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presents the 15th edition of

June 19th - July 7th 2017



Not only our study-abroad program offers a cultural experience focused on French cuture and fashion know-how, it also gives to sudents and young professionals from all over the world a condensed overview on tomorrow's challenges of fashion businesses.

Organized by the UniversitĂŠ de la Mode-Lyon 2 and Modalyon, Fashion Summer Session benefits from relevant academic and professional networks. This program is tailored for : Fashion students and professionnals eager to learn more about fashion know-how and related businesses from the French point of view. Students and professionnals looking to start a professionnal network and get a valuable fashion background to claim during future interviews or professionnal positions. Students and professionnals hesitating in their carreer and searching to gain confidence.

Cherry on the cake, according to generations of Fashion Summer Sesssion students, it is also the /an opportunity to make new friends from all around the world, sharing the same passion for fashion and in the charming human-scale city of Lyon.


1/ Enhance your fashion knowledge


Academic classes are given by instructors either from the UniversitĂŠ de la Mode-Lyon 2 or working in fashion companies. Culture & Heritage Overview of contemporary designers Textile history Fashion & cinema Fashion & literature Business & Innovation Textile Innovations Digital Strategy Fashion & Communication strategies Branding This program might be subject to change

2/ Learn differents perspectives from differents peoples


Small multi-cultural groups working together and supervised by instructors. Business plan Fashion Marketing Merchandising Communication agencies

This program might be subject to change

3/ Enter the Fashion world



Meet professionnals working in different fields of the fashion industry. Research & Innovation centers _ Cegid, CTC Business development _ Villa Créatis, Village des Créateurs. Fabric printing & finishing _ Hermès HTH, Senszo Distribution networks _ Galeries Lafayette, designer stores Designers _ Lise Charmel, Nicolas Fafiotte, Nathalie Chaize Trade Show _ Swimwear & Lingerie

This program might be subject to change Picture took at Max Chaoul

4/ Broaden your knowledge


Because fashion takes inspiration everywhere Lyon & its region Fabrics Museum Museum of Modern Arts La Croix Rousse district _ Historical heart of Lyon's silk industry Maison des Canuts _ traditional silk fabric Hat Museum Paris Palais Galliera _ Paris Museum of Fashion Picture took at Hat Museum-Chazelles sur Lyon This program might be subject to change



If you ask Lyon's residents, they will tell you that Paris is only the 2nd capital of fashion! Therefore the FSS students will spend a day visiting exhibitions or cultural institutions in Paris where they will attend a unique outdoor merchandising workshop supervised by an instructor.

VISIT Palais Galliera _Paris Museum of Fashion or A Fashion Exhibition

LEARN Outdoor merchandising workshop

detailed program to come...

ABOUT LYON The city of Lyon has a strong historic heritage in silk production taking its roots from the royal orders of Versailles and remaining today one of the European hub of fashion production. Lyon has a wide offer in fashion know-how technics from traditionnal fabric printing to innovative textile development . Many international and local fashion companies are still producing in the Rhone Alps region which is the birthplace for many industries (IFTH, Boldoduc, Serge Ferrari, and Hexcel) at the forefront of instrumented textiles which use new skills to improve everyday life.


Founded In 1988, the Université de la Mode attached to the Lyon 2 University's Communication Institut (ICOM) proposes professional courses on various fashion fields such as marketing, business, creation or communication. Université de la Mode gives postgraduate (Master) and undergraduate (License) degrees.

Association supporting the developpement of Université de la Mode For more than 25 years, the organization is the point of convergence and influence for professionnals from the Rhone-Alpes region creative industries sector. In 2016 its governance has been renewed and strenghtened thanks to the arrival of professionnals from international groups such as Goupe Eram and LVMH perfumes house.

THEY SAID Testimonies from former FSS students How this program has been useful? "This program made me confident and love fashion." "This was a refresher, see fahion from the French point of view." "It helped me to learn from interesting people and know the University (to apply later)." "I want to do fashion, and fashion always leads to France." "This session has truly opened my eyes to a whole new Fashion world." "I feel inspired to learn more about fashion and fashion business." "I learnt different perspectives from different culture." "To introduce myself in this close world." "It will benefit my CV + networking." "I now have a background I can claim during a future intervew."

How would you describe your FSS experience in one word?

Groth Passion

Inspiring Broadering Intense Awesome


New Memorable

Adventure of a lifetime



Tuition Fees - 2 200â‚Ź It includes : It does not include : Accomodation on the university campus Personal expenses Transportation included in the program Transportation to and from Lyon Entry tickets to scheduled visits

Requirement University level students or young professionnals Educational degree: License / B.A. Studies or professional background: arts or business Courses & visits are given in English Languages: English must be fluent + French is an asset

Registration forms Ask a copy to fill in and send back to us at photo by photo by Tania Garcia Trejo at Senszo


Modalyon / UniversitĂŠ de la Mode-Lyon 2 Marine Thevenot Head of summer sessions +33 472 40 09 81

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