Fashion Luxury Business Short Course (Online)

Course Details

Select Intake: March 2022
Duration: 2 months
Taught in: English
Format: Live
Applications: Open
Limited to: 25 students per class
Tuition Fee: € 1,800
Enrollment Deadline: February 28th, 2022


The online Fashion Luxury Business short course provides you the basic skills to become a fashion entrepreneur: from the drafting of the main idea to the commercialization and promotion of a concept. A course for anyone interested in the business of fashion and Luxury.

The Fashion Luxury Business short course is a complete and comprehensive 254 hour program regrouping 3 themes: Foundation of Luxury Business, Fashion Marketing and Visual Merchandising. Upon completion of this course, students will gain the essential skills necessary to run a personal project in fashion or luxury retail. The modules taught are structured around each step composing the development of a business plan, from research to commercialization.

The Short Courses at IFA Paris have been constructed on a unique modular planning in order to allow participants to customize their learning experience by electing 3 options:

  • Modular Learning: You can select very specific modules, ranging from 16 to 24 hours, in order to address precise needs related to their current or future career paths
  • Thematic Learning: You have the possibility to choose between 3 training modules with themes focusing on Introduction to Foundation of Luxury Business, Fashion Marketing and Visual Merchandising.
  • Comprehensive Course Learning: You have the possibility to combine the 3 thematic within one comprehensive short course titled “Fashion Luxury Business”.

This online course takes place live and in real-time (Paris or Istanbul local time) and you will interact with the lecturer and other students through our online platform. However, if you cannot attend or miss a live class, every session is also recorded and saved, so you can go back and watch it at a later suitable time for you.

Course Structure




Module 1: Luxury Concepts – 21 hours
A module geared at critically questioning and analysing the classic definition of luxury relying solely on the variables of rarity and exclusivity

Module 2: Segment Discoveries – 15 hours
An interactive foray into 5 different industry segments through interactive experiences. Students will deal with a luxury jeweller, a plumassier and a luxury hotel. They will also learn how to appreciate French gastronomy and oenology.

Module 3: Omni Channel Distribution – 21 hours
Traditional physical shops are slowly disappearing while legacy department stores in Paris are moving towards a better off-line to online integration. Students will explore the latest technologies that are transforming luxury brand distribution strategies.

Module 4: Sustainable Luxury – 21 hours
This module explores the key principles of brand sustainable development. An analytical overview of each level of the supply chain shall be covered through the integration of contemporary and practical case studies.




Module 1: Fashion Intelligence – 16 hours
This module provides a panorama of the fashion industry, an understanding of consumer’s behavior and processes of data collection.

Module 2: Branding Identity – 20 hours
Learn how to develop a visual identity and setup a brand’s strategy.

Module 3: Collection Development – 20 hours
Discover the basic principles of sustainable fashion, sourcing and supply chain, product development and cost analysis.

Module 4: Integrated Marketing Communication – 24 hours
This module encompasses a review of the marketing mix elements from a communication perspective, stating that every aspect of your brand and company always sends a message to your costumers (it includes Communication, Distribution Strategies and Digital Communication).




Module 1: Visual Merchandising Principles – 16 hours
This module provides the basic visual merchandising principles and concepts in order to lay the foundation for the following, more advanced modules.

Module 2: Fashion Merchandising – 16 hours
Identify, understand, evaluate all categories of collections and products offered by different types of fashion retailers, from fast fashion to luxury fashion houses.

Module 3: Sensorial Marketing – 16 hours
Discover the universe of senses and understand how different stimuli can provide the customers with a unique shopping experience within a given retail space.

Module 4: Trend Forecasts – 16 hours
Construction of trends through practical applications and universes revolving fashion contemporary history, color psychology, silhouettes and design applications.

Module 5: Computer Graphics – 16 hours
Basic principles of Photoshop in order to help creating mood boards and visual representations of retail spaces.

Module 6: Visual Merchandising Workshop – 16 hours
Final training encompassing all the skills learned during previous components.

Fee Structure

Tuition Fee: € 1,800
Early bird discount (10%) for tuition fee payments processed at least 7 months in advance of the enrollment deadline.

FYI, each module can also be taken as a standalone course:

Foundation of Luxury Business (78 hours):  € 800
Fashion Marketing (80 hours): € 800
Visual Merchandising (96 hours): € 800

What is included in the fee:

  • Microsoft Office Pack
  • Access to IFA’s Online Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Course Material
  • Lectures

What is not included in the fees:

  • Expenses related to module specific materials (ex: purchase of fabrics, future boards…etc)
  • Printing and photocopying costs


  • A recent computer with a recent operating system
  • A good internet connection
  • An up-to-date web browser. (It would be advisable to ensure you have access to two separate web browsers)
  • Microphone & Headphones (a headset with microphone/headphones is recommended)
  • Webcam
  • Adobe Creative Cloud