Best Fashion Schools In China – 2016 Ranking

A lot of professionals in fashion have long seen China as a market of producers, and imitators. But those who have been paying close attention know that exciting things are happening in China. From being a producers market, China is slowly shifting to being a creators market. Designer brands that excel both in fashion and sustainable solutions are up and coming and they are not only conquering the Chinese market but expanding to a worldwide audience thanks to the power of the internet. What happens in China, no longer stays in China.

Designs by Xiaotian Zhang (Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology), winner of the Arts of Fashion Paris summer MasterClass award.
(Photo: Margo Moritz, via nerissasnotebook)

Today we bring to you the Best Fashion Schools In China – 2016 Ranking, that hold high esteem in the eyes of many aspiring fashion designers in China for the Chinese fashion industry. The WardrobeTrendsFashion education rankings is consistent and based on the data and methodology used to compile the Top 100 Fashion Schools In The World Ranking 2016.

Discover the Top 100 Fashion Schools in the World: 2016 Ranking


A quick rundown of the Top 5 Fashion Schools in China:

#1 – Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology (BIFT)

#2 – Changshu Institute of Technology

#3 – Donghua University

#4 – Tsinghua University (THU)

#5 – Guangdong University of Technology


2016 Best Fashion Schools In China

Rank#School Name (English)CityCountry
1Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology (BIFT)BeijingChina
2Changshu Institute of TechnologySuzhouChina
3Donghua UniversityShanghaiChina
4Tsinghua University (THU)BeijingChina
5Guangdong University of TechnologyGuangzhouChina
6Soochow University, SuzhouSuzhouChina
7Zhejiang Sci-Tech University (ZSTU)HangzhouChina
8Dalian Polytechnic UniversityDalianChina
9Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HKPU)Hong KongChina
10Qingdao UniversityQingdaoChina
11Hebei University of Science and TechnologyShijiazhuangChina
12Wenzhou UniversityWenzhouChina
13Wuyi UniversityJiangmenChina
14Istituto Marangoni, ShanghaiShanghaiChina
15Xi'an Peihua UniversityXi'anChina
16China Academy of ArtXiangshanChina
17Southwest UniversityChongqingChina
18Shanghai Art & Design Academy (SADA)ShanghaiChina
19Yantai Nanshan UniversityYantaiChina
20Raffles Design Institute Shanghai (Collaboration with Donghua University)ShanghaiChina
21National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts (NACTA)Beijing China
22Jiangxi Science & Technology Normal UniversityNanchangChina
23Jiangsu University of Science and Technology (JUST)ZhenjiangChina
24Jilin UniversityChangchunChina
25Zhejiang Fashion Institute of TechnologyZhejiangChina
26ESMOD GuangzhouGuangzhouChina
27Anhui Polytechnic UniversityWuhuChina
28IFA Paris, ShanghaiShanghaiChina
29Jiangnan UniversityWuxiChina
30Wuhan Textile UniversityWuhanChina
31Tianjin University of Science & TechnologyTianjinChina
32Jilin Engineering Normal UniversityChangchunChina
33Xuzhou Institute of TechnologyXuzhouChina
34Tianjin Polytechnic UniversityTianjinChina
35Guangdong University of Technology (GDUT)GuangzhouChina
36Shaanxi University of Science and TechnologyXianyangChina
37South China Agricultural UniversityGuangzhouChina
38Soochow University, TaiwanTaipeiTaiwan
39Shanghai University of Engineering ScienceShanghaiChina
40Dezhou University (DZU)DezhouChina
41Yancheng Institute of TechnologyYanchengChina
42Xi'an Polytechnic UniversityXi'anChina
43Guangdong Baiyun UniversityGuanzhouChina
44Shenyang Normal UniversityShenyangChina
45Shaanxi Fashion Engineering UniversityXianyangChina
46Wenzhou UniversityWenzhouChina
47Zhengzhou University of Light IndustryZhengzhouChina
48Sichuan UniversityChengduChina
49Anhui Agricultural UniversityHefeiChina
50Nantong UniversityNantongChina
51Jiangxi Institute Of Fashion TechnologyNanchangChina
52Shenyang Aerospace UniversityShenyangChina
53Qilu University of TechnologyJinanChina
54Zhongyuan University of TechnologyZhengzhouChina
55Jinling Institute of TechnologyNanjingChina
56Nanjing University of the ArtsNanjingChina