In Collaboration with the Saudi Fashion Commission, Istituto Marangoni Opens Training Institution in Riyadh

Riyadh: According to a press release from Istituto Marangoni, a strategic partnership has been unveiled between the institute and the Saudi Fashion Commission. The announcement took place at a press conference in Riyadh organized by Istituto Marangoni. Global Managing Director of Istituto Marangoni Stefania Valenti and Chief Executive Officer of the Fashion Commission of Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Culture Burak Cakmak announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding in the presence of Vice Minister of Culture Hamed bin Mohammed Fayez. In line with its global vision to be present in the most relevant countries for enhancing the development of local fashion and luxury marketplaces, Istituto Marangoni will be the first international Higher Education Group in the creative fields, focusing on fashion and luxury, to open in Riyadh. Its mission in Saudi Arabia is to catalyze fresh avenues for local talent development, women's empowerment, and employment in a country undergoing rapid transformation into one of the world's most dynamic markets for young, digitalized consumers and creatives. Aligned with Saudi Vision 2030 and with active collaboration with the Saudi Fashion Commission, Istituto Marangoni aims to provide high-level educational support, enabling both international and local brands to develop new creative and managerial skills in fashion, luxury, fragrances, cosmetics, and visual merchandising, thereby supporting the further development of the fashion and luxury industry in Saudi Arabia. The new institute in Riyadh, accredited by the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC), is set to open its doors in 2025, offering an innovative and dynamic academic program designed to propel careers in fashion, business, and luxury management. The main academic program will be a three-year Advanced Diploma available in specific core areas, such as Fashion Design, Fashion Management, Fashion Products, Fashion Styling and Creative Direction, and the management of Fragrances and Cosmetics and Interior Des ign. Students will have the option to complete the Advanced Diploma in Riyadh and step into the fashion industry through a six-month internship during the last year of study or pursue studies for a Bachelor's Degree at any international Istituto Marangoni campus. Additionally, the academic offer will include courses catering to aspiring and established professionals seeking to enhance their skills in the fashion business, digital marketing, product management, and emerging technologies. The success of the distance-learning course on Digital Fashion and CLO3D, offered to Saudi designers in partnership with the Fashion Commission over the past two years, serves as evidence of the market's readiness for such educational opportunities. Managing Director of Istituto Marangoni Stefania Valenti expressed deep gratitude for the opportunity to collaborate with the Fashion Commission and emphasized the institute's commitment to nurturing talented creatives and managerial professionals who will elevate the local indus try and leave a lasting impact on international companies operating in Riyadh. She highlighted the institute's pioneering innovation in implementing AI and the Metaverse in its academic offerings, underscoring its forward-thinking vision towards the future. Valenti stated that Istituto Marangoni will work with the Fashion Commission to harness advanced technologies to revolutionize education and prepare students to face the challenges and opportunities of the fashion and luxury industries in the future, expressing thanks to the Ministry of Culture and the Fashion Commission for the opportunity to collaborate. Chief Executive Officer of the Saudi Fashion Commission of the Saudi Ministry of Culture Burak Cakmak highlighted the transformative impact of inaugurating Istituto Marangoni in Riyadh on local talent within the burgeoning creative landscape of the region. He emphasized the Fashion Commission's commitment to nurturing and empowering creativity amid rising demand for quality fashion education. Source: Saudi Press Agency


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