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The Global Fashion Concentration (GFC) has been founded for students who wish to gain their MA in fashion and textile studies in English. It strives to bridge theory and practice within a global context with a focus on fashion related art and design. As the course is based in Japan, there are classes offered on Japanese aesthetics and language. An array of trans-disciplinary subjects related to fashion are offered. The core subject of the GFC, titled "Project Research", is led by specialists and industry counterparts and is designed to allow students to develop their individual research proposals both in practice and theory. Students will have access to Bunka’s celebrated fashion library and world-class fashion museum for research and inspiration. Additionally, internships at high profile Japanese brands such as Anrealage, as well as the National Art Center enable students to implement real world connections between concept and practical knowledge. To be eligible to graduate, students are required to complete either a full Master’s thesis, or a collection. In 2016, GFC launched a double degree program with the prestigious Parisian design school École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (ENSAD). Students enrolled in this program will have the opportunity to present their MA project at the ENSAD final collection show and exhibition in Paris. GFC is a concentrated program: Excellence in creation and skill as well as strong motivation, commitment and patience will be required. Successful graduates will be candidates for employment in all areas and levels of the fashion industry across the world, including design, journalism, fashion buying, curation, and academia.

Interview by NHK

On June 5, 2018, the national broadcasting company NHK came to visit Global Fashion Concentration to interview our students about the ZARA x Bunka collaboration that is currently available at the ZARA Roppongi pop-up store.
It was a wonderful opportunity for our students to talk about the project. The interview was broadcasted on the NHK news the same evening.



ZARA x Bunka collaboration in men’s Non-no

The ZARA x Bunka collaboration project in which three of our Global Fashion Concentration students participated was featured in the popular fashion magazine Men’s Non-no.
On the opening day of the Roppongi pop-up store, two models of Men’s Non-no visited the store, and had an interview with our students about their collaboration with ZARA.

The full article can be found here.


ZARA x Bunka collaboration

From October 2017 to February 2018, Bunka Gakuen University participated in a collaboration project with the Spain based apparel brand ZARA. In this collaboration, five students (three from the Global Fashion Concentration course, and two from the Fashion Creation course (undergraduate program)) had the opportunity to design a menswear collection for ZARA. The capsule collection will be launched from May 30, 2018 first at the Roppongi pop-up store, and later at other Japanese stores and online stores worldwide.

May 30, 2018 〜 June 6, 2018: pre-sale
六本木ヒルズ ノースタワー 1・2F

From June 7 onwards sold at:
ZARA Shinjuku/ZARA Nagoya/ZARA Shinsaibashisuji
ZARA online store

Please direct questions to
Zara Japan customer service

For more information about the project, please consult the ZARA website, and the Bunka website.



The initial group that participated in the project (screenshot from the ZARA website)

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The final selected group that took part in the design process.
From left to right: Viktoria-Helena BINGER, Margaux GILBERT, Scott James MARSH, Arashi YUNOME, Yuya KUDO. (screenshot from the ZARA website)

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Screenshot from the ZARA website