In 1841, Alexis Guerre-Lavigne, master tailor and supplier to the court of the empress Marie Eugénie, opened the fashion school which still bears his name. Lavigne revolutionised tailoring by inventing the flexible tape and the dress form, known as the “Lavigne bust”. His unique technique of modelling directly onto the Lavigne bust as a basic principle for pattern making is still the cornerstone of the successful teaching at ESMOD international fashion schools today. Lavigne’s renowned school of fashion became ESMOD International. From 1970 to this day, ESMOD has been expanding its international network and founding new schools across the globe. www.esmod.com
Thanks to the worldwide network of ESMOD fashion schools and the adapted teaching programs, students (of the BA Program) are given the opportunity to spend up to 4 weeks in any of our 21 schools in 14 countries, including branches in Berlin, Beirut, Bordeaux, Damascus, Dubai, Guangzhou, Istanbul, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Lyon, Moscow, Munich, Osaka, Oslo, Paris, Rennes, Roubaix, Seoul, Sousse, Tokyo and Tunis.
However, for the successful completion of a Bachelor Degree at ESMOD Berlin, ECTS points must be taken under consideration, so that a full semester exchange would only be possible with the schools of ESMOD France.