Throughout the world, there are many reputable schools for fashion design, marketing and styling, including Central Saint Martins, London College of Fashion, Royal College of Art and Kingston University, all located in London, as well as Instituto Maragoni in Milan and La Cambre in Brussels. Other top international schools for fashion are Paris' Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale, Bunka Fashion College in Tokyo, Hogeschool at the Amsterdam University of Applied Science in Amsterdam, and Tafe Institute of Technology in Sydney.
While many of the top fashion universities are located outside of the United States, colleges within the country include The New School Parsons for Design and Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia, and Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles.
As one of the most prestigious graduate programs for fashion in the world, Central Saint Martins emphasizes creativity more than the commercial components of the business. With an annual tuition of $23,800 in 2015, some of its famous graduates are Stella McCartney, Zac Posen, Hussein Chalayan and John Galliano.
Named the Best College for Art and Design in the United States by Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings, Parsons receives high accolades for its students' earning potential, its belief in fashion being an art and its broad focus on social reform.