Our program focuses on the lifestyle approach to building a menswear collection, including complementary accessories.
Learn the hands-on, technical skills as well as the creative, marketing, and business acumen necessary to succeed in this specialized, evolving market.
In our program students learn the skills to:
Ours is the only dedicated program in the U.S. that teaches the design and global operations of menswear with a focus on casual sportswear, the fastest growing apparel segment.
The Advisory Board for this unique program includes heavy hitter Susan Kellogg, the head of contemporary brands including and 7 for All Mankind, and Joe Knoerschild, founding partner of Billabong and Hurley.
The program, which is 70% design and 30% global operations, includes a Study Tour to Central America where students learn about sourcing and production.
Modern menswear requires design discipline and business acumen; this program strategically offers the right techniques and lessons for creating a global career in design, trend analysis, or merchandising." - Tom Julian, Advanced Study Menswear program Advisory Committee Member; FIDM Advisory Board Member; Director of Strategic Business Development, The Doneger Group
The Advanced Study Program in Menswear provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the design, marketing, and operational functions of today’s global menswear industry. Students apply their leadership skills to creating a concept through the process of producing a collection for a targeted menswear market.