Watch out New York: here’s more proof that Miami is becoming a fashion powerhouse. Leaders at Milan-based fashion and design school Istituto Marangoni chose Miami’s Design District for the school’s very first U.S. outpost.
“My first choice for Istituto Marangoni’s inaugural U.S. campus was Miami because of its growing reputation as a design and art capital of the world,” Hakan Baykam, president of the Miami location, told Ocean Drive. “Miami had the groundwork for success, and since the city is constantly evolving, I knew that Istituto Marangoni would quickly find its roots and take this city to the next level.”
Meanwhile, another fashion school is in the works for Miami, as fashion designer Naeem Khan works to open a high school devoted to fashion education.