Modernist, Persian and Oriental influences. Casa Vicens, Gaudí’s first work, was the inspiration behind the design that IED Barcelona Design School showcased in this house-museum. Carla Corpas, former student of the Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design, is the creator of this design, which has been brought to life under a sustainable perspective and with particular attention paid to the use of organic materials. A proposal materialised through silks and natural dyes, created by the designer herself for the occasion, and which makes use of techniques such as patchwork to embody Casa Vicens’ iconic mosaics within the garments. The backdrop for the school’s latest fashion film, Casa Vicens served as the catwalk for the last edition of Fashioners of the World, IED Barcelona’s annual fashion show, through which students present their final degree collections. An ideal setting, charged with symbolism, in which the experimentation of a young Gaudí in his first work serves as an analogy to showcase the boldest visions from the students’ graduation projects.

Since 1966, Istituto Europeo di Design has been providing academic training in the disciplines of Design, Fashion, Visual Arts, Communication and Management at its centres in Milan, Rome, Florence, Turin, Venice, Cagliari, Como, Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Since its opening, more than 130,000 students have graduated and every year it attracts more than 10,000 students from all over the world. IED focuses on organising teaching projects and traineeships linked to corporate reality and has signed more than 1,000 business agreements over its 50 years of experience.The IED Barcelona campus is in the district of Gràcia. Since 2002 it became consolidated as one of the most important schools in design training and was recognised as a School of Higher Studies in Design by the regional government of Catalonia (Generalitat de Catalunya), offering Bachelors Degrees in Product Design, Interior Design, Fashion Design and Graphic Design, in addition to university diplomas (IED Diplomas) in Management for Creative Industries, Bachelors of Arts (Honours) validated by the University of Westminster, masters and postgraduates courses, continuing study programs and summer courses, that every year draw in nearly 1,000 students from more than 100 different countries, thanks to the school’s multicultural and interdisciplinary environment.