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Learn the Business of Fashion

Online course for high school students

Fashion is more than meets the eye. Designed for high school students, Inside the Business of Fashion and Luxury is an online course from Parsons Paris that offers access to this exciting world. Learn about the history of fashion, the way trends are made, and the skills you need for a career in the field. Get inspired by creative minds who share their insider knowledge, and join a like-minded group of students. Earn a Certificate of Completion from Parsons Paris.

Program Dates

Choose the course length that works for you: 1-week intensives, 2-week sessions, and 4-week sessions


For students ages 13 and up



Immerse Yourself in Fashion from Paris and Beyond

Learn from the Greats: Chanel, Dior, and Yves Saint Laurent

Delve into the identities of these iconic brands. Learn what helped them evolve and grow. Explore how tools inspire creativity while helping designers maintain a brand’s DNA.

What Sets Luxury Brands Apart

Success in the luxury fashion business relies on the strength of a brand’s market position, its product quality, and its following. Learn the importance of marketing.

The Never-Ending Cycle of Fashion Trends

What is a trend and how does it start? Does it emerge from the industry or the culture? Learn how forecasters and influencers predict and promote trends.

The Global Business of Fashion

From New York to Paris and Milan, learn what it takes to be a fashion capital. Explore Fashion Week’s importance and the people involved in fashion shows.

Fashion’s Adoption of Sustainability

Learn how consumers hold brands accountable for  sourcing materials, working conditions, and waste management. Understand the framework that allows for both sustainability and profit.

Complete Your Final Project

Choose a final project: Open a sustainability-focused concept store, create a pitch for a brand ambassador, or develop a recommendation for Chanel regarding a menswear line.

How You Will Benefit

  • Find out where you could fit in the dynamic world of fashion
  • Learn the inner workings of the fashion business
  • Get input from fashion professionals on your creative project
  • Connect with other fashion-minded students
  • Develop the skills to create a professional presentation with video content
  • Earn a Certificate of Completion from Parsons Paris
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Apply now for the next available course

All course options contain the identical educational content, learning materials, number of assignments and access to mentoring. The difference in length of course is due to time of year (not amount of instruction). We know the school year keeps you busy, so we've made the course longer during that time so you can get assignments done.

July 21 - August 4

Length: 2 weeks

Cost: $1,495.00

Application Deadline: Sunday, July 14, 2024

August 4 - August 18

Length: 2 weeks

Cost: $1,495.00

Application Deadline: Sunday, July 28, 2024

Student Testimonial

Lydia Jacoby | Business of Fashion Student Testimonial

Lydia Jacoby

2020 Olympic Champion and 2021 World Championship Silver Medalist

“I absolutely loved the Business of Fashion online course I took through Parson's Paris. During the course, I learned lots of new information about sustainability, supply chains, brand history, and more. The industry mentors also provided constructive and in-depth feedback on all my assignments, helping me noticeably grow throughout the course. With my insane schedule, I loved that the class format was superflexible. If you're at all interested in fashion or even just creativity and design in general, this is an incredible opportunity to explore the fashion industry and what it has to offer.”

Your Parsons Paris Instructors

Eros Antoniadis | Fashion Design Instructor | Parsons Paris

Eros Antoniadis

A designer with his own brand and ecommerce business, Eros is the founder of two boutiques in Paris. He is internationally known as a specialist in the elements of style.

Anna Krutiy | Business of Fashion Instructor | Parsons Paris

Anna Krutiy

A marketing and product development manager with expertise in luxury brands, Anna has worked with such names as Chanel Paris, Swarovski SAS and the Woolmark Company.

Your Final Project: The Insider's Challenge

Model being fitted in a new garment by two women for a fashion show

The course culminates with a special Insider's Challenge, which will allow you to demonstrate your learning and apply the knowledge acquired. Choose one of three exciting topics and let your creativity guide you! Complete your Challenge and express yourself through your choice of media, such as text, photography, video, collages or drawings.


Receive guidance from a Parsons mentor who can support you throughout your journey to deepen your learning experience. You can expect:

  • Encouragement and direction on all assignments
  • Inspiration and motivation to help you succeed
  • Brainstorming and ideation help as you prepare for your final project
Student having a virtual meeting with their Business of Fashion course mentor

Meet the Mentors

Mariza | Business of Fashion Course Mentor


Holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice and a Master’s degree in Fashion Studies. Her research explores the intersection of design, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

Abbygail | Business of Fashion Course Mentor


MA, Fashion Studies, Parsons Paris, Parsons School of Design. Currently Brand Manager at Magnet Companies.

Celinda | Business of Fashion Course Mentor


BFA, Fashion Design, Parsons Paris, Parsons School of Design. Stylist, Fashion and Scenographic Designer. Specializes in abstracted forms of fashion & wearable sculptures.

Flexible Learning

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  • 100% online, works with your schedule
  • 30 hours overall course time
  • Interact with fellow fashion students online

How to Apply

It’s easy. No transcripts or letters of recommendation are required. Just provide some basic information and tell us why you wish to take this program.

Note: Please submit all application materials in English.

Begin the guided process. It should only take a few minutes of your time to answer the questions.

Want to know more?

Sign up for more information and we’ll be in touch!

Frequently asked questions

When will you find out if you’ve been accepted? How will you be graded? What are assignments like? How much time will you get to complete a project?Answers to your questions are here.


Our application is simple. You can expect a prompt decision.


We offer need-based scholarships to students exhibiting great potential who are unable to pay full tuition. If you would like to be considered for a scholarship but you:

  • Haven't applied to the program, complete your application now. The scholarship application is included.
  • Applied to the program and didn't fill out a scholarship request, resume your application and click “Apply for Scholarship”.
  • Are unsure whether you applied for a scholarship, contact us at support@fashionluxury.parsons.edu for assistance.

Earn your Certificate of Completion from Parsons Paris, The New School

Apply today to Inside the Business of Fashion and Luxury