Fashion, Art & Textile Innovation

Enrol in the Fashion, Art and Textile Innovation Master’s programme at Istituto Marangoni Firenze to unlock your innovative potential. By incorporating sustainable practices and cutting-edge technology into textiles and materials, this course delves into key concepts and challenges, encourages interdisciplinary work, fosters connections, and provides invaluable hands-on experience.

This forward-thinking course is also taught with the support and collaboration of two key industry partners to gain real hands-on industry experience covering the fashion, materials and artistic network: Etro, a world-renowned leader in Luxury Italian Fashion and Manteco, a leader in textiles, sustainability and high-quality fabrics since 1943.

This programme is created around interdisciplinary experimental projects and an innovative approach in the textiles and materials areas. This training equips participants with highly sought-after analytical skills, as well as practical transferrable problem-solving abilities, perfect for career progression in areas such as research, design, development and planning. Emphasis is placed on exploratory and versatile attitudes through theory and practical work. Students build their knowledge by being encouraged to unlock their potential, in order to innovate and develop, incorporating new technologies and sustainable approaches.


  • Art and Fashion Design
  • Applied Technology and Innovative Textile Design
  • Experimental Construction
  • Intellectual Property
  • Innovative and Sustainable Production Processes


  • Creative Director
  • Fashion Textile Designer
  • Head of Innovation
  • Art Director
  • Garment Technologist


Participants who successfully complete this Master programme will be awarded with a First Level Academic Master Diploma. Recognised by MUR (Italian Ministry of University and Research) as an academic diploma equivalent to a university postgraduate level Master degree, participants will obtain 60 CFA (crediti formativi accademici) equivalent to 60 ECTS credits. Pathways available in Milano ‘Fashion Design with Womenswear Pathway’, ‘Fashion Design with Menswear Pathway’ and ‘Fashion Design with Activewear Pathway’ are a specialisation of the main course recognised by MUR ‘Fashion Design’. The final diploma awarded will state the main course title.


Workshops with remarkable industry links in different areas of textiles, materials and art labs will give participants a unique opportunity to experiment and develop new concepts in relation to materials and fabrics, together with production processes proposals. Kinetic Sculpture will enable students to experiment with movement in the physical world, applied to objects and materials in sculpture and installation. Virtual Realities, Fashion, Art, Technology and Performance extend the question in creating a fully immersive, multisensorial environment. Projects are addressed around these themes, but also other topics that emerge from class discussions and presentations.

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