Sidney Toledano Archive

Top Fashion Schools in France: A Battle for Innovation

PARIS, France — With fashion’s most important commercial and creative centre as its capital, France’s culture and economy have fashion at their core. Indeed, the fashion industry contributes 35 percent of the country’s national GDP. However, to date, the French educational institutions have been divided between design theory and practical creation, in a system that is at odds with wider international approaches to fashion education. …