IMB History

Located right at the heart of one of the world’s most exclusive fashion districts, in Milan, Istituto di Moda Burgo was founded in 1961 by Fernando Burgo, a fashion veteran with more than 50 years of experience in the industry.

Mr Burgo has managed to turn his extensive fashion knowledge into an invaluable educational resource. His exclusive teaching system has enabled thousands of students to master the necessary skills to enter the labour market.

Awards and Certification

Istituto di Moda Burgo received ISO Certification for Quality Management Standards (UNI EN ISO 9001:2000) with the caption: “Planning and providing training courses in the field of Fashion” for the seriousness and professionalism which always demonstrated with excellence in results.

Istituto di Moda Burgo has also received the patronage of the National Chamber of Italian Fashion.

In 2014 Fernando Burgo was awarded the Ambrogino d’Oro (Civic Merit) the highest award given to citizens or institutions that help enhance the prestige of the city of Milan by sprea spreading the tradition of Italian fashion craftsmanship around the world through education. He is the only one founder of a Fashion School in Milan that has been awarded the Ambrogino d’oro.

Fashion platform training system

Istituto di Moda Burgo is a founding member of the Platform that brings together the Italian excellences in training for fashion.


Our Institute is a Lectra privilege partner. The fashion schools which are partners Lectra are about a thousand in the world, but only a few can claim to be privilege partners and Istituto di Moda Burgo is one of them.

Quality Certification

Istituto di Moda Burgo, international leader in fashion education, has developed a training method aimed to optimize and emphasize learning efficiency, having has main objective the inclusion of its students into the labour market. ISTITUTO di MODA BURGO srl received ISO Certification for Quality Management Standards (UNI EN ISO 9000/2008) with the caption: “Planning and providing training courses in the field of Fashion”.