Fashion Summer Session 2018

Since 2002, the Fashion Summer Session is a summer abroad session organised by Université de la Mode-Lyon and Modalyon. It has been welcoming every year about 30 advanced students and young professionals with different backgrounds and from all over the world to immerse themselves into the extraordinary world of French fashion… all while building an international network.

From history of fashion to today’s international luxury challenges

Not only does this study-abroad program offers a cultural experience focused on the French culture and fashion know-how, it also gives students and young professionals from all over the world a condensed overview future challenges of luxury businesses.

During 3 weeks, students will have the opportunity to learn from practicing professionals and will benefit from some behind-the-scene secrets from luxury and fashion houses.

Lyon, capital of silk

The industry of silk is deeply related to the city of Lyon, producing fabrics for Versailles and the royal courts, this industry remains until today a vibrant European hub for fashion production and a hot spot for young designers and luxury houses.

Plus, not to mention that Lyon is a very pleasant city which has been chosen as Europe’s best weekend destination in the World Travel Awards 2016!

Learn different perspective form different people

Have you ever wanted to learn about your passion from another point of view ? Even wanted to debate about it with fellow students from all over the world?

Studying abroad is a unique opportunity to learn, to extend your network, and getting to know yourself. It’s also a way to make new friends and experience together the French way of living, to learn more about the culture, to feel the social atmosphere and to discover the French cuisine.

Program overview

Lectures and workshop

  • Culture and heritage: history of fashion, fashion and literature, history of textile, fashion photographers

  • Business and innovation: luxury branding, international marketing, fashion marketing, visual merchandising, fashion tech

Businesses meetings

  • Luxury goods production: Hermès HTH, Deveaux, Gerbe
  • 'Made in France' newcomers: Morgan Kirch, Tatiane de Freitas, Village des Créateurs
  • Innovation: Gegid Innovation Store, Look Forward > Fashion Tech Festival, Techtera

Cultural visits

  • Museum of Fabrics, Lyon
  • Museum of Decorative Arts, Paris
  • The National Center of Stage Costumes, Moulins
  • Museum workshop of Hat, Chazelles sur Lyon
  • Musée Saint Georges (traditional silk manufacture), Lyon

One-day trip to Paris

Showrooms meeting and cultural exhibitions

Do you fit the profile?

  • Education: students and/or professionals with license or B.A. in Arts or Business
  • Language: English

18 juni tot 6 juli 2018


Musée des Tissus et Musée des Arts Décoratifs
Rue de la Charité 34

69002 Lyon, France

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Université de la Mode-Lyon & Modalyon


2.200 euro (excl. personal expenses and transportation to Lyon)

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