IUAD Accademia della Moda


About Us

IUAD Accademia della Moda was born, in the Sixties, from an idea of ​​the master tailor Domenico Lettieri, who founded the first core of the Academy and patented a method for industrial pattern making with the desire to bring new life to the tradition of Neapolitan tailoring. This new method was intended to bring tailoring closer to the needs of people’s wider choice and to the clothing industry.

Even today, IUAD prepares students to enter the world of work as professionals, with the same inspiration, thanks to advanced study plans, created in collaboration with companies and starting from market needs. For more than fifty years, IUAD Accademia della Moda has been operating in education field by offering a wide range of training courses in fashion and design disciplines.

IUAD Accademia della Moda is recognized by the Ministry of Education, University and Research among the AFAM Institutions for all Bachelor’s Degree, Masters and Postgraduate MA courses.


Naples is the city of the men's tailoring tradition, a school that revolutionized classic canons and created a relaxed and less stiff elegance.

In 50 years of tradition, IUAD Accademia della Moda has followed the evolution of Neapolitan creativity by bringing it into its courses. The idea is to carry on history and tradition, updating it with contemporary canons: handmade design.


The new Milanese headquarters, inaugurated in 2017 in a historic building near the Central Station, embodies the meeting between tradition and innovative design.

A challenge that stems from the desire to propose IUAD's vision on fashion and design, combining the tailoring tradition and the Neapolitan flair with the research and dynamism of the city of fashion par excellence.

Extra activities

IUAD can count on a dense network of European institutions to activate the Erasmus + program.

The numerous partnerships allow an active participation in important national and international events, such as the World Footwear Congress, the Fashion Graduate Italy, the Graduate Fashion Week in London, the Universiade, the international festival of creative communication, IF!, and the fairs Milano Unica, Micam and Lineapelle, for the fashion, and Arkeda in Naples and Salone del Mobile in Milan, for the interior industry.



Via Copernico 3
20125 Milan, Lombardy, Italy


Via G. Pica 62
80142 Naples, Campania, Italy

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