The Copenhagen Academy of Fashion Design is a internationally renowned private Academy founded in 1983.

Since the beginning, the Academy has educated clothing-designers on a high level of craftmanship and with a strong visuel expression. Our Alumni are represented, at all levels in the fashion business, both nationally and internationally.

The Academy has applicants from all over the world, in the year 2015-16, 16 different nationalities are receiving their education and we therefore teach in both Danish and English. We consider it of the greatest importance in an evermore globalised world, that contact and cultural exchange happens across the different classes and levels. 

It is the continued mission of the Academy, to further develop the craftmanship and the program, so they always meets the demands of the fashion business towards young and upcoming designers.

Are you considering applying and would like to vist the Academy, then we recommend that you make an appointment. Here is our contact-information.


The Academy is moving!


On the 1st. of August 2016, the Academy moves into new completely renovated premises in the old warehouse "Hans Just" in Århusgade 88, Østerbro. The building is currently undergoing renovation with a new roof, before its Centenary Jubilee in 2017. The Academy occupies 370sqm decorated as a New Yorker Loft Studio with a view of the Copenhagen Skyline. The architect visited the United States before construction of the warehouse began and he drew inspiration from still-existing warehouses in Brooklyn for the concrete-pillars supporting the massive building. With the move, the Academy is undergoing a complete overhaul, preparing for the future. During the next week, Facebook and our webpage will be updated with photos. Welcome to the New Copenhagen Academy of Fashion Design.




Collaboration with Yonex

Since the beginning of 2015, the students of the Academy are collaborating with Yonex on their Scandinavian Club-collection. During this period, the students have worked closely with the retail and production-departments on developping their own collections. Elements from the collection of three students have been selected for production. The Scandinavian Club-collection will be available in stores from Autumn 2016.

Meet the Students and get more information on the collaboration.

Danish Fashion Institute

On the background of the recent increased focus on the health and well-being of the models, the Academy has signed the Ethical Charter. The Charter is a set of rules, that the fashion-business and designers must follow. Read more about the Charter by following the link.

Ethical Charter

The Guilds Exhibition 2015

Every year an outstanding student is selected to represent the Academy, alongside goldsmiths, tailors, furriers and hat-makers at the prestigious Guilds Exhibition under the protectorate of Her Royal Highness, Princess Benedikte.


Meet Shanshan Liang

The Academy is collaborating for the 3rd. time with the youth programs of greater Copenhagen for talented youths between 13 and 16. They will undergo a project-period, like our regular students. A study trip to Paris is planned for the 7th-10th. of January 2016.

Meet the Young Academy