France: “The market leader in the fashion Industry”

Thursday - March 27, 2014

Why did French fashion become so important?  Why Paris?  Why not Rome?  Or Athens?


It’s not a secret to anyone that the Luxury and Fashion sectors are booming; market studies and research predict current growth to continue for the next 20 years and France is the market leader against Italy with a 29 % share of this € 212 billion global market in 2013. Taking in consideration these facts, French luxury and fashion companies will be one of the leading providers of job offers in the field worldwide. 

Fashion has always been an important part of the country’s cultural life and society, and the French are well known for their attention of dressing-up well; haute-couture, the “prêt-à-porter” and many others, the classy impression, remains traditional in the French way of living.

As a students, if your aim is to pursue a professional career in the Fashion Industry, What better place to study than Paris?

The American Business School in Paris has developed a program specifically dedicated to international fashion and luxury retail management fully taught in English and tailored to American academic standards. 

The curriculum is highly professionalized both in terms of course design, staffing with some of the courses being taught by professionals of the fashion and luxury sectors and includes up to 14 months of internships and corporate placement during the 3 years of the program. Internships and corporate placements in France are organized by the school.


The American Business School Bachelor in Fashion and Luxury Retail Management is  recognized in France by the Registre National de la Certification Professionnelle (RNCP, French national directory of professional certification), “Responsable du Développement Commercial et Marketing”, niveau II, arrêté du 19 nov. 2013, JO 29 nov. 2013, code NSF 310m.