FBI has been Australia’s link to the Fashion Industry for over 23 years.
Established in 1994, FBI began offering specialised courses in Fashion Business. Due to popular demand, a Fashion Design course was also added. Since then, the College has grown to offer 10 different course combinations of Fashion Business and Design.
FBI was founded as there was a noticeable gap in specific and relevant training to succeed in a career in the fashion industry. FBI introduced Australia’s first accredited Certificate IV and Diploma of Business specific to the Fashion Industry. Now having also introduced the Advanced Diploma of Fashion Business, exclusive to FBI and the first course of it’s kind internationally.
Longevity has meant that FBI has formed working relationships and industry connections across the globe and established a renowned reputation within the Australian fashion industry.
Over the years the physical College has also expanded, taking over the historic Glebe post office building in 2011 to make room for a new Design Studio, student lounge and FBI Styling Studio.
Keeping with the fast-paced nature of the fashion industry, FBI continually adapts and evolves to better equip students. The courses reflect the landscape of the industry and are kept up-to-date with current technologies. This has meant adding E-commerce, Social Media for Fashion, Fashion Blogging and Creative Content modules over the past few years.
The College has seen some of the Australian fashion industry’s most successful and hardworking Designers, Publicists, Stylists, Marketers and Buyers come through it’s iconic doors.
Campus & Facilities
FBI Students benefit from premium facilities and training resources, ensuring that they are supported in their studies. Courses are delivered in a beautiful and iconic creative space, which is home to a community of likeminded and inspirational people.
FBI Styling Studio
A professional standard styling studio is available for student hire. Students can use the space to build their styling portfolios, shoot collection lookbooks or build content for their blogs. The studio includes a fully-equipped camera, lighting, a beauty dish and backdrops.
The FBI Student Lounge is available for students to study and socialise. In the historic Glebe Post Office building, the lounge houses the FBI Resource Library which is stocked with up-to-date Fashion Magazines, textbooks and journals. The suite of Mac computers are equipped with the latest software specific for Fashion Business and Fashion Design.
FBI business classes are held on level two of the iconic FBI building in a light filled, fully equipped business studio. Our industry trainers engage with students using the studio space and presenting course content over a smartboard projector.
Home to a suite of Mac computers, the Computer Studio is equipped with the latest software specific to Fashion Business and Fashion Design. Students are taught essential computer skills in an intimate class setting to learn and develop their use of software for a modern day Fashion Industry.
The spacious and light filled Design studios are fitted out with pattern making tables, domestic and industrial sewing machines and overlockers. Students are provided with materials, fabrics and textiles throughout the course.
Chariot is an integrated FBI retail boutique located in the college and online. Launched in 2008 and a first of it’s kind in Australia, Chariot is an exclusive platform for FBI students to sell merchandise to the public.
FBI Fashion College Opens
College Owner Selena Mazuran opens the doors to FBI Fashion College the first college to introduce Fashion Business to the scope of Fashion training in Australia.
FBI introduced regular Fashion Industry Guest Speakers, Fashion Company Visits and Special Events for students to hear and learn from notable figures such as Elle Ferguson, Carla Zampatti, Roxy Jacenko, Sydney Fashion Blogger, Oracle Fox Blogger, Christopher Esber, Rachel Gilbert, Justine Cullen and Margaret Zhang.
The FBI Workplace Training Program pioneered on-the-job learning in the Fashion industry. Now placing an average of 100 students into placements each week.
The FBI Mentor Program has engaged professionals from companies like Sass & Bide, Instyle, Kookai and General Pants Co. to partner one-on-one with FBI Students.
FBI opened the doors to it’s own boutique, giving students a platform to sell their merchandise to the public.
FBI Fashion College ranked as one of the top 50 Fashion Schools in the world by Fashionista, Business of Fashion and Harper’s Bazaar.
Home to a supportive and inspiring community, FBI launched the Fashion Business Initiative to further support students looking to grow or develop their own Fashion Business. Since the launch FBI has assisted FBI entrepreneurs such as Dan Jones of Dan Jones Label, Kim Hurwitz of Capital L and Emma Notte of Ametrine the Label.
FBI delivers courses in a beautiful and inspiring space. In 2011 the College expanded the premises into the historic Glebe Post Office Building.
FBI introduces hands on and practical course in Fashion Design. Students learn the entire process from concept to technical design and construction to marketing. Students develop their own collection over the duration of the courses.
Over 1200 FBI Students have now gained paid employment in the Fashion Industry, placed through the FBI Careers Agency.
FBI Students now have the opportunity to travel to highly sought after fashion destinations across the globe in addition to all courses at FBI Fashion College.
FBI introduced the Advanced Diploma of Fashion Business, the first and only course of it’s kind internationally and exclusive to FBI.
Over 1430 FBI Students have now gained paid employment in the Fashion Industry, placed through the FBI Careers Agency.
As a once in a lifetime opportunity FBI takes 20 students to Paris as part of the Global Fashion Experiences to study ‘Luxury à la Française’ at one of the top Fashion Schools in the world.
After a successful GFE to Paris, FBI will be taking students to Milan, Florence and Rome in 2017. They will study in
Milan and Florence, experience Milan
Fashion Week and explore the arts and
culture of Rome.
Students can upgrade their course to study either Fashion Business or Fashion Design at one of the top Fashion schools in the world in Milan, Florence, Paris, London or China.
The FBI Careers Agency Places 1600 Students
A record breaking of 1600 Students have now been placed into paid Fashion jobs through The FBI Careers Agency.
Introduced The FBI Workshop Series
The FBI Workshop Series has been introduced for students to learn from Industry Professionals and gain an insight into the Fashion Industry. Elle Ferguson, Sydney Fashion Blogger and Tash Sefton hosted our Fashion Styling Workshop. Wedded Wonderland and Who What Wear hosted our Digital Fashion Workshop.
FBI Introduces the Global Fashion Experience to New York
Following on from successful GFE trips to Paris and Italy, FBI will be taking students to New York City for the next GFE destination.