The École supérieure des arts et techniques de la mode, or ESMOD, is a French private school of fashion. It was founded in Paris in 1841 by the master tailor Alexis Lavigne. It has branches in Bordeaux, Lyon, Paris, Rennes and Roubaix in France, and in a number of cities in other countries, including Berlin, Moscow, Dubai and Tokyo
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ESMOD is authorised by the Commission nationale de la certification professionnelle, the French national commission for vocational certification, to award a five-year professional certification as fashion stylist/designer at level 6 of the European Qualifications Framework.
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- Résumé descriptif de la certification: Styliste designer mode (in French). Répertoire National des Certifications Professionnelles (RNCP). Accessed May 2014.