The market of fashion design schools

In a century, the number of French working in fashion has dropped 93%, changing the structure of the employed labor. Faced with the increased internationalization of the economy, Western countries have let go off certain activities to concentrate on high value types of jobs. Among them, activities linked to creation, represented by fashion stylists, have developed. Far from being marginalized from that movement, schools have been keys to stimulate this trend on the employment market. Starting in the 1970s, specialized jobs in fashion creation have been offered by the public school system, first, but private schools have soon taken over and offered training and education. A market of scholar certifications is building up with these schools promoting, in fashion shows specifically designed for students, a tight relationship between education and employment.

fashion design; private education; training; commercialization

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