"Fashion Dreams in Miami" - Around the State Section for Florida Trend magazine

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Entrepreneur Hakan Baykam hopes his international fashion school leads to bigger things for Miami.

By Rochelle Broder-Singer | 4/27/2018

In January, Istituto Marangoni, a fashion school in Milan, Italy, opened its first U.S. outpost. The school offers short courses, as well as associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in fashion, design and business. The parent school’s alumni include Moschino designer Franco Moschino and Domenico Dolce of Dolce & Gabbana. Hakan Baykam, the Miami school’s president, sees the school as the first step in developing a serious fashion industry in Miami. “Education is where everything starts in the fashion industry,” he says. “We want to create a hub to launch new designers … in America and worldwide.”

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