Fernando Burgo

The Institute was founded by the publisher Fernando Burgo in 1961. His long and thriving experience in the area of fashion has proven to be successfully. His commitment to share in his knowledge with each and every student interested in fashion is the result of 50 years of experience in the fashion industry. His direction enables the students to be in touch with the fashion world and all opportunities of training and work the fashion industry has to offer…

Fernando Burgo

Our Approach

The collaboration between a dynamic and constantly updated institute and the most prestigious fashion houses allows a better communication with the younger generation eager to share technical knowledge and the direct experience of their professors. The individual teaching method and the limited number of students for each teacher provide a personalized training course. The teachers from the several international Istituto di Moda Burgo branches regularly go to Milan, to the head office in Piazza San Babila in Milan, to follow updating educational courses about the latest fashion trends to ensure an excellent training offer.

Exclusive Teaching Method

The quality and speed of learning are guaranteed by the following factors:

  • Individual classes

  • Exclusive educational system

  • Monthly Tests

  • Limited number of students

Our Books

The school equipment consists of books and rulers, and has been patented by the Istituto di Moda Burgo. It’s provided free to all students.

Among all there are two books, Il Modellismo and Il Figurino. They in fact are born thanks to the experience accumulated over the years and several previous editions. These manuals are considered cornerstones of teaching and are the pride of the Institute. The texts are constantly updated by industry experts and represent the best that you can find on the market. The study programs contained therein are modern, complete and exclusive. They deal with all matters relating to the sector: from fashion design to the practical realization of the dress.

Il Figurino di Moda

Fashion book figurino

Thanks to the quality and simplicity of its illustrations, this book has become an essential tool for Fashion Designers from all over the world who can draw important information and suggestions for the creation of sketches and fashion collections. The manual consists of 400 pages, containing 210 drawings and 195 sketches and includes womenswear, menswear, childrenswear, lingerie, swimwear, but also shoes, jewelry and accessories. Starting from the human figure model to the body moving, the book analyzes in detail all aspects of the face and body. In it are then outlined the main techniques of coloring and rendering. In one section there are the technical drawings, which are necessary to the realization of a fashion collection. The text concludes with a history of early and contemporary fashion, from ancient Egyptian civilization to the designers who have marked the twentieth century. A well-structured index allows the teacher to follow the program of study during the course.

Il Modellismo

Pattern Making Book

One of the most important and famous books in the pattern making world, this volume is for over 20 years a point of reference in the sector at international level, and therefore translated into more than 10 languages. The work of teachers is supported by this book that thanks to a simple and clear vocabulary makes the learning of pattern making techniques easier. The book is used in both the tailoring and industrial system. Its 464 pages illustrate a diverse multitude of patterns for women’s clothing, menswear, childrenswear, lingerie, swimwear, wedding dresses, premaman. The first part is about the study of measurements and fit of the garments, followed by the construction of the bases and all dart in transfer options. The text concludes with a section dedicated to the pattern grading and industrial method, and with the main concepts of fibers, yarns, fabrics and materials.

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