When your passion is fashion design, getting a good start is paramount. See the top fashion design schools, home to some of the best teachers in the business.

Top fashion schools offer more than courses: they can also provide students with great opportunities and internships at the best fashion houses. Check out some of the most respected educational facilities in the field, considered by many the top fashion design schools in the world.

Choose the best fashion schools for your shortlists based on the opportunities they offer, but also on their most famous alumni.

London College of Fashion

With an excellent fashion design program, that trained the likes of Jimmy Choo, Patrick Cox and Alek Wek, the London College of Fashion is a part of the University of the Arts London. Its most respected program is the fashion journalism one, but it also offers some of the best hands on fashion course, from designing accessories and footwear to image styling.

Fashion Institute of Technology (NYC)

Combining a great liberal arts core program with plenty of real-world experience, FIT prides itself with alumni like Carolina Herrera and Michael Kors. With 43 majors, students can choose the aspect of the fashion world which they connect with the most and can win internships to fashion houses like Calvin Klein and Gucci, but also fashion magazines like Vogue.

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Royal Academy of Fine Arts (Antwerp)

Alumni like Dries Van Noted and Haider Ackermann recommend the Belgian fashion school as one of the best in the world. Grads include Buno Pieters and Martin Margiela, but the college is also renowned as of the hardest to graduate top fashion design schools in the world, because of the work load that many students can't handle.

Central St. Martins (London)

The only fashion school that has its runway shows available on Style.com, Central St. Martin has one of the best alumni lists of all top fashion schools: Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, John Galliano, Paul Smith, Zac Posen and many more designers that have contributed greatly to the fashion world. It's a college of the University of the Arts London and it's partially government-funded, but international students have to pay full tuition.

Parsons The New School for Design (NYC)

With excellent degrees in fashion design and fashion marketing, Parson's grads will join a list of illustrious allumni that includes Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan, Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang, Anna Sui and Proenza Schouler, a star-studded list that makes it one of the top fashion design schools in the world.

Top Fashion Design Schools