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Université PSL (Paris Sciences & Lettres) offers an ideal environment for the development of academic excellence, creation and innovation: 2,900 researchers, 140 laboratories, 17,000 students and a dozen of incubators, fab-labs and co-working spaces for students and entrepreneurs in the heart of Paris.

Arts, sciences and engineering are at the core of its intellectual and scientific ambition. As a global selective university, rooted in interdisciplinarity and committed to promoting talents and defending equal opportunity, PSL creates the world of tomorrow.

Université PSL

  • Chimie ParisTech
  • École nationale des chartes
  • École normale supérieure
  • École Pratique des Hautes Études
  • ESPCI Paris
  • Institut Curie
  • MINES ParisTech
  • Observatoire de Paris
  • Université Paris-Dauphine

Associates :

Collège de France, Conservatoire national supérieur d’Art dramatique, Conservatoire national supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, École française d’Extrême-Orient, École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Beaux-Arts de Paris, IBPC-Fondation Edmond de Rothschild, Institut Louis Bachelier, La Fémis.

With the support of : CNRS, Inserm, Inria.

Université Paris-Dauphine

Université Paris-Dauphine is a Grand Etablissement of higher education specialized in the Organization and Decision Sciences. One of Europe’s leading academic and research institutions in its field, Dauphine offers a wide range of undergraduate, graduate, post-doctoral and executive education programs and undertakes cutting-edge research in all of its core disciplines: management, economics, law, the social sciences, journalism, mathematics and information technologies. Curriculum includes 6 Bachelor’s degree programs, 22 Master’s specializations, and 5 PhD programs, many of which include apprenticeship track options. The university counts 569 permanent faculty members and 8,800 full-time students (39% in Bachelor’s programs, 56% in Master’s programs and 5% in PhD programs). Dauphine is a founding member of Paris Sciences & Lettres Research University and a member of the Conférence des Grandes Écoles. EQUIS-accredited since 2009, Université Paris-Dauphine is currently the only EQUIS accredited French university.

The École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs – Paris (ENSAD) is a public institution of higher education under the authority of the French Ministry of Culture and Communication and welcomes around 700 French and foreign students.
The training takes place over five years, with a specialization to choose from: Interior Architecture, Art, Animation, Graphic Design, Product Design, Textile and Texture Design, Fashion Design, Printed Image, Photography/Video, and Stage Design.

The School’s diploma grants Master’s status to its recipients. The School’s research laboratory (EnsadLab) is comprised of several research groups covering the fields of art and design. The school celebrated in 2016 its 250th anniversary.

MINES ParisTech

Created in 1783, MINES ParisTech trains high-level executive engineers capable to deal with complex problems, in a wide range of fields.
First French engineers’ school for the extent of contractual research, MINES ParisTech has a significant research activity, directed particularly to industry, with the support of Armines, the structure dedicated to partnership search. Her fields of research extend from energetics to materials engineering, through applied mathematics, geosciences and economic and social sciences.

MINES ParisTech is a founding member of ParisTech, which includes 10 of the largest engineering schools in Paris. The school is also a founding member of the research university l’Université PSL, which brings together 25 prestigious higher education and research institutions located in the heart of Paris. In addition, MINES ParisTech Foundation, one of the oldest French academic foundation founded in 1946, accompanies and supports the school’s developments projects.

2Educational project

Cross-Institutional Project with Bugis (2018)

Antoine-Emmanuel Picot

Design, engineering and management in service of ecodesign

The aim of the Fashion & Materials program is to bring together a wide range of disciplines to support the environmental and social transition of the fashion and materials industry. The course seeks to produce students who are open and responsive to the many issues involved. They are invited to come up with suggestions that will help to transform practices.

The program has been designed as a platform for interdisciplinary experimentation, providing an opportunity to pool expertise in different areas and interact with the industry and civil society. The master’s degree program provides a forum in which students, research professors and industry professionals can move around and make connections. The modular approach enables students to join the program for a single course, a block of courses, a year or the full two-year master’s degree.

The decision to bring together “materials” and “fashion” is key to the program’s approach: recent progress in materials science and engineering puts textiles at the forefront of technology, and materials are central to the environmental transition. The master’s degree aims to give materials a primary role in user-oriented fashion design, which can be applied in fields from ready-to-wear to the luxury segment, as well as technical textiles and textiles for healthcare.

Teaching team

The teaching team is multidisciplinary, with staff drawn from the worlds of both academia and industry. The research professors and doctoral candidates who contribute to the program make use of the laboratories belonging to partner schools including: the Centre des Matériaux (Mines Paris – PSL), the Centre de Gestion Scientifique (Mines Paris – PSL), Dauphine Recherches en Management (Paris-Dauphine – PSL) and EnsadLab (EnsAD). The program also receives support from the CARATS network for innovation in the fashion and luxury industry, which relies on the three Carnot Institutes.

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Technical assistants

4Class godmother

Lidewij Edelkoort and Yiqinq Yin were the patrons of the  first two promotions.

Yiqing Yin


Alexandra Utzmann

5Honorary Committee


Cross-Institutional Project with Bugis (2018) on urban mobility

In addition to PSL’s libraries and museums, access to specialized technical workshops is an important resource for learning.

Courses are primarily taught at the Maison des Mines. Students also have access to EnsAD workshops (audiovisual, wood, electronic/digital/robotic, engraving, textile printing, knitting, resin model finishing, metal, set design, silkscreen printing, weaving, clothing, video equipment, printing) and to the Mines Paris – PSL FabLab, which is equipped with innovative technology such as a laser cutter and additive manufacturing.

EnsAD also has a materials library, featuring some highly unusual materials for a wide range of uses. A source of inspiration, information and advice, for 20 years the materials library has offered an overview of technological innovations in the flexible materials sector. It catalogs textiles, leathers, papers, metals and plastics – a collection of 6,000 samples supplemented by an expanded network of supplier contacts. Technical performance, sensory characteristics and environmental considerations are all detailed based on experience.

Université PSL also offers 9 spaces for working, experimenting and collaborating on innovative techniques.

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Paris Fashion School events

The program, which aims to educate and inform, runs a series of public conferences in partnership with other Université PSL courses.


The Textile Architect - December 14, 2017

Screening and debate with Mika-Ela Fisher