Thanks to its rich history, Paris is one of the world’s major Fashion capitals, even more so for Arts and Culture with its essential, attractive character. Top designers have had a strong influence on the city that today has international renown in the fashion world. At the heart of this creative, economic effervescence, ESMOD Paris has been training the players for tomorrow’s fashion over the past 170 years.



ESMOD’s headquarters (the La Rochefoucauld site), where the Fashion Design & Creation programs are taught, is in the New Athens area of the 9th arrondissement near the Boulevard Haussmann’s Galeries Lafayette and Le Printemps department stores. It is also near the up-and-coming, culturally dynamic Pigalle-Montmartre neighborhood and Opera-Madeleine, another prime, luxury shopping neighborhood.
A magnificent private mansion, built around a central atrium, houses the 15 design and patternmaking classrooms on 5 floors, plus a sewing classroom, cad room (computer-assisted patternmaking), documentation center, fabric library, study room and eating area. the equipment is up-to-date : interactive whiteboard, digital tracer, many computers (equipped with lectra’s newest 3-d software), sewing and merrow machines … everything to help students succeed in their projects.

Conscious of giving students easy access to the supplies they need for their work, the school offers special rates on equipment in its boutique. Finally, a conference room welcomes professional speakers on various subjects during the year.

ESMOD Fashion Business​ Paris

Situated on the border of Greater Paris, close to the headquarters of Chanel, Hermès and major Parisian cultural institutions (La Philharmonie de Paris, the Grande Halle de la Villette, etc.), the Pantin campus is home to students on "Fashion Business" (ESMOD Fashion Business) courses as well as the third-years on the "Fashion Design" (ESMOD Fashion Design) programme with whom they will work on Team Building*.
In a magnificent building built in the 1920s, which once housed the former branch of the Banque de France, with an area of 3,500m², around a bright atrium of 650m², enhanced by a partial mezzanine and modular rooms, the school aims to offer its students a unique environment. Cutting-edge equipment is available in specially adapted spaces: a large capacity multipurpose room for conferences or fashion-focused events, and equipped outdoor terrace areas complete this setting designed for the well-being of all. 

-*Team building: partnership consisting of a 3rd-year ESMOD student and a 4th-year ESMOD Fashion Business student, jointly working on a collection project, one on the creative aspect of the collection, the other on its business aspect.


The school participates in local and international Young Designer festivals and fashion contests : Dinard, Hyères, Rowenta … These contests help students integrate into the fashion world by showing their work. In 2013, 30 students from ESMOD won awards. The graduating class also has an end-of-year fashion show : one in Paris and one in each of ESMOD’s international schools that bring together various members of the fashion community and potential recruiters. Students are regularly solicited by brands for part-time jobs throughout the year : as dressers for fashion shows or to help with sales in showrooms - all enriching experiences.

Always conscious of being at the heart of fashion trends, our blog and webzine invite students to express their thoughts, share their discoveries and tell about school life with its various events (conferences, diploma ceremonies, trade fairs …).


School would not be school without student life ! The ESMOD and ESMOD Fashion Business BDE (Student Office), run by students, encourages social events and helps create networks by organizing parties, trips or cultural events.

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