In occasion of Expo, an International and world-reaching event, Accademia del Lusso offers young talents the means to “feed” their creativity, giving them the opportunity to grow and develop themselves professionally. 100 applicants will compete for twenty sponsorships for a total value of € 100.000. Accademia del Lusso believes in supporting talents and in giving them the opportunity to follow their passion, feed their creativity and build their career in the fashion sector.

Through our Sponsorship Contest, candidates have the opportunity to receive:

  • A 50% fee waiver for the course of choice, awarded to the winner of the contest
  • 30% fee waiver for the course of choice awarded to nineteen candidates


Sponsorships are available for the following courses:

3-Year Course in Fashion Design – taught in English or Italian

3-Year Course in Brand Management – taught in English or Italian

3-Year Course in Fashion Styling & Editing – taught in Italian

Master’s Course in Fashion Product & Programme Management – taught in English

Master’s Course in Luxury Goods Communication Management – taught in English

Intensive Course in Fashion Styling – taught in Italian

Intensive Course in Footwear & Accessories Design – taught in English

Intensive Course in Fashion Product Design – taught in English


How to participate

Download here the complete Contest Guidelines


Recycling and eco-friendly production processes have become one of the main world trends influencing the fashion and design sectors. At the same time, eco-sustainability must not hinder the quality of the project and its design, but rather become a means to expand and enhance its contents.

Participants must show their creative DNA by developing a project that aims at sensitising towards this new, more minimalistic and intimistic aesthetics.


Applicants must develop a creative project inspired by the contest theme and specific to their course area:

Fashion Design – Capsule Collection

Fashion Styling – Editorial

Marketing & Brand Management – Case History and Distribution Plan

Communication & Editing – Press Release


Project submission

Candidates can apply for the available sponsorships by submitting, through the online form, the following documents:

  • Project file
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copy of relevant academic qualifications
  • Copy of valid passport
  • Motivation Letter
  • Application Form (Download here)
  • Proof of language ability (formal language certificate of CEFR level B1 or proof of having done previous studies in the language of the course. Candidates who do not possess either can request a skype language interview through the online sponsorship application form)

Only the first 100 projects submitted will be admitted to the contest. The contest will close on June 14th 2015 or when the 100 projects will have been submitted. Winners will be notified within 10 working days from the contest’s closing date.