Founded in 1987, the School of Fashion recruits undergraduate students, graduate students and doctoral students from the whole country. While developing the concept of “Creativity Merges with Technology, Design Inherits Culture”, the School of Fashion is perfecting methodology for training elites and promoting quality education for BIFT. It has 5 majors and 13 directions for undergraduate students: Fashion Design & Accessories (including 6 directions, namely Womenswear,Menswear, Knitswear , Sportswear, Inheritance &Innovation and Costumes) , Fashion Design & Engineering (including 2 directions, namlely the areas of Fashion Product Development and Fashion Buying & Merchandising) , Fashion Performance (including 3 directions, namlely Fashion Performance , Fashion Performance choreographer and Advertising Communication , Fashion Communication (Fashion Culture and Communication) and Art &Technology (Fiber & Fashion). Fashion Design & Accessories and Fashion Design & Engineering are national characteristic specialties, Fashion Performance is Beijing characteristic specialty. Basing on the three first-grade disciplines of Design Theory, Textile Science & Engineering and Art Theory, there are many graduate majors and research directions such as Fashion Art & Design, Fashion Design & Engineering, Textile Materials & Textile Design, Costume History and Style, Chinese & Foreign Fashion Culture. Relying on design theory, there is a Ph. D. program named "Rescue, Inheritance and Innovation in Chinese Traditional Costume Culture"----to meet the special needs of the country. The school takes cultivating talents who are majoring in Fashion & Textile Industry and Cultural & Creative Industry, good at learning, creative, quick in action and faithful as its own mission. Now, it has an enrollment of about 1530 undergraduate students, 180 graduate students and 5 postgraduate students. By now, about 5,000 students have graduated from this school and students in the school have received about 300 awards , including125 gold, silver and bronze awards in kinds of domestic and international competitions in the recent 3 years, such as the Arts of Fashion Competition, Hanbo Award International Young Designers Competition, Miss World Final Competition, CCTV Model Competition, etc.
The school takes cultivating talents who are majoring in Fashion & Textile Industry and Cultural & Creative Industry, good at learning, creative, quick in action and faithful as its own mission. Now, it has an enrollment of 1530 undergraduate students, 180graduate students and 2 postgraduate students. By now, about 5,000 students have graduated from this school and students in the school have received about 300 awards, silver and bronze awards in kinds of domestic and international competitions in the recent 10 years, such as the Arts of Fashion Competition, Hanbo Award International Young Designers Competition, Miss World Final Competition, CCTV Model Competition, etc.
Deepening the academic direction of “science, arts and fashion”, exploring the education philosophy of integrating arts and engineering, the school tries to integrate the resources of graduates, on-campus and off-campus resources, industry and international resources; tries to broaden academic horizon, encourages knowledge innovation in the field of Textile & Fashion industry and culture creational industry; reacts to social development and meets social needs. On the campus, The School of Fashion, together with School of Art and Design and the School of Materials Science and Engineering, established the National Clothing Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center. Off the campus, the school collaborates with some enterprises and has established BIFT-Aimer Human Engineering Research Institute, 361 ° - BIFT High Performance Sportswear Design Center, BIFT-Nanshan Uniform Research Institute and a plurality of fashion design and brand planning studios, and China Knitswear Design and Development Center collaborated with China Knitting Industry Association. The School is also actively carrying out international cooperation and academic exchange with some universities or institutions from the countries like Japan, France, Italy, Germany, Canada and South Korea or districts like Hong Kong. In 2011, it became a member of International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes (IFFTI).