History, Theory and Curatorship on Fashion and Luxury Phenomena and Industry  

Explore Fashion's Narrative

In this Master program you'll focus on curatorial and critical approaches to both the phenomenon and industry of fashion. This program immerses you in the exploration of contemporary and historical events, providing a comprehensive foundation for research, criticism, and theorization. Immerse yourself in the landscape of research, criticism and curation specifically tailored for the dynamic fashion industry.

History, Theory and Curatorship on Fashion and Luxury Phenomena and Industry  

Explore Fashion's Narrative

In this Master program you'll focus on curatorial and critical approaches to both the phenomenon and industry of fashion. This program immerses you in the exploration of contemporary and historical events, providing a comprehensive foundation for research, criticism, and theorization. Immerse yourself in the landscape of research, criticism and curation specifically tailored for the dynamic fashion industry.

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Who is this program for?

  • Aspiring Fashion Historians: Ideal for individuals passionate about unraveling the rich tapestry of fashion history, this program caters to those who seek to delve deep into the roots of fashion and luxury phenomena, developing expertise in tracing the evolution of styles, trends, and industry practices.
  • Curators and Critics in the Making: Tailored for individuals aspiring to play a pivotal role in shaping the narrative of fashion and luxury, this program is designed for future curators and critics who wish to contribute to the industry by interpreting and presenting fashion within a cultural and historical context.
  • Innovative Thinkers in Fashion: Suited for those who thrive on creativity and innovation, the program encourages individuals interested in pushing the boundaries of conventional fashion thinking. It equips them with the tools to bring fresh perspectives to the industry, fostering a culture of forward-looking and inventive approaches.
  • Researchers with a Passion for Fashion: Geared towards individuals with a keen interest in academic research, the program offers a platform for aspiring scholars to engage in rigorous theoretical and practical research methodologies. It provides the skills and knowledge necessary for in-depth exploration of fashion and luxury phenomena.
  • Professionals in the Fashion Industry: Tailored for individuals already immersed in the fashion industry, the program caters to professionals seeking to enhance their understanding of the historical and theoretical dimensions of fashion and luxury. It equips them with the insights needed to navigate the industry with a more profound awareness of its cultural and historical significance.
  • On-Live program

    Live video lessons
    with recorded version
  • Passionate tutors

    With 10+ years of experience from 
    the fashion industry
  • Access to a wide
    network

    Of key holders in the
    fashion industry
  • Graduate

    with 4 certificates
  •  288 study hours

    176 hours theory, 112 hours practice
    3 hour weekly sessions per certificate
  • Critical viewpoint 

    Develop a unique perspective on
    fashion to stand out with your project
  • Duration

    2 years
  • Language

    English
  • Price

    250$ / month
  • On-Live
    program

    Live video lessons
    with recorded version
  • Passionate tutors

    • With 10+ years of experience from the fashion industry
  • Access to a wide network

    Of key holders in the fashion industry
  • Duration

    • 3 years
  • Language

    English
  • Price

    250$ / month
  • Graduate

    with 4 certificates
  •  432 study hours

    -264 hours theory, 168 hours practice
    3 hour weekly sessions per certificate
  • Immersion week

    In person week in Mexico city filled with fashion industry experiences
  • On-Live program

    Live video lessons
    with recorded version
  • Passionate tutors

    With 10+ years of experience from 
    the fashion industry
  • Access to a wide
    network

    Of key holders in the
    fashion industry
  • Graduate

    with 4 certificates
  •  432 study hours

    -264 hours theory, 168 hours practice
    3 hour weekly sessions per certificate
  • Critical viewpoint 

    Develop a unique perspective onfashion to stand out with your project
  • Duration

    3 years
  • Language

    English
  • Price

    250$ / month

Certificate programs included:

Certificate programs included

TALLER is an external training agent for the Ministry of Labor and Social Security of the Government of the United Mexican States, therefore all our programs offer labor certification with government validity. Typically a single certificate program takes 6-7 months.

We refer to our certificate programs as "Labs" to emphasize their hands-on nature, providing experiential learning environments where students actively engage in real-world scenarios to develop practical skills and industry-specific knowledge.

History, Theory and Curatorship on Fashion and Luxury Phenomena and Industry   consists of 4 certificates carefully put together to make it relevant to your unique needs:

1. Trend Forecasting Lab

Explore the Future of Fashion Trends
Duration: 6 months, 72  study hours
Start: August, 2024

Unleash your curiosity! Immerse yourself in our Trend Forecasting Lab, where you'll explore, analyze, and measure the impact of social and consumer trends on the fashion industry. Upgrade your skills to identify patterns and key micro-trends, contributing to our annual trends book. It's time to transform your understanding of fashion trends!

2. Fashion Thinking Lab

Become a Critical Fashion Mind
Duration: 6 months, 72  study hours
Start: March 26th, 2024

Ready to transfer your skills to the fashion world? Join our Fashion Thinking Lab, a transformative program that delves into contemporary critical thinking on fashion. You'll explore semiotics, social theory, philosophy, and more, inspiring you to develop a personal and critical viewpoint across different realms of the fashion industry.

3. Fashion and Luxury History Lab

Transform Brand Communication
Duration: 6 months, 72  study hours
Start: August, 2024

Embark on a journey to improve your understanding of fashion history! This lab-program cultivates critical thinking and writing skills about historical and contemporary events in the fashion world. Access key theories and upgrade your perspective on fashion, creating a personal and critical viewpoint across different realms of the industry.

4. Critics, Curatorship, and Museology Lab

Inspire Fashion Narratives
Duration: 6 months, 72  study hours
Start: March 2025

Free yourself to explore curatorial and exhibition projects related to fashion and luxury. Develop your company's narrative by engaging in research, collection, and preservation of fashion collections. Scale your skills in creating compelling narratives and museographic proposals for the fashion industry.

BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE  IN THE FASHION AND LUXURY INDUSTRY.

About TALLER

TALLER is another type of fashion school. Since its inception, has been on a mission to transform and elevate the fashion and luxury industry. Now, a decade later, we proudly celebrate our vision of revitalizing material culture through the training of professionals and creators.

Co-founded by Montserrat González Caballero, a visionary in textile and fashion design, our journey began when she recognized the need for trained personnel in the national fashion and luxury sector. As a member of the Belt and Road Alliance, we stand as one of the Mexican institutions fostering global collaboration in textile, science, and technology. 

Through our cross-sectional training, we aim to cultivate competence, creativity, and sustainability, believing in a holistic approach to inhabiting the world favorably.

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Our tutors

Our tutors are upper-level professionals from the fashion industry with more than 10 years of experience. Our tutors are based all around the world and always bring the latest knowledge into the live classroom.

TALLER has a strong core group of tutors together with a large network of nieche professionals giving unique masterclasses as invited tutors. TALLER team together with all the tutors is working consistently on making the programs captivating and industry-relevant.  

OLIVIA MEZA DE LA ORTA

Tutor

A fashion journalist with ten years of experience. She is the founder and director of MEOW Magazine (2013). A freelance collaborator in various digital and print publications such as InStyle, i-D, GQ, The Style Guide by Andares, La Tempestad, Elle Mexico, and Badhombre. She is responsible for art direction, fashion productions, and styling for editorials, digital advertising campaigns for Bombavista, adidas Originals, Nike Sportswear, Vans, Liverpool, among others, and independent projects such as Rampa, The Wedding Book, Fashion Week Mexico, Archipelago, and Louis Vuitton City Guides.

NATALYA TARANKOVA

Tutor

A Latvian experimental photographer based in Denmark and Mexico. In her 20 year long photo career she has been working within art, documentary, experimental and commercial photography. She graduated as a teacher from alternative teacher training in Denmark in 2014 and has worked in a long list of educational projects in Europe, Africa and Asia. Natalya founded W.e. Space Cph, a creative hub in Copenhagen, were she started teaching photography to creatives and entrepreneurs and never stopped since then. Natalya showcased 2 of her solo exhibitions in Copenhagen and has been part of numerous international exhibitions and galleries.

JESÚS ARRIAGA

Tutor

A professional with experience in developing digital marketing and e- commerce strategies for the retail, luxury, banking, and services sectors. Arriaga is a specialist in campaigns focused on maximizing investment in media and conversion in virtual and physical stores. He has six years of experience developing successful sales strategies for brands such as TOUS, Adolfo Domínguez, and Grupo Martí.

HELENA MUÑOZ

Tutor

A marketing and sales professional with experience in the fashion industry. Currently serving as a portfolio manager for Luxottica, focusing on fast fashion brands in the Latin American market. Formerly, she held the position of Senior International Fashion Merchandiser for Mango and worked as an Account Executive – International Sales & Merchandising for DKNY in Milan, Italy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Management, a Master's in Marketing, and a Master's in Luxury Product Management.

JOHNNY LÓPEZ

Tutor

He has worked in creative direction, production, and styling for editorials in Grazia, GQ, Marie Claire, Harper's Bazaar, Glamour, among others. He has served as a fashion coordinator for global brands' campaigns such as Nike and Calvin Klein Underwear. He studied Textile and Fashion Design and was recognized as one of the top 8 stylists in Mexico by Grazia Mexico magazine.Marketing and commercialization expert with wide experience in the fashion industry, having worked at Luxottica, Mango, and DKNY. She has successfully launched various collections, redefined brand positioning, product strategies, and execution across diverse markets, with a strong focus on product. She holds a Master's degree in Marketing and Brand Identity from Barcelona and in Luxury Management from Milan.

RENATA BECERRIL

Tutor

Curator and design critic. She currently directs CAPITALES, a gallery and design consultancy with clients such as Público Coworking, Tampico Government, Trendsétera, fashion brands, among others. She is the founder and former director of the international festival Abierto Mexicano de Diseño. She holds a master's degree in contemporary design curation from Kingston University, London. She has curated numerous exhibitions, including the first Mexican exhibition in London for the Architecture Festival presented by RIBA.

LIA LABARTHE

Tutor

Lia Labarthe has worked as a trend analyst at WGSN and Trend Union in Paris. She was a fashion designer at Cuidado con el Perro. She is a textile and fashion designer with a Master's degree in Fashion Trend Forecasting from Polimoda in Florence.

JAVIER RUBIO

Tutor

He has worked as a Senior Buyer-Merchandiser at Forever 21, overseeing inventory management, budgeting, product selection for various departments, and promotion scheduling. From 2002 to 2019, he served as a Buyer and Merchandiser at Suburbia, managing formal men's wear, prestigious women's brands, juniors, men's wear, home goods, sports, and women's and men's footwear, contributing to increased performance across all categories within the company.

TANYA MELÉNDEZ

Tutor

Currently, she is a Senior Curator at the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (MFIT) in New York. She has worked for the British Council Mexico as a cultural advisor and at the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum. A Fulbright-García Robles (2002-2004) and National Fund for Culture and Arts (2002) scholar, she received the Miguel Covarrubias Award (Bachelor's Thesis in Museology) from the National Institute of Anthropology and History in 2000. She studied a master's in museology for fashion and textiles at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT-New York) and a bachelor's in Humanities at the University of the Americas – Puebla.

ALEJANDRA SÁNCHEZ

Tutor

Currently working in the women's buying department for Mexico and Latin America at Salvatore Ferragamo. Formerly, she served as a Senior Brand Manager at Fiorentina, Senior Brand Manager at Emporio Armani, Regional Merchandising Manager at Levi Strauss & Co. for Mexico & LATAM, Merchandising Manager at Ilusión, Senior Buyer for Bags and Accessories at Liverpool, and as a Buying Manager at Suburbia S. de R.L. for Clothing.

SANTIAGO GONZÁLES

Tutor

Co-founder of NAMELESS PR AGENCY, Santiago González's clientele includes Hugo Boss, Sephora, Tory Burch, Versace, Moschino, Mugler, Nine West, Liverpool, Montblanc, Karl Lagerfeld, Jimmy Choo, among others. With over five years of experience, he specializes in fashion, beauty, lifestyle, wellness, and design brands.

GERARDO MICHAUX

Tutor

Gerardo Michaux is the Research and Development Manager at Ganon. He is an expert in designing embellishments for clothing and textiles. Michaux has developed enhancements for Tommy Hilfiger, Cavalier, Lob, Gallantdale, Coppel, and various national manufacturers. Specialized in trend forecasting and sourcing new materials in China, India, and Japan.

PABLO VERAZA TONDA

Tutor

Co-founder of the Research Program on Critical Studies on the Fashion and Luxury Phenomenon (2023). An academic at UNAM and a Ph.D. researcher at the University of Freiburg, Germany. His research focuses on contemporary phenomenology, specializing in the phenomenology of the political. Veraza Tonda's work spans areas such as "History of Aesthetics," "Deconstruction," "Phenomenology," "Contemporary Ontology," and "Critical Theory."

PABLO SOLANO

Tutor

A fashion and beauty photographer with 8 years of experience in team management, editorials, styling, and art direction. He is dedicated to the preparation and planning of photo sessions and is involved in the fields of communication, marketing, and fashion. Solano has worked with clients such as L'Oréal Paris, Nyx Cosmetics, Mac Cosmetics, Letal Cosmetics, Conair Costa Rica, and has been featured in magazines like InStyle Mexico, Hola, People en Español, GQ Magazine, Bad Hombre, Men's Health, Vanidades Costa Rica, among others.

What our students say

BELÉN PÁLIZ
Creative Director, Hermanas Brand

 For me, the Photography, Styling, and Art Direction for the fashion industry Lab was the best leap I took to discover new aesthetic paths for Hermanas and for my growth as a creator and fashion content producer. 

ARANTZA URTAZA
Fashion Stylist

TALLER taught me that I am capable of anything I set my mind to, that I have many abilities, talents, and that I can do it. Above all, it showed me that I have my own style with which I can change the world.

ELLE MX
Fashion Magazine

This educational institution aims to transform the way education operates in our country by fostering the productive, creative, and competitive development of students within the fashion industry in Mexico. Whether you're a student or a professional, TALLER FDP has something for you.

Frequently asked questions

What can I do after finishing this Master specialization program? 

Upon completing the History, Theory and Curatorship on Fashion and Luxury Phenomena and Industry Master's program, you will be equipped with a diverse skill set that opens doors to various exciting opportunities within the fashion and luxury sector.

Here are some potential career paths and avenues you can explore:

  • Curator in Fashion Museums or Galleries: Leverage your expertise in curatorship and museology to work in renowned fashion museums or galleries. Curate exhibitions, manage collections, and contribute to preserving and showcasing the rich history of fashion.
  • Fashion Historian or Critic: Apply your in-depth knowledge of fashion history and critical thinking skills to become a fashion historian or critic. Contribute insightful analyses to publications, work with fashion media outlets, or even pursue academic research in the field.
  • Trend Analyst or Forecaster: Utilize the skills gained in trend forecasting labs to become a trend analyst or forecaster. Work with fashion brands, design houses, or marketing agencies to predict and interpret emerging trends, influencing product development and marketing strategies.
  • Fashion Consultant or Adviser: Offer your expertise to individuals, brands, or organizations as a fashion consultant or adviser. Provide insights on historical trends, cultural influences, and industry dynamics to guide fashion-related decisions and strategies.
  • Educator in Fashion Institutions: Share your knowledge and passion for fashion by becoming an educator in academic institutions. Teach courses on fashion history, theory, or curatorship, shaping the next generation of professionals in the industry.
  • Event Curator or Coordinator: Organize and curate fashion events, shows, or exhibitions. Work with event management companies, fashion weeks, or luxury brands to bring creative and curated experiences to audiences.
  • Researcher in Fashion Think Tanks: Contribute to the advancement of the fashion industry by working with think tanks or research institutions. Undertake research projects, analyze industry trends, and provide valuable insights for the continued growth and innovation of the field.

What is the entrance level to enroll into the program? 

We do not require a specific education level to study in TALLER, however our program are designed for motivated people who are serious about their education and career in fashion. You need to be able to study in English. You have time for weekly 3 hour live sessions per certificate program. Typically a single certificate program takes 6-7 months. This Master specialization includes 5 Certificate programs. That means you need to be able to commit to 2,5-3 years of education, depending on your pace and assignment delivery.

How does the Master and Certificate system works?

Certificate programs start in March and August of each year as indicated in the table above. You have two years since the moment you enroll in the program to complete them all. You are free to choose in which order you prefer to follow the Certificate programs. For example, you may choose to start your Master specialization with Trend Forecasting Lab and Commercialization and Sales Strategy Lab in August 2024 and after completion you can start the other three certificate programs already in 2024 or during the following year. Each Certificate program  starts once a year - in August or March. You can take 1, 2 or even 3 certificate programs simultaneously as long as you can commit to the weekly  on-live classes and practical assignments. 

What is an on-live program? 

On-live programme means weekly live Zoom sessions with your tutor and the study group. You can join the live sessions or watch the class in recording. We strongly encourage you to attend the live sessions to get the most of this education, however all the live sessions are available in recording to watch at your own pace later. 

What is the on-live sessions schedule?

The on-live sessions run from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM CST. This is a time zone used in North America, including parts of the United States, Canada, Mexico and Central America.It is important to note the corresponding times for different locations. For example: 

  • California (PT): Commences at 6:00 AM PT and concludes at 9:00 AM PT.
  • Tokyo (JST): Starts at 12:00 AM JST (next day) and finishes at 3:00 AM JST (next day).
  • London (GMT): Kicks off at 2:00 PM GMT and wraps up at 5:00 PM GMT.


Taking time zones into consideration will ensure you don't miss out on any part of the sessions!

What should I do if I can't join the on-live sessions?

All the sessions will be recorded for you to access at your convenience if you cannot attend them live. However, it is necessary to submit a minimum of 80% of the required projects to qualify for a certificate.

How long will I pay a monthly fee?

You are welcome to pay the whole amount when you enroll into the Masters or split the total amount into 24 monthly payments.

Is there any enrollment fee for this Master specialization program?

There is nothing to worry about! If you choose to make a single payment, no registration fee will be applied. However, if you go for the monthly payment option, an initial payment will be required at the time of registration. The 23 remaining payments will be automatically charged, starting one month after your registration.

What happens if my scheduled tutor is unable to work in the program?

All the tutors are highly experienced professionals, each of them with at least 10 years of career in the fashion industry. They all hold open management positions. If, eventually, the scheduled tutor cannot work in the program due to professional issues, they will be replaced by another who meets the required profile for the delivery of  the programs, ensuring high standards for the sessions.

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 Do you have more questions or doubts about the programme? We would love to tell you more on a personal call. Just book it in the calendar and get the all the answers.  

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Do you have more questions or doubts about the program? We would love to tell you more on a personal call. Just book it in the calendar and get the all the answers.

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