Istituto Marangoni can praise itself for the education of four generations of students from five continents and for having launched over 45,000 professionals in fashion and luxury fields, such as Domenico Dolce, Franco Moschino, Alessandro Sartori, Maurizio Pecoraro, Paula Cademartori, Andrea Pompilio and Lucio Vanotti. It currently educates 4,000 students per year from 107 countries at its schools, located in Milano (the School of Fashion and the School of Design), Firenze (School of Fashion & Art), Paris, London, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Mumbai and Miami, the international capitals of fashion, design and luxury.
SoFA Design Institute founders, Amina Aranaz-Alunan and Loralee Baron-Soong, are both graduates of the esteemed institution. It is their educational experience at Istituto Marangoni that inspired them to establish a specialized design college in the Philippines to make the education accessible to the growing pool of Filipino design talents.
Today, SoFA Design Institute, as Istituto Marangoni’s official affiliate in the Philippines, serves as an information and application hub, which facilitates all inquiries, requirement processing and applications for Istituto Marangoni. SoFA Design Institute also offers pre-advising for prospective students to assist and orient them on programs that best suit their interests and needs.