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    CIEE High School Summer in Milan, Italy: Fashion Design

    CIEE High School Summer in Milan, Italy: Fashion Design


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destination: Italy
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: June, July
    • Session Length: Three Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Career Exploration
    • Sub-Categories: Multi-Arts, Italian, Fashion
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Career Clusters: Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    Explore Milan in style, designing your own pair of custom sneakers.

    Strut into the heart of fashion in northern Italy, where every step inspires creativity and innovation. Milan’s decades-long tradition of craftsmanship and textile production is a fabulous backdrop to experience the design process—from conception to prototypes. Spend your mornings in world-leading school for footwear Arsutoria researching materials, drafting sketches, and using design technology. After class, gain insights from industry professionals. In the end, design, assemble, and take home your own pair of customized sneakers! Meet local fashion entrepreneurs and visit ateliers (private artist workshops). Learn how to present your creations with a professional stylist. Draw inspiration from exhibits at the historic Palazzo Morando. Discuss fast-fashion and sustainability, too. When not working on your designs, stroll the streets of Milan’s Quadrilatero della Moda, a neighborhood lined with boutiques and high-end fashion houses. On excursions, discover what other northern cities like Venice and Verona have to offer. In Milan, you’ll savor the chance to vivi la tua vita al meglio (live life to the fullest) and get a new perspective on fashion!