to have an absolute knowledge of all process of product development. From product design to sales, through technical development, sourcing, production and many other fascinating facets. But the real magic will also come through the own personality of the Designer himself. A personality that ESMOD will allow you to develop and assert.

-What is ESMOD education method for future fashion industry?

ESMOD is the leading fashion school worldwide and it is no more something to prove. The 179 years history of ESMOD group is incredibly rich and passionating. To be a part of ESMOD as a student, it is already to be part of fashion industry. The network is almost infinite. Through the years, ESMOD has always adapted methods to the modern world’s evolution. It is the perfect alliance between Tradition and Modernity. The beauty appears when the student becomes a real contemporary fashion Designer who never forget the true history of fashion. The technical knowledge is also a key point in our program, always closely linked to modernity.

-Any message who are thinking to study at ESMOD

As former students, we can say that ESMOD gave us the opportunity to realize our dreams and even more. To be part of a ESMOD family is something very special and reassuring. An international Fashion school where dreams can come true all over the world. The choice of a high qualitative education, and more than that, a way of life.

Art Director

Grégory Lamaud

Louis Gerin

ESMOD History

ESMOD History

Founded the world’s first fashion specialized educational institution in 1841

In 1841, during the Second French Republic (1848-1852) (1852-1870), Alexis Lavigne, who was the Court Dresser of Napoleon III, founded the world’s first specialized education education institution on the Fontaine in Paris. This is the beginning of ESMOD. In that year, he devised the first manukan (mandai) and the measure (tape measure) in the world, and developed a method of cutting women’s clothing and plane cutting of men’s clothing logically. For young tailors and couturiers, who had no choice but to acquire skills through apprenticeship at the time, they published an educational book, which was the first step to systematic education. After that, she was handed over to her daughter, Alice Gael-Lavigne, and started to train women as “Gale-La Vigne school”. For contributions of fashion and clothing activities, awards were given from various countries in Europe, including France.

ESMOD History

Starting with Tokyo School, expanding the International Group

The “ESMOD”, which has been handed down to Belt Le Conte Gael and Jean Le Conte Gale, introduced a curriculum for preparing preporte creators in 1970, based on haute couture-focused educational content. We carry out innovative and professional education to meet the needs of the times and have brought out world-renowned designers and creators such as Thierry Mugler, Eric Bergere and Frank Sorbier one after another. In the 1980s, the fashion industry introduced concepts and theories to marketing. In line with that, in 1989, ESMOD founded Institut Supérieur Européen de la Mode = “ISEM”, a business school specializing in fashion. Since then, ISEM has focused on developing people who want to be managers in marketing or communication teams.

ESMOD History

Starting in Tokyo in 1984, the representative of ESMOD International, the Tokyo school established by Koji Inno, for the first time outside France, the globalization of ESMOD has started. Today, the ESMOD group has a network of 20 schools in 13 countries, each with its own cultural and industrial background. We hold group international meetings every year and check the results of our education. ESMOD’s philosophy has certainly been passed down around the world by developing each educational experience, cross-cultural exchange, and exchanging information on the industrial situation. In addition, since 2018, ESMOD JAPON has partnered with CNAM (Konam: National Art Institute of France) to offer an International Bachelor Program, which specializes in innovation management in the fashion business. An International Bachelor (equivalent to an undergraduate degree) will be awarded for this program.