The world’s first and oldest fashion design school with exclusive and patended methods.


The year that Alexis Lavigne ( master tailor for the Empress Eugenie, inventor of the mannequin and the supple measuring tape) founded a fashion design school where he developed teaching methods based on a secretly protected expertise. When he passed away, his family maintained the school’s tradition by continuing to teach his methods.


At the time of luxury ready-to-wear and the emergence of the ‘creative designers’, the school opens its doors to foreign students and becomes ESMOD International by developing a network of schools across the world.


France enters the marketing years « expertise is one thing, but to market it is another » ESMOD International opens ISEM, a business administration school specialized in fashion.

1990 to present

Berlin, Beirut, Bordeaux, Damascus, Dubai, Guangzhou, Istanbul, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Lyon, Moscow, Munich, Osaka, Oslo, Paris, Rennes, Roubaix, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Sousse, Tokyo, Tunis, and opening 2013 : Genève. A unique method, revised, updated and adapted to each culture within a network of 15 countries.

ESMOD International benefits from a unique planetary vision of the fashion profession.


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