And Project Collaborations
We build strategic partnerships with the creative industries, higher education institutions, businesses and governments around the world. Together we create new networks to help the global fashion community to flourish.
We work with institutes worldwide including:
Albstadt-Sigmaringen University, Germany / BIFT, China / Buffalo State College, (SUNY), USA / Fanshawe College, Canada / Flinders University, Australia / Hong Kong Polytechnic University / Jean School, The Netherlands / VIA University College, Denmark / Kendall College of Art and Design, USA / Pearl Academy, India / RMIT, Australia / Saxion University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands / University of North Carolina, USA
Discover some of our most recent academic partnerships/projects below
Fashion students cross virtual borders to China to collaborate during lockdown
New project with Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology is latest example of international partnership in the country
Manchester Fashion Institute and Pearl Academy collaborate on virtual mobility fashion and journalism project
Students work with peers in Delhi, India on sustainable fashion project.
Students win international summer school scholarship in China
Two fashion students won a scholarship award to travel to Shanghai for an international summer school.
Student finalists at IFFTI design competition in Shanghai
Four Fashion Design and Technology final year students showcased their work at Donghua University’s IFFTI Design Competition.
International Industry Projects
We are internationally connected and have forged a number of collaborative and strategic partnerships with industry partners and organisations worldwide to give our students the opportunity to work on real-world projects. Most recently our students have worked with:
ABERCROMBIE & FITCH, ARTS THREAD, ASOS, BRITISH FASHION COUNCIL, CANTERBURY, COACH. GAP, JIGSAW, LIBERTY LONDON, OLD NAVY, PAUL SMITH. PUMA, STRADIVARIUS & WHISTLES
See some of their projects below
Fashion Design and Technology students collaborate with Old Navy
Industry partner gives students opportunity to work on live project
Fashion students take on live brief with Hirdaramani, Sri Lanka
Students worked alongside industry specialists Hirdaramani, a Sri Lankan future-focused garment manufacturing company who are committed to sustainability, developing innovative ‘circular’ denim products.
Design Students work collaboratively with RMIT, Australia and Australian Brand Aquaterro
Students worked on a live brief to design multipurpose products for the Australian brand which provide clothing for the most elite.
For more information on partnerships with Manchester Fashion Institute please get in touch.