Bunka Fashion College

Models walk the runway wearing designs by Daichi Toyawa from Bunka College of Fashion at Graduate Fashion Week 2014 in London. Photo: Tristan Fewings/Getty Images

Models walk the runway wearing designs by Daichi Toyawa from Bunka College of Fashion at Graduate Fashion Week 2014 in London. Photo: Tristan Fewings/Getty Images

Location: Tokyo, Japan

Programs: Fashion Design, Fashion Technology, Fashion Marketing and Distribution, Fashion Accessories and Textiles.

Annual Tuition: ¥1,264,500-¥1,374,500 ($11,868-$12,900 at current exchange rates), depending on the program.

Misc: You must pass a Japanese language proficiency test and have the financial means to live in Japan. Part-time work is not allowed when you’re a student.

Famous Alumni: Yohji Yamamoto, Kenzo Takada, Tsumori Chisato, Tex Saverio, Jun Takahashi (Undercover), Junya Watanabe, Hiroko Koshino.

The Bottom Line: Bunka, founded in 1923, came to prominence in the 1960s when its graduates starting showing in Paris. It's now synonymous with Japanese avant-garde design, rounded out by marketing and technology programs.

More Info: www.bunka-fc.ac.jp

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