The French capital will soon be home to yet another prestigious Grande École, a world leading school specializing in fashion.

The new fashion school follows the merger of the Institut Français de la Mode (IFM) and the École de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne (ECSCP), and will offer a full range of courses, from vocational training to PhD studies, in fashion design, fashion management and haute-couture savoir-faire.

Today, there are 600,000 jobs in this sector in France, generating revenues of more than €154 billion, testament to the importance of this new establishment for the industry. The French fashion and luxury industries have always been a symbol of quality, and France aims to remain competitive by being receptive to new technology.