The fashion scene in China, in particular Shanghai, is currently blooming, with leading brand boutiques sprouting up everywhere, from Armani and Gucci to Zara and H&M. The city holds a great opportunity for those with an interest in fashion enabling them to find out about not only up-and-coming local designers, but also a collection of local brands, who, having already become well known in China are now verging on expanding overseas. China is a great place to start your career in the fashion industry.
Currently most fashion brands are willing to develop a strong presence in China, and these international brands prefer to hire foreign young professionals who have some knowledge already of the Chinese market, either through studying or working there. Now also a growing number of Chinese fashion brands are interested in hiring foreign professionals to join their team in China which means not only plenty of opportunity here, but progressively they will need foreign staff to assist them in their development overseas, opening up a window of opportunities for our graduates.
China is definitely the fastest growing market of fashion and luxury products in the world, consequently overseas companies and brands, especially in Europe, are now interested in hiring professionals with experience in China and with Chinese connections. Shanghai, in particular, has become a flourishing fashion capital, with labels from all over the world wanting to organize their glamorous parties, fashion shows and retrospective exhibitions there.
IFA Paris provides a perfect partnership of East and West, by placing one of our colleges in Shanghai, we allow our students to soak up the Eastern fashion environment while still providing students with all the characteristics of a French fashion education, with the best in French instructors. Through our international and cutting edge curriculum we help students to strive towards their dream job wherever that may be in the World.
The benefits of studying and starting your fashion career in Shanghai:
• Leading brand boutiques are appearing everywhere, with more and more people in the business realizing the ever growing need to expand their networks into Shanghai. It’s an exciting time to become part of this as the world is increasing taking note of China.
• Shanghai is an easy place to network, and IFA Paris prides itself on its 100% graduate employment rate. Meaning that as well as the networks you gain by your own accord and with our help, you will also leave the university with maybe the closest and most valuable network, your fellow classmates.
• The employment rate in Shanghai of foreigners within the fashion business is increasing steadily. Shanghai is becoming a great place to start your career. You could get the chance to work for foreign brands or find employment with up and coming Chinese brands who are now starting to expand their companies overseas.
• One main benefit for students choosing to study in China and in particular Shanghai, is the ease in which you can attend fashion events here. Whereas overseas they are always packed out and you find yourselves unable to enter, our students in IFA Paris are always able to attend the events of their choice, and often meet designers in other countries students could only dream of meeting.
What does everyone else think??? Can you think of a better place with more reasons than this?