I Tailoring prêt-à-porter

Tailoring prêt-à-porter

3-years Course – Milan

The course aims to train a professional able to work in complete autonomy, supported by the technical knowledge to meet the most unexpected and extravagant needs of the stylist and fashion designer.

The course is mainly technical-practical and is based on the development of paper patterns, prototyping up to the final packaging of the garment in fabric, paying great care and attention to the finishes and details.

At the end of the course the student will be able to carry out all the necessary steps for the optimal realization of an haute couture garment, whether it is a “tailored” or a “standard size” garment. 

The course is specific to women’s products and the curriculum includes teachings on the methodology of design of paper patterns of women’s wardrobe, both the packaging of the garments, their processing and the final finishes (both hand-made and machine-made).

For those who want to enter the world of men’s tailoring, they can attend the Master in Men’s Tailoring, following an entrance test.

Course details:

  • Location: Milan
  • Course Beginning: October 2022
  • Duration: 3 years


The course is aimed at all those over 18 years old who are passionate about fashion and want to undertake a path of professional growth in the sector. The courses are also aimed at beginners or those who start from scratch.


The close relationship between Ferrari Fashion School and the companies of the sector creates, for the students, opportunities for collaboration and professional growth with important realities of excellence.

The Tailor’s Shop A. Caraceni in Via Fatebenefratelli – Milan, an internationally recognized Italian excellence, is an important partner with whom the Academy offers workshops, seminars, company visits and extracurricular internships, to promote the professional growth of its students.


The tailor can play different roles within the production cycle of a collection, depending on whether he deals with prototyping, sampling, packaging, etc..

In the world of fashion and in the textile industry, the tailor is one of the most important and sought-after professional figures because of his ability to bring to life the ideas of the fashion designer through interpretative ability, great dexterity, extreme precision and high technical competence regarding shapes, fabrics, and materials (and their related processing), making him a central and essential figure in the fashion industry.

He can be defined as a Craftsman of Luxury and can play different roles depending on whether he deals with making tailored High Fashion garments (Première Tailor), prototypes (Prototypist Tailor), samples (Sample Maker), cutting (Cutter) or packaging at industrial level (Industrial Tailor); he is responsible for the packaging of clothing, taking care of the details and making them recognizable. 

The Prototypist Tailor is the professional who is responsible for making one or more prototypes, or a sample garment that is cut and sewn by hand by the seamstress realizing what the pattern-maker has designed; to do this great skill and patience are necessary. The final result is not a test garment, like a canvas, but a model that has the same characteristics of what will be produced if the designer and the patternmaker will approve the garment. 

Among the skills acquired in the triennal course of Tailoring, there is also the Sample Tailor, who represents a reference figure for many working processes and acts as a mediator between the various working cycles that contribute to the development of the optimal product.

Finally, the Industrial Tailor manages the production cycle, interacts with all the figures involved in the industrial process and has a good tailoring manual ability. His work can be performed using different techniques.


Thanks to their skills, the tailor can work in different realities of the fashion industry:

  • in the Haute Couture sector as well as on behalf of small or large Ateliers and Artisan Tailor’s Shops, who work on a few pieces and on selected customers also offering “tailor-made” products, or within companies with “industrial” type productions. 
  • The tailor can work in Ateliers or Labs
  • Can work as an employee in small, medium or large clothing companies
  • Can work on his own and for private customers
  • The fields in which these professions can work are many: Fashion, Film, TV, Theatre, Entertainment, and many others.


  • Drawing Technique
  • Study of Measurements
  • Study of wearability
  • Study of Bases
  • Sartorial model
  • High Fashion modeling techniques
  • Prêt-à-porter modeling techniques
  • Developments and Variations
  • Placement on Fabric
  • Prototype construction
  • Fitting
  • Ideational capacity
  • Size Development
  • Design Techniques
  • Cost and Consumption Control
  • Quality control
  • Canvas, Stickers, Linings
  • Data sheet
  • Sartorial Packaging Techniques
  • Industrial Packaging Techniques
  • Models designed by the student


Teachers carry out quarterly verification tests following the progress of the study plan so as to check the progress of the student in order to help him / her in the event of difficulties or delays in the program.